Student autumn 2019

Welcome to Uppsala University and Visby! With this page we want to inform you about the orientation activities we have planned. Start with the checklist.

Recommended arrival days for new international students

28 and 29 August, we offer a welcome service and shuttle service at Visby airport and Visby ferry terminal between 11:30 and 19:30.

Admitted Bachelor's students:

During the drop-in hours (see below), you can pick up your welcome folder, one-time passcode for activating your student account and register for your courses at the Student Services Office (building D - first floor). Please bring your passport since activating your Student Account requires a formal ID. Once the account is activated, you should register for your course/courses in the Student Portal.

Admitted Master's students:Reception desk at Campus Gotland

During the drop-in hours (see below), you can pick up your welcome folder and register for your courses at the Student Services Office (building D - first floor). During the drop-in hours, conditionally admitted Master’s students can also present their original Bachelor’s degree in order to be registered and get a one-time passcode for activating your student account. Please bring your passport since both course registration and activating your Student Account requires a formal ID.

Drop-in hours at the Student Services Office:
Monday 26 August: 13:00-15:00
Tuesday 27 August: 13:00-15:00
Wednesday 28 August: 13:00-15:00
Thursday 29 August: 13:00-15:00
Friday 30 August: 11:00-12:00 and 13:00-14:00

You will find the Student Services Office on the first floor in house D at Campus Gotland.

30 August - Orientation Day for international students

It is recommended that new international students attend the Orientation Day, Friday 30 August between 09:00 and 14:00. Please assemble about 10 minutes before in the reception area on Campus (main entrance, Cramérgatan 3).

The Orientation Day programme is designed to welcome and introduce international students to the university, Campus Gotland, and to Visby. We will begin with about two hours information, seated in the campus restaurant Maltfabriken, including a break for coffee/tea, and will then proceed with guiding you around the premises, as well as introduce you to the library and to Rindi, in smaller groups.

You will be informed about the resources available to you as a student, along with other useful tips to assist and guide you through your stay. Information about the courses in Basic Swedish will also be presented.

No registration is required, but please click "Going" in this Facebook event if you'll join the Orientation Day!

Lecture and Guided Tours

On Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, we offer a guided walking tour with the university guide Mikael Norrby. He will take you around medieval Visby and talk about Visby's amazing history. More info on the guided tours 31 August - 1 September.

On Sunday 1 September at 15:00-16:00, Mikael Norrby will give a brief lecture on Gotland history. More info on the lecture 1 September.

How to find Campus Gotland

How to find Campus Gotland

Campus Gotland is located between the beach and the medieval wall in Visby's inner port.

How to find us

Useful links

Higher education in Sweden

Higher education in Sweden is divided into three levels, or cycles – first cycle (Bachelor's level), second cycle (Master's level) and third cycle (doctoral level). All higher education at Uppsala University is offered in the form of courses. Read more on higher education in Sweden. is a comprehensive, official resource on studying in Sweden for prospective and current international students. Here you’ll find everything you need to know on the Swedish higher education system, finding and applying for a programme, searching for scholarships, living as an international student in Sweden and learning Swedish. is built and maintained by the Swedish Institute, a public agency tasked with promoting Sweden abroad.

Current student? Welcome back!

If you are a current student at Uppsala University - Campus Gotland and if you have been admitted to one or more of our courses autumn semester 2019, you may register for your courses in the Student Portal from 1 August. If you have problems to register, please contact Student Services.

It is of most importance that you get registered in time in order to not risk losing your place. Please note that different courses may have different periods of registration. Information about your course can be found by searching for the name or application code for the course via Search in the Student Portal.