Welcome programme in Uppsala Autumn 2019

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 2019.

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 2019

Arrival desk at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Uppsala University will have an arrival desk set up at Arlanda Airport on Thursday 22 August between 11am and 8pm, Friday 23 August between 11am and 9:30pm, and Saturday 24 August between 11am and 3pm.

The desk is located outside the 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 22 August between 12 and 9pm, Friday 23 August between 12 and 10:30pm, and Saturday 24 August between 12 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
  • 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 Friday 30 August between 11am and 12:30pm we invite all new international students to attend our Welcome Reception.

Location: University Main Building (map)

welcome fair

On Friday 30 August between 10am and 3pm a welcome fair will be held for all new international and Swedish students at Uppsala University.

Come and meet with the Student Nations. Here you can sign up as a member of the nations and gain access to all they have to offer during your time in Uppsala.

Decorative image: Uppsala Cathedral at night

information sessions

The week before the start of the semester, we will hold a number of information sessions to help you prepare for your studies in Sweden. The sessions are mainly intended for Master's students, and you can find the schedule below:

Introduction to university studies in Sweden and study techniques
Monday 26 August, 1:15 - 3pm
Hall 3, Campus Ekonomikum

Cultural awareness and handling stress
Tuesday 27 August, 9 - 12am and 1 - 4pm
The sessions are identical, so you only need to sign up for one.
Eva Netzelius Hall, Campus Blåsenhus

Practical Information from Uppsala University
Wednesday 28 August, 1:15 - 2:15pm and 2:30 - 3:30pm
The sessions are identical, so you only need to sign up for one.
Hall 4, Campus Ekonomikum

As seats are limited, please register for sessions using the following link:


Please note that attending the information sessions is not compulsory, and if they conflict with activities organised by your programme or department, then you should prioritise those.

Orientation week

The orientation programme is organised by the International Committee which is a student run organisation. Orientation will be held between Sunday 25 August and 1 September 2019.

Orientation programme (Coming soon)

Faculty related orientation activities

Faculty of Sciences and Technology
Starting on Wednesday 4 September, the Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students (UTN) will host an International Reception for all new international and Master's students at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology. This will be an excellent opportunity for new students in the faculty to meet other students and learn about life in Uppsala. For more detailed information please visit their website.

Guided bus tours

New international students at Uppsala University will have the opportunity to take go on guided bus tours to destinations in and around Uppsala. Information about the different tours, including dates and how to purchase tickets, will be available shortly.

evening at the library for international students

For the third year running international students are invited to spend an evening at one of Uppsala University's libraries, where you will receive practical help to get you started with using the libraries' resources and services. You will be offered Swedish fika, and have the chance to get to know some of your fellow international classmates.

Date and Time: Tuesday 3 September, from 6pm to 7pm
Place: Dag Hammarskjöld och Law Library, Slottsgränd 3