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Orientation Weeks

Arrival Day is the start of the Orientation Weeks for all new international students at Lund University. During the Orientation Weeks, you will have the chance to learn more about Sweden and Lund, and to make new friends.

We cannot wait to meet you!

Attending Orientation Weeks is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend that you do so in order to take part in the many services that are only available during this time.

Orientation Weeks programme

The Orientation Weeks for international students include social, cultural and practical activities that aim to help you settle in smoothly at the University, in student life, and in Sweden at large. 

The schedule for the Orientation Weeks, August 2024, will be published on the Canvas course page 'Orientation Guide to Lund University Autumn 2024' in June.

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Arrival Day

The official Arrival Day are open to all new international students at Lund University. During the Arrival Day, international mentors and university staff will welcome you and help you settle into your new life in Lund and Sweden.

About Arrival Day

Important meetings and seminars for all students

Lund University organises several important meetings and seminars during Orientation weeks in August 2024 which we strongly encourage all new students to attend. These will cover topics which lay the foundation for successful studies. You will find the time and date of the sessions in the Lund University Orientation Guide at the end of June.

This session will help inform you about settling in at the university. It will also give you the chance to meet the local police and get helpful tips about laws and rules in Lund.

This seminar will focus on issues such as the Swedish healthcare system and your general well-being.

This is a great opportunity to meet student organisations in Lund and discover what student life in Lund has to offer.

During Pre-Registration Day, exchange students meet with their coordinators to settle their Study Plans and get information about academic matters, while many degree programmes arrange welcome activities for their new degree-seeking students. Some meetings may occur on other days as well. Refer to information from your coordinator about any meetings you may need to attend.

This session will help you get familiar with the library system at Lund University.

Join this session to learn about the academic culture and practical matters in the Swedish academic system.

The Student Health Care at Lund University will inform you about ways to cope with cultural challenges that you might face as a new student.

Information session about how to identify, react to, and prevent discrimination and harassment. 

Introductory Swedish for Exchange Students (SUSA)

Exchange students who have applied to SUSA will have classes in introductory Swedish and lectures on Swedish culture. The course ends with a written examination (3 ECTS). Please note that the SUSA course is currently only offered to exchange students. Exchange students who will take SUSA (Introductory Swedish for Exchange Students) must arrive by 20 August for the start of the course.

Information about the introductory Swedish for exchange students

Social and cultural activities organised by the International Desk

Lund University organises many social and cultural activities which are open to all incoming students. Details regarding the date, time, place, and how to join will be available in the Orientation Guide to Lund University in Canvas in August.

Student organisations' activities 

The famous 'nations' are student social clubs at Lund University. The nations, together with student unions and other student organisations, arrange a wide variety of activities during the Orientation Weeks, as well as in the evenings and on the weekends during the semester.

Student nations at Lund University

The International Mentor programme

As a new international student, you have the chance to join the International Mentor Programme. The programme gives you the possibility to kick-start your social life and get to know both Swedes and other international students. During the Orientation Weeks, there are social activities organised specifically for the mentor programme.

About the International Mentor Programme at Lund University