Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality

– Joint Nordic Master

Study start 2017

Information for students from outside of Norway and the Nordic Countries

nformation relevant for:
Master students from outside of Norway and the Nordic Counties who will start at the Faculty of Natural Sciences in August 2017.

Orientation week

All of week 33: Monday August 14 - Sunday August 20. Registration required!
We strongly recommend all new master students from outside of Norway and the Nordic countries to attend Orientation Week. Make sure you register for the arrangement in July!

Matriculation Ceremony, Wednesday August 16.

Compulsory for students from outside of Norway and the Nordic Countries

  • The Matriculation Ceremony part I
     Place: at the lawn outside the main building of Campus Gløshaugen.
  • The Matriculation Ceremony part II at the faculty of Natural Sciences
    Time: 13:30,  Registration starts: 12:45
    Place: Realfagbygget Auditorium R5 

Attendance is compulsory for new master students from outside of Norway and the Nordic countries admitted to a MSc programme at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Make sure you are registered upon arrival.

This is the first official day at campus for new master students from outside Norway and the Nordic countries.


Dunia Rios Yunes and Talal Mohammad are master students and will be your buddies during the first semester. They are here to help you with whatever you need, and will arranges several activities throughout the semester. 

Feel free to contact the buddies on:

On the Facebook group 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 outside of Norway and the Nordic countries at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology are accepted.

The buddies are available from mid-July.

Information for all 2-year master students

Welcome meeting, Monday August 21

– Compulsory for all new 2 year master students

Monday August 21
Time: 10:00-11:00
Place: Realfagbygget Auditorium R7

This is the first meeting for all new 2 year master's students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Attendance is compulsory. Make sure you are registered upon arrival. Registration starts at 09:30.

Compulsory HSE training

All master's students must attend compulsory training in Health, Security and Environment (HSE). This includes:

  • HSE lecture
  • First Aid
  • Fire safety training
All students starting their master study autumn 2017 or spring 2018 shall attend the course for master students in august 2017. The course is held both in English (22 August) and Norwegian (23 August). The course will last from 8:00 to 15:30. See schedule

Practical information

Arrival checklist

Manage your studies

How to get to NTNU

Local bus

Use ATB's travel planner to get specific route information.

Airbus transport

How to get from the airport to Trondheim and the student villages.

Campus is a labyrinth. With MazeMap (free) on your smartphone it is easier to reach your destination.

Available on App Store and Google Play, or use MazeMap in your browser.


About the programme

If you want to sharpen your knowledge about aquatic food production and contribute to a more sustainable food value chain, AQFood is for you!

The Nordic Master AQFood is a unique education for the aquatic food sector linking advanced aquatic food production, processing and distribution with issues of importance for tomorrow's consumers, industry and society.

The demand for aquatic food worldwide is increasing drastically and at the same time there is a pressure for more efficient production and distribution systems to deliver healthy, and safe food also taking into account the environmental and sustainability issues throughout the  entire aquatic food value chain.
AQFood is an international master education open to all and offering mobility between the Nordic Countries with three specialised study lines: Aquatic Production, Natural Resources and Industrial Production.

Study at Nordic universities

The programme is offered by a consortium of five leading universities in the Nordic countries. The universities are working together to deliver a key education for the aquatic food sector. The five universities are:

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Biotechnology, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU), National Food Institute, Kgs Lyngby, Denmark.
  • Norwegian University of Life Science (UMB), Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Ås, Norway.
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, Umeå, Sweden.
  • University of Iceland (HI), School of Engineering & Natural Science, Reykjaivk, Iceland.

The coordinator of the Nordic Master programme in Aquatic Food Production – Safety and Quality  is DTU Technical University of Denmark.

You will find more Information on study tracks, programme structures and courses on the DTU webpage.

Read more about the program

  • Picture: students at the laboratory. Photo: PK Photo
  • Aquatic food production, safety and quality. Photo: PK Foto

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science in Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality

Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSAQFOOD
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: 16 January

Location: NTNU (Trondheim), and partner universities
Validity of information: 2016/17

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 16 January. Study start in August only.

How to apply