Would you like to work in Norway after completing your degree?
There are also different rules if you have a job offer upon graduation or if you want to stay in Norway to look for work. At the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) you can read more about rules and regulations for your country.
Students from a Nordic country
Swedish, Danish, Icelandic and Finnish citizens can seek work and work in Norway.
Read more about the rules and regulation for job seekers from the Nordic countries at UDI.no (external link).
Students from EU/EEA/Switzerland
Normally EU/EEA/Swiss citizens can seek work and work in Norway upon completing their degree.
Read more about the rules and regulation for job seekers from the EU at UDI.no (external link).
Read more about the rules and regulations for employees from the EU at UDI.no (external link).
Students from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland
If you are a citizen from outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and have completed your degree in Norway, you may get a residence permit to stay in Norway while you look for work. If you find a relevant job, you may also apply for a work visa for skilled workers.
Read more about how to apply for a job seeker permit from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland at UDI.no (external link).
Read more about how to apply for a residence permit as a skilled worker from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland at UDI.no (external link).
Interested in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) in Norway?
PhD candidates in Norway are unlike many other countries not considered students. The candidates are usually employed by the higher education institution and paid a salary.
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