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International students in front of the Main Building


Orientation Week 2022

Orientation Week

NTNU organises an orientation programme for new international students every August and January. The orienation programme is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended new students attend it.

August 2022

The Orientation Week for new students in the 2022 Autumn semester was held from August 16th to 19th.

January 2023

The Orientation Week for new students in the 2023 Spring semester will be held from Wednesday, January 4th to Friday, January 6th. The semester officially starts on Monday, January 9th. 

These dates are subject to change - in order not to miss the orientation programme, we recommend students starting in the 2023 spring semester to be in Trondheim no later than January 3rd.

Registration


Useful links and documents

Learn Norwegian

Learn Norwegian

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 NTNU

Contact NTNU

International House, O. S. Bragstads plass 3, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Student drop-in: Mondays 14:00-15:00, Wednesdays 10:00-12:00

Exchange students: exchange@st.ntnu.no

Master's degree applicants: 

Joint degree students (Erasmus Mundus, Nordic5Tech): 
joint-degrees@st.ntnu.no

 

Visiting address: Office G104, Teknologivegen 22, 2815 Gjøvik, Norway

Postal address: P.O. box 191, 2802 Gjøvik, Norway

 

Exchange students: international@gjovik.ntnu.no 

Master’s degree applicants:

 

Visiting address: K-building, office numbers KP-245 and KP-246, Larsgårdsvegen 2, 6009 Ålesund

Postal address: P.O. Box 1517, 6025 Ålesund, Norway

 

Exchange students: Anne Ulla au@ntnu.no 

Master’s degree applicants:

 

Roof over your head

Roof over your head

Scandic HotelHave you not found a place to live? New students arriving in Trondheim in the spring semester can apply for short-term accommodation at a discount through "Roof over your head".

Find your way around NTNU with MazeMap

Find your way around NTNU with MazeMap

Airport transport

Airport transport

How to get from the airport to Trondheim and the student villages. 

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 orientation@st.ntnu.no 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.

Fares and tickets

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.