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Participate in the Welcome Programme for new international students 10-15 August 2017!

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Students in an auditorium, all standing up and hugging the person next to them
The Introductory Programme offers a great chance to meet other new students.
Photo:
Emil Breistein

UiB's autumn semester Welcome Programme is held Thursday 10 August-Tuesday 15 August. You will be introduced to different aspects of being a student in Bergen through practical information and entertaining lectures. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet other international students, as well as ask questions to UiB staff members. Attendance is not obligatory, but we highly encourage all new international students to come. Pre-registration is not required. 

Thursday 10 August

Host: Catrine A. Waage, Division of Student Affairs

Time

Programme

Place                             
09:00

Opening Session

Meet and mingle.

Griegsalen in Grieghallen  
09:30

Welcome

Welcome speech by Vice-rector for Education

 
 

All you need to know as a new UiB student

Practical information and presentation of student welfare offers

 

10:45-

11:15

Break

The cafeteria will be open during the break.

 

11:15-

12:15

Meeting the Locals

Sammen Career and Counselling gives you stories about the Norwegian culture from a fun fact perspective.

 

12:15-

12:45

Student Survival Kit

Sammen Career and Counselling provides tips and advice on how to cope with a possible culture shock and talks about student support. 

 

12:45-

13:15

Break

The cafeteria will be open during the break.

 

13:15-

13:45

Enjoy Norwegian Nature

The Norwegian Trekking Association tells you how to best enjoy Norwegian nature and stay safe at the same time.

 

Friday 11 August

Host: Catrine A. Waage, Division of Student Affairs

Time

Programme

Place

08:30-

09:30

Orientation meeting - Norwegian language courses

For students with granted admission to beginner’s level courses only (NOR-INTRO, NOR-U1, NOR-U1/2).

 Auditorium 1, Dragefjellet, Faculty of Law

 

 

 

 

Visits to the faculties with orientation meetings and information about Mentor Week

Check the time and place for your faculty meeting here.

The faculty meet­ings for students at Law and Medicine are on Monday and Tuesday, see programme.

 



 
10:00

Mentor Week information meetings

For students at the Faculty of Law only
Meet outside Aud. 2, Dragefjellet, Faculty of Law 
11:00

Mentor Week information meetings

For students at the Faculty of Medicine only

Aud. 4, Dragefjellet, Faculty of Law*

 

*The programme in the New student brochure you will be given on day 1 of the Welcome programme, states that the room for this meeting is at the Student Centre. This has been changed, and the meeting will be held at Dragefjellet.

Monday 14 August

TimeProgrammePlace
14:50

Start of the Mentor Week

For all students. Appointment of Mentor Week groups. Check the Mentor Week programme for your faculty here.

Students at the Faculty of Law will have the faculty orientation meeting first.

Meet at Muséplassen Square

Tuesday 15 August

Time

Programme

Place

09:00-

13:30

Meet the Student Organisations

Meet a range of Bergen’s student organisations within culture, politics, sports etc. This is a good time to find an organisation that suits your interests, talk to current members and even sign up.

The Student Centre
09:30

Bus pick-up

Only for students at the Faculty of Medicine at Fantoft student hostel.

Outside Meny Supermarket at Fantoft.

10:00-

12:30

Visits to the faculties and departments with orientation meetings

For studens at the Faculty of Medicine only

Aud. 2, Building for Basic Biological Research (New student campus map index B, Medical campus.

14:00-

15:00

Welcome Ceremony for all New Students

Official opening of the academic year. Artist: Silja Sol.

Nygårdsparken