In collaboration with Stockholm University Student Union, Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester.
An introduction to university life
The activities are designed to assist you as a new student and introduce you to university life in Stockholm and Sweden.
The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport, a guided bus tour, a tour to IKEA, various social events, and an open fair where you get to meet staff from the University and different student associations.
The Arrival Service is the first event of the Welcome activities and consists of four events: the Welcome teams at Arlanda airport, the Arrival Shuttle Bus Service from the airport to the main campus, the Arrival Service at Studenthuset (don't miss the welcome fika!) and the Shuttle Bus to the accomodations.
Next Arrival Service takes place on 19 January 2020.
Bus trip to IKEA
The Stockholm University Student Union (SUS) invites all newly arrived students to join a free bus trip to IKEA.
Next bus trip to IKEA takes place on 20 January 2020.
An important part of the Welcome activities is called Orientation Day – a welcoming day for newly arrived international students, filled with information about practical matters such as healthcare, IT services, student life and Swedish language courses.
The event is held at the beginning of each semester and offers a comprehensive seminar programme in our Plenary Hall Aula Magna.
Next Orientation Day takes place on 21 January 2020.
Open fair and social activities
Meet our student associations and the University's organisations to gain a better understanding of the services they provide for students. Speed-friending and guided tours on campus will be held for all new Swedish and international students to get to know each other!
Next Open fair and social activities take place on 21 January 2020.
Guided bus tour in Stockholm
Join us on a free guided bus tour through Stockholm! There will be a professional English-speaking guide in each bus (with a total of 250 spots).
Next Guided bus tour in Stockholm takes place during the first week of term. The date will be published in November 2019.
Library introduction and 'Studying effectively at Stockholm University' presentation
Meet the staff at the library who are experts on searching information and reference management. They will gladly teach you how to search, select and critically exam scientific resources. Moreover, the Academic Writing Service will help you understand what is expected of you during your studies as well as teach you how to use your time effectively.
Next Introduction takes place during the first week of term. The date will be published in November 2019.
International Office, Student Services