Welcome as new students at the Department of Biosciences

The start of the semester for new master's students is week 33. On this page you will find an overview of everything you need to know and do before the start of studies and a program for the first week.

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Welcome week 2022

All new master's students at the Department of Life Sciences will participate in the information meeting. See the program for our welcome-week at IBV here (changes may be made).

The mandatory information meeting

We want to welcome you to our department, and you will receive important information about your program. The meeting will be held on 16 August at 10:00 am in Auditorium 3 in Kristine Bonnevies hus.

Meeting our researchers

The research sections will have their own information meetings for their fields of study where you will be welcomed by the academic community and get an introduction to those who work there, their research and what opportunities there are.

Practical information

Studentcard, ID and access

Username and password

Forms for completing master studies

SiO: Housing, Health Services, Student Life

The department of Biosciences

We are located in Kristine Bonnevies hus at Blindern campus. Read about how you can get here by public transport

Master thesis

You will find an overview of available master's theses at the Department of Life Sciences here.

The list is continuously updated and provides information about ongoing projects and what our various research groups are working on.


We look forward to greeting you on August th. Please note that the deadline for registration for courses is Thursday 18th of August. Therefore, it is important that you review recommended courses in advance. You can find more information regarding this on your programme's pages.

You sign up for courses in Studentweb through the "active courses" tab or through your individual "study plan". 

We advise you to wait for the actual registration until you have attended the welcome meeting on Wednesday. But make sure you familiarize yourself with your options.

Students who received a conditional offer and have met the conditions will be granted study rights and can sign up for courses before the deadline.

Important deadlines

August 16: Welcome meeting starts at 10 am

August 18: Deadline registering courses

September 1

  • Deadline register as a student and pay the semester fee
  • Absolute deadline registering courses
  • Deadline for applying for special examination arrangements

December 1: Deadline for your study plan agreement

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A Master’s in Bioscience will make you a knowledgeable and valuable candidate within your chosen discipline. There is a wide range of potential employers within research and management, both within the public and the private sector.

You can read career interviews with our former students here (Norwegian only)

The Career Services at UiO

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Contact the student advisors: studieinfo@ibv.uio.no