New International Students

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Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities in what is likely to be an exciting and hectic week.

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.

Here you will find information to help you settle in and find your way around UiO

Your schedule 

Start of studies normally lasts for a week and this autumn the orientation week will be from 16 August to 20 August. The timetable shows the activities organized for all exchange students and local events at the Faculty of Humanities. 

Monday 16 August

When  What Where

09 - 10:30

Welcome to The Faculty of Humanities!

Welcome speech by Professor Gunn Enli, the Dean of Studies and Education at the faculty.

Information about examinations and rules, IT services and some practical information regarding your stay by Graciete Londrim, faculty's international coordinator.

Meet the Faculty of Humanities' Student Committee by chairperson Veronica Dahlby Tveitan.

Meet your buddies by Torhild Kjus Joa and Frida Marie Gregersen.

Please click here to join the zoom-meeting. 



Tuesday 17 August

When  What Where
11:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 15:30

Walk to Vigelandsparken

Join us for an walk to Vigelandsparken where you will get the opportunity to experience sculptures of different kind.

In front of Niels Treschows House

Wednesday 18 August

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!


Thursday 19 August

When What Where


Humanist, Javisst

Join us for a barbeque in Ivar Aasens hage. Bring barbeque and beverage. 

Please contact your buddy for more information. 

Ivar Aasens Hage

(the lawn behind Niels Treschows hus)


Friday 20 August

When What Where


Join us for a Beach Bonanza party at HF-platået/in front of Sophus Bugges house. 

Please contact your buddy for more information. 


(the square in front of Sophus Bugges hus)

Tuesday 24 August or Friday 3 September

Due to Covid-19, we are not able to gather all of you in one auditorium and we must therefore divide you into two groups. You register for one of the sessions by sending an e-mail to Graciete Londrim. Please state your name and the session you'd like to attend (first-come, first-served basis).




10:15 - 11

University library and academic writing

Write the perfect exam: a brief course in university library and academic writing by Rannveig Windingstad, faculty's head librarian.

Five top things about exams, that every UiO student needs to know by Graciete Londrim, faculty's international coordinator.

Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka, auditorium 2


Published June 8, 2021 11:39 AM - Last modified Sep. 6, 2021 10:28 AM