In total, there are about 1,254 international students who are coming to Stockholm University to begin their studies. 833 are exchange students, 307 are EU/EEA citizens who come here on their own to study programmes or courses, and 114 come from outside the EU/EEA and are required to pay fees to study at the university.

Of the 833 exchange students, a majority come from Germany (180), followed by France (105), United Kingdom (64), China (48) and Spain (45).

Welcomed at the airport and free bus to town

Student guides meet you at the airport. Photo: Dan Johansson, Stockholm Academic Forum
Student guides meet you at the airport. Photo: Dan Johansson, Stockholm Academic Forum

Student guides will meet the foreign students at Arlanda airport, where a welcome desk has been set up by Stockholm Academic Forum. The guides, who come from Stockholm University and five other higher education institutions, will assist with various practical matters and answer questions. The international students are also offered a free shuttle from the airport to the Ă–stra station/KTH and Stockholm University, where the guides will present what Stockholm has to offer as a student city.

The airport welcome service starts on Saturday August 22 and is offered for three days.

On 22-23 August there will also be a manned welcome desk at Skavsta airport, but no special free buses to Stockholm will be offered.

Orientation Week for new students

Next week, Stockholm University and the Student Union organise an Orientation Week to welcome newly arrived students. Among the activities offered are tours of the campus, welcome party, guided bus tours of Stockholm city and a bus trip to Ikea.

On Wednesday 26 August, Orientation Day is held at Aula Magna, where practical information about studying at Stockholm University is shared together with an opportunity for the student organisations to tell more about their activities.

Each year, 5,000 international students come to Stockholm to study at one of the city's 18 universities.

Orientation Week

Orientation Day

Stockholm Academic Forum

Stockholm Academic Forum (Staf) is a cooperative organisation of 17 universities and the City of Stockholm. Staf is working to make academia more visible in the society and to profile Stockholm as a national and international academic destination.