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Participate in the Welcome Programme for new international students at the start of the semester.

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Students sitting in Griegsalen, smiling, attending the Welcome programme
The Welcome Programme offers a great chance to meet other new students.
Photo:
Emil Breistein

UiB's autumn semester Welcome Programme is taking place 9-10 August 2018. You will be introduced to different aspects of being a student in Bergen through practical information and entertaining lectures.

The programme is 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 9 August

Host: Catrine A. Waage, Division of Student Affairs

Time

Programme

Place                             
14:00

Opening session
Meet and mingle

Grieghallen/ Grieg concert hall (see campus map)

14:30

Welcome
Welcome speech by Vice-rector for Education Oddrun Samdal

 
 

All you need to know as a new UiB student
Practical information by Catrine Andersen Waage

 

16:00

Break

 

 
16:15Enjoy norwegian nature
The Norwegian Trekking Association tells you how to best enjoy Norwegian nature and stay safe at the same time
 
16:45Your stay will be what you make it

Sanna shares her experience on how to take most out of your stay and how to make Bergen your home.. What to expect? Definitely some funny stories as a foreigner in Norway and practical tips to cope with a new and exciting culture you will find yourself.


by Sanna Lutsoja
 
17:30Roundup 

Friday 10 August

Time

Programme

Place                             
   
10:00 - 12:00Various lecturesDragefjellet, Faculty of Law (New student campus map index no. 44) 
13:00

Meet the faculty

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social Science
  • Faculties of Humanities
  • Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
 
   

    Monday 13 August

    Time

    Programme

    Place

    09:30-

    10:30

    Orientation meeting - Norwegian language courses

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

    Auditorium Egget, The Student Centre
    13:30Start of the Mentor Week
    For all students who want to attend. Appointment of Mentor Week groups.
    Meet at your own faculty

    15:00-

    16:00

    Welcome Ceremony

    For all students who want to attend

    Musèplass

     

    Tuesday 14 August

    TimeProgrammePlace
    09:00-15:00Meet our 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. 
    The Student Centre (Campus map index no. 14)