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 also post various useful information and tips on our blog to help you settle in.

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

Welcome Programme Autumn 2022

Arrival Days at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

The Arrival Days for the autumn semester 2022 are on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August. During these days, we will have an arrival desk at Arlanda Airport open from 09:00 to 20:00. We will offer a free shuttle service from Arlanda Airport to the Welcome Centre 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 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.

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 18 and Friday 19 August 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 at Segerstedthuset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7 and has its ordinary opening hours from 08:00 to 16:30, Monday – Friday.

Welcome reception

The welcome reception for new international students will be held on Friday August 26 in the University Main Building at 11:30–12:15. The reception will include a formal welcome ceremony in the Grand Auditorium.

After the reception you are welcome to join an exhibition with student nations, student unions and other important functions related to Uppsala University. The exhibition will be held in the University Main Building at 12:15–14:30.

To prepare for your arrival, you can take a look at this welcome video from last year 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.

Information sessions

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. We will hold a number of online information sessions with practical information for new students. These will be published below on this website in June 2022.

Guided tours

Around the start of the semester, we will offer a number of guided tours for new students. Information on these will be published on this website in June 2022.

Other activities

Many welcoming activities are also held by the Uppsala student unions and nations. We will share information about these on this website as soon as the schedule becomes available.

Green Living in Pumphuset - drop in

How to live environmentally friendly in Uppsala? Can you drink the tap-water, and what goes down the drain? How is waste-water treated, and how to recycle and reuse? Meet the staff of Uppsala Vatten och Avfall AB, the company that delivers tap-water, takes care of waste water and recycle the house-hold waste.

Ask questions, and enjoy the interactive exhibition in the old water work Pumphuset. Pre-registred participants are offered "Fika".

Register here