Create a user account

If you are a new employee, guest or student at NTNU, you must activate your user account to access NTNU's IT systems. This page shows you how.

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Foreign employees

Foreign employees in Trondheim, without MinID or BankID, must visit the nearest Campus-IT to activate their user account. In Gjøvik and Ålesund, foreign employees can go and see the Orakel Support Services help desks. ID must be shown (driver's license / passport) and you will receive a printout with username and password.

If you are unable to visit any of the locations described above please contact Orakel Support Services

Foreign employees, undertaking work for NTNU off-campus

If you are a foreign employee undertaking work for NTNU remotely, off-campus (for instance some external graders): Make sure that your contact person/supervisor has registered your personal mobile phone number in our HR system Paga.

Your supervisor/contact person then needs to send a request to the Orakel Support Services using this form in NTNU Hjelp. When this is done we will send you an SMS with information needed to activate your user account. If your mobile phone provider does not support SMS from four-digit numbers abroad, we may send you the same information in an encrypted email. 

Activate your user account using electronic ID

Employees and students with a Norwegian national ID number and an electronic ID (MinID or BankID) can activate using this link:

 Activate user account 

  • When activating your username and e-mail address is provided to you.
  • During activation you must choose a personal password.
  • Make sure you remember your details - for security reasons, you will not get a receipt with this repeated.
  • You need an e-ID (MinID, BankID or BankID på mobil) to activate this way.

International students

International students activate their user accounts with the ID number and PIN code sent by email.

Before you activate your account

You can activate your user account yourself, but first you have to take care of the following:

  1. You must have received a PIN code in an email from NTNU. The same code is used when logging in to Studentweb.
  2. Unless you are an exchange student, you have to be connected to a program of study. Your program of study should appear on the main page of Studentweb after you have logged in.
  3. Unless you are an exchange student, you have to pay your semester registration fee at NTNU. The registration of the payment can take up to three days after it has been made.
  4. Find your student number on Studentweb. It can be found under "profile" in the upper right hand corner below your name when you are logged in.

When this is done and everything has been registered, you can activate your user account.

Activate your user account

  1. Go to this site to activate your account. Enter the ID number sent by email, your student number and your PIN code. During the activation you will receive your username. You will also create a password or choose one from a given list. 
  2. Press Activate user account. It is important that you remember your username and password.

If you don't have access to Internet at home, you can activate your account on campus computers at:

  • Gløshaugen: On the second floor in the Central building (Sentralbygg) II. See MazeMap for a map. The libraries have also PCs available.
  • Dragvoll: In the street near Akademika bookshop. Dragvoll Library has also PCs available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I change my username?

How can I change my password?

I've forgotten my PIN code, what should I do?

I've forgotten my username and/or password, what should I do?

I've studied at NTNU previously and had an account then, but I've started at a new program. Do I have to reactivate my account?

  • No. If you remember your username and password you can try to log in. If this doesn't work, follow the steps for forgotten passwords.

What if I run into other problems?

More information


Orakel Support Services can help if you have questions or if you encounter difficulties.