International students

Orientation Days

The orientation days for exchange students take place at the beginning of each semester.  During these days we make sure that you get all the necessary information about being a student at HVL.

The official semester start of the spring 2024 is January 3

The first part of the orientation days was an online event on Zoom on December 13 at 14:00. If you missed out on the meeting, you will find the recording and the powerpoint used in the meeting below. The powerpoint-presentation contains many useful links, so make sure that you download it!

Recording - Digital Orientation spring semester 2024

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Here you can find the Powerpoint used in the digital orientation for the spring semester of 2024.

 Here you can find the Powerpoint the student welfare organization "Sammen" used for the spring semester of 2024.

Physical programme for the Orientation Days

Campus Førde

Students that come to campus Førde will have a meeting with the student assistant or representative from the international office. Lunch will be provided. Date TBA.

Campus Sogndal

Outdoor Education and Nordic Friluftsliv-programme

Wednesday January 10

Light introduction with the study programme - details will be provided by the academic staff responsible for the programme

Thursday January 11 and Friday January 12

Same programme as below

Other study programmes

Thursday January 11

11:30 - 12:30: free lunch in the student cafeteria (please inform the student assistant about any allergies or food preferences)

12:45: Presentation from the Student welfare organisation (Saman): "Welcome to Sogndal" - In "Bragebygget" - IDUN 1+2

Friday January 12

Norway Quiz for international students
Location: Global Lounge (4th floor in main campus building)
Exact time will be given by the student assistant


Campus Bergen

Thursday January 4

Room D111 / AUD10

10:00 - Welcome to HVL and the Global Lounge

10:15 - Campus Tour

12:00 - Get to know each other activities
             Bring your own lunch (or buy in the cafeteria)

13:00 - City walk with the student assistant


Friday January 5 

Room D111 / AUD10

10:00 - The student welfare organisation (Sammen): "Meeting the locals"

11:30 - The student welfare organisation (Sammen)

12:00 - Free lunch

13:00 - The student organisations and the student democracy

13:10 - The student advisers

13:15 - The Library (introduction and tour)

14:00 - Stands with student advisers in Global Lounge


Wednesday January 10

Global Lounge

14:00 Meet the student organisations! Stands from ESN, SAIH, Kvarteret (student house) and more


Campus Stord

Programme to be announced.

Campus Haugesund

Monday January 22

Room: "Vangen" / 2086

10:00-10:30 – Welcome to orientation day. Meet Amalie and the student assistant. Get your HVL-goodie bag.

10:30-10:45 – Meet your student advisors, Eli and Andreas

10:45-11:15 – Meet the student welfare organization, Sammen

11:15-11:30 – Meet the student assistant from Vardatun

11:30-12:00 – Lunch

12:00-13:00 – Tour of campus, meet Servicetorget, the Library, and the Learning Lab


Contact the Division of research, internationalisation and innovation