Master's programmes

Study start information 2015

Information for students admitted to a Master's Programme at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology autumn 2015.

Please note that the information below concerns Faculty activities (except the Orientation Week). Detailed information about your specific programme's arrangements will be provided by e-mail. 

Matriculation Ceremony

– Compulsory for all international students

Tuesday August 11 2015
Time: 12:45
Place: Realfagbygget Auditorium R5

This is the first official day at campus for all international master students (self-financed and quota scheme). The Matriculation Ceremony starts at 09:00 at the lawn outside the main building of Campus Gløshaugen. Following this ceremony, there is a Matriculation Ceremony part 2. Attendance is compulsory for all international students admitted to a MSc programme at tne Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology. Make sure you are registered upon arrival. 

Orientation Week

– Recommended

All of week 33: Monday August 10 - Sunday August 16
Registration required!

We strongly recommend all international students to attend Orientation Week. Make sure you register for the arrangement in July!

Information Meeting

– Compulsory for all new master students

Monday August 17
Time: 09:00-11:00
Place: Realfagbygget Auditorium R2

This is the first meeting for all new master's students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology. Attendance is compulsory. Make sure you are registered upon arrival. Registration starts at 08:45.

Course in Health, Security & Environment (HSE)

– Compulsory for all new master students
Tuesday August 18 
Time: 08:00-17:30

HSE-training is compulsory for all students at the NT-faculty. Please visit the HSE course site.

Lecture in Scientific authorship

Writing a master thesis

– Recommended
Thursday August 20Time: 09:00-10:15

This lecture is offered all new master's students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology and is strongly recommended to attend. 


Lorena and Vanja will be your buddies during the first semester. They both started their master's studies in August 2014 and are familiar with the challenges you are facing as a new student. The buddies are here to help you with whatever you need, and will arranges several activities throughout the semester. 

Feel free to contact the buddies on or join the Buddy 2015 Facebook Group. For the latter you may in addition to communicate with the buddies get in touch with fellow students prior to your arrival. The Facebook Group is closed and only international students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology are accepted.

The buddies are available from mid-July.

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