Students in Svalbard to continue education on Norwegian mainland

A decision by the Ministry of Justice permits foreign students at the Longyearbyen school to be granted residency for secondary education on the mainland.

“At Longyearbyen school in Svalbard, a limited education is available at the high school level, especially in the vocational course of study. Therefore, foreign students at the school can obtain a residence permit for study purposes on the mainland of Norway,” said Astri Aas-Hansen of the Justice Ministry.

Such a permit will be based on an exchange agreement between Longyearbyen school and a County Council on mainland Norway. UDI are now instructed that it be granted a residence permit for study purposes, the students who participate in such an exchange. The goal is that the student group already from the fall of 2010 to attend high school on the mainland.

Source: Norwegian Directorate of Immigration

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