International Student Festival in Trondheim, Norway

Deadline: 30 September, 2012
Open to: International students at least 18 years old during the time of participation
Venue: Trondheim, Norway (7-17 February, 2013)

What is ISFiT?

ISFiT – The International Student Festival in Trondheim, Norway is the world’s largest student festival with a thematic focus. About 450 students from all over the world attend the festival. The themes have changed over the years, but have always been related to social and political topics with international relevance.

World figures often attend ISFiT and past speakers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, former Director-General of WHO Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Dr José Ramos-Horta, Professor Wangari Maathai and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr Desmond Tutu. Using modern technology, former US president Bill Clinton has relayed his thoughts about the global significance of ISFiT to plenum ceremonies at the festival.

As students are the future leaders of the world organizers believe that their voices should be heard and international networks established. Thus, the purpose of ISFiT is to be a meeting place for discussion and debate, an arena where ideas are born, friendships are made and valuable lessons are learned. The festival aims at fostering inspiration and being a starting point for international cooperation amongst students. ISFiT is a non-profit festival.


If you are interested in participating in ISFiT 2013, you must fill in the following form by the 30th of September 2012. Please note that you have to be at least 18 years old and a student at the time of participation. Make sure that all your personal information is correct, and that you write your name as written in your passport.


Selected participants will have covered cost for food and accommodation. Note that ISFiT has a limited amount of money to offer for travel support, therefore applicants are encouraged to search for alternative ways to finance their travel. Please be aware that travel funds are only meant to cover travel expenses to and from Trondheim and your city of residence.


You can apply on line HERE.

Applications will be read after the 30th of September, and those who are selected to participate will receive an invitation by e-mail. Instructions on how to obtain a visa and other formalities, will be given to the invited students. Due to limited capacity not all applicants will be invited.

Deadline for submitting the application is the 30th of September 2012.

For more information please visit the official website.

4 thoughts on “International Student Festival in Trondheim, Norway

  1. I like to participate, because he continues with all cultures,
    And exchange of knowledge, and gain experiences, dating, love and peace for all,
    Young people are the decision-makers, to make a bright future.

  2. It’s a good, and fun, way to learn I enjoyed Norwegian TV when I lived there, even if I didn’t quite foollw all that was going on. They showed us some Norwegian films as part of the course and I have to say I found most of them somewhat odd, not that it’s a bad thing I like to watch Scandinavian films and TV if I can get them, which is not enough although we’ve had several good crime dramas. My favourite Norwegian film is Buddy, set in Oslo. I do still need the English subtitles though.

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