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.

Welcome Programme for Visby

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

Welcome Programme for Uppsala, Autumn 2023

Arrival Days at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

The Arrival Days for the autumn semester 2023 are on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 August. During these days, 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

Please note the opening hours of the arrival desk. 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 your 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 17 and Friday 18 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 after arrival

The welcome reception for new international students will take place in the University Main Building on Friday 25 August. The hours will be published here closer to 25 August. Find your way to the University Main Building by using the MazeMap website.