Education

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International Preschool

There are no international preschools in Porsgrunn, the closest international preschool is Skagerak International School, located approximately 45 minutes from Porsgrunn.

Skagerak International School
Ages 4-19
Address: Framnesveien 7
3222 Sandefjord
Phone: (47) 33 45 65 00
Email here

 

International Schools

International School Telemark
Ages 6-16
Address: Tormod Gjestlandsvei 52
3936 Porsgrunn
Phone: (47) 35 92 22 70
Email here

Skagerak International School
Ages 4-19
Address: Framnesveien 7
3222 Sandefjord
Phone: (47) 33 45 65 00
Email here

 

Schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

Porsgrunn Videregående Skole
Address: Kjølnes ring 58
3918 Porsgrunn
Phone : (47) 35 91 75 06
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Sandefjord Videregående Skole
Address: Krokemoveien 2- 4
3214 Sandefjord
Phone: (47) 33 48 85 00
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Universities

Telemark University College
Telemark University College, also known as TUC, (Høgskolen i Telemark or HiT in Norwegian) has approximately 5 500 students, and is the 4th largest, out of 24 state-owned, university colleges in Norway.

TUC has campuses in Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn, at Rauland and in Drammen, and offers one of the broadest spectrum of academic opportunities in the country.

Address: Kjølnes Ring 56, 3918 Porsgrunn
Postal address: Postboks 203, 3901 Porsgrunn

Phone: (47) 35 57 53 00
Fax: (47) 35 57 50 02
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Language Classes

Porsgrunn Voksenopplæringssenter – Adult Education Centre of Porsgrunn
Address: Skolegata 7
3916 Porsgrunn
Phone: (47) 35 54 78 85
Email

The centre offers a variety of classes during daytime and the evening:

  • Norwegian as a second language.
  • Social science and culture of Norway.
  • Secondary classes for Norwegian adults and immigrants, preparing for further education.
  • Specialized teaching based on individual needs.

Folkeuniversitetet
Closest ones to Porsgrunn are in Skien and Larvik

Folkeuniversitetet is Norway’s largest organiser of adult education. Every year, approximately 70 000 people sign up for one or more of the 6 500 courses. They have over 50 years’ experience and offer practical and theoretical trade-related education, language instruction and courses in cultural and leisure activities.

This list is not exhaustive. Do check with your or your partner’s company – they may include Norwegian language classes in your employment package. Also check with your local municipality (kommune) for more information on language schools.