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!
If you would like to connect with other students before your arrival, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and learn more about your new student city. We post various useful information on our blog to help you settle in.
Are you a new student on Campus Gotland? Check the welcome programme for Campus Gotland instead.
Digital welcome reception
A welcome video where you will meet, not only the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, but several of our students who will take you behind the scenes to studies and student life at Uppsala University.
Welcome Programme Spring 2022
Arrival Day at Stockholm Arlanda Airport
The Arrival Day for the spring semester 2022 is on Friday 14 January. On this day, we will have an arrival desk at Arlanda Airport open from 09:00 to 19:00. We will offer a free shuttle service from Arlanda Airport to your housing in Uppsala.
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.
If you will be arriving on Friday 14 January and want to use the Arrival Day services, please register using our Arrival Day Form. Please note that you have to register before Tuesday 11 January.
If you arrive outside of the official Arrival Days, do not worry. It is pretty easy to travel from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala on your own as well. Check out how to get to Uppsala.
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, student account details and Campus Card. The Service Centre is located at Segerstedthuset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7 and has its ordinary opening hours from 08:00 to 16:30, Monday – Friday.
Each new academic year, the university holds a number of information sessions for new international students, to help you prepare for your studies and life in Sweden. Here you can watch the information sessions from autumn 2021.
Upcoming sessions in spring 2022
Welcome Meeting for new exchange students
Monday 17 January, 16:00-17:00
In this welcome meeting for new exchange students, we at the Division for Internationalisation will give you some practical information to help you get started in Uppsala. We will also have time for a Q&A session to help you with any questions you might have!
Get involved! Uppsala Student Unions and Nations and what they can offer to students
Monday 17 January, 17:00-18:00
You’ve probably heard a lot about the student nations, but what are they really? Join this session to learn about Uppsala’s student nations and what they can offer you! In the session, you will also get to know the Uppsala student unions and what they do to protect students’ rights!
Region Uppsala: How we can fight COVID-19 together
Tuesday 18 January, 15:30-16:00
In this session, Region Uppsala, will talk about what they do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and what you can do to help!
Student Health Services: Sustainable Student Life
Tuesday 18 January, 16:15-16:45
Studying and living abroad can be challenging in many ways especially with lots of expectations coming from several different directions. It is important to manage your stress and lifestyle so that you can continue to achieve your goals and enjoy your time here. Join us to get tips to create a sustainable and enjoyable student life!
Student Health Services: Cultural Adjustment and Surviving Winter Blues
Tuesday 18 January 18,17:00-17:45
Welcome to Sweden! It is common to face many differences when you move to a new place and it can help to understand more about the new culture to enjoy it. It can require a lot energy and time to adapt and find your way. Join us to get tips on how to adjust to Swedish culture and surviving your first Swedish winter! In this session, we will be joined by a few of our current students who will help you by sharing their insights from their time in Sweden.