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Orientation Week January 2021
NTNU organises an orientation programme for new international students every August and January.
Digital programme January 2021
The orientation activities for international students will be online. The Office of International Relations organized online information meetings and Q&As. These sessions were recorded, and links to watch them are available below.
The Coronavirus pandemic makes it difficult for the Office of International Relations to arrange the usual kind of meetings and activites associated with Orientation Week - however, we are still hard at work finding alternatives. Your faculty might arrange some online events or meetings for international students.
All new international students will have to go into quarantine upon arrival in Norway. In order to make this a little easier, The Office of International Relations has put together the NTNU Quarantine Calendar, through which students will recieve one e-mail per day from NTNU throughout quarantine, with fun tips and tricks, challenges and learning opportunities about Norway. In addition, we are opening the NTNU International Students' Digital Café on Zoom, where students in quarantine will be able to drop by and have a chat with their fellow expats.
Digital activities January 2021
This information meeting is for new master's degree students (not exchange students).
The Office of International Relations organised a joint welcome- and information meeting and online Q&A about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. This session was live-streamed - a recording is available below.
10:00 Welcome to NTNU
10:05 Get-to-know each other
10:10 Greeting from Anja Linge Valberg, Head of Office of International Relations
10:15 Presentation of the Student Welfare Organization (Sit)
10:20 Musical performance - Knauskoret
10:30 Introductions to student organizations and volunteerism at NTNU and in Trondheim
10:55 NTNUI - Boomerang and The Cabins (Koiene)
11:05 "Viking hiking" - An example of how to enjoy Norwegian nature
11:10 Information meeting
This welcome meeting is for new exchange students.
The Office of International Relations organised a welcome meeting, bidding students welcome to Norway and NTNU with some entertainment, greetings and tips and tricks on being new to NTNU and the country. The session was live-streamed - a recording is available below.
13:00 Welcome to NTNU
13:05 Get-to-know each other
13:10 Greeting from Anja Linge Valberg, Head of Office of International Relations
13:15 Presentation of the Student Welfare Organization (Sit)
13:20 Musical performance - Knauskoret
13:30 Introductions to student organizations and volunteerism at NTNU and in Trondheim
13:55 NTNUI - Boomerang and The Cabins (Koiene)
14:05 "Viking hiking" - An example of how to enjoy Norwegian nature
14:10 Info about respective faculty information meetings
This information meeting is for new exchange students.
The Office of International Relations organised an information meeting and online Q&A about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. This session was live-streamed - a recording is available below.
Useful links and documents
- Arrival Checklist - Essential information (Spring 2021 - pdf)
- What you need to do as a new student (Intranet)
- Academic Calendar
- Library services for students - Get help with academic writing, find sources and cite them correctly
- Course timetables - If there is no timetable, please contact the department responsible for the course
- NTNU on Facebook
- Trondheim in your pocket - A quick guide to the city (August 2019 - pdf)
- REstore - Get used furniture and other stuff, and trade what you don't need
- "Koiene" Student cabins - How to book and spend time at the cabins (August 2019 - pdf)
- "Going for a walk" - introduction to Norwegian hiking culture (pdf)
- Erasmus Student Network - Organization for all exchange students
NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course.
Exchange students can join a 3-week intensive summer course in August. The course includes several day-trips in the surroundings of Trondheim, and a weekend-excursion to nearby mountains
Contact the Office of International Relations
International House, O. S. Bragstads plass 3, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Student drop-in: Due to Corona-measures, drop-in is currently not available.
Exchange students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Master's degree students: email@example.com
Visiting address: Office G104, Teknologivegen 22, 2815 Gjøvik, Norway
Postal address: P.O. box 191, 2802 Gjøvik, Norway
Visiting address: K-building, office numbers KP-245 and KP-246, Larsgårdsvegen 2, 6009 Ålesund
Postal address: P.O. Box 1517, 6025 Ålesund, Norway
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Who can participate
About 1400 international students participate in Orientation Week every August, and around 400 in January. International students who are eligible to participate in Orientation Week will receive further details by email from the NTNU International Office.
Students who are eligible to participate
- All new exchange students and free movers
- New International students enrolled in a master’s degree taught in English
- New International Erasmus Mundus and Joint Nordic master’s degree students
- Students doing placements or internship stays at NTNU are usually considered on an individual basis. In some cases, PhD students doing an exchange stay at NTNU are eligible to participate. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Students who are not eligible
- International students enrolled in a degree programme taught in Norwegian
- Norwegian students enrolled in a master’s degree taught in English
- International PhD students doing the majority of their PhD at NTNU
- Friends and family of participating students
Local bus to NTNU
Local bus to NTNU
NTNU bus stops
- Studentersamfundet: Student Society
- Høgskoleringen: Main Administration Building, Matriculation Ceremony, International House
- Gløshaugen Syd or Lerkendal gård: Natural Science Building (Realfagbygget)
Use ATB's travel planner to get specific route information.
Buying a ticket on the bus is expensive (NOK 60/trip). Cheaper one-way tickets can be bought from a ticket machine or by using Mobillett on your phone.