Norway (NMSA) - Trondheim
anaesthesia, dermatology, female cancers, genetics, geriatrics, hematology, immunology, infectious diseases, intensive and critical care, internal medicine cardiology, internal medicine gastroenterology, internal medicine hematology, internal medicine pulmonary, musculoskeletal, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, peadriatrics, peadiatrics surgery, psychiatry, radiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, head- and neck surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, internal medicine endocrinology, emergency medicine
Student flats
Cafeteria at the hospital
You need to take an MRSA test before you arrive in Trondheim. It can not be older than two weeks before you start your internship and you can not be in contact with any patient from the day you took the test until you arrive in Trondheim.
Thomas Lindmo Stillingen

Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city. Getting here is easy and it’s a perfect base for exploring the region.

Trondheim has many names. It’s a city of students, technology, culture, cycling and food. The 33,000 students, many of whom attend the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, leave their mark on the city and contribute to a high level of innovation and a vibrant cultural life.

That’s also the case with the many festivals held year-round. Trondheim hosts festivals in genres including jazz, blues, chamber music, world music, rock and pop. The best known is the flagship St. Olav Festival, Norway's largest church and cultural festival.

Trondheim’s intimate city centre is perfect for cyclists. Excellent cycling paths lead to and around the city centre, while the world’s first bike lift, located in the idyllic old town Bakklandet, is popular among residents and tourists alike. A short bike ride from the city centre is the outdoor recreation area Bymarka, which is wonderful for fishing and hiking. 

Annual food and beer festivals, a food hall, Norway’s most popular Farmers’ Market, several local breweries and many excellent restaurants focusing on local food mean Trondheim can rightly be called a food city. 

Trondheim, formerly called Nidaros, was Norway's capital from 1030 to 1217. The city has played a key role in Norway’s history, and the Nidaros Cathedral has been a popular pilgrimage site for nearly 1000 years. 

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is a public research university with campuses in the cities of Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund. NTNU is the largest of the eight universities in Norway, and, as its name suggests, has the main national responsibility for higher education in engineering and technology. In addition to engineering and the natural and physical sciences, the university offers advanced degrees in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine and health sciences, teacher education, architecture and fine art. NTNU was formed in 1996 by the merger of several institutions. The medical degree programme belongs to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The faculty consists of a total of 7 institutes in Trondheim (Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's and Women's Health, Department of Electromedicine and Movement Science, Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Health and Nursing, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging and Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience). 

The hospital in Trondheim is called St. Olav's University Hospital and is located at Øya. It is the regional hospital of the middle part of Norway. The hospital was created in 1902 and the clinical education started in 1975 in cooperation with the University of Bergen, with 43 doctors graduating in 1980. In 2002 it was decided to build an entirely new hospital at Øya. The first new buildings were opened in 2005 and the new University Hospital was finished in 2013. St. Olav's University Hospital cooperates closely with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in research and in education of medical doctors.

We do not currently accept incoming SCORE students. However, we are trying our best to make this possible again. 


The incoming students will stay at student flats/apartments. Boarding will be available the entire period of the exchange, including one day before and one day after the exchange at the hospital/project. 

The incoming students will get a warm meal at a hospital cafeteria 5 days a week of a specific price.

From the airport (Værnes) you can reach the city center either by bus or by train in approximately 40 minutes. When going around the city there are many buses available, but many locations are in walking distance. We will help you get a bus card/install the ticket app. 

The local exchange officers will arrange a social programme for the incoming students both in July and in August.

Trondheim can offer both beautiful nature and an interesting cultural scene. When in Trondheim you shouldn't miss out on the impressive cathedral Nidarosdomen, the relaxing atmosphere at Munkholmen or the old city center Bakklandet. And make sure to go for a hike in the scenic Bymarka.

Remember that Norway is an expensive country, make sure to bring enough pocket money. ;-) Also, most stores are closed on Sunday, however we will help you figure out which ones are open. And don´t forget to check the temperature before going, Norwegian summers are cold