Important information

Useful information for international students coming to NIH.

Important dates

Fall 2021:
(week 33 - 51)

  • August 14-15: Social activities for international students with the study buddies
  • August 16: Orientation meeting for all new, international students (students must arrive Oslo no later than August 15)
  • Week 33: Welcome week program (program will come)
  • Week 34: First week of classes

Spring 2021:
(week 1 - 23)

  • January: Orientation meeting program (date to come)
  • January 5:  last date for students to arrive Oslo
    Make sure to stay up-to-date with the quarantine regulations
  • Week 3: First week of classes for courses in English
  • March 29 - April 5: No classes

Course schedule for the 2020-21 academic year

The course schedule for classes and exams will be available in mid- July (fall semester) and mid- November (spring semester). Note that the search page is only in Norwegian, but here is a crash course in Norwegian:

  • Emne = course
  • Foreleser = Lecturer
  • Rom = Room
  • Eksamen = Exam

Above the search field, make sure you set the date parameter you wish to search within. Use the course codes (i.e. SPM325, EXFLL1) when you search. Once you find what you are looking for under "Søkeresultat" (search results), click on it, and it will move to "Mine valg" (my choices). Then click "Vis timeplan" (show timetable).

How to get to Norway

Most international flights arrive at Oslo’s main airport, Oslo Airport (OSL), located about 50 km outside of Oslo. There are several means of transportation from Oslo Airport to Oslo. The main ones are:

  • regular local trains (Vy) - approx 25 minutes
  • airport express train (Flytoget) - approx 20 minutes
  • airport buses (Flybussen) - approx 45 minutes

Although we recommend you to fly to Oslo Airport, it is also possible to fly into Torp Airport Sandefjord (TRF). This is a smaller airport, about 120km south of Oslo. They have a shuttle bus system into Oslo Bus Terminal, but the buses do not go quite as often as from Oslo Airport.

If you are travelling to Oslo by train, you should get off at Oslo central station (Oslo S) and switch to other means of transportation. Those arriving by the international buses should get off at Oslo Bussterminal, Galleriet.

How to get to NIH

The easiest way to get to NIH or Kringsjå once arrived at Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) or Oslo Bus Terminal, is to catch the metro line 5, westbound towards “Sognsvann” from Jernbanetorget station. Look for signs that lead you to the "T-bane". It is located under the central train station.

Kringsjå is the second to last stop, and Sognsvann (where NIH is located) is the last stop. Check out Ruter for more information and timetables.

Contact us

International Office