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.
A preliminary Orientation Weeks programme will be published here in June.
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 official Arrival Day for all new international students at Lund University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Orientation Weeks autumn 2020
On this webpage, you can read what a typical Orientation Weeks programme may look like in terms of activities. Depending on the developments in relation to the coronavirus (Covid-19) the next few months and the situation in the second half of August, when the Orientation Weeks take place, the programme contents may be subject to change. We will publish planned activities for Orientation Weeks autumn 2020 here as soon as we know more.