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 by mid-December 2017.

Orientation week: Program

Friday, January 5

When What Where

Meet and Greet service

Oslo Central Station

18:30-11:59 First night in Oslo  Escape: Ole-Johan Dahls hus, Gaustadalléen 23 B

Monday, January 8

When What Where

Welcome meeting

Auditorium 7, Eilert Sundts hus


Get to know your buddy group and Blindern campus:

Free lunch and campus tour

If you are unable to find your buddy group, please go to SV-info in Eilert Sundts hus.
12:15 - 13:30 Workshop Harald Schjelderups hus, PC-room

Norway in a nutshell - a welcome event for all new international students at the University of Oslo

Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 1

19:00-00:00 Kickoff Party

Eilert Sundts hus, U1

Tuesday, January 9

When What Where

Orientation day for new international students at UiO

Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 1


Ice skating and activities at Tøyen

Rudolf Nilsens Plass

Wednesday, 10 January

When What Where

Police registration help for non-EU students


Idrettsbygningen (Sports Building)

10:00 -12:00 Registration-help for NORINT-courses Sophus Bugges hus
15:00-19:30 Café tour at the University Campus

Blindern Campus, Villa eika                                                   

20:00-23:00 Quiz Night

Escape, Ole Johan Dahls hus

Thursday, January 11

When What Where

Introduction to the Library and IT-services

Eilert Sundts hus, Auditorium 1


Oslo sightseeing by bus

(register to participate)

Meet up outside Knutepunktet - The International Student Reception
17:00-21:00 "Hygge" evening

Eilert Sundts hus , U1

Friday, January 12

When What Where
12:00-16:00 Trip to Sognsvann

Meet at Sognsvann metro station

18:00-21:00 Pre-party in Schultz house Schultz gate 21
20.00-03:00 Students' Olympiad: Different games and competition with  psychology students

Eilert Sundts hus, U1

Events after Orientation week

Events for all international students

Knutepunktet - the International Student Receptionalso organize events for international students in and after orientation week. Go to events calendar.

Questions regarding orientation week?

Please contact SV-info

Buddy group coordinator

Jon Eskild Ramsrud Kindberg

Mob: +47 484 69 614


Published June 16, 2017 2:40 PM - Last modified Jan. 10, 2018 9:21 AM