September 14, 2012

International Student Festival in Trondheim 2013

Do you want to be a part of the world’s largest student festival? Apply for participation at ISFiT 2013 for an experience unlike anything you have ever known!

ISFiT is short for the “International Student Festival in Trondheim”. What the name does not say, is that ISFiT is also the world’s largest international student festival. ISFiT is arranged every other year, and each festival has a theme related to social and political topics with international relevance. The theme for ISFiT 2013 is global trade, and the festival is held from the 7th to the 17th of February, in the city of Trondheim, Norway. Here, over 450 students from all over the world gather to attend 17 different workshops and take part in the festivals culture program. ISFiT is a non-profit organization and is brought to life with the efforts of more than 400 student volunteers.

In addition to the workshops, ISFiT highlights the festival theme through a vast cultural program consisting of concerts, plenary sessions, art exhibitions, performing arts and ceremonies. The culture program offers an extensive range of events for the visiting participants, but is also available for the population of Trondheim.

ISFiT 2013’s vision is to create a better future for young people in the world. By being a meeting place where people can discussion and debate, ISFiT aims at fostering inspiration and being a starting point for international cooperation amongst students. Here, where friendships are made and valuable lessons learned, the participants can trade their ideas and visions.

If you are interested in participating in ISFiT 2013, you must fill in the application  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.

When you apply for the festival, you apply for one of the seventeen different workshops, and you will be attending this workshop throughout the ten days of the festival. You can read more about the workshops here.

No fees are required to attend the festival itself, but all participants will have to cover the travel expenses to and from Trondheim.

ISFiT 2013 aims to have skilled participants with diverse backgrounds regarding geography, culture, class and gender. To achieve this goal, ISFiT 2013 will be able to offer some participants financial support. To apply for financial support, fill in the corresponding section of the application form. 

Please note that ISFiT 2013 only has a limited sum to offer, so we encourage you to search for alternative ways of financing your travel. Travel funds are only meant to cover travel costs to and from Trondheim and your home city. We do not have the possibility to fund visa costs. Travel support is only awarded to students who are invited and who attend the festival.

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 we cannot invite all applicants. 

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


  1. Hello,I would like to apply for ISFiT but I have a question. I am 18 but I'm not a student at a University, I am enrolled in my senior year of High School. Can I still apply ?

  2. You must be a student at the time of participation. Wait until ISFiT 2015!

  3. Are PhD-students allowed to participate in this great event? Thx

  4. We are not responsible for enrollment, please contact the festival organizers directly for any detailed questions!

  5. Hi, my name is Hamidu Ulimwengu from Tanzania. I have a great desire to attend ISFiT but i came to find today that the deadline for application is over due to unavailable network in my apertment for almost two weeks ago. How can you help me to attend there?

  6. How can one help you? Rules are equal for everyone, irrespective of the personal situation. Try to apply for next ISFiT edition in 2 years.

  7. Hey, so I applied and I have been invited to attend the International Students Festival (ISFiT) 2013 in Norway :) BUT I have to facilitate my travel there...would you know someone/ an organizations/ scholarships that can support me for Travel funds?

  8. We are not responsible for enrollment, please contact the festival organizers directly for any detailed questions!