Master's programmes

Study start information

Information relevant for:
Master students from outside of Norway and the Nordic Counties who will start at the Faculty of Natural Sciences in August 2017.

Detailed information about your specific programme's arrangements is available on the respective programme page. Find your programme at the pages for the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Orientation Week

– This Orientation Week programme is recommended

All of week 33: Monday August 14 - Sunday August 20
Registration required!


We strongly recommend all new master students from outside of Norway and the Nordic countries to attend Orientation Week.

Make sure you register for the arrangement in July!


Matriculation Ceremony

– Compulsory for students from outside of Norway and the Nordic Countries

The Matriculation Ceremony starts at 09:30 at the lawn outside the main building of Campus Gløshaugen.

The Matriculation Ceremony part II at the faculty of Natural Sciences:
Attendance is compulsory for new master students from outside of Norway and the Nordic countries admitted to a MSc programme at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Make sure you are registered upon arrival. 

Wednesday August 16 2017
Time: 13:30
Registration starts: 12:45
Place: Realfagbygget Auditorium R5 

This is the first official day at campus for new master students from outside Norway and the Nordic countries.


Welcome Meeting

– Compulsory for all new 2 year master students

Monday August 21
Time: 10:00-11:00
Place: Sentralbygg 1, S3

This is the first meeting for all new 2 year master's students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Attendance is compulsory. Make sure you are registered upon arrival. Registration starts at 09:30.

After this meeting information will continue separate for each master programme.


Dunia Rios Yunes and Talal Mohammad are master students and will be your buddies during the first semester. They are here to help you with whatever you need, and will arranges several activities throughout the semester. 

Feel free to contact the buddies on:

On the Facebook group you may in addition to communicate with the buddies get in touch with fellow students prior to your arrival. The Facebook Group is closed and only international students outside of Norway and the Nordic countries at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology are accepted.

The buddies are available from mid-July.

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