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!

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How to get to Uppsala


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting difficulties of international travel we are changing our plan for arrival autumn 2020.

At this point, we cannot provide all the detailed information about the welcome programme as we need to have an idea of the number of students arriving in Uppsala.

Are you a new student on Campus Gotland? Check the welcome programme for Campus Gotland.

International arrivals at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

There will be an arrival desk at Terminal 5 at Arlanda Airport on Monday 24 August between 09:00 and 21:00 and Tuesday 25 August between 09:00 and 21:00. While the arrival desk is open, we will offer a shuttle service from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala, free of charge. This arrangement may have to be adapted according to local regulations at the time.

If you wish to use the shuttle service, you must register your arrival by 10 August at the latest. You will receive more detailed information about the shuttle service by e-mail after 10 August.

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.

Please also note the opening hours of the arrival desk. Should your arrival be delayed, you will need to make necessary arrangements for your transportation and your accommodation the first night on your own.

Welcome Centre in Uppsala

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are restrictions in place in Sweden limiting gatherings to no more than 50 persons. In order to avoid large gatherings, you need to make an appointment in order to pick up your welcome folder, student user account details and receive your student nation card. We will arrange this according to the pandemic situation in August. You can schedule an appointment after 10 August when the booking system is open. Please return to this webpage for updates.

Welcome Reception

On Friday 28 August, between 11:30 and 12:50, we will hold a digital reception to formally welcome all our new students to Uppsala University. In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, there will not be any physical gatherings this year. Instead, we will host a live talk show and you will get a glimpse of what the University, the student life and Uppsala as a city have to offer.

At the talk show reception, you will get to meet:

  • Professor Eva Åkesson, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University
  • Shirin Mavadati, student services
  • Erik Schwartz, student unions
  • Elin Wirman, student nations
  • Kayleigh Carter, the gym Campus 1477
  • John Ringh, Destination Uppsala

Two of our current students, Shreya Kohli and Thomas Bolding, will accompany you through the talk show. They will share their experiences and talk about how they dealt with the challenges that they have faced so far as students.

Come join us in the live streaming so that you can ask questions and interact with the students and the representatives in the studio. In August, we will send an email to all the new students with details on how to participate. Stay tuned.

If you are unable to join us live, don’t worry. We will record the talk show and you will get a link to watch it after the event.

Welcome activities

During the week before the start of the autumn semester, various welcome activities will be held for students. This will include digital information sessions with practical information for new students, guided tours of the University Main Building and campus areas, as well as social activities for you to make new friends in Uppsala. The full schedule of activities will be published in mid-August. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these activities may be held online, however, rest assured that we will do our best to welcome you to Uppsala and help you settle in, make new friends and start your studies successfully!

Arriving later during the semester?

If part of your autumn semester will be taught online and you will be arriving later during the semester, you can find helpful information on how to get from Arlanda to Uppsala.

Monday – Friday from 14 October to 30 October, we will be available at the Segerstedt Building (Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7) from 09:00 to 16:30 to give you your welcome folder, help you create your student account and answer any questions you might have.