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Orientation Days January 2020

Orientation Week

NTNU organises an orientation programme for new international students every August and January. Orientation Days is a lot of fun and an excellent way for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim. As a new student, you definitely do not want to miss out.

10 to 16 August 2020

For students starting in the spring semester, Orientation Days will take place from 10 to 16 August. The information on this page will be updated with more info as we approach the new semester, so make sure you come back to get the latest updates. You will receive more information about the Orientation Days closer to the event.

Sign up to participate

It is free to participate in the Orientation Days, but you must register to participate. Registration information has been sent to all eligible students by e-mail. If you have not received this email (please do check your spam folder) you can get in touch with the orientation team at orientation@st.ntnu.no

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 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 O-days January 2020

Programme O-days January 2020

Programme O-Week August 2020

Matriculation ceremony and Matriculation part II 

 

Faculty of Architecture and Design (AD)
Master's programme Time Location
Industrial Design TBA TBA
Sustainable Architecture  TBA TBA
Urban Ecological Planning TBA TBA
Fine Art TBA TBA

 

 

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE)
Master's programme Time  Location
Communication Technology TBA TBA

 

Faculty of Engineering (IV)
Master's programme Time Location
Natural Gas Technology TBA TBA
Sustainable Energy TBA TBA
Master of Science in Circular Economy TBA TBA
Industrial Ecology TBA TBA
Cold Climate Engineering TBA TBA
Environmental Engineering TBA TBA
Global Manufacturing Management TBA TBA
Geotechnics and Geohazards TBA TBA
Hydropower Development TBA TBA
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety TBA TBA
Petroleum Geosciences TBA TBA
Petroleum Engineering TBA TBA
Maritime Engineering TBA TBA
TBA TBA
Marine Technology TBA TBA
TBA TBA

 

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences (SU)
Master's programme Time Location
Globalization and Sustainable Development TBA TBA
Natural Resources Management, Geography TBA TBA
Childhood Studies TBA TBA

 

Registration and welcome meeting at Scandic Lerkendal

Location: Scandic Lerkendal, Klæbuveien 127, 7031 Trondheim

  • 09:00 Registration for exchange students (Remember to bring your ID)
  • 10:15 Registration for master’s degree students (Remember to bring your ID)
  • 11:00 Welcome Meeting
  • 12:30 We walk together to Gløshaugen campus to take a group photo

 

Trondheim Games

  • Time to be announced

After the group photo, it is time to explore the city centre of Trondheim. Form a group of 10 people, go to the garden of International House, pick up the instructions and a bag with snacks for your team – and let the Games begin!

This is a great opportunity to make friends and get to know the city. This is an outdoor activity; please dress according to the weather.

Information day at Scandic Lerkendal

Location: Scandic Lerkendal, Klæbuveien 127, 7031 Trondheim.
It is important that you attend your information meeting, as we will discuss essential information that will help you during your first weeks in Trondheim.

  • 08:30-14:15 Registration for latecomers
  • 11:00-14:15 Information stands by student organizations
EU/EEA/Swiss exchange students 
  • 09:00 Information meeting for EU/EEA/Swiss exchange students
  • 10:15 Presentations from student organizations 
  • 11:00 Distribution of arrival confirmations for EU/EEA/Swiss exchange students 
Non-EU/EEA exchange students 
  • 09:30 Distribution of bank cards and arrival confirmations for non-EU/EEA exchange students  
  • 10:15 Presentations from student organizations 
  • 11:15 Information meeting for non EU/EEA exchange students 
Master’s degree students 
  • 13:00 Distribution of bank cards for non-EU/EEA Master’s degree students 
  • 14:15 Information meeting for all master’s degree students, followed by presentations from student organizations. 

 

  • 08:00 – 13:00 Registration for latecomers, International House


HIKING INFORMATION  IS PRELIMINARY, CHANGES WILL OCCUR

Information about the different hikes are listed below the notes on clothing and safety. You can choose one hike when you register for Orientation Week.

WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING

  • Sneakers or hiking shoes; note that some paths may be muddy and wet
  • A wind and water proof jacket
  • A warm sweater
  • A packed lunch and something to drink
  • A small backpack

GETTING HOME

You will have to get home on your own. Note that it will not be possible to walk home from all locations. This means you will need to bring a pre-filled AtB bus card / app, or enough cash to buy a one-way ticket (NOK 60).

