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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.

Students at fair during introduction week

Orientation programme

The introduction weeks for international students include a variety of activities that aim to help you settle in smoothly at the University and in student life. Most of the activities are available to both new international degree students and exchange students, but the schedules may vary slightly.

  • Orientation Programme for spring 2019 (to be published closer to the time) 
  • Ticket prices for orientation activities spring 2019 (to be published closer to the time)

Examples of activities

The following activities are typically offered during Orientation Weeks. Some of the activities during the Orientation Weeks require a ticket. Tickets are sold at Arrival Day. You can also visit the International Desk.

Arrival Day

The official Arrival Day for all new international students at Lund University.

Read more about Arrival Day

Excursion Day

For Excursion Day you can choose among bus tours where we explore the wonderful countryside and visit places of special interest in the Skåne region. Previous excursions have included the beach at Falsterbo, hiking through Söderåsen National Park or a day tour through the famous Österlen region.

Enjoyed the tour? Find other fun places to visit!

General Information Meeting

At the general information meeting, staff from the University, Student Health services, Studentlund and the Swedish police will provide useful information about life in Lund and at the University.

Student Health information

Read more about Studentlund

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.

Sports and Games Day

Ever heard of “Brännboll”, “Kubb” or “Såpafotboll”? On our Sports Day the student organisations offer a day of games, sport activities and lots of opportunities to meet new friends.

Student Association Fair

Meet the wide variety of Lund student organisations at the Student Association Fair and learn about all of the activities that you can take part in during your stay in Lund.

Read more about student associations at Lund University

Student nation activities

The famous "nations" are student social clubs at Lund University. The student nations organise a wide range of activities in the evenings and at the weekends throughout the first weeks of each semester.

Read more about Student nations at Lund University

Introductory Swedish for Exchange Students (SUSA)

Exchange students who have applied to SLOP/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.

Read more about introductory Swedish for exchange students

Swedish Academic Study Skills & Cultural Awareness Seminar

A mandatory full-day event for all new international degree students. Get the skills to be a successful student at Lund University and prepare yourself for your stay in Sweden. The day includes, for example, lectures on time management skills, Swedish academic culture as well as a panel discussion on “Swedish culture”.

Taste of Sweden

On our Swedish food-tasting event, try Swedish delicacies such as “ärtsoppa”, “rotmos” and “sill”.

Can't wait? Learn more about Swedish culture and food here!

Treasure Hunt Challenge

In teams with new friends, your task is to find our hidden letters at different student organisations in Lund. By following the treasure map, solving tricky quizzes and winning tough challenges you have the chance to win nice prizes!

Guided tours of Lund Cathedral

During the Orientation weeks, all new international students will have the opportunity to get a guided tour of Lund's most famous historical landmark, the Lund Cathedral.

Read about Lund Cathedral on the Church of Sweden's website

Read about the city of Lund

Welcome Reception

The Vice-Chancellor of Lund University and the Municipal Commissioner of the City of Lund welcome all international students.

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Pictures from previous introduction weeks

Students doing thumbs up for Swedish food at the Taste of Sweden event
Students trying swedish food at the Taste of Sweden event

Bus trip to IKEA during arrival week
Students enjoying a trip to IKEA during introduction week

Basketball game in Malmö
Students watching basketball game in Lund

Students at fair during introduction week
Students mingling at the Student Association Fair


Marissa Frayer, 26, from the USA

"Explore everything. The countryside in Skåne is beautiful and Malmö and Copenhagen are just around the corner. In the summer Lund is particularly fantastic with lots of outdoor events, film showings and concerts."