New student in Trondheim
New international Student in Trondheim
Life and studies in Trondheim
New international student
Orientation Week (O-week)
Orientation Week (O-week)
NTNU organises an Orientation Week for new international students at the beginning of every semester, with both informational and social activities. The O-week is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended that new students attend.
Orientation Week August 2023
Welcome week programme
(Doors open at 10:30)
|Welcome meeting for all new international students||Scandic Hotel Lerkendal|
|12:30||Lunch||International House, Gløshaugen|
|14:00||Matriculation ceremony for all new students||Central lawn, Campus Gløshaugen|
|14:00 - 17:00||Buddy Week Kick-Off (arranged by the Student Society)||Elgeseter Park|
Join our staff and learn everything you need to know as a new student at NTNU, and new resident in Norway.
All meetings are recorded - recordings will be available online.
|09:00||EU/EEA Exchange students||Auditoriums F1, S3, S6 and S7, campus Gløshaugen|
|11:30||EU/EEA Degree students||Auditorium S7, campus Gløshaugen|
|11:30||Non-EU/EEA Exchange students||Auditorium S6, campus Gløshaugen|
|13:15||Non-EU/EEEA Degree students||Auditorium S7,campus Gløshaugen|
No programme from the Office of International Relations on this day, but there are two information meetings for students at the relevant faculties. See an overview of faculty meetings below.
Join us for one of many different hikes - on the mountain, by the fjord or in the forest.
Registration will be sent out at the beginning of the Orientation Week.
11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00 International BBQ!
Join us on campus for BBQ and activities! In your welcome package, you will you find your ticket telling you when to show up!
On August 21 at 16:00-18:00 you are invited to the Great Hall in the Student Society (Studentersamfundet), for the traditional Info Night for international students.
Trondheim is bustling with student activity, with more associations and organizations than you can count, for all manners of interests. During the Info Night, you will get to know many of them.
Check out the various organizations and consider which ones you might want to join!
Info Night is arranged by the Student Parliament at NTNU and Welfare Council in Trondheim, sponsored by the NTNU Office of Admissions and International Relations.
Each faculty at NTNU and most study programmes also have their own welcome- and/or information meetings for new international students. You should attend these. If their time overlaps with one of the Orientation Week meetings, you should prioritize your study programme meeting and faculty meeting.
Degree students will receive an email about the time and place of their study programme meeting.
These are the times and place for faculty meetings:
Natural Sciences (NV)
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE)
Wednesday, August 16, 10:30
Thursday, August 24, 10:30
Both meetings are identitcal. Attend the one that suits you.
Auditorium F1, Campus Gløshaugen
|Medicine and Health Sciences||Wednesday, August 16, 13:00||Auditorium MTA, Fred Kavli-building, Campus Øya|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||Thursday August 24, 14:30||Auditorium D10,
|Architecture and Design||Tuesday, August 15,
|Tegnesal 320, Sentralbygg 1,
|Economics and Administration (ØK)||Monday, August 21, 14:15||Auditorium A32,
Adolf Øien Building,
NTNU Business School
Useful links and documents
- Arrival Checklist - Essential information for all new international students
- 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
- 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
- NTNUI Bumerang - Free rental of sports equipment for students, located at Moholt studentby
- "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
- Info about registration with the police & tax authorities, and mandatory tubercolosis check is sent out be e-mail, and can be found in the Checklist for new students (see above)
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
International House, O. S. Bragstads plass 3, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Student drop-in (September and October)
|Monday||Only by appointment|
|Tuesday||Only by appointment|
|Wednesday||09:30-11:30 + 13:00-15:00|
|Thursday||09:30-11:30 + 13:00-15:00|
|Friday||Only by appointment|
Master's degree applicants:
- Questions about application, criteria and documents:
- Questions about visa, financing and immigration formalia:
- Questions about housing:
Exchange students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joint degree students (Erasmus Mundus, Nordic5Tech):
Visiting address: Office G211 & G209 Teknologivegen 22, 2815 Gjøvik, Norway
Postal address: P.O. box 191, 2802 Gjøvik, Norway
Exchange students: email@example.com
Master’s degree applicants:
- Questions about application, criteria and documents: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questions about visa, financing and immigration formalia: immigration-QA@st.ntnu.no
- Questions about housing: email@example.com
Visiting address: K-building, office numbers KP-245 and KP-246, Larsgårdsvegen 2, 6009 Ålesund
Postal address: P.O. Box 1517, 6025 Ålesund, Norway
Master’s degree applicants:
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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.