On this page you find important Arrival Information, how to get to Uppsala, pick up the keys and other information that you might need prior to your arrival in Uppsala. Students at Campus Gotland can find info here and will receive more information after sending an application.


Arrival information Autumn 2023

Arrival information for the Spring semester of 2024 will be posted on this page later this year. The recommended arrival date for new students is January 11th 2024.







Sernanders väg/Flogsta

Snerikes nation

V-dala nation

Welcome center

Before the start of each University semester, there is a welcome center arranged by the Division for Internationalisation at Uppsala University. We recommend students to arrive during the opening hours of the welcome center as we offer extra services during these days. At the welcome center you can pick up your keys and collect important information from the University. For more information visit the UU website.

Pick up the keys

On your arrival in Uppsala you must go to the designated office to receive your keys.  Please see the Arrival Information above for exact information regarding your address.

NOTE: You may have limited possibilities to collect your keys if you arrive outside of office hours or on week-ends. Check the Arrival information above for alternative ways to receive your keys.

Power of Attorney

If you don’t have the possibility to collect the keys yourself, you can give a Power of Attorney to a friend or colleague that can pick up the keys on your behalf. Download the template below, fill out the blanks, sign the document, scan it together with your ID or Passport, and make sure your trusted friend or colleague brings a printed copy of the document when collecting the keys. NOTE: It is absolutely vital that all information is included in the Power of attorney. A person arriving with a faulty or incomplete document will be denied.

Power of Attorney Word template

Other information

Luggage and parcels
Please do not send luggage to your future address prior to your arrival, it will not be delivered and may also be sent back. The luggage can be sent to your new address only after you have arrived. No luggage, parcels or mail can be sent to the Uppsala University Housing Office. If you plan to send any luggage before your arrival in Uppsala, please contact your department to ask if they can assist you.

Check list Before Arrival

Here is a list of the important things you need to do before arriving in Uppsala

  • Choose your preferred housing (see under Accommodation)
  • Apply for Housing
  • Carefully read all information sent to you from Uppsala University Housing Office: Leasing Agreement, Arrival information, Housing guide
  • Make sure you know where you are supposed to go on arrival in Uppsala. We recommend you to arrive during the Welcome center organized by Uppsala University and UUHO in the beginning of each semester.
  • Visa/residence permit.
  • Valid passport
  • Flight/transport
  • Course selection
  • Insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Pack a map of Uppsala
  • Where will you collect your keys?
  • Make contact with your Buddy (optional) – write down email and phone number.