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. You can pick up lunch at SV around 12:00. 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)

    12:00 -14:00 Registration-help for NORINT-courses (drop-in)
    12:00 -14:00 SV-rebus
    14:15 -17:00 Amazing Race

    Thursday, August 16

    When What

    Introduction to the Library and IT-services. Auditorium 1, Sophus Bugges House.


    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 for questions about the administrative events. 

    Please contact your buddy coordinator for questions about the social activities:

    Elise Reiten Heen

    • e-mail: eliserh@student.sv.uio.no
    • mobile phone: +47 47660245


    Published June 18, 2018 10:27 AM - Last modified Aug. 15, 2018 4:55 PM