Article | Last updated: 25/04/2019 | Ministry of Education and Research
Lifelong learning is an important principle of Norwegian education policy.
The right to free education for adults up to and including upper secondary is guaranteed by law. The responsibility is divided between municipalities and counties.
Adults who need primary and lower secondary education have a statutory right to such education. Adults also have a statutory right to upper secondary education.
Adult education is regulated by the Adult Education Act and the Education Act.
Under the Adult Education Act, the provision of courses is the responsibility of the respective public education authorities at the various levels of education. The Education Act regulates primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education for all, included adults.