New International Students

The University Library of UiO in the snow.
Photo: UiO

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. 

Monday January 6

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

Tuesday January 7

When What Where
09.30 - 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. 

NB: You need to sign up!

Georg Sverdrups house, aud 1
13 - 14

Information meeting

Warm welcome from Professor Frode Helland, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.

Information about  course registration, examinations and rules, IT services and various practical things by Graciete S. C. Londrim, international coordinator at the Faculty of Humanities.

Sophus Bugges house, aud 1
14 - 15

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

Wednesday January 8

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.

Eilert Sundts house A
13.30 - 14.30

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. 

Rudolf Nilsens Plass, Oslo
18 - 22

Quiz night

Bring all your new friends for a Norwegian quiz night!

Fredrikke spiseri

Thursday January 9

When What Where

13 - 16

Guided bus tour of Oslo

Do you want to learn more about Oslo? Sign up for a free guided bus tour through the city! 


Friday January 10

When What Where

10 - 12

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
12 - 14

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! 

Kjelsås station


Published Dec. 13, 2016 11:16 AM - Last modified Apr. 24, 2020 9:39 AM