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Orientation Week August 2021

Orientation Week

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

Orientation programme August 2021

The orientation activities for international students will be online. The Office of International Relations will organize online welcome and information meetings as well as 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. Sign up for the quarantine calendar here.

Welcome and information meetings August 2021

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be organised in a slightly different manner than usual.

Exchange students will be invited to view the matriculation ceremony digitally.

Master's students will be invited by their respective study programmes to view the ceremony digitally, or a screening of the matriculation ceremony on campus together with their classmates. Check with your study programme what is the case for you.

More information on this year's Matriculation ceremony.

You can watch the ceremony online here.

Welcome meeting (09:00-10:30 GMT+2)

This welcome meeting is for all new international students. 

The Office of International Relations organised a digital 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 meeting was held online on 17 August. Watch the recording here.


"Get started"-day (CANCELLED)

The Norwegian government has decided to postpone stage 4 of the re-opening of Norway in light of recent Covid-19 infection numbers. The 'Get started day' on campus has therefore been cancelled, since it would be inadvisable to gather thousands of students on campus before stage 4 of the reopening. The Office of International Relations is looking into alternative arrangements for our students.

On August 17, the day after matriculation, a vast number of different student organizations will be present on campus at Gløshaugen and Dragvoll, to showcase the variety of activities, causes and organizations you can engage with outside your studies at NTNU.

NTNU, and Trondheim in particular, is well-known for a vibrant and lively student community with a strong volunteerism spirit - as a result, there are literally hundreds of different associations, clubs, sports teams and organizations you can join in your free time, which is an excellent way to make friends.

Most of these will be present on campus on August 17, and will have booths outdoors where you can wander about and talk to representatives from any organization that catches your fancy. Representatives from certain services at NTNU and Sit, such as the Office of International Relations, will also be present.

The Office of International Relations will give a presentation (on campus) in English on the various student associations and organizations available

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

The Office of International Relations organized a digital information meeting and online Q&A about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters.

The meeting was held online on 17 August. Watch the recording here.

This information meeting is for new exchange students.

The Office of International Relations organized a digital information meeting and online Q&A about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters.

The meeting was held online on 17 August. Watch the recording here.


Each faculty will arrange its own welcome and/or information meetings for new international/exchange students, covering faculty-specific information and practicalities.

Below is an overview of the times for the respective faculties' meetings. If the time or place for your faculty is not listed, you should receive further information via e-mail from your faculty.

Faculty of Architecture and Design (AD)

  • Thursday August 19, 10:15-13:00
  • Room 347, Product design building, NTNU Gløshaugen (Kolbjørn Hejes gate 2B), or join online via this link

Faculty of Humanities (HF) & Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences (SU)

  • Joint meeting, Friday August 20, 14:30-16:30
  • Auditorium D15 (Building 11), Campus Dragvoll

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE) / Faculty of Engineering (IV) / Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV)

  • Joint information meeting, Wednesday August 18

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH)

  • Friday August 20, 10:00-11:00

Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV)

  • Friday August 5, 12:00-13:00

Faculty of Economics and Management (OK)

  • Thursday August 19, 08:45-10:15
  • Room A2, Adolf Øien building, Campus Elgeseter (Klæbuveien 72)
  • The meeting will be streamed online and recorded. The live stream can be viewed here.


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 the Office of International Relations


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:

Master's degree students:


Visiting address: Office G104, Teknologivegen 22, 2815 Gjøvik, Norway
Postal address: P.O. box 191, 2802 Gjøvik, Norway

Exchange students: 
Master’s degree students:


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 / Kristian Severeide
Master’s degree students:

Social media: Facebook

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 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.