Welcome programme in Uppsala Autumn 2018

Every semester, Uppsala University, together with the student nations and student unions, organise a range of activities to welcome our new international students. Below, you can read about the welcome programme that has been planned for students commencing their studies in the autumn semester of 2018.

Students who will be studying at Campus Gotland please find out more about the welcome programme in Visby.

How to get to Uppsala

Programme details

Arrival days AUTUMN 2018

Arrival desk at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Uppsala University will have an arrival desk set up at Arlanda Airport on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 August between 10am and 8pm, and on Saturday 25 August between 10am and 3pm.

The desk is located outside customs service in Terminal 5.

Please note that if you arrive at any other terminal you must go to Terminal 5 to meet us. While the arrival desk is open, we will offer a complimentary shuttle service from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala. The shuttle service from Arlanda Airport will drop students off at the Welcome Centre in Uppsala (at the Segerstedt Building).

Welcome Centre in Uppsala

Uppsala University will have a Welcome Centre set up in Uppsala, at the Segerstedt Building. The Welcome Centre will be open on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 August between 11am and 9pm, and on Saturday 25 August between 11am and 4pm.

Activities at the Welcome Centre include:

  • Uppsala University Housing Office for keys and contracts to most housing areas (only for students who have been offered housing through the Uppsala University Housing Office)
  • Welcome packages, including a SIM-card
  • Shuttle services to housing areas
  • Student Internet Account (requires formal ID, take your passport with you)
  • Temporary student ID

Staff from the Housing Office and the International Office, as well as student volunteers, will be on hand at the Welcome Centre. The Segerstedt Building is located on Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7.

Welcome reception

On Wednesday 29 August, Uppsala University will hold a Welcome Reception in the University Main Building for newly arrived international students. The reception, which includes an official welcome by the Vice-Chancellor as well as information sessions, will commence at 1pm and wind down at 5pm with a mingle and light refreshments. The event is both informative and fun, and gives new students the opportunity to get to know the university and each other. It is therefore recommended that all international students in Uppsala attend. Swedish Master’s students are also welcome to participate. 

Information sessions will be held by:

  • International Office
  • University Libraries
  • Student Health
  • Officer for equal opportunities
  • The Student Nations

Welcome fair

A welcome fair is being held for both international and Swedish students on Friday 31 August between 10am and 3pm. More information will be available closer to the date.

Orientation week

The schedule for the orientation week is not yet set. We will update this webpage with the orientation week schedule as soon as it is finalised.

guided tours

During August and September we offer a number of guided tours to all new international students. Tickets will be sold at the Service Centre at the Segerstedt Building (Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7) from 2 August and onwards. Opening hours during the summer, 25 June - 17 August, are 8 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday. From August 20 and onwards, the Service Centre is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday. We only accept card payment, so please do not bring cash.