To apply for Norwegian preschools and schools, you will need to do so through your municipality’s website.

International Preschools in Norway

British International School of Stavanger 
International School of Stavanger
The Children’s House 

International Schools

British International School of Stavanger (BISS)
Preschool (18months old) to High School (16 years old)
The school bus routes serve most of the local areas, from Stavanger to Sandnes.

International School of Stavanger (ISS)
Preschool (3 years) to Senior High (19years old)

Lycée français de Stavanger
Preschool (3 years old) to High School (16years old)

Montessori School in Stavanger
First grade (6 years old) to sixth grade (11 years old)

Sandnes International School
PYP1 (6 years old) to PYP6 (11 years old)

Norwegian high school offering the International Baccalaureate programme

St Olav Videregåendeskole


University of Stavanger 

The University of Stavanger (UiS) is located 10 – 15 mins by car from the city centre and has about 8,000 students and 910 administration, faculty and service staff. It is organized in three Faculties, including two national centres of expertise. It currently includes 107 professors, and more than 150 of the academic staff hold doctoral degrees. The university offers doctorates in Petroleum Technology, Offshore Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Special Needs Education, and Resilience and Risk Management. Some of its courses are in English.

BI Norwegian Business School 

BI Norwegian School of Management has become one of the larger Higher Education Institutions in Norway and one of the largest business schools in Europe. BI Norwegian School of Management received, under the auspices of European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the European Quality Label Equis in 1999. (European Quality Improvement System). BI is eligible for participation in programs authorized by the US Higher Education Act of 1965. The School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). BI Norwegian School of Management employs 700 people and has about 330 faculty members. Over 80 of Norway’s major enterprises within industry, trade and services are linked with The Norwegian School of Management BI through various co-operation agreements. Today the total number of full-time and part-time students exceeds 18 253. Mostly Norwegians and other Scandinavians, but with a growing number of international students from all corners of the world.

Misjonshøgskolen – School of Mission and Theology

MHS – School of Mission and Theology is a private, specialised university owned by the Norwegian Mission Society (NMS), committed to high-quality education and research related to global perspectives on the church’s mission as well as religious and cultural encounters. MHS is a specialised university with a broad range of study programmes within the fields of theology, religion, culture and social studies.


Language Classes

Johanes Læringssenter
Lingu Norwegian
University of Stavanger

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.