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AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread aide soignante a oslo on the Norvège forum

Il faut parler norvegien (niveau Bergen test) et les diplomes etrangers ne sont pas toujours bien reconnus. Le salaire est d'environ 400-500K NOK par an

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread moving in norway on the Norway forum

If you are from outside the EU, a residence permit in the EU does not give you the possibility to move to Norway, if you have to apply for residence the normal way

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread B&B business: self-employed is... on the Norway forum

Getting the visa on this type of business will be a bit complicated, if not impossible. There are also a set of rules/laws regarding B&B and it is not easy to rent and then sub-rent for this purpose. The tax law in this area is rather complicated.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread cheap/affordable online baby store on the Norway forum

I am not sure you will find anything really cheap or affordable over here :) However, that shop,, usually ha things around 30% cheaper at what you find in the regular shops around the city, at least based on my experience.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Healthcare in Norway on the Norway forum

Just to add on the fees, you pay per year the first 2 670 NOK of medical expense, after all is free except most medications that are not covered by system. Dental care is not covered at all. In case of pregnancy, everything is free.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Student's life related questions on the Oslo forum

Looking in google with the jeywords like best studenthus oslo will bring you a wealth of forum. google translate can help for the Norwegian.

No I don't work in this branch :)

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Student's life related questions on the Oslo forum


I would choose a student home if you can get one. There is a shortage of those, so it's not always possible. Student life is quite good in Oslo and it's a nice way to meet plenty of new persons. It's hard to advise on which ones, there are many forum that debating those which are the best. I would aim for either the newly build ones or for Krinjå that is just near by the forest.

As a web-developper you should get more than 120-130 per hour :)

10K NOK per month is ok but it will depend a lot on your alcohol consumption, which is the most expensive thing for students here

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Moving to Oslo - English speaking schools on the Oslo forum


Beside the international school, some of the Oslo public schools (free) propose the International baccalaureate (IB) curriculum where the teaching is done in English except for Norwegian classes. I have a friend who was not a Norwegian speaker who took these classes.
Below is the list of schools that proposes IB, but I recommend you contact them to know whether it is the full version of IB or the light one. … calaureate

As for the international school, it is quite expensive but have a very good reputation.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Job Searching Very Frustrated! on the Norway forum

The economy is becoming more difficult these days. It maybe good to discuss and call those that I have not taken your CV, saying you are ready to work for maybe a little less than your qualification would allow. The problem you have happens to many here that are overqualified and have difficulties finding a job.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Psychology Jobs in Norway on the Norway forum

If you want to work in forensic psychology, the job possibilities are quite limited as few of such positions exist. I am not sure they would use a foreigner for those anyway, even if by law they could.

More generally, Norway is lacking psychologist and the like, there are long waiting queues, both in the private and public sector. Since it is such a specialized field, it would be good though to discuss with professionals of the sectors, you may find contacts at their professional association:

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Working Limit of student. on the Norway forum

Yes UDI is quite strict and may refuse you the visa. They have made this rule to prevent foreign workers to misuse the student status to get a full time job. However, if you can prove you are really a student and that you actually need that money to pay for studies and cost of living, it should go ok. Just be prepared to submit some documentation and maybe the visa process to take a little more time.

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Winter Vacation Nextweek on the Oslo forum

You are entitled to 25 vacation days per year if you started before 30/09 last year. You can take them in agreement with your host family

AuNordDuMonde posted on the thread Vivre en Norvège on the Norvège forum


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