Corona virus

Corona Virus:

Updated information about NTNU's handling of the corona virus outbreak / korona

New international student

Life and housing in Trondheim

New international student

International students in front of the Main Building

Orientation Week Spring 2022

Orientation Week

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

Orientation programme January 2022

On December 3rd and 13th 2021, the Norwegian government introduced new Covid-19 restrictions, including limitations on the number of people who may be gathered in officially arranged get-togethers. As a result, the Office of International Relations cannot conduct the Orientation Week for new international students exactly as planned.

Instead, the welcoming meeting and information meeting will be held online, and the planned physical activities are postponed until later in the semester, when they are safe to conduct.

The welcome and information meetings for new students in January 2022 will take place the week before the semester starts, on Wednesday, January 5th. Links to the meetings will be distributed.

Orientation Week 2022 Programme (Subject to change):

Wednesday, January 5th:

  • Welcome meeting - 10:00
  • Information meeting - 12:00

Friday, January 7th:

  • Seminar with Julien Bourelle, author of the book "A social guidebook to Norway"

Later in January/February:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and activities:
    • Mountain/Forest hiking
    • BBQ and activities on campus


Faculty-specific Welcome/Information Meetings:

In addition to the meetings arranged by the Office of International Relations on January 5 for all students, which introduces you to vital things all new students at NTNU must know, each faculty also arranges its own meeting for new international students, to introduce them to the specifics they may need to know about the faculty and its staff.

The time for each of these meetings is as follows (Links to attend digital meetings will be sent out):​

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

Wednesday 12 January 14:00 - 15:30 ​
Click here to join the meeting online 

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

Joint meeting

Tuesday 11 January 14:00-15:00​

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH)​

Monday 10 January 10:00-11:00​


Faculty of Economics and Management (ØK)​

Monday 10 January 10:00-11:30​​


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

Contact the Office of International Relations

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

Student drop-in: Closed until further notice due to Covid-19

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 

Master’s degree students:

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.