Life and housing

Student in Trondheim

Student life

Trondheim is well known as a top location for students and academics, and the city is regularly rated as the best student town in Norway. Out of the total population of 190 000, 36 000 are university students who leave their mark on the city. Whether you want vibrant city life or a lighted ski trail – Trondheim has it all! 

Information for new students

Welcome meetings, hiking, city tours and BBQs - Orientation Week for international students is the perfect opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim. 

In this section you will also find information on how to get to and from the aiport, public transportation, campus maps, and other things that are good to know when you are new in town. 


The Office of International Relations is responsible for allocating accommodation to exchange students and foreign students admitted to one of our international master programmes. Normally, all students are allocated student housing in the spring semester.

Practical information

After you have received admission to NTNU, you will be provided with detailed information regarding visas, housing and so on. However, we have also provided you with practical information that it might be useful to consider at the time of applying; such as living expenses, part-time work, visas and student welfare services.