Q&A: Where can I fand english speaking job for foreign students in Oslo-part time?

Question by Rijad Ferati: Where can I fand english speaking job for foreign students in Oslo-part time?
I want to go and work part time in Oslo,Norway cause my sister lives there but I need an english speaking job or why not paper delivery….
Anybody with any information is welcome!
I really need this

Best answer:

Answer by harwarda
It’s illegal to work that without the proper work visa, just as it is in the U.S. Are you going to be a student there? Have you arranged for your student visa? Then you need to ask the school you’re going to about the rules. In the U.S., foreign students can only work on campus. If you’re not on a student visa, you need to look up the requirements for a work visa in Norway.

Now, having said that, in a lot of countries, you can pick up casual tutoring in English, get paid by the hour, and you’re ok if you don’t get caught. BUT you can’t really teach English just because you’re a native speaker. In Norway, everyone studies English from the time they are children, and I bet they know a lot more about grammar than you do. Do you know what a modal is? Can you explain the rules for question formation in English? They’re going to ask you some really hard questions.

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Grønland, Oslo – Norway
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Image by Beatrice N. Kabutakapua
"I prefer Norway to Sweden, you can find more African food." This is Charles talking to me in the streets of Oslo. He considers himself to be Swedish as he flew from Nigeria to the Scandinavian country 16 years ago.

In the last month he has been living in the Anker Hostel, right behind Grønland in Oslo, where is currently looking for a job.

Grønland is the multicultural neighborhood in Oslo. Situated on the east side of the river Akerselva, it started to host migrants from the ’60s.

Some believes the quarter is now more populated by Muslims than in the past, as the majority of residents are from Pakistan and Somalia.

On a five-million population, Norway has 11,4% people coming from foreign countries. The largest ethnic group being Pakistani Norwegians.


"Preferisco la Norvegia alla Svezia, si trova più cibo africano." Charles mi racconta di lui per le strade del centro di Oslo. Dopo aver passato 16 anni in Svezia si considera svedese nonostante sia originario della Nigeria.

Attualmente Charles è alla ricerca di un lavoro. Nell’ultimo mese ha vissuto nell’ostello Anker, dietro al quartiere chiamato Grønland.

Grønland è il quartiere multiculturale di Oslo. Situato sul lato orientale del fiume Akerselva, ha iniziato a ospitare migranti sin dagli anni ’60.

Qualcuno ritiene che il quartiere oggi sia più popolata da musulmani rispetto al passato, considerato che la maggior parte dei residenti provengono dal Pakistan e la Somalia.

Con una popolazione cinque milioni di abitanti, il 11,4% di persone in Norvegia proviene da paesi stranieri. Il più grande gruppo etnico è quello pakistano.

Question by Pedro Nombre K: Do you think it’s more easy to find job in Oslo than in other towns in Norway?
I am from Spain, currently learning Norwegian. Since I am fluent in English and I hope I will in Norwegian soon, do you think my chances to find a job in Oslo are better than in Bergen, or other parts of Norway?

I guess everything is more expensive in Oslo, but so are wages. Any noticeable difference between Oslo and the rest of the country?

Best answer:

Answer by RWgirl
While there are more jobs in Oslo, there’s also more competition. It depends a lot on your career field, but in general, going up north is better for finding jobs. The cost of living is cheaper, and there is less competition. For Bergen, in general, there are more people who want to work there than there are jobs. But again, depends on your skills.

The absolute best thing is to find a job before you move. You have to remember, the cost of living in Norway is extremely high. Supporting yourself for what could be a months long job search will be costly. If you find a decent shared flat, you can expect to spend at a minimum 8,000 NOK a month to support yourself.

And as a final note, you will have difficulites finding a job if you are looking for unskilled work.

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One comment on “Q&A: Where can I fand english speaking job for foreign students in Oslo-part time?

  1. You’ll basically need to know Norwegian for all but the lowliest of jobs, and a lot of people work illegally and for too little money, without even knowing it, because they do not know the laws or the language. Harward is right, you’ll need to check the laws of the country first. Including rights of the worker.

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