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Orientation Week August 2021

Orientation Week

NTNU organises an orientation programme for new international students every August and January.  

Digital programme August 2021

The orientation activities for international students will be online. The Office of International Relations will organize online information meetings and Q&As. These sessions will be recorded, and links to watch them will be available here.

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 will arrange some events/meetings for international students, but please note that these, too, might be held digitally.

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. The link to sign up will be available here and sent out via e-mail. 

Digital activities August 2021

This information meeting is for new master's degree students (not exchange students).

The Office of International Relations will organize a joint welcome- and information meeting and online Q&A about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. This session will be live-streamed - a recording will be available.


Agenda

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

The meeting will be held in week 33. Exact time and date will be posted soon.

This welcome meeting is for new exchange students.

The Office of International Relations will organise 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 will be live-streamed  - a recording will be available.


Tentative agenda

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

The meeting will be held in week 33. Exact time and date will be posted soon.

 

This information meeting is for new exchange students.

The Office of International Relations will organize an information meeting and online Q&A about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. This session will be live-streamed - a recording will be available.

The meeting will be held in week 33. Exact time and date will be posted soon.

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/delingsartikkel

Contact the Office of International Relations


Trondheim 

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: exchange@st.ntnu.no

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


Gjøvik

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

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

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.