Welcome to Uppsala

Soon you will join us in Uppsala and get ready for your studies and student life. We are looking forward to your arrival and hope you are too!

Welcome Programme for Uppsala, Spring 2024

Arrival Day at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

The Arrival Day for the spring semester of 2024 is Thursday 11 January 2024. During this day, we will have an Arrival Desk at Arlanda Airport from 09:00 to 20:00. We will also offer a free shuttle service from Arlanda Airport to the Welcome Centre in Uppsala during these hours.

The Arrival Desk is located outside the customs service in Terminal 5. If you arrive at any other terminal, you will need to go to Terminal 5 to meet us and take the shuttle service.

If your arrival is delayed

We are not able to extend the opening hours of the Arrival Desk and Welcome Centre. Should your arrival be delayed, you will need to make necessary arrangements for your transportation and accommodation on your own.

It is pretty easy to travel from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala on your own. Check out how to get to Uppsala.

Welcome Centre in Uppsala

Uppsala University will have a Welcome Centre set up in Uppsala, in the Segerstedt Building. The Welcome Centre will be open on Thursday 11 January 2024 between 10:00 and 21:00.

Services at the Welcome Centre include:

  • Uppsala University Housing Office for keys and contracts for 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 account activation (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 at Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7.

Service Centre in Uppsala

You are warmly welcome to visit the Service Centre in Uppsala during its ordinary opening hours to pick up your welcome folder and student account details. The Service Centre is located in the Segerstedt Building, at Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7 and is normally open from 08:00 to 16:30, Monday–Friday.

Other welcome events

The Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students arrange several events to welcome international students to Uppsala.

Find a detailed schedule with all the events on their website