New International Students

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Congratulations! The hard work has paid off, spring exams are almost out of the way and you are finally planning your arrival in Oslo, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Coming to study and live in a new country is a life changing experience, and we aim to help ensure that you receive a warm welcome and that your first weeks run as smoothly as possible.

You can find a lot of important information on these pages. 

Your first week schedule

The timetable shows the activities organised for all exchange students, and local events at the Faculty of Humanities. Changes in the program may occur.

Friday January 5

When  What Where
10 - 16

Meet & Greet

Students from UiO are welcoming new international students both at Gardermoen International Airport and Oslo Central Station.

Oslo Central Station & Oslo Airport
18.30 -

First night in Oslo

Just arrived in Oslo? We wish to welcome you to the University of Oslo and have a fun start to your adventure in Norway.

Escape, Ole Johan Dahls house

Monday January 8

When What Where
10.15 - 11

Information meeting

Greet  Professor Eirik Welo, the Dean of Studies and Education at the faculty, and learn about course registration, examinations and rules, IT services and various practical things.

Sophus Bugges House, aud 1
11 - 11.30

Buddy Meet-Up!

Once all the unexciting, but important stuff is out of the way, it’s time to get some information about the coming week, and get to know your buddy group!

Sophus Bugges House, aud 1
11:40 - 13.30  Lunch with your buddy group Sophus Bugges House, foyer
 15 - 16.30

Norway in a nutshell 

The University of Oslo would like to welcome all new international students with a fun introduction to student life in Norway. 

Georg Sverdrups House, aud 1
18 - 24

Board Game Night

"Boller" and hot chocolate, board games and new friends or foes at the Faculty of Humanities' own student pub.

Uglebo Student Pub, Sophus Bugges House

Tuesday January 9


When What Where
10 - 12

Orientation day

At the Orientation Day we will provide you with important information about studying at UiO, student life at UiO and in Oslo, and how to register with the Police.

Georg Sverdrups House, aud 1
15.30 - 17

Ice skating & activities at Tøyen

Come across the city for some traditional Norwegian ice skating and fun activities at Tøyen.

Rudolf Nilsens plass, Tøyen


Wednesday January 10

When What Where
10 - 12  Registration help for Norwegian Courses Sophus Bugges house, PC room

Police registration help for non-EU students

The Oslo Police Department will be present at UiO and assist students that are non-EU citizens to register that you have arrived in Norway and to book an appointment.

15 - 19.30

Café tour

Do you want to know where all the students disappear to after lectures? Come underground for a tour of some of the student cafés on campus!

Campus Blindern
20 - 22

Quiz night

Bring all your new friends for a Norwegian quiz night!

Escape, Ole Johan Dahls house 

Thursday January 11

When What Where
13 - 16

Oslo Sightseeing by bus

Do you want to learn more about Oslo? Sign up for a guided bus tour through the city!
(Go to the event for online registration).

Meetup outside Knutepunktet - International student reception 

Friday January 12

When What Where
10 - 12

Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology

Revisit your inner child while playing around in Teknoteket makerspace, feel the wind in your hair while riding an indoor motorcycle, get sensory deprived while wearing Dr Xaviers helmet, watch Stella Polaris and listen to golden oldies on even older sound equipment!

Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Kjelsås
12 - 14

Walk along the riverside

Guided tour along the famous Akerselva (The Aker river), which divides the city into East and Westside. It will be snowy and crispy, so wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes adapt for winter. This is what Norwegians do during the weekends! 

18 - 02

HF Viking and Polar Bear Party!

Like true Norwegians, we'll host a stay at home party, but at our own student pub! You will be baptized by your buddies! We will announce the winners of the Best Buddy Group competition! This is the official end of the buddy week, and the start of your new adventure at The Faculty of Humanities. <3

Uglebo Student Pub, Sophus Bugges House


Published Dec. 13, 2016 11:16 AM - Last modified May 8, 2018 2:54 PM