New International Students

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New International Students


Orientation Day in Gjøvik

January 6th 2020

Orientation Day in Gjøvik

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend the orientation 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.



Auditorium S410 (S building)

Changes in the program may occur



 by the International Office       



 by Vice Rector Jørn Wroldsen     



Information about timetables, Studentweb and Blackboard 
by the International Office



Introduction of the Student Information Centre
by Kari Lauritzen

  Short break




Information from the faculties: 
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, by adviser Hilde Bakke.
Department of Design, by Adviser Andreas Hagen.



Information about the Library
by Karen Marie Øvern




Information on the Norwegian educational system, NTNU, the student guide and exams/regulations 
by Director of academic affairs, Gunn Rognstad



Crash course: Norwegian culture (A social guide to Norway)
by the International Office




Information on the Norwegian language course, the region, travel tips and information about medical care in Norway
by the International Office



Norwegian Lunch in the student cafeteria (provided by us) 



If you have already activated your NTNU account, you can pick up your student card at Orakel Support Services in the K-building.

If you have documents that you need to have us sign, such as confirmation of arrival etc., you can take them to the international office in the G building (office G104) by the Student Information Centre.

Enjoy your first week in Gjøvik!

Useful links

Useful links and documents

How to go to Gjøvik?

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.

It is also possible to take an international train or bus service to Oslo – from Oslo we recommend taking a train to Gjøvik. If you plan to arrive by car, please note that winter is between 1 November and Easter, you are legally required to have good winter tyres.