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Welcome Programme

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

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

UiB's spring semester Welcome Programme is taking place 4 January 2019. 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. 

Detalied programme will be announced in December.

Friday 4 January

Host: Catrine A. Waage, Division of Student Affairs




Preliminary time

9:00 - 14:30

Opening session

The University Aula, Muséplass square 3 (see campus map)

Entrance from Olaf Ryes vei through the Museum Gardens

09:00Meet and mingle 
09:30WelcomeWelcome speech by Vice-rector for Education, Professor Oddrun Samdal
09:45All you need to know as a new UiB studentPractical information by Catrine Andersen Waage
11:30SammenOnboarding with Sammen Counselling & Health
12:15Enjoy Norwegian NatureThe Norwegian Trekking Association tells you how to best enjoy Norwegian nature and stay safe at the same time
13:15Norway for dummiesJørn Øyrehagen Sunde will give you an insight on how geography, topography and climate have influenced how Norwegians are today
14:00Closing notes 
14:30Faculty MeetingsEach faculty will hold a meeting to give you some practical information about courses and the upcoming semester


Monday 7 January


Orientation meeting, Norwegian Language Courses

Egget, Student Centre (Parkveien 1)


Wednesday 16 January

12:00-15:00Open house and standsKvarteret, Olav Kyrres gate 49