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Orientation Days January 2020

Orientation Days

NTNU organises an orientation programme for new international students every August and January. Orientation Days is a lot of fun and an excellent way for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim. As a new student, you definitely do not want to miss out.

3 to 5 January 2020

For students starting in the spring semester, Orientation Days will take place from 3 ot 5 January. The information on this page will be updated with more info as we approach the new semester, so make sure you come back to get the latest updates. You will receive more information about the Orientation Days closer to the event.

Sign up to participate

It is free to participate in the Orientation Days, but you must register to participate. Registration information has been sent to all eligible students by e-mail. If you have not received this email (please do check your spam folder) you can get in touch with the orientation team at orientation@st.ntnu.no

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

Programme O-days January 2020

Programme O-days January 2020

On Thursday, the first opening day of NTNU after the new year, it will be possible for early arrivers to stop by the International office at Gløshaugen in order to register your arrival, and receive the documentation you need. This will cut down on the waiting time at the welcome and orientation day on friday, so if you are already here and have the time please drop by between 13:30 and 15:30 to register early. 

There will be no more programme for this day. 

Link to location of the International House 

 

08:30 We welcome all new international students at Realfagsbygget, outside of auditorium R1 registration and distribution of arrival confirmations.

10:00 Welcome meeting in auditorium R1

11:00 Lunch at the Sit Cafeteria (two locations), information will be provided.

11:00 - 12:30 Information stands and socializing with your new student buddies! Outside of the R1 auditorium

12:30 - 14:00 Information meeting for students arriving from within EU/EEA at R1

12:30 - 14:00 Information meeting for students arriving from outside the Eu/EEA at R2 

14:15 - 16:30 Trondheim Games - Meet up outside R1 to receive snack bags and instructions. You will form a group with fellow students (try to group up with someone you don't know, from other countries). Trondheim Games is a social activity which introduces you to a variety of locations in Trondheim, as well as some Norwegian cultural quirks. You will solve tasks around town, and compete agains the other teams for a grand prize. Winners and the prize for the winning group will be announced later in the semester. Answers must be submitted before 17:00 

Book your ticket at the address provided in the e-mail sent to all new international students, the address is also provided in the O-Days registration form. 

Please make sure to catch the tram line number 9 from St. Olavs gate to Lian at the time stated on your ticket. If you miss the tram, you will have to make your way to the cabin on your own by the next tram (30 or 45 min walk). Remember to get tickets for the tram!

We will meet you at the Lian tram stop, and together we will hike from Lian to either the BUL cabin or the Lyngbråten cabin. Both cabins are heated and can accomodate large groups.

At the cabins there will be activities both indoors and outdoors, so bring warm clothes (and shoes!) suited for use outside in cold temperatures. Food will be provided.

Both cabins also have saunas with a limited capacity, so if you want to heat up and cool down in the snow like a viking, be sure to bring a towel and some swimwear. The saunas are mixed gender.

The trips are divided into smaller groups, and each group has limited availability. If one group is full, just join another.

Book your ticket at the address provided in the e-mail sent to all new international students, the address is also provided in the O-Days registration form. 

Please make sure to catch the tram line number 9 from St. Olavs gate to Lian at the time stated on your ticket. If you miss the tram, you will have to make your way to the cabin on your own by the next tram (30 or 45 min walk). Remember to get tickets for the tram!

We will meet you at the Lian tram stop, and together we will hike from Lian to either the BUL cabin or the Lyngbråten cabin. Both cabins are heated and can accomodate large groups.

At the cabins there will be activities both indoors and outdoors, so bring warm clothes (and shoes!) suited for use outside in cold temperatures. Food will be provided.

Both cabins also have saunas with a limited capacity, so if you want to heat up and cool down in the snow like a viking, be sure to bring a towel and some swimwear. The saunas are mixed gender.

The trips are divided into smaller groups, and each group has limited availability. If one group is full, just join another.

The Orientation Days at NTNU is over, and we welcome all international students in Trondheim to party at the night club Studio 26!

