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Orientation Weeks

Arrival Days 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.

Students playing beach volleyball at one of the nations


The information on this webpage is preliminary and may change at any time due to changes in the Covid-19 situation. Please check back here for updates closer to the 2021 Arrival Day dates. 

Orientation Weeks programme Autumn 2021

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

The Orientation Weeks programme for autumn 2021 will be published here during the summer.

Example of activities organised by the International Desk*

The International Desk normally arrange the following activities:

  • Hikes
  • Cultural events
  • Food Fairs
  • Student Association Fair
  • Sports Day
  • Mentor Group Challenge

*The social activities during the Orientation Programme autumn 2021 will be adopted to the pandemic.

Arrival Day

The official Arrival Day is 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.

Learn more about Arrival Day

Pre-Registration Day

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.

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.

Learn more about introductory Swedish for exchange students

Mentor Group Challenge

A typical Swedish 'Fresher’s week' activity! In teams, complete challenges around the city and win nice prizes.

Student organisations’ activities

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

Learn more about student nations at Lund University

Orientation Weeks Autumn 2021

Depending on the developments in relation to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the situation in August, when the Orientation Weeks take place, the programme contents may be subject to change.