SAFETY

There are no dangerous animals in Norway, but please be aware of the following:

Ticks: Tiny black/brown insects that bite and cling to your skin. Most ticks do not carry disease and most bites are harmless. However, it is important to remove a tick as soon as possible if you find one on your skin.

Viper: A snake that has a small amount of poison.

Mushrooms in Norway can be poisonous. Do NOT eat mushrooms!

THE HIKES

You can sign up for one of the hikes when you register for Orientation Week. If you would like to change your hike later, you will need to find someone to swap with.

Note that the hikes leave from different locations; see details for each hike below. We will leave on time, so please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled departure.  

Full day hike, Bymarka

Departure time: 09:00 and 10:00
Departure (by bus) from outside the Main Building, Gløshaugen campus
Distance: 12 – 15 km
Duration: 6 – 7 hours
Terrain: Trail/off-trail and wetlands. Steep uphill, some rough terrain. Your feet will get wet and muddy.

Full day hike, Bymarka

Departure time: 09:00
Departure (on foot) from Trondheim Spektrum at Øya
Distance: 12 – 15 km
Duration: 6 – 7 hours
Terrain: Trail/off-trail, some wetlands. Steep uphill, some rough terrain. Chance of getting wet and muddy.

Half-day hike, Bymarka

Departure time: 11:00
Departure (by bus) from outside the Main Building, Gløshaugen campus
Distance: 9 – 11 km
Duration: 4 – 5 hours
Terrain: Trail/off-trail, some wetlands. Some (steep) uphill. Chance of getting wet and muddy.

Half-day hike, Estenstadmarka

Departure time: 11:00
Departure (on foot) from outside the Sports centre at Dragvoll campus
Distance: 9 – 11 km
Duration: 4 – 5 hours roundtrip
Terrain: Trail/off-trail, some wetlands. Some (steep) uphill. Chance of getting wet and muddy.

Short hike, Ladestien

Departure time: 12:30
Departure (by bus) from outside the Main Building, Gløshaugen campus 
Distance: 7 – 8 km
Duration: 2 – 3 hours
Terrain: A scenic walk along the fjord on a gravel path

Hike for Global Health master’s degree students

Departure from Øya helsehus at 10:00
Duration: 3 hours
Dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes
Possibility to swim
Lunch is provided

BBQ in the garden of International House

  • 09:30 – 10:30 Registration for latecomers, International House
  • 11:00 *BBQ group I
  • 12:00 *BBQ group II
  • 13:00 *BBQ group III

Please bring your BBQ and pancake coupons.

  • 14:30 Yoga and circuit training organized by Sit, meet-up outside the main building. Please note there is limited number of places for these activities. Plase sign up in the registration form beforehand.

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

If you cannot make it to your scheduled appointment, you will need to find another student to swap with. EU/EEA students can only swap with other EU/EEA students. Non-EU/non-EEA students can only swap with other non-EU/non-EEA students. 

Group appointments for non-EU/non-EEA Citizens
Date Time Student category
TBA TBA

IV faculty Master’s degree students, Petroleum Engineering

Exchange students with surnames A - I

TBA IV faculty master's degree students
TBA TBA

NV faculty master's degree students

Exchange students with surnames J - L

TBA

IE faculty master's degree students

Exchange students with surnames M - R

TBA TBA MH faculty and AD faculty master's degree students 
TBA

HF faculty, SU faculty and ØK faculty master's degree students

Exchange students with surnames S - Z

 

Group appointments for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
Date Time Student category
TBA 08:30 Master’s degree students 
12:00 Exchange students staying for 2 semesters
TBA 08:30 Exchange students staying for 1 semester, with surnames A - C
12:00 Exchange students staying for 1 semester, with surnames D - GO
TBA 08:30 Exchange students staying for 1 semester, with surnames GR - K
12:00 Exchange students staying for 1 semester, with surnames L - O
TBA 08:30 Exchange students staying for 1 semester, with surnames P – SC
12:00 Exchange students staying for 1 semester, with surnames SE – Z

 

Tuberculosis test 

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 in September, and you will be able to choose between several dates.

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.