Entrance is free if you have the ESN card. The card gives you free entrance at Studio26, not only tonight, but throughout the year! We will be selling ESN cards in early January - keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Usually it is ID:20 at Studio 26, but this night it is ID:18, should there be someone under 20.

Make sure you come early, as it will be crowded!

Link to facebook event

Want to learn more about Trondheim’s student organizations?

Wednesday, January 22nd you can browse our stands with different student organizations you can be a part of. Meet us at Loftet (Moholt allmenning 1, Moholt student village).

You can learn more about cabin trips, Samfundet, ISFiT, Loftet, language cafés and lots of other things you can join during your stay in Trondheim.

The stand area will be open 5 PM – 7 PM.

We hope to see you there!

Link to facebook event

Police appointments

NTNU organises group appointments for all international students* to register at the police station. It is mandatory to meet at your group appointment; you should not book an appointment to see the police on your own. 

* Students with Nordic citizenship do not need to register at the police station.


Dates

If you cannot make it to your scheduled appointment, you will need to find another student to swap with. EU/EEA students can only swap with other EU/EEA students. Non-EU/non-EEA students can only swap with other non-EU/non-EEA students. 

Police appointments for non-EU/non-EEA students Time Grouping
Friday 17 January 0830 All non-EU/non-EEA students
Police appiontments for EU/EEA students Time grouping 
Thursday 23 January 0830 Students with surnames A - E
1200 Students with surnames F - K
Thursday 30 January 0830 Students with surnames L - Q
1200 Students with surnames R - Z

Note: There will be waiting lines. Bring a book from one of your studies :) 

Tuberculosis test 

Students who are required to take the test will receive an email with more information from the Office of International Relations after Orientation Week is over.  The appointments will be in January. The test can take some time, so make time. 

Immigration regulations require that citizens of some countries must be tested for tuberculosis if they are staying more than three months in Norway. The test is free. If you are required to take the test but fail to do so, the police will be notified and it may compromise your residence permit. You can see who are required to take the test at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

The faculties of NTNU invite their respective exchange students to attend a faculty information meeting - with general information and introductions to things concerning your studies. All exchange students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Faculty Time Where 

Faculty of Architecture and Design (AD)

TBA TBA

Faculty of Humanities (HF)

7 January

14:00 - 16:00

Auditorium D3, Dragvoll campus

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE)

6 January
14:15 - 15:00
TBA, info here 

Faculty of Engineering (IV)

TBA TBA

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH)

9 January

14:30 - 15:30

Auditorium MTA, Campus Øya

Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV)

10 January
10:00 - 11:00
Auditorium R3, Campus Gløshaugen

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences (SU)

7 January

14:00 - 16:00

Auditorium D3, Dragvoll campus

Faculty of Economics and Management (OK)

7 January
09:00 - 10:30
A32, Elgeseter campus 

NTNU University Museum (VM)

TBA TBA

Do you want to get to know the local students at NTNU who study the same thing as you?

A lot of the social and academic life at NTNU revolves around “linjeforeninger”, meaning something like “study-specific student associations”.  These are social and inclusive communities which bring together students who follow the same (or similar) studies, and many students make most of their acquaintances through these. 

A number of our linjeforeninger want to get to know our international brothers and sisters, however, we have no official means of contacting you. We therefore invite you to fill out the following form, which will allow the linjeforening associated to your study to contact you with relevant information (for example about social events and other opportunities to get to know the local students):

https://forms.gle/kZhruVuvzUyhmteM6

Registration


Useful links and documents

Find your way around NTNU with MazeMap

Find your way around NTNU with MazeMap

Contact/delingsartikkel

Contact 

Trondheim - Office of International Relations

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

Student drop-in: Monday to friday 13:00 - 14:30

Exchange students: exchange@st.ntnu.no

Master's degree students: admissions@st.ntnu.no


Gjøvik - Office of International Relations

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 students: opptak@ntnu.no


Ålesund -  Office of International Relations 

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 / Kristian Severeide kristian.severeide@ntnu.no
Master’s degree students: opptak@ntnu.no


Social media: Facebook
Web: ntnu.edu/international
FAQs: ntnu.edu/studies/faq

Airport transport

Airport transport

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

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.

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".

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.