Information sessions for international students


Every new academic year, the university holds a number of information sessions online for new international students, to help you prepare for your studies and life in Sweden. All who register for an information session will be able to participate live, and will receive a recording of the event, so no need to worry if you're not available for all the sessions that you'd like to attend - you can always watch them afterwards! We will also offer live Q&A sessions where you can ask questions to us in the student recruitment team.

General Q&A

Moving to a new country to study may lead to a lot of questions and concerns! If you want to ask us at the university something, please log into this general Q&A session over Zoom and we can help you! Please note that we cannot answer very specific questions about your course or programme, for this we recommend contacting your course or programme coordinator.

Discover Visby: Get to know your new home town!

Moving to a new city means a lot to discover! In this session, our university guide Mikael Norrby will share his highlights from Visby and Gotland. 

Stay active! Sports facilities and outdoor activities on Gotland

Being active is a great way to clear your mind after a long day of studying. In this session, you will learn about  ways to stay active through sports and discovering Gotland’s many outdoor activities.

UU Careers and Learning Swedish

Do you want to stay in Sweden and work after graduation, or are you maybe considering a research career? Regardless of your goals, the study- and career counselors at UU Careers are here to support your career planning. If you’re considering a career in Sweden after graduation, learning Swedish is also an advantage, so this session also contains information on the Swedish language courses available through the university.

Founded in 1477: Get to know your new university!

Uppsala University has a long and rich history. In this session, University Guide Mikael Norrby will introduce you to your new university and share some highlights from our 500 years of history.

University Library and The Language Workshop 

Good research starts in the library! In this session, you will learn about all the resources available at university libraries. You will also learn about the resources available at The Language Workshop to help students master their writing and speaking skills.

Student Health Services: Sustainable Student Life

Studying and living abroad can be challenging in many ways especially with lots of expectations coming from several different directions. It is important to manage your stress and lifestyle so that you can continue to achieve your goals and enjoy your time here. Join us to get tips to create a sustainable and enjoyable student life!

Student Health Services: Cultural Adjustment, including advice from current students

Welcome to Sweden! It is common to face many differences when you move to a new place and it can help to understand more about the new culture to enjoy it. It can require a lot energy and time to adapt and find your way. Join us to get tips on how to adjust to Swedish culture.

*Zoom is a tool for online, real-time meetings, widely used on many courses for Uppsala University. You can attend lectures and take part in seminar discussions. Read more on Zoom for students.

Learn Swedish!

We offer courses in Basic Swedish to incoming students who are enrolled in a study programme or individual courses at the University. The course is for beginners and those with some prior knowledge of Swedish. Application is open 1-31 August 2023. Read more on the Basic Swedish courses.

Last modified: 2023-09-05