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.

Students playing beach volleyball at one of the nations

Orientation Weeks programme autumn 2020

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.

See the Orientation Weeks programme (PDF, new window)

Examples of activities

The following are examples of activities that may be offered during the Orientation Weeks in August. Some of these activities require a ticket. Tickets are sold online during the week before Arrival Day. 

Buy tickets for autumn 2020 Orientation Weeks activities via invajo.com

Arrival Days

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

Learn more about Arrival Days  


By participating in excursions with international mentors, you will have the opportunity to explore the surroundings. Perhaps you would like to join us for a short hike in the lush southern part of Lund or bike with us to a nature reserve approximately 20 km from Lund.

Guided tours

Join the International Desk for guided tours of Lund Cathedral, the Botanical Garden, the Historical Museum or the Kulturen museums – a perfect way to get to know the city of Lund!

Enjoyed the tour? Read about key attractions to visit!

Swedish Academic Study Skills & Cultural Awareness Seminars

These online seminars provide you with the skills and knowledge to be a successful student at Lund University and prepare you for your stay in Sweden. The seminars include, for example, lectures on time management skills, Swedish academic culture, as well as a panel discussion on Swedish culture.

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 2020

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