Life and housing in Trondheim

New international student

International students in front of the Main Building


Orientation Week 

NTNU organises an Orientation programme for new international students every August and January. 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 to be missed.

3 to 6 January 2019

For students starting in the spring semester, Orientation Week will take place from 3 to 6 January. Accepted exchange students will receive more information about Orientation Week closer to the event.

Sign up to participate

It is free to participate in Orientation Week, but you must register to participate. Registration information will be made available closer to the date.

Who can participate in Orientation Week

About 1200 international students participate in Orientation Week every August, and around 300 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
  • International students enrolled in a master’s degree taught in English
  • International Erasmus Mundus and Joint Nordic master’s degree students
     
  • Students doings placement 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

Programme

3 January: Registration + welcome meeting

Welcome day and Trondheim Games

Location: Akrinn, Sverres gate 13, 7012 Trondheim

  • 12:15 Registration (bring ID)
  • 13:00 Welcome Meeting
  • 14:15 Trondheim Games
    Trondheim Games is a great way to explore the city centre of Trondheim. Form a group of 8 people, pick up the instructions – then let the Games begin! This is an outdoor activity; please dress according to the weather.

4 January: Info meetings + social programme

Info meetings and social programme

Location: Akrinn, Sverres gate 13, 7012 Trondheim


10:00 - 12:30 Registration for latecomers


EU / EEA students

  • 10:00 - 10:30 Distribution of arrival confirmations (bring ID)
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Information meeting

Non-EU / non-EEA

  • 11:30 - 12:30 Distribution of bank cards and arrival confirmations (bring ID)
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Information meeting 

Lunch and afternoon programme for all

Group 1

  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Quiz

Group 2

  • 14:00 Quiz
  • 15:00 Lunch

All

  • 16:00 Movie 

5 January: Cabin trip

Daytrip to a cabin in Bymarka with a hike 

You will able to select one hike on Saturday or Sunday. 

Getting to and from Bymarka

The buses to Bymarka will leave from Moholt student village at the Rema1000 parking lot. The buses will leave on time. Please bring a bus card / app, or NOK 60 in cash if you wish to take a bus or tram home. 

What to wear

This is an outdoor activity, sp please dress according to the weather. Note that the path most likely will be covered by snow and that it can be slippery and icy. We suggest that you wear/bring: 

  • A warm wind- and waterproof coat
  • Winter shoes with good grips 
  • Scarfs, gloves and a beanie 
  • An extra pair of warm socks
  • Outdoor pants if you have them
  • Water or something warm to drink
  • A small snack to eat during the hike

The hikes

Cabin trip 1: 08:45 - 14:30
A one hour hike followed by breakfast at the cabin. To get home, you can choose if you would like to take a bus (with your bus pass / or NOK 60 cash) or walk back to the city with us (1-2 hours). 

Cabin trip 2: 10:30 - 16:30
A one hour hike followed by breakfast at the cabin. We will organise a bus to Bymarka. To get home you can choose between taking a bus (with your bus pass / or NOK 60 cash) or walking back to the city with us (1-2 hours). 

Cabin trip 3: 12:00 - 17:30 
Cabin trip with lunch. To get to the cabin there is a minimum walk of 20 minutes on a (snowcovered) road. At the cabin there will be organised outdoor activities. We will organise a bus to the cabin, but you will need to take tram home (with your bus pass / or NOK 60 cash). 

6 January: Cabin trip

Daytrip to a cabin in Bymarka with a hike 

You will able to select one hike on Saturday or Sunday. 

Getting to and from Bymarka

The buses to Bymarka will leave from Moholt student village at the Rema1000 parking lot. The buses will leave on time. Please bring a bus card / app, or NOK 60 in cash if you wish to take a bus or tram home. 

What to wear

This is an outdoor activity, sp please dress according to the weather. Note that the path most likely will be covered by snow and that it can be slippery and icy. We suggest that you wear/bring: 

  • A warm wind- and waterproof coat
  • Winter shoes with good grips 
  • Scarfs, gloves and a beanie 
  • An extra pair of warm socks
  • Outdoor pants if you have them
  • Water or something warm to drink
  • A small snack to eat during the hike

The hikes

Cabin trip 4: 08:45 - 14:30
A one hour hike followed by breakfast at the cabin. To get home, you can choose if you would like to take a bus (with your bus pass / or NOK 60 cash) or walk back to the city with us (1-2 hours). 

Cabin trip 5: 10:30 - 16:30
A one hour hike followed by breakfast at the cabin. We will organise a bus to Bymarka. To get home you can choose between taking a bus (with your bus pass / or NOK 60 cash) or walking back to the city with us (1-2 hours). 

Cabin trip 6: 12:00 - 17:30 
Cabin trip with lunch. To get to the cabin there is a minimum walk of 20 minutes on a (snowcovered) road. At the cabin there will be organised outdoor activities. We will organise a bus to the cabin, but you will need to take tram home (with your bus pass / or NOK 60 cash). 

Faculty meetings

More information to come 

  • Faculty of Natural Sciences: Tuesday 8 January, 13:00. Location: to be announced.
  • Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering: Monday 7 January, 09:15. Location: S5, Central Building 2
  • Faculty of Medicine  and Health Sciences: Monday 21 January, 14:45. Location: to be announced.

Police appointments

Police appointments

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

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


Dates

Dates will be made available at soon as we have the confirmed dates from the police. 

If you cannot make it to your scheduled appointment, you will need to find another student to swap with. 
 

30 January: Tuberculosis test

Tuberculosis test 30 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 who are required to take the test will receive an email with more information from the Office of International Relations after Orientation Week is over. The appointments will be on 30 January. You will be able to choose from set appointment times on that day. 


Useful links and documents

Find your way around NTNU with MazeMap

Contact

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

All other questions should be sent to: 

Master degree students: admissions@st.ntnu.no

Exchange students: exchange@st.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 your 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: 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.