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On this page you find information about events and activities for new international master's students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 Important information for new students at NTNU


Important events

Orientation Week for international students

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week. It is an ideal opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim, and to make friends before you start your studies. It is always lots of fun and an event not to be missed!

Matriculation Ceremony - 14 August

The Matriculation Ceremony is an enrolment ceremony for new students at NTNU. The ceremony consists of speeches and entertainment.

It is not compulsory for master's students to attend.

Welcome meeting - 20 August

All new master's students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences must attend the welcome meeting on Monday 20 August at 12:00 in rom KA12 in the Knowledge Centre at Campus Øya.

After the welcome meeting, we will serve light refreshments.

Programme-specific orientation meeting - 20 August

Each master's programme has its own orientation meeting on Monday 20 August. At this meeting we will give you practical information and you will meet your course coordinators and student advisor.

It is compulsory to attend this meeting. If you do not attend, your admission may be cancelled. Please send an email to your student advisor if you are not able to come.

Time and place:

  • Exercise Physiology: 1:30 pm - room AHM34 (Heart and Lung Centre)
  • Global Health: 1:30 pm - room ØHM15 (Øya Health Centre)
  • Molecular Medicine: 10:00 am - room KS12 (Knowledge Centre)
  • Neuroscience: 9:00 am - room MTS11 (MTFS  / Norwegian Brain Centre)

Compulsory HSE training

Compulsory HSE training

All master's students must attend compulsory training in Health, Security and Environment (HSE). This includes:

  • HSE lecture: Monday 27 August at 1215-1400 (MTA, MTFS/Norwegian Brain Centre)
  • Fire safety training: 27 August at 1415-1600 (MTA, MTFS/Norwegian Brain Centre)

When you have attended these lectures, you must take an online HSE test. You must have passed this no later than 1 October. Information about the test will be given later.

Information meeting at the University Library

The Medicine and Health Library invites you to an information meeting. This is not compulsory, but we strongly recommend that you attend this meeting.

Time and place: To be announced


Things to do

Non-disclosure agreement

All students at the Faculty of Medicine have to sign a non-disclosure agreement protocol. By signing this protocol, you promise to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that personal data relating to patients or sensitive research data will be kept confidential.

You have to sign this protocol and hand it in electronically by 15 September.

Get your access card

To get access to our building at Campus Øya, you need a St. Olav Hospital ID card. This is issued at the ground floor in the Supply Centre.

Please be aware that you must have paid the semester fee before you go and get your card. It may take up to one week until the payment is registered.

Each master's programme has been given a specific time slot to pick up the cards:

  • Exercise Physiology: Time and place to be announced
  • Molecular Medicine: Time and place to be announced
  • Neuroscience: Time and place to be announced
  • Public Health: Time and place to be announced

Please bring a photo ID.


Useful information

Student advisors

Do you need guidance or advice? Our student counsellors can answer your question about courses and programmes, and provide guidance on personal issues that may affect your studies.

Programme counsellors:

Find your way on campus

Use the electronic indoor maps in MazeMap to find your way on Campus Øya and other campuses at NTNU.

SOMA / Buddy Week

SOMA is the organization for the master's students at the Faculty of Medicine. SOMA har different academic and social events, including a buddy week for new students.

The programme of the buddy week 2018 will be published later.

Programme descriptions

Special needs accommodations

Special needs students or students with disabilities can get help with individual accommodations. This encompasses measures such as a personal mentor through NAV and specially equipped reading room places.

More information about special needs accommodations