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New international students took part in Arrival Service

On August 21 and 22, Stockholm University's Arrival Service took place at the Frescati campus and at Arlanda Airport. The event was the first of the so-called Welcome activities that are organised for all new international students.

These activities last for a couple of weeks at the beginning of the semester, with the final event taking place on September 9. During the Arrival Service weekend, welcome teams consisting of student ambassadors and university staff met and greeted the newcomers.


Welcome teams at Arlanda and the Frescati campus

In the arrival halls at Arlanda Airport, many students took the chance to ask questions concerning anything from how to get around Stockholm to how to get started with their studies. At the Frescati campus, students who had been offered accommodation by the Housing Office, could pick up their keys. They could also collect their one-time code and activate their university account at Infocenter in Studenthuset.

International students arriving at campus with their suitcases.
Photo: Yuto Sunakawa

Students' first impressions

Approximately 300 students from Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Taiwan and many other countries all over the world participated in the Arrival Service event.

Helen from Germany, who is in Stockholm for an Erasmus exchange from the University of Salzburg, told us she is excited to explore Stockholm and the Swedish landscape and to meet new friends.

For Martin from France, coming to Sweden to study at Stockholm University was an almost crystal-clear choice as the Master's Programme in Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate, offered at the Department of Physical Geography, is exactly what he wants to do.

Two students arriving during Arrival Service weekend.
Annalisa and Alessia, who are here for an Erasmus exchange from the University of Genoa in Italy, are very excited and can’t wait to find out everything about Stockholm and Sweden. Photo: Rongtao Zhang

Following recommendations regarding Covid-19

Stockholm University continues to follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden's Covid-19 recommendations. Adriana Jimenez, Project Manager for Arrival Service, says that – despite the challenges posed by the pandemic – the Arrival Service was conducted in a careful way that allowed a safe event for both students and staff.

A Stockholm University flag on campus.
Photo: Tina Larsson

Students arriving later

Are you an international student arriving in Sweden later this week? Don't miss out on the rest of the welcome activities! Check out the upcoming events at

If you are going to rent accommodation through the Housing Office you can find information about how to collect your keys at Arrival Information.

Information for new students can be found at

Welcome to Stockholm University!