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Welcome Programme August 2024

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

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Eivind Senneset

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Stay tuned for UiB's autumn semester Welcome Programme 2024. The programme will introduce you to different aspects of being a student in Bergen.

Joining the programme is an excellent opportunity to meet other international students, as well as ask questions to UiB staff members. Attendance is not mandatory, but we highly encourage all new international students to participate. 

Welcome and Introduction

We will hold an introduction meeting for new international students in the auditorium Egget at the Student Centre. Address: Parkveien 1. We have devided you into three groups depending on which faculty you will be studying at. 

Date and timeFaculty
Wednesday, 7 August at 10 am:Faculty of Medicine
 Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design
 Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Thursday, 8 August at 10 am:Faculty of Psychology
 Faculty of Social Sciences
Friday, 9 August at 9 am:Faculty of Humanities
 Faculty of Law

In addition to receiving practical information, you will meet a Norwegian student, learn more about the Student Welfare organisation Sammen and how to hike safely in the Norwegian nature. The programme will last approximately 3 hours. 

Meet your Faculty

All faculty meetings will be held on Friday, 9 August. The time will vary depending on which faculty you belong to. We will link to the faculty page below as soon as the details are updated.

Welcome Week - Monday, 12 August to Friday, 16. August

On Monday, 12 August at 10 am we celebrate the beginning of a new academic year for all new and established students and staff. The Welcome Cermony will take place on campus at Muséplass. More details will follow. 

There will also be different activities for new students during the Welcome Week. You will receive detailed information directly from your faculty before the semester starts.

In addition, there are several social activities open for all students.

Utekino (Biff) på Geofysen - Wednesday, 14 August

Wednesday evening you can experience Bergen in a completely new way. Sit down on the lawn outside the Geophysical Institute and enjoy a movie on a large screen, with Mount Ulrikken and the lake Store Lungegårdsvann in the background. The film is in English and is shown in collaboration with the Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF).

Student organisations on stand in Grieghallen - Thursday, 15 August

The student welfare organisation Sammen is holding a student organisation fair Thursday, 15 August. Pop by Grieghallen between 10:00 and 17:00 to see if you can find your student organisation! Here you have a unique chance to find out what you want to do in your spare time during your stay in Bergen. You can talk to, ask questions and get to know the student organisations in Bergen.

Hallaien student concert - Friday, 16 August

As a spectacular ending to the Welcome Week. All students in Bergen are invited to a large outdoor concert at Koengen on Friday, 16 August! Find link to tickets in MittUiB from the beginning of August.

Open house at the student house Kvarteret - Saturday, 17 August

Saturday between 12:00 end 16:00, Kvarteret, Bergen's largest student house, invites you to join in on your favorite activity - or try something completely new!

Drop in and choose between silent disco, yoga, speed friending, quiz and karaoke, among other things.

Fløyen mountain hike

Join an organized mountain hike to mount Fløyen on Sunday 18 August. This is a good opportunity to get to know the hiking possibilities in Bergen, and other students. Meet at Fløyen funicular station in the city centre at 13:00. Return at approx. 16:00.