The introduction 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 for degree seeking students and exchange students may vary slightly.
Examples of activities
The following activities are typically offered during Orientation Weeks. Some of the activities during the Orientation Weeks require a ticket. Tickets are sold at Arrival Day. You can also visit the International Desk.
The official Arrival Day for all new international students at Lund University.
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 beach at Falsterbo, hiking through Söderåsen National Park or a day tour through 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.
“Meet Your Coordinator Day"/Registration Day
During Registration Day/”Meet Your Coordinator 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.
Ever heard of “Brännboll”, “Kubb” or “Såpafotboll”? On our Sports Day the student organisations offer a day of games, sport activities and lots of opportunities to meet new friends.
Student Association Fair
Meet the wide variety of Lund student organisations at the Student Association Fair (Hälsningsgillet) and learn about all of the activities that 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 at the weekends throughout the first weeks of each semester.
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.
Swedish Academic Study Skills & Cultural Awareness Seminar
A mandatory full-day event for all new international degree students. Get the skills to be a successful student at Lund University and prepare yourself for your stay in Sweden. The day includes, 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!
Walking tours and visits to Lund Cathedral
During the Orientation weeks, all new international students will have the opportunity to learn more about their new campus and city through several guided tours.
The Vice-Chancellor of Lund University and the Municipal Commissioner of the City of Lund welcome all international students.
Pictures from previous introduction weeks
Marissa Frayer, 26, from the USA
"Explore everything. The countryside in Skåne is beautiful and Malmö and Copenhagen are just around the corner. In the summer Lund is particularly fantastic with lots of outdoor events, film showings and concerts."