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Welcome Programme

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

A male and a female student holding up UiB tote bags in front of a crowd
The Welcome Programme offers a great chance to meet other new students.
Jørgen Thune Johnsen

Stay tuned for UiB's autumn semester Welcome Programme 8-16 August 2019. The programme will introduce you to different aspects of being a student in Bergen, including Mentor Week with focus on social activities.

Joining is 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. 

We will announce a detailed programme during April-June, but save the dates for now. In the meantime you can have a look at the spring programme below to get an idea of some of the content.

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