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 4 to 7 January 2018. After the official Orientation Week program is over, there are also other activities and events, some of which are mandatory. You can see more details in the Program section below. 

Orientation Week is a lot of fun and an excellent way for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim. Orientation Week is something not be missed.

Sign up to participate

It is free to participate in Orientation Week, but you are required to sign up. The deadline for signing up has passed, but it is still possibe to attend. Please email orientation@sa.ntnu.no for more information. 

Program

Thursday 4 January

Registration and Welcome meeting in R1

The registration and Welcome meeting will take place in and outside R1 in the Natural Science Building

  • 10:00 Registration
  • 10:45 Welcome meeting
  • 12:00 Provided lunch 
  • 13:00 Trondheim Games - se info below

Trondheim Games

Games is a wonderful opportunity to make friends and to get to know the city through exciting challenges. This is an outdoor activity where you will spend 2-3 hours walking around town - please dress according to the weather!

Friday 5 January

Information day in R1

The information meetings and and movie night will take place in and outside R1 in the Natural Science Building

 EU/EEA/Swiss exchange students - meet at 10:00

  • 10:00 Information meeting for EU/EEA/Swiss exchange students
  • 13:00 Distribution of arrival confirmations

Non-EU exchange students - meet at 10:30

  • 10:30 Distribution of bank cards
  • 13:00 Information meeting for non-EU exchange students

Activities for all

  • 10:30 - 15:00 Registration for latecomers
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Lunch snack
  • 12:00 - 15:00 Stands in the entrance hall
     
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Sale of sim cards and ESN cards (organised by ESN)
  • 18:30 -  22:00 Movie night

Saturday 6 January

Group 1: Pizza lunch in the Tyholt Tower 
12:30 - 15:30

The meeting place for the pizza lunch in the Tyholt Tower will be at 12:30 at Moholt (Rema 1000 parking lot), from where we will walk together
to the Tyholt Tower. The walk is approximately 30 minutes long. Please
wear comfortable shoes and dress according to the weather. You can
also meet directly at the Tyholt tower at 13:00.

Group 2: Cabin trip in Bymarka
Start time varies - 16:30 

The meeting place for the Bymarka cabin trip will be at Moholt (Rema 100
parking lot). Note that you will be split into groups and that there will be
different departure times. You will get an email with your departure time on Thursday or Friday. It will not be possible to change groups.

Sunday 7 January - cancelled

Group 1: Cabin trip in Bymarka - cancelled due to storm

The meeting place for the Bymarka cabin trip will be at Moholt (Rema 100
parking lot). Note that you will be split into groups and that there will be
different departure times. You will get an email with your departure time on Thursday or Friday. It will not be possible to change groups.


Group 2:  Pizza lunch in the Tyholt Tower - rescheduled

The pizza lunch has been rescheduled for Monday 8 January - more info to come

The meeting place for the pizza lunch in the Tyholt Tower will be:
* at Moholt at 15:45 (in the parking lot by Rema 1000)
* outside International House at 15:45
* or directly at the Tyholt Tower, anytime between 16:00 and 17:00


The walk is approximately 30 minutes long. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress according to the weather.

Thursday 11 January

17:00 - 19:00 Volunteering in Trondheim

Would you like to volunteer during your stay in Trondheim?

StudyTrondheim and Sit Råd is organising an event where you can learn how you can volunteer with various organisations in Trondheim. Among the organisations you can talk to are the Red Cross and the NTNU Student Society and NTNUI Sports.

Sign up on their Facebook event

Faculty meetings

More meetings to come... 

Faculty of Economics and Management (OK)
Friday 5 January 14:00 – 15:00 A32 at Handelshøyskolen

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE)
Tuesday 9 January 9:00 – 10:00 EL6 in Electro Building 

Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV)
Tuesday 9 January 14:00 R5 in Natural Science Building

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH)
Monday 15 January 15:30 – 17:00 BS31 in Bevegelsessenteret 

Faculty of Humanities (HF) and Faculty of Social and Educational Science (SU)
Wednesday January 17 14:15 – 16:00 Auditorium D6, Dragvoll Campus

 

Police appointments

Group appointments at the police station

NTNU organises group appointments for all international students to register at the police station. Note that it is mandatory to meet at your group appointment, you should not book an appointment to see the police on your own. 

You must meet directly at the Police Station at Gryta 4, for your police appointment. Do not go to the Service Centre for Foreign Workers (SUA), even if that is what your confirmation email from the police says. 

Non-EU students

  • Friday 12 January 08:30 All non-EU / non-EEA students

EU / EEA / Swiss students*

Your meeting date and time is based on the first letter in your surname - you must go to your scheduled appointment.  

  • Thursday 11 January 08:30 Surnames A-E
  • Thursday 11 January 12:00 Surnames F-L
  • Thursday 18 January 08:30 Surnames M-R
  • Thursday 18 January 12:00 Surnames S-Z

* Students with Nordic citizenship do not need to register at the police station

Tuberculosis test

Compulsory health check*

Date: 24 January

Immigration regulations require that *citizens of some countries must be tested for tuberculosis if they are staying more than three months in Norway. The test is free. If you are required to take the test but fail to do so, the police will be notified and it may compromise your residence permit. You can see who are required to take the test at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Students required to take the test will receive an email with more information from the Office of International Relations after Orientation Week is over. 

 


Useful links and documents

Find your way around NTNU with MazeMap

Contact

Questions regarding Orientation Week? Please email orientation@sa.ntnu.no

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".

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 Mobillett on your phone.