New International Students

The University Library of UiO in the snow.
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Dear new international student at The Faculty of Humanities, 

These are strange times! No matter if you choose to travel to Oslo for spring term 2021 or if you remain at your home university, we can’t wait to meet you!

Coming to study and/or 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 will find important information on these pages. 

Your schedule 

Start of studies normally lasts for a week. Due to quarantine regulations in Norway, it will last from January 4 to January 22, the first two weeks being digital. The timetable shows the activities organized for all exchange students, and local events at the Faculty of Humanities. 

Monday January 4

When  What Where

11 AM

Welcome to The Faculty of Humanities!

We are happy to welcome you to our digital start of studies. You will meet our Dean of studies, get a walk through of the things you must know, learn how to dress as a Norwegian and meet your buddies! (The invitation is sent to your email address, and remember to use your full name when joining the meeting, so we can assign you to the correct buddy group.)

5 PM

Meet your Buddy group!

Join a zoom-meeting with your buddy group! 


Tuesday January 5

When What Where
10 - 12

Digital 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. 

NB: You need to sign up!

16.30 - 17

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. 


Thursday January 7

When What Where

18 - 22

Digital Quiz night!

Bring all your new friends for a Norwegian quiz night!


Wednesday January 13

When What Where


Quiz-night with the faculty of humanities. Meet up with your buddy-group!


Tuesday January 19

When What Where
16 – 21

Scavenger hunt

Get to know the city in an exciting scavenger hunt 


Course registration

General questions

HF Student Info, ground floor in P. A. Munchs hus

Contact your buddy!

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