Applying for Oslo summer school

Application submissions for the summer school program in Oslo (grade 1 – 7) open on March 28 at 09:00 and close on Friday April 8 at 23:59. 

You can make a «wish list» of up to five courses and prioritize the courses from 1 to 5 in order of appeal. You must apply for courses that correspond to the grade your child is attending in the spring of 2022. 

Summer school places are distributed by lottery. The lottery takes place after the application process is closed. Everyone receives either one course place or are waitlisted for a place.  You will be notified on Monday 25 April. 


  • Parents must log in through the ID portal. This requires a bank-id. 
  • The information in the portal comes directly from the schools’ administrative systems. 
  • Parents must apply for children age 13 or younger and can apply for children up to age 18.  
  • Children age 13 or older can log in with their «Feide» account and submit the application themselves.

Distribution of course places 

  • Places are distributed through a lottery system, which takes place after the application period has closed on April 8.  
  • Each applicant receives either one course place or a place on a waiting list.  
  • On April 25, we send out information about which course or waitlist place your child has been given. 
  • On April 26, the system opens up for applications for free course places and waitlist places, or you cancel an allotted place.  
  • Changes from a waitlist place to a course place can occur up until June 3 at 23:59.  
  • If you cannot attend or do not want the place you have been allotted, it is important to refuse it, so that it can be given to another child. 

 Help with applying 

  • Do you need help with the application process? If so, you can get help from a «skolepåmelder» or «school-applyer» at your school, or you can contact us by telephone.  


Which grade year do I apply for?

You must apply for courses that correspond to the grade your child attends in the spring of 2022. If your child attends 4th grade in spring of 2022, you must apply for courses for 3-4 grade. When you log into the system, you will be able to apply only to the correct grade courses. 

If your child started school earlier or later than his/her age, we will need to adjust the system manually. Please contact us by telephone and we will help you do that.  

Children who start school in the autumn of 2022 are not eligible to attend summer school this summer. Certain schools offer a special course for school starters the last two weeks before school starts. Each individual school will inform the parents about this option later in the year.

Group division

Many children have friends or siblings who want to attend the same course. We are unable to arrange this, but we advise parents to make identical course choices for identical weeks, to increase the chances of children ending up in the same course at the same time. 

When more than 20-25 children are in the same course, that course is divided into several groups. You will receive information about which children are in which groups on the first day of summer school. Each group will consist of many different children of different ages and from different schools, and it is best to prepare your child for this.  Summer school is an excellent opportunity to get to know other children and make new friends!

Summer school is a huge operation, with many courses and course groups. The logistics are quite extensive, so we cannot accommodate individual wishes. We consider many factors when assembling course groups and aim to create a good social mix.

Special needs

It is very important to us that children who need extra support and security are able to participate in summer school. For some children, extra support and help, physical accomodations, or just recognizing a friendly face on the first day of summer school are those little extras that make or break a good summer school experience.  

Children should feel secure that they will know where they are going to be, and with whom. You as a parent also need to feel safe that your child’s needs are being met, be they physical or psychological. It is often the little things that make a difference between participating and not participating, and we want to work together with you parents to make sure that your children can attend summer school 

When you as parents apply for summer school for your children and tick «ja» under the statement about «tilrettelegging» (extended special needs, children with a diagnosis), someone from the summer school team will call you to assess the situation and determine what is needed. The information gathered from that conversation will form the basis of the assessment for the kind of help your child will be offered at summer school. We will also ask about your child’s interests and about what kind of special help your child gets on a normal school day. 

Telephone conversation

The team at Oslo summer school will be talking with many parents. It is important for us to get in touch with you as parents, so that we can work together to find the best solutions for your children using our existing resources. When we call, we will ask for precise information related to your child’s diagnosis, and what adaptations and accommodations are being made in their normal school day. To do this, we have created a booking system, in which you can book a time slot and make an appointment for when it is convenient for us to call you. We will try to phone you two times at the agreed-upon time, and if you do not answer, we will call you on the following Friday. 

Support assistents  

Support assistents have one of the most important roles in ensuring the safety of, and creating harmony in, groups of children who need extra support. Support assistents are hired based on their background, which includes competence, experience, and education. They are meant to be a «safe harbor» for the children, and help with integration and creating good memories for the children. Support assistents are assigned to children based on common interests, and on the experience and education the support assistent has of children with similar needs to those applying for help. We know that this helps to create a safe environment for the child. If your child is assigned a support assistent by Oslo summer school, we arrange a meeting where you as a parent, together with your child, can meet their support assistent, so they get to know one another.  


If your child uses medicine(s) then you must tick the box about medicines on the information form that you must fill out before your child attends the course. It is important that you as parent speak directly with the course teacher responsible for your child about medicine and how to administer it.  


Children who are normally delivered to ordinary school by taxi with also have this opportunity at summer school. Please tick the box for «tilrettelegginger» on the application form and you will be contacted by the summer school team. We will need to see the «vedtak», or official paper that allots your child a taxi. 


Sign language interpretor
We can provide a sign language interpretor when needed.