The MN Faculty welcomes new exchange students

We hope your stay in Norway and at the University of Oslo will be a fun, meaningful and important learning experience.

Buddy group

Photo: UiO

The buddy system starts Tuesday 5th of January 2021. You will be placed in a buddy group with other new exchange students. The buddies are both Norwegian and international students at our Faculty. 

Since many of you will be in quarantine, we will arrange digital events for the first two weeks while we look forward to meet in person when you get out!

The buddy program student coordinator is Nafisa Ebrahimji and Marcus Steen Nitschke. There is a Facebook group just for you, make sure you check it out! A link to all the events on zoom will be sent by email.

Changes may occur to the program below, and we will update it shortly with information about where to meet up for the different activities.

First and second week schedule

The timetable shows the activities organised for all exchange students at UiO, and local events at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Since most of you will be in quarantine for ten days after arriving in Oslo, the events for the two first weeks will be digital.

Tuesday 5 January

When

What

Where

10:00 - 12:00

Orientation Day

At the Orientation Day we will provide you with important information about studying at UiO, student life at UiO and in Oslo, and how to register with the Police. 

Zoom
16:30 - 17:00

Norway in a nutshell

The University of Oslo would like to welcome all new international students with a fun introduction to student life in Norway.

Zoom

Wednesday 6 January

When

What

Where

12:00 - 13:00

Orientation with the faculty

Practical information about your studies

Zoom

18:00

Meet Your Buddy Group

You will be assigned to your buddy groups. We will have some fun activities so you get to know each other!

Zoom

Thursday 7 January

When

What

Where

13:00 - 14:00

LIVESTREAM: Tour of campus TBC
18:00 - 22:00

Digital Quiz Night

Bring all you new friends for a Norwegian quiz night!​

Zoom

Friday 8 January

When

What

Where

18:00 - 22:00

Escape-room

Zoom

Monday 11 January

When

What

Where

TBC

Lectures and lunch with your buddy group.

TBC
18:00

Guide to shopping in Norway

Zoom

Tuesday 12 January

When

What

Where

TBC

Lectures and lunch with your buddy group. TBC
18:00 Game night Zoom

Wednesday 13 January

When

What

Where

TBC

Lectures and lunch with your buddy group. TBC
18:00 Movie night Zoom

Thursday 14 January

When

What

Where

TBC

Lectures and lunch with your buddy group. TBC
18:00

Quiz

Bring your buddy group to this event with our own quizmaster Pelle!

Zoom

Friday 15 January

When

What

Where

TBC

Lectures and lunch with your buddy group. TBC
Published May 31, 2019 3:27 PM - Last modified Jan. 11, 2021 5:07 PM