New International Students

Congratulations! The hard work has paid off, autumn 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. 

Friday January 4

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.

Escape: Ole-Johan Dahls hus, Gaustadalléen 23 B

Monday January 7

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.

Sophus Bugges 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, how to dress as a Norwegian and get to know your buddy group!

Sophus Bugges House, aud 1
12.30  Lunch with your buddy group! Gamle Røykern, Fredrikke building 

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 hus, Auditorium 1

Board Game Night

Buns and hot chocolate, board games and new friends or foes at the Faculty of Humanities' own student pub. Exclusive for students of the fine arts!


Tuesday January 8

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

Ice skating and activities at Tøyen

Join in for some traditional Norwegian ice skating and fun activities such as street art walks, museum tours etc. at Tøyen. Hot chocolate will be served at the ice rink. Students at the Faculty of Humanities have the ice rink all to them selves from 12 to 13, so come early!

Rudolf Nilsens Plass, Oslo

Wednesday January 9

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. 

Café tour at the University Campus

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!

Blindern campus

Quiz Night

Bring all your new friends for a Norwegian quiz night!

Gamle Røykern, Fredrikke building

Thursday January 10

When What Where

Guided bus tour around Oslo

PS: You have to sign up!

Meet up outside Knutepunktet - the International Student Reception

Friday January 11

When What Where
12 - 14

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
14 - 16

 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 be snowy and crispy, so wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes adapt for winter. This is what Norwegians do during the weekends! 

19 - 02

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 initiated as a student 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



Published Dec. 13, 2016 11:16 AM - Last modified Apr. 12, 2019 1:02 PM