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!

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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. 

Friday August 9

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 - 23.59

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.

Chateau Neuf

Monday August 12

When What Where
10.15 - 11

Information meeting

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

Georg Sverdrups house, aud 1
11 - 12

Buddy Meet-Up!

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

Georg Sverdrups house, aud 1
14.45-16 Welcome Ceremony Universitetsplassen

Tuesday August 13

When What Where

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. 

Sophus Lies auditorium

Guided tour along the Aker River

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

The first groups will join us from 14, the rest will join us from 15.45. Your buddy has the details! 

Kjelsås station

Wednesday August 14

When What Where

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.

Basement in Georg Sverdrups Hus

Registration help for Norwegian classes 

International students who need help to register for Norwegian language courses on the Studentweb are welcome to attend this course registration help.

Sophus Bugges house, PC room 1. 

Humanist, javisst! - With a sporty twist!

We welcome all new students to a barbecue party and dodgeball tournament! We provide the grills, you bring your own food! Information in English will come.

Ivar Aaaens yard

Thursday August 15

When What Where

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. 

The first groups will join us from 10, the rest will join us from 12.30. Your buddy has the details. 

Ekeberg Sculpture park

Friday August 16

When What Where

Tour to Hovedøya

Join the rest of the students at HF for a day trip to one of the islands outside Oslo. Information in English will come.



Published Dec. 13, 2016 11:16 AM - Last modified Aug. 30, 2019 9:21 AM