Faculty of Economics and Management (ØK):
TBA

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH):
TBA

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE): 
TBA

Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV):
TBA

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences and Faculty of Humanities (SU and HF):
TBA

Faculty of Engineering (IV):
TBA 

Faculty of Architecture and Design (AD):
TBA

*Please note that some master's programmes have more that one meeting and that meetings can be mandatory.

 

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Master programme

Date and time

Location
Electric Power Engineering

TBA

Room E151, Electrical Engineering Building
Mathematical Sciences

TBA

To be anounced
Informatics - Software Engineering TBA Room 454, IT Building
Informatics - Databases & Search TBA Room 454, IT Building
Informatics - Interaction design, Game & Learning Tech. TBA Room 454, IT Building
Informatics - Artificial Intelligence TBA Room 454, IT Building

 

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Master programme

Date and time

Location
Physical Activity and Health, Movement Science

TBA

Room KA12, The Knowledge Centre

TBA Room BS31, The Mobility Centre
Physical Activity and Health, Occupational Science

TBA

Room KA12, The Knowledge Centre

TBA Room BS31, The Mobility Centre
Physical Activity and Health, Exercise Physiology

TBA

Room KA12, The Knowledge Centre

TBA Room BS31, The Mobility Centre
Neuroscience

TBA

Room KA12, The Knowledge Centre

TBA Room MTS11, MTFS - Medisinteknisk forskningssenter
Molecular Medicine

TBA

Room KA12, The Knowledge Centre

TBA Room LS42, The Laboratory Centre
Global Health

TBA

Room KA12, The Knowledge Centre

TBA Room MTS22, MTFS - Medisinteknisk forskningssenter

 

 

Faculty of Natural Sciences
Master programme

Date and time

Location
Material Science and Engi., Metal Production and Recycling TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Biology - Physiology TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Material Science and Engi., Materials for Energy Tecnology  TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Natural Resources Management, Biology  TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Material Science and Engi., Material Development and Use TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Biology - Cell and Molecular Biology TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Ocean Resources TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Chemistry TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Physics TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Biology - Ecology, Behavior, Evolution and Biosystematics TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Biotechnology TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building
Chemical Engineering TBA Room R1, Natural Science Building
TBA Room R7, Natural Science Building

* Mandatory meeting. Registration from 08:15. 

** Mandatory HSE, Security training course.

Each study programe will also have a seperate meeting. More information will come.

 

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences
Master programme

Date and time

Location
Childhood Studies TBA Room D156, Dragvoll campus
Globalization and Sustainable Development TBA Room D156, Dragvoll campus

 

Faculty of Economics and Management
Master programme

Date and time

Location
Project Management  TBA Gamle Fysikk 217 (F5)

 

Faculty of Humanities

Master programme

Date and time

Location
European Studies TBA Room D107, Dragvoll campus
TBA Room D107, Dragvoll campus
TBA Room D102, Dragvoll campus

* EU crash course. Lunch will be served between the meetings. 

 

 

Do you want to get to know the local students at NTNU who study the same thing as you?

A lot of the social and academic life at NTNU revolves around “linjeforeninger”, meaning something like “study-specific student associations”.  These are social and inclusive communities which bring together students who follow the same (or similar) studies, and many students make most of their acquaintances through these. 

A number of our linjeforeninger want to get to know our international brothers and sisters, however, we have no official means of contacting you. We therefore invite you to fill out the following form, which will allow the linjeforening associated to your study to contact you with relevant information (for example about social events and other opportunities to get to know the local students): Link will be provided at a later time. 

Registration


Useful links and documents

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Contact/delingsartikkel

Contact 

Trondheim - Office of International Relations

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

Student drop-in: Due to coronavirus preventive measures, Drop-in is currently not available. Please get in touch with us on the email addresses provided below.

Exchange students: exchange@st.ntnu.no

Master's degree students: admissions@st.ntnu.no


Gjøvik - Office of International Relations

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

Exchange students: international@gjovik.ntnu.no 
Master’s degree students: opptak@ntnu.no


Ålesund -  Office of International Relations 

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 au@ntnu.no / Kristian Severeide kristian.severeide@ntnu.no
Master’s degree students: opptak@ntnu.no


Social media: Facebook
Web: ntnu.edu/international
FAQs: ntnu.edu/studies/faq

Airport transport

Airport transport

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

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.

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".

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.