Life and housing in Trondheim

New international student

International students in front of the Main Building

Orientation Week 

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 

  • Registration
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Lunch
  • 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 for 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

The Sports and Activity Day is a great opportunity to get familiar with what NTNUI and SiT offer. You can choose between several workshops that are all suitable for beginners.

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 has passed, please contact for further information.

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.

Fares and tickets

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.

Find your way around NTNU with MazeMap

Airport transport

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

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 you head

Scandic HotelHave you not found a place to live? New students arriving in Trondheim in the autumn are guaranteed short-term accommodation at a discount through "Roof over your head".