Buddy system for new international students

New international students are invited to take part in a buddy group during the start of the semester. 

Your faculty will automatically assign you to a buddy group, if you are: 

  • An exchange student
  • A bachelor's degree student

Full degree master's students

Full degree master's students are not automatically assigned a buddy group, and should contact their programme for information about semester start.

Buddy groups

In the buddy group you will make friends, get the opportunity to take part in several enjoyable events and get to know your faculty and the campus.

Buddy week

Most events and activities during the buddy week will be organised by your buddy group and your Faculty.

You will receive more information from your faculty upon arrival about all the activities during the buddy week.  

With your buddy group, you can also choose to attend joint events for all the international students, such as:  

  • Fun in the Sun - outdoor games on Thursday 17 August
  • Studentslippet - get to know the city of Oslo on Saturday 19 August
  • Student Society day on Monday 21 August


For questions about the buddy system, contact the Student Information Centre at your faculty:

Unsure which faculty to contact? Then you can send an email to fadderordningen@uio.no or contact Clara Bergene on phone no.: +47 98 89 85 00 or Håvard Østrem on phone no.: +47 45 88 54 87

Published Apr. 8, 2016 2:59 PM - Last modified Apr. 21, 2017 11:10 AM