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 will divide all new international exchange students arriving in August into buddy groups. You will get more information about your buddy group in the welcome meeting.

Orientation week: Program

Friday, August 10

When What

Meet and Greet service

18:30-11:59 First night in Oslo 

Monday, August 13

When What

Welcome meeting


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.

15:00-16:00 Welcome Ceremony

Welcome party

Tuesday, August 14

When What

Orientation day for new international students at UiO



Wednesday, August 15

When What
09:00-10.00 Orientation meeting for exchange students at The Faculty of Social Sciences

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

10:00 -12:00 Registration-help for NORINT-courses (drop-in)
12:00 -14:00 SV-rebus
14:00 -17:00 Amazing Race

Thursday, August 16

When What

Introduction to the Library and IT-services


Blindern Games

19:00 Quiz-night

Friday, August 17

When What
13:00 Costume-making for SV-Night.
20.00-03:00 SV-Night

Saturday, August 18

When What
10:00-22:00 Studentslippet


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


Published June 18, 2018 10:27 AM - Last modified June 18, 2018 10:42 AM