Life and housing in Ålesund

New Student

International students during the Orientation Days in Ålesund

Introduction programme for international students

The programme is subject to changes.  

Monday 14 August 2017:  


Place Topic By


Auditorium Borgundfjorden Welcome. Introduction to NTNU Ålesund and the region, practical information International Coordinator Anne Ulla, Admission Coordinator Marielle Ryste Hauge

Auditorium Borgundfjorden

Course organized by the library Librarians Anne Hauso and Erna Asta Gudmundsdottir
11.00-12.00 Cafeteria + C215 Light lunch or snack Open computer lab (C215) with student assistant available International Coordinator Anne Ulla, Admission Coordinator Marielle Ryste Hauge + student assistant on C215
12.00-14.00 G326 What is special with Norwegian society and culture? Crash course about Norwegian culture and cultural differences. Assistant Professors Åse Mørkeset and Paula Rice
14.00-14.45 G326 Information from the Student Welfare Organization (SFS) Rolf Viddal, Head of SiT Ålesund
15.00-onwards   Presentation student organizations, barbecue Student mentors Solveig Sydsæther and Eirik Tjøtta, other student representatives


Tuesday 15 August 2017:





09:00 - 09:45

Auditorium Borgundfjorden

Mini course in Student web and Blackboard

Adviser Per Arne Orloff Adviser Andreas Sylte

10:00 –

Main reception

Student ID cards

Senior Engineer Gunnar Liadal

11:00 –

Auditorium Borgundfjorden

Brief presentation of the departments study consultants

Departments study consultants

12:00 – 13:00



International Coordinator Anne Ulla, Admission coordinator Marielle Ryste Hauge,
Departments study consultants

13:00 – Onwards

Meet in front of cafeteria

Excursion (place to be decided, information will be given Monday 14th ) International Coordinator Anne Ulla, possibly others


Wednesday 16 August 2017:

Time Place  Topic

09:00- 13:00

Sunnmøre Politikammer – foreign section Address: Nedre Strandgate 50.

Mandatory registration for the immigration authorities NOTE: All students must have preregistered application online before arrival Ålesund.

You must bring *print-out of application form, and *the required attachments on paper (both copies and originals), and *a valid passport in original (EU citizens may bring a national ID card in original instead of a passport).

Students who register this day do not need to book an appointment for registration online.


Thursday 17 August 2017:


Place Topic  

11:00 - onwards

Main Building Matriculation Ceremony See information online
Approx 12:00 - onwards Main building Mentor programme See information online


Friday 18 August 2017:

See programme arranged by your faculty at

International students participate in the regular mentor activities organized as from Thursday August 17th, please see full programme on Fadder (site under construction, to be published during July).

Arrival checklist

For new international students, this is what you need to do to get started as a student in Ålesund: New student guide.