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 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.

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The information meeting is mandatory for new master students admitted to the Master's programme at the Department of Geosciences, autumn 2020.

Are you unable to be present?

Students that are unable to meet, must send an email prior to the information meeting to studieinfo@geo.uio.no and notify us in order to keep their admission at the master programme. Students failing to do this, will have their admission withdrawn.

Information from the meeting will be put available at 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 at 12 August must, within Friday 11th September 2020, drop by the student administration (room 111) and confirm your arrival by personal attendance. If you are not able to do so, your MSc admission will be cancelled. Remember to bring an ID with a photo. Email is not accepted. 

Programme for the information meeting

The information meeting will take place in one of 2 cohorts, the first starting at 10:00 (10 a.m.), the second at 13:00 (1 p.m.), depending on which programme option your are admitted into:

COHORT 1

Students admitted to one of the following programme options: 

  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
  • Geophysics, Geodynamics and Planetary Sciences
  • Sedimentology, Paleontology and Stratigraphy

From 10:00 - 12:00

  • Welcome by the Head of Department, Professor Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle.
  • Information from the Student administration by student adviser, Karl Johan Ullavik Bakken.

From 12:00 - 12:30 

  • Free lunch in the Geology building. 

From 12:45 - to ca 13:30

You will meet the programme coordinator for your programme option in separate meetings, where you will have the chance to discuss the course of study, courses etc with the coordinator of your programme:

Programme option Room
Structural Geology and Tectonics Seminar room 102 (Mellomrommet)
Petroleum Geoscience Aud. 2
Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry Seminar room 217 (Valhall)
Geophysics, Geodynamics and Planetary Sciences Aud. 3, ZEB-building
Sedimentology, Paleontology and Stratigraphy Seminar room U37 (Kurssalen) (sub floor) 

All meetings take place in the Geology building unless other is stated.

COHORT 2

Students admitted to one of the following programme options: 

  • Geomorphology and Geomatics
  • Hydrology and Glaciology
  • Environmental Geosciences
  • Meteorology and Oceanography
  • Geohazards and Geomechanics
  • Computational Science- Geosciences (CS: GEO)

From 13:00 - 15:00

  • Welcome by the Head of Department, Professor Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle.
  • Information from the Student administration by student adviser, Karl Johan Ullavik Bakken.

From 15:00 - 15.30 

  • Free lunch in the Geology building. 

From 15:45 - to ca 16:30

You will meet the programme coordinator for your programme option in separate meetings, where you will have the chance to discuss the course of study, courses etc with the coordinator of your programme:

Programme option Room
Geomorphology and Geomatics Seminar room 217 (Valhall)
Hydrology and Glaciology Seminar room 102 (Mellomrommet)
Environmental Geoscience Aud. 2
Meteorology and Oceanography Meeting room 2418, Kristine Bonnevies hus
Geohazards and Geomechanics Seminar room U37 (Kurssalen) (sub floor) 
Computational Science - Geoscience (CS:GEO) Seminar room 102 (Mellomrommet)

All meetings take place in the Geology building unless other is stated.

Study start - tentative social programme

Will be announced later. 

Important deadlines for registrations

  • 13 August - Deadline for registration for courses in the autumn semester in StudentWeb.
    • Students sign up for courses in StudentWeb. Study rights will be assigned in time for the meeting.
  • 1 September - 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 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 the admission should note that they must submit the application for approval of the master study plan as early as possible in the first semester.

Getting to the University of Oslo

For those of you that have not been at 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:

Contact us if questions

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Student administration: studieinfo@geo.uio.no

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

Published June 6, 2019 2:11 PM - Last modified Aug. 6, 2020 3:32 PM