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Welcome Programme

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

Three students standing in a small circle together, talking and smiling
The Welcome Programme offers a great chance to meet other new students.
Emil Breistein


Stay tuned for UiB's autumn semester Welcome Programme 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. 

Thursday 8 August

Host: Catrine A. Waage, Division of Student Affairs





Opening session

Griegsalen in Grieghallen concert hall

9:10-9:30Meet and mingle  

Vice-rector for Education, Oddrun Samdal

All you need to know as a new UiB student 
Catrine A. Waage


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


Onboarding with Sammen
Sammen tells you how you can benefit from the variety of their offers in your daily student life.


Friday 9 August

Check the time and place for your faculty

Visit to the faculties with orientation meetings and information about the coming Mentor Week


Monday 12 August

08:30 - 09:30Norwegian language courses orientation meeting for beginner's levels only (NOR-INTRO, NOR-U1, NOR-U1/2)

Auditorium Egget, The Student Centre 

Check the time and place for your facultyStart of the Mentor WeekCheck the time and place for your faculty
15:00 - 16:00Welcome Ceremony for all students and staff - the official opening of the new academic yearMeet at Muséplass square in front of the Bergen University Museum


Tuesday 13 August