Life and housing in Gjøvik

New International Students


Orientation Days in Gjøvik, August 13 - 17 2018

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend the oriantation days. It is an ideal opportunity to get to know NTNU and Gjøvik, and to make friends before you start your studies. 

Orientation Day(s) for new international students is organised twice a year;

  • in the middle of August for students starting in the autumn semester
  • in the beginning of January for students starting in the spring semester

Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our student assistants at the train/bus station in Gjøvik and taken to the student accommodation. They will help you with practical matters at the start of the semester.


13 August

Information Seminar from 10:15 - 14:00 

More information to come

14 August

Master student seminars for all master students, including exchange students on master level:

Study programme




More information

Master in Interaction Design




Master in Applied Computer Science




Master in Colour in Science and Industry




Master in 3D Multimedia Technology




Master in Information Security




Master in Sustainable Manufacturing



lecture hall 1/3 Eureka (H-building)


Exchange bachelor students: More information will come

15 August

10:30 Matriculation Ceremony
Location: Outdoor Scene outside the student House (address: studenthuset 14)

12:30 Information Seminar continues


More information to come

16 August

Hiking in Gjøvik!


More information to come

17 August

09:00 – 12:00 Crash course in Norwegian Language


More information to come

Tuberculosis test

Immigration regulations require that citizens of some countries must be tested for tuberculosis if they are staying more than three months in Norway. The test is free. If you are required to take the test but fail to do so, the police will be notified and it may compromise your residence permit. You can see who are required to take the test at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Students who are required to take the test will receive an email with more information from the Office of International Relations after Orientation Week is over. The appointments will be during the month of September. There will be set appointment times, but you will be able to choose the one that suits you. 

Useful links and documents

How to go to Gjøvik?

By Air

Please note that the closest airport to Gjøvik is Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Please note that other airports as Oslo Torp and Oslo Rygge are located in Sandefjord and Moss – far south of Oslo and further away from Gjøvik.

Bus from airport

There is no direct train to Gjøvik from the airport, so take the bus. You will find the bus just outside the terminal building. Please note that you buy the bus tickets on the bus.

By train

You can take the train from Oslo City Centre. You can find information on schedules, tickets etc here.