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New International Students

Welcome to MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society!

The International Student Office is looking forward to meeting all of you for practical arrangements, orientation and registration.

If you recently have arrived in Norway or plan to arrive later from abroad, please read the information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health very carefully, and follow their instructions.
You must not break your quarantine to attend the Orientation meeting, lectures, or show up at MF at all. Once you are out of quarantine, you can attend activities at MF.

Please read the guidelines regarding covid-19 before you come to MF.

Important information regarding the start of studies - Covid-19 related issues

Please click the link to read the information letter "Information regarding start of studies Autumn 2021". All new international students must read this document thoroughly. 

Program for Orienation day and Welcoming week

Program for Orientation day, Friday, August 13th:

10:00 - 11:00 Orientation meeting for Bachelor students
Place: Auditorium 1 at MF (a recording of the meeting will be made available on afterward)

11:00 - 12:00 Registration for student card for Bachelor students

11:30 - 12:30 Orientation meeting for Master and Erasmus+ students 
Place: Auditorium 1 at MF (a recording of the meeting will be made available on afterward)

12:30 - 13:00 Registration for student cards for Master and Erasmus+ students

13:00 - Social activities led by Buddies

Program for the Welcoming week

Study programme meetings, Tuesday, 17th:

10.00 - 11.00 Master in Theology
Place: Auditorium 2 or Zoom

12.00 - 13.00 Master in Religion in Contemporary Society
Place: Auditorium 3 or Zoom

12.30 - 13.45 Bachelor in Theology, Religion and Society
Place: Auditorium 1 or Zoom

The Welcoming week will also include a variety of social activities and events arranged by the Buddies. The program for this will be posted soon!

Buddy Week

Being a new international student can feel a little overwhelming. Do not worry, Norway has a wonderful system in place to help and make the transition to your new student environment easier. It’s called Buddy Week! Buddy week is designed by your fellow students to give you a great start at MF. You will automatically be assigned a buddy group at the beginning of the semester, during orientation. The Buddy group system helps new students establish a social and academic network as soon as they arrive.

In a buddy group you will get:

  • The possibility to join a social network and make friends from your first day at MF.
  • The possibility to take part in several enjoyable events such as concerts and theatre shows with your buddy group.
  • A tour of the MF campus

The buddy group
Each buddy group is made up of two-three buddies and 10-20 new Norwegian/International students. As a member of a buddy group, you will meet other students from your study program or related academic field, who are also new at MF. The buddies have already studied at MF for some time and know what it is like to be a student. They are familiar with the joys and sorrows of student life and are there to answer any questions you might have about student life at MF and in Norway.

Any questions? Please send us an e-mail to the international student assistant:

See the programme for the buddy week here.