On this page you can find out more about the Important Arrival Information, how to get to Uppsala, pick up the keys and other information that you might need to know prior your arrival to Uppsala. Students at Campus Gotland can find info here and will receive more information after sending an application.
Recommended arrival days for autumn 2020 are:
- August 24-25th (Uppsala)
- August 26-28th (Gotland)
Arrival information Autumn 2020
This year (autumn 2020) we are still not sure if the situation in the world and in Sweden will allow us to host a welcome reception as we usually do. Please keep an eye on UUs website for updated information on the arrangements.
Before the start of each University semester, there is a welcome center arranged by the international Office 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, collect important information from the University and, most often, get your student ID. 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.
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.
To see a map of Uppsala – please click the link: Map of Uppsala
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
- Course selection
- Pack a map of Uppsala
- Where will you collect your keys?
- Make contact with your Buddy (optional) – write down email and phone number.