New International Students

Congratulations! The hard work has paid off, spring exams are out of the way and you are finally about to start a new semester at the University of Oslo. 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 August 10

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 August 13

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 - 11.15

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
15 - 16

Welcome ceremony

The University of Oslo greets all new students with a traditional ceremony at the University Square.

University square

Tuesday August 14

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.

15 - 17

Guided tour of the Ekeberg sculpture park

We invite all international students at The Faculty of Humanities to a tour above and across the city.

This how you get there:

Bus 74 from Jernbanetoget: 14.38

Bus 34 from Jernbanetorget: 14.46

Bus 74 from Jernbanetoget: 14.48

Embark the bus at the stop called "Utsikten".

Ekeberg Sculpture park

Wednesday August 15

When What Where
10 - 12

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.

 Place: Basement in Georg Sverdrups Hus
15 - 19

Humanist, javisst!

Welcome to the annual barbeque party for all students of the arts! We fire up the grills, you bring your friends and your food of choice.

Ivar Aasens garden

Thursday August 16

When What Where
13 - 16

Blindern Games

Join us for a fun day out at the Blindern University Campus! Try the water slide, join the colour run and take part in all the fun games and competitions on offer! 

Outside the Department of Chemistry

Friday August 17

When What Where
20 - 02

HF Beach Bonanza

The official semester start party for all new students at The Faculty of Humanities! Don your best beach gear and come dance with us!

Uglebo Student Pub, Sophus Bugges House


Published Dec. 13, 2016 11:16 AM - Last modified Aug. 28, 2018 12:57 PM