For students outside of Norway we offer two courses on national level, and two exams on Western Palearctic level

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Are you interested in doing online studies, but you are not from Norway, or lack a norwegian personal number? Then we can offer the follwing:

National level pictures0BirdID Western Palearctic pictures30
National level sounds0BirdID Western Palearctic sounds30


From 2019 we demand that all students must pass a course in national bird sounds and appearance before they can take the formal exams on Western Palearctic level. This course replaces the previous national formal exams. You will be granted a diploma after finishing the course, but the course gives no ECTs. There is no English language demand for the course. It is possible to take the course without taking the WP-exam, but it is not possible to take the WP-exam without the course.


For students that are not Norwegian or lack a norwegian personal number, we offer two formal exams in Western Palearctic bird sounds and bird apperance. The course in bird sound and picture on national level is required before you can take the exams. You must document your english-skills to take these exams. These are the following exam subjects:

BID2001 – Western Palearctic Bird Apperance       30 ECT
BID2002 – Western Palearctic Bird Sounds             30 ECT

The exam programme consists of
            – Passed 10 rounds of exam-mode
            – Formal exam
            – Possibility to participate in field course after the exams are passed


The exam works the same way as the exam mode

For picture exam there is no multiple choice, write the names yourself

For sound exam there is multiple choice

National course must be passed before you can take the exam for the Western Palearctic

It is not recommended to do the exam on mobile devices without a physical keyboard

Always test the quiz in exam mode on your device, to see if it works like it should

When you pass your 10th “Exam mode” exercise, your approved exam will be activated. It must then be completed within 10 days


1 may for spring term
1 november for autumn term


1 june for spring term
1 december for autumn term