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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.

New international students playing board games together

Orientation Weeks programme

The Orientation 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. 

The spring 2020 Orientation weeks programmes will be published here in December.  

Examples of activities

The following activities are typically offered during the Orientation Weeks. Some of these activities require a ticket. Tickets are sold online before Arrival Day as well as at the Arrival Day venue on Arrival Day. You can also visit the International Desk when it is open and buy tickets there after Arrival Day if there are any tickets left.

The link to buy tickets online will appear on this webpage approximately one week before Arrival Day. 

Arrival Day

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

Learn more about Arrival Day

Welcome Reception

The Vice-Chancellor of Lund University and the Mayor of the City of Lund welcome all new international students. There will be live music, light refreshments and opportunities to mingle with other new international students.   

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 Falsterbo beach, Söderåsen National Park and 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

Learn 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, sports activities and lots of opportunities to meet new friends. Note that Sports and Games day is only held in the autumn Orientation Weeks (August). 

Student Association Fair

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

Learn 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 on the weekends during each semester.

Learn 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.

Learn more about introductory Swedish for exchange students

Swedish Academic Study Skills & Cultural Awareness Seminar

These 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.

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: Lund Cathedral.

Learn more about Lund Cathedral on the Church of Sweden's website

Learn more about the city of Lund

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Pictures from previous Orientation 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 the Orientation Weeks

Basketball game in Malmö
Students watching a basketball game in Lund

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