Start of studies

Environmental toxicology and chemistry - Master's programme

Start of studies

Welcome to start of studies at NTNU

Welcome to start of studies at NTNU

This is an informal meeting where you will get some tips on being a new student in Trondheim and starting your studies at NTNU. You can ask questions directly to our student advisers and the Buddies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Time: 13.00-14.00 (GMT+2)

Join Zoom meeting: Launch Meeting - Zoom


New student at NTNU: Live show

Prepare for the matriculation ceremony and see the students' live show at 08.30 a.m. /11.30 p.m.

Digital Matriculation ceremony

Master’s students will be invited to view the matriculation ceremony digitally. The ceremony will be available after the 15th of august. 

Watch the ceremony here 

During the Orientation week, you will get to know NTNU, your city and other international students in fun ways, and learn everything you need to know to get started in Norway and settle in at NTNU. The Office of International Relations arranges the orientation week.

Orientation Week - NTNU in Trondheim

The Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Department of Biology is excited to welcome you as a new student!   

Time: 12.00 (GMT+2) Welcome by the Faculty of Natural Sciences at  
Location: R1 in Realfagbygget 

Time: 14:00  (GMT+2) Orientation meeting by the program council of the MSc Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Location: R73 in Realfagbygget 

Student volunteering day

Many different student organizations will be present on campus to showcase the variety of activities, causes and organizations you can engage with at NTNU.

Representatives from certain services at NTNU and Sit, such as the Office of International Relations, will also be present.

Voulenteering day - NTNU in Trondheim 


Physical HSE-training is mandatory for all students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The training for the 2-year master students is run on the 19th of August and is set to run in English.   

Group 1
 meet 08.20 (GMT+2) for registration
Finished approx 10.30 (GMT+2)
Location: Outside of Realfagbygget, south side.

To follow the course, you must register on Studweb, course code HMS0003.  You must register both for exam and for tuition.  

For more details and information on the HSE-trainings please refer to this webpage.   

You will not be able to get access to any of NTNUs labratories prior to the completion of this course.  

5-day intro-course on How to do science 

All masters students must complete the 5-day intro-course How to do science. This is a seminar series to motivate and prepare you for your masters studies. It will include talks by our professors, project work and an opportunity to meet some of the 2nd year masters students. 

For detailed course schedule and signing up, please visit this webpage: How to do science - Department of Biology - NTNU

OBS: Students at MSENVITOX starts at 10:15 Monday 22.08.

Information meeting topic:
Registration, Blackboard, StudWeb, the list “new student”-web page and more.

Help desk:
Do you you have questions regarding settling in Trondheim or practical matters getting started at NTNU? Ask the buddies!

- by buddies Tahmid and Catherine 



Information meeting "How to get started at NTNU": 17:15 - 18:00 (GMT+2)

Help Desk: 18:00-19:00 (GMT+2)

Location: in room R3 in Realfagbygget

Your student association 

A lot of the social and academic life at NTNU revolves around special student association which in Norwegian are called linjeforeninger (literally area-of-study-associations).

Your student association is called Volvox&Alkymisten and will hold a welcome week ("Fadderuka") filled with social events to help you adapt to student life in Trondheim. If you like to join, please register here.

For more information about student councils and other student organizations at NTNU, please refer to this page.


The Buddy Programme 

The Buddy programme at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) helps new international students get to know NTNU. Two second-year master students work as buddies and they will arrange several information meetings and social activities to help you get familiar with NTNUs websites, campuses, Trondheim, etc.

To keep updated, please join the Facebook group for international students at NV which is officially launched from July 1st: Buddy 2022 – Faculty of Natural Sciences

Do you have questions regarding start of studies, coming to Trondheim etc.? You can send the buddies an e-mail: 

You can easily get to campus by public transport:

Public transport in Trondheim ( 

Find your way on campus

The MazeMap app will guide you to the different buildings and lecture rooms on campus.

Download the MazeMap app for Android (Google Play) and iPhone (AppStore).

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.

Course timetables - If  there is no timetable, please contact the department responsible for the course

Many students are in need of adaptations during the course of their studies, for shorter or longer periods of time. If you have any kind of special needs, we would love to help you with adaptations to ensure your study is as successfull as possible.

Special needs students or students with disabilities can also get help with individual accommodations.

For more information about who to contact, deadlines, the various support services, courses, groups and adaptation possibilities at NTNU, please refer to this page. 

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For new international students

Register for courses, create a user account, connect to wireless network etc.

Arrival checklist