Exchange student at the Faculty of Social Studies

Welcome to our Orientation Week August 15th-19th! Take a look below to get to know what we have planned for you, and how we intend to welcome you to UiO and Norway!

To-do at the Faculty of Social Studies:

  • We highly recommend that you participate for the Welcome Meeting and Information Meeting that you can find below. At these events you will be presented with a lot of necessary and useful information that you need to know as an exchange student at UiO.

    In case you have fallen ill, or for some other reason are unable to attend the information meeting, please let us know at

Important deadlines:

The final deadline for course registration is September 1st. 

Do you require special examination arrangements? Remember to apply by September 1st.

Events at the Faculty of Social Studies

The Faculty of Social Sciences will give you important information regarding your time here at UiO. You will also get more information about your upcoming buddy week and buddy group here!

Aug. 15, 2022 2:00 PM2:45 PM, Sophus Bugges hus, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36, 0313 Oslo

The icebreaker games for international students will take place at the lawn between Sophus Bugges hus and Fredrikke. Follow your buddies!

Aug. 15, 2022 7:00 PM9:00 PM, U1 (Moltke Moes vei 31, 0851 Oslo)

The international students will be divided into team-A and team-B. These two teams will be competing in activities such as "Flip the Cup", "Limbo dance" and "grab-the mic".

Aug. 16, 2022 12:00 PM1:30 PM, Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet

Your buddies will guide you, and show where to find the library, reading rooms, Akademika bookstore, student health services, fitness center, coffee shops, canteens, the best patios for a breaks from studies, and much more. Each group will start at different locations, and work their way through campus.

Events at the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo greets all new students with a traditional ceremony at the University Square.

Aug. 16, 2022 10:00 AM12:00 PM

At the digital 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. 

Aug. 24, 2022 10:00 AM2:00 PM, Frederikkeplassen

Get your bike ready, mend your favorite trousers, buy a new chair or learn more about how you can cultivate plants in your own window!

Aug. 27, 2022 12:00 PM4:00 PM, Lids hus/The Botanical Museum

Learn more about plant species from all over the world in the beautiful surroundings of the Botanical Garden at Tøyen.


Contact the International Student Reception for questions regarding admission to UiO.

Do you have other questions regarding your studies at the Faculty of Social Studies?

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