New international student
We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week 15-21 August. It is an ideal opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim.
Monday 15 August
Welcome Day and 63 Degrees North
- Welcome Meeting
- Group Photo
- 63 Degrees North
Tuesday 16 August
Matriculation ceremony, BBQ and information meetings
- Registration for latecomers
- Matriculation & stands
- BBQ for exchange students
- Information meetings
Wednesday 17 August
Information meetings and Trondheim Games
- Registration latecomers
- Information meetings
- Pizza Lunch in the garden outside International house
- Trondheim Games
Thursday 18 August
Hiking in Bymarka or Ladestien
The hiking trip is an ideal chance to discover the great outdoors Trondheim has to
offer. You will be able to select from several different trails/routes. All routes pass spectacular
scenery, with views of lakes, forests and streams.
Friday 19 August
Kubb and Welcome Party
- Game of Kubb in the garden outside International house
- Welcome party at Studentersamfundet
Evening programme only; there is no activities during the day.
Saturday 20 August
Movie and quiz night
Evening programme only; no activities during the day.
Sunday 21 August
NTNU Activity day
To be confirmed.
Sunday 28 August
Rosenborg soccer match
- Pre-game activities
- Rosenborg vs Tromsø soccer macth at Lerkendal stadium
Registration and fee
There is a fee of NOK 300 to participate in the social part of Orientation Week, which includes activities and meals. All information meetings are free. You do not need to register to attend these. The registration deadline is 29 July.
A full version of the Orientation Programme (pdf) can be accessed in the "Useful links and documents" section below.
Useful links and documents
Local bus to NTNU
NTNU bus stops
- Studentersamfundet: Student Society
- Høgskoleringen or Gløshaugen Nord: 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 50/trip). Cheaper one-way tickets can be bought from a ticket machine or by using Mobilett.
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.