Mandatory information meeting

Welcome as a new student at the Department of Geosciences. This is a welcome meeting for all new students in the master programme Geosciences and CS: Geoscience with useful information about the studies and study start. 

It is mandatory to meet and if you are unable to attend, you must give us a notice of your absence in advance.

Attendance will be taken. 

Photo: MSc in Geosciences, Mandatory information meeting

The information meeting is mandatory for new master students admitted to the Master's program at the Department of Geosciences, autumn 2021.

Are you unable to attend?

Students that are unable to meet, must send an email prior to the information meeting to and notify us in order to keep their admission at the master program. Students failing to do this will have their admission withdrawn.

Information from the meeting will be put available on this page after the meeting and students who are unable to attend (and have given notice of their absence prior to the first lecture) must familiarize themselves with the information on their own.

The final date of arrival

Students that are not present at the information meeting on 18 August must, within Friday 10th September 2021, drop by the student administration (room 111) and confirm their arrival by personal attendance. If you are not able to do so, your MSc admission will be canceled. Remember to bring an ID with a photo. Email is not accepted. 

Program for the day

The set end time is indicative and there may be an end before the time.

Information meeting

From 10:00 to 12:00:


From 12:15 to 12:45:

  • Grab a free lunch in the back of Aud. 5 in Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus. Go outside and enjoy your meal!

Meeting within the program options

From 13:00 to 15:00: 

You will meet the program coordinator for your program option in separate meetings, where you will have the chance to discuss the course of study, courses, etc with the coordinator of your program. The meeting takes place with the other program option students and is not one-to-one. 

Meet up outside Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus main entrance to meet your coordinator and stroll along together to your room. Several of the rooms are behind locked doors and you might not have access there on your own. 

Se rooms for the meetings below (under the picture). 

Buddy program

From 15:00 (and beyond): 

The buddy program starts for the new master students and is voluntary to participate in, but highly recommended. 

In the link above, you will also find contact information for the master buddies.

First day at campus. 3 students smiling towards the camera, ready to start their studies.
First day at the campus from August 2020.
Photo: Jarli&Jordan/UiO

Program option meetings

Program option Room
Structural Geology and Tectonics

Seminar room 102 (Mellomrommet)
Geology building

Petroleum Geoscience

Will be decided. 
Meet Jan Inge outside the entrance of Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus

Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry Auditorium 5, 
Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus
Geophysics, Geodynamics and Planetary Sciences Will take place later.
Sedimentology, Paleontology and Stratigraphy Seminar room 219 (Valhall),
Geology building
Environmental Geosciences Seminar room 123, 
Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus
Geomorphology and Geomatics ALC-room 2414, 
Kristine Bonnevies hus
Hydrology and Glaciology ALC-room 2320, 
Kristine Bonnevies hus
Meteorology and Oceanography Meeting room 2418,
Kristine Bonnevies hus
Geohazards and Geomechanics Auditorium 1 (1st floor)
Geology building
From 13.00 to 14.00. 
Computational Science: Geoscience ALC-room 2320, 
Kristine Bonnevies hus
(together with Hydrology 
and Glaciology)

Students with a conditional offer for admission 

Students with a conditional offer ("betinget tilbud") will not be able to register for courses in Studentweb until the conditions have been met. Please make contact with the student administration when this is done if you need any help.

For questions regarding the condition and documentation of this, please contact the Admissions Office at email: and have your applicant number ready. 

Register for courses and pay the semester fee

  • 19th August at 23:59 - Deadline for registration for courses in the autumn semester in StudentWeb. Students sign up for courses in StudentWeb. 
  • 1st September at 23:59 - Deadline for paying the semester fee and registration for the semester in StudentWeb.

Click here for more information about course registration deadlines.

Week 34 - The lectures begin!

During these weeks, the lectures in most of the courses startup. See the course semester page for the time and place for the first lecture. All courses at the Department of Geosciences have mandatory attendance on the first lecture.

If you have problems making it to the first lecture, you inform the Student administration of your absence before the first lecture. Otherwise, you will be removed from class and examination.

Completed courses prior to admission

Students who have completed master's courses prior to admission should note that they must submit the application for approval of the master study plan (master contract) as early as possible in the first semester.

Getting to the University of Oslo

For those of you that have not been to the campus area at Blindern yet, notice that you can find a description of how to arrive at Blindern, see the map over campus, and where to locate the Geology building here:


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Student administration:

For academic questions, please refer to your contact person at the program option.

Published June 6, 2019 2:11 PM - Last modified Aug. 18, 2021 9:07 AM