About Oslo VO Sinsen

Visiting address: Lørenveien 11

Post address: Oslo kommune, Utdanningsetaten, Oslo VO Sinsen,              Postboks 6127 Etterstad, 0602 Oslo, Norway

Headmaster: Kirsti Moxnes

E-mail: postmottak@ude.oslo.kommune.no (with attention Sinsen Voksenopplæring)

Oslo VO Sinsen was created in 2002 as a branch of the Oslo Adult Educational Programme. Our school provides upper-secondary education programmes for adults. Most students get education aimed at university and college admissions certification. 

The school also offers in-depth studies in different science subjects.  In addition to teaching subjects, the school also takes part in the work to map and assess adult applicants’ real competence (validation and accreditation of former learning).

100 employees and 1 500 students 

The school has about 100 employees and 1500 adults who are either full or part time students. The teaching takes place both during daytime and evening. Students’ ages vary from 20 to 60 years old, most of them being between 30 and 40 years old. The majority of students have minority language background. Oslo VO Sinsen aims to offer a flexible and personalized course of training for adults in an inclusive and pleasant environment where adults experience growth and professional development.

The school has used AFL (assessment for learning) for several years now in its efforts to get as many students as possible to finish with success. Oslo VO Sinsen has, throughout many years, been part of different European cooperation projects and student and different staff reviews indicate high satisfaction among students and employees.


In 1958 Oslo Municipality created Oslo Realskole and Gymnasium for adults who wanted upper-secondary education. The training took place at Foss, then Frogner, followed by several years at Hegdehaugen and in 1990 it was finally moved to Sinsen upper-secondary school.