Study start 2017
Information for students from outside of Norway and the Nordic Countries
Information relevant for:
Master students from outside of Norway and the Nordic Counties who will start at the Faculty of Natural Sciences in August 2017.
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
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
How to get to NTNU
Use ATB's travel planner to get specific route information.
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.
About the Programme
The Master of Science programme in Biotechnology is aimed towards scientific research with focus on cell- and molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology. One of the objectives is to give the students an in-depth understanding of the biological processes in bacteria, plants and animals and possible applications of these processes.
During the course of the study it will be placed emphasis on practical skills in central courses such as cell- and molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology in addition to research training. The latter includes statement of testable hypotheses, strategies for testing, collecting data, and interpretation of the results. The master study contain a theoretical and methodical dimension that can be translated to other scientific areas.
Degree: Master of Science in Biotechnology
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSBIOTECH
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English
Location: Norway, Trondheim, Gløshaugen
Validity of information: 2016/17
1 December 2017
EU / EEA / Norwegian students:
1 March 2017