Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!

This information is aimed at international exchange students who have been admitted to studies at UiO, in order to prepare for their arrival and semester start. Are you looking for admission to UiO?

Orientaton week and buddy activities for international students

The Orientation week for new international students is a week of events to help new students settle in, get to know Oslo, meet people and have fun! We highly recommend that you organise your travel to Oslo on time to take part in the events.

To help you feel settled and ‘at home’ as soon as possible, there are lots of social activities organised in this period. There will be buddy activities both during the day and in the evening so you will not be short of plans during your first week.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has divided all new international exchange students arriving in August into buddy groups. We will send an e-mail with information about your buddy group and orientation week within July 1.

Orientation week: Program

Friday, 11 August

When What Where

Meet and Greet service

Oslo Central Station

18:30-00:30 First night in Oslo Escape: Ole-Johan Dahls hus, Gaustadalléen 23 B

Monday, 14 August

When What Where

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences

Auditorium 1, Eilert Sundts hus


Get to know your buddy group:

Free lunch and campus tour

If you are unable to find your buddy group, please go to SV-info in Eilert Sundts hus.

Welcome to UiO!

Welcome ceremony


Evening Mini City tour with buddy group


Tuesday, 15 August

When What Where

Orientation day for new international students at UiO

Chateau Neuf


Russe-party at Sognsvann - free BBQ


Wednesday, 16 August

When What Where

Police registration help for non-EU students (drop-in)


9:00-12:00 Registration help for NORINT-courses (drop-in)


12:15-13:00 Orientation meeting for exchange students at The Faculty of Social Sciences

Auditorium 4, Harald Schjelderups hus

13:00-15:00 Course registration help (drop-in)

PC-rooms 350 and 351, Eilert Sundts hus

15:00- Norwegian hike (Markatur)


Thursday, 17 August

When What Where

Introduction to the Library and IT-services

Presentation (pdf)

Auditorium 1, Eilert Sundts hus

12:00-16:00 Blindern Games: Outdoor games and barbeque Outside the Faculty of Chemistry    
20:00- Quiz-night at Amatøren

Amatøren, Sogn student village

Friday, 18 August

When What Where
12:00-16:00 SV-games

Meet outside Eilert Sundts hus

20.00-03:00 SV-party

Meet outside Eilert Sundts hus

Saturday, 19 August

When What Where

Studentslippet - find your Oslo (info in Norwegian)

Get to know Oslo by visiting cultural attractions, participate in different activities and explore new areas in the city. The event is free. 

St. Olavsgate 32

Events after Orientation week

Monday, 21 August

When What Where
10:00-15:00 Student association day Idrettsbygningen

Friday, 3 November

When What Where
10:15-11:00 Exam information meeting 1

Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts hus

Tuesday, 7 November

When What Where
12:15-13:00 Exam information meeting 2

Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts hus

Questions regarding orientation week?

Please contact SV-info

Buddy group coordinator

Håvard Vavik +47 97603128

Published June 16, 2017 2:40 PM - Last modified Aug. 17, 2017 3:27 PM