Welcome programme in Uppsala autumn 2017

Information Sessions

Attend our Information Sessions during the autumn semester, for information and advice about getting started!

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 2017.

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

How to get here

Programme details

Arrival desk at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Between 17-19 August, Uppsala University will have an arrival desk set up at Arlanda Airport. The desk will be open between 9am and 7pm on 17 and 18 August, and 9am to 3pm on 19 August, and will be 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 Campus Blåsenhus).

Welcome Centre in Uppsala

Between 17-19 August, Uppsala University will also have a Welcome Centre set up in Uppsala, at Campus Blåsenhus. This will be open between 10am and 8pm on 17 and 18 August, and 10am to 4pm on 19 August. Activities this day will 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

During this day, staff from the Housing Office with staff from the International Office and student volunteers can be found there. The location for the welcome desk in Uppsala will be at Campus Blåsenhus, entrance 1C.

Welcome reception and fair

All new international students in Uppsala are invited to the welcome reception at the University Main Building on 23 August. During this reception, international students will be formally welcomed to Uppsala University by the University Vice Chancellor. The welcome reception will commence at 3 pm. After the welcome reception, there will be a mingle with light refreshments, offering our new students a chance to get to know each other!

On 25 August, there will be a welcome fair for Swedish and international students held at the University Main Building, from 10.30am to 3pm. Here, you will be able to get to know more about the student unions, nations, various university offices and other Swedish organisations.
Welcome to a short seminar in English at 11:30-11:45 in hall IX, about the support you can get from the Student Health Centre and support available to you with disabilities.

Guided tours

Uppsala University offers a number of guided tours at the start of each semester, both longer bus tours and shorter walking tours. On 25 August between 1:15 and 2pm, there will be three guided bus tours of Uppsala held in English, as well as a guided walking tour of the Museum Gustavianum, also held in English. Approximately 150 tickets will be available for the buses and 60 tickets available for the museum. These guided tours will be free of charge. If you would like a ticket, please visit the Student Services table at the welcome fair.

More guided bus tours of various destinations in and around Uppsala will also be available to international students in the days following the welcome reception and fair. More details about these tours, including the price and destination, can be found on the following link:

Guided Tours

International day at Campus1477

On Sunday 20 August, Campus1477 offers you a chance to try out what they have to offer. Between 12.00 and 17.00 head to Campus1477 Blåsenhus and use their gym, attend a fitness class or try out their bouldering wall! Full details and a schedule of the group training classes on offer can be found on the Campus1477 website.

Evening at the library for international students

New international students at Ekonomikum and Gamla Torget Campuses are invited to an evening at the Library for Economic Sciences, located in Ekonomikum on Thursday 31 August, between 5pm and 8pm. There will be coffee/tea and sweets and you will have an opportunity to get to know the University Library and its services.

Mingle with other new students and learn how to find your course textbooks, how to use the copying and printing system, how to access electronic resources from the library, how to get a library card and more...

Orientation programme

The orientation programme is designed to introduce new students, such as you, to Uppsala University and to Sweden. During the programme, you will be informed about the resources available to you as a student, along with other useful tips to assist and guide you through your time here. By attending the programme, you will get to know your fellow students and learn more about Swedish student life. If you are in Uppsala, you will also receive a temporary student ID card enabling you to enter the popular student nations. Welcome activities for international students are organised by Uppsala University, the student unions and the International Student Committee. The full schedule for the orientation programme can be found on the following link:

Orientation Programme 2017