1. How to get to your city and campus
Travel to Uppsala and Campus Ultuna from Arlanda Airport
A cheap and convenient way to reach Uppsala from Arlanda Airport is to take regional bus no 801 from outside Terminal 5 (tickets can be bought at Arlanda). Cash is not accepted on the buses.
You can also travel by train from Arlanda. The trains are faster than the bus but more expensive. There is also the option of taking a taxi. Make sure the taxi company is from Uppsala and not Stockholm as thet will be more costly. You can always pre-book a taxi from Terminal 5 to Campus Ultuna.
You can find travel information and timetables for regional and local buses and trains at the UL web.
At the SJ web, you can search for departures from Arlanda to Uppsala central station and book your trip.
When you have arrived in Uppsala, you can take regional bus number 100 and 101 or local bus number 4 from the station to Campus Ultuna.
You can pay by credit card on the bus, but cash is not accepted. If you are planning on travelling by bus on a regular basis, it is cheaper to buy a bus card (monthly card or a top-up card) than single tickets. You can buy a bus card at Pressbyrån inside the station building. Inside the station, you will also find the travel centre for local buses and trains, UL. Across Kungsgatan (the main street closest to the central station where many local buses leave from), you will find the Uppsala tourist centre.
Travel to Malmö and Campus Alnarp
From Kastrup/Copenhagen Airport, take the Öresund train to Malmö central station. Take bus number 133 from outside Malmö C to Alnarp Kungsgårdsvägen.
From Sturup/Malmö Airport, take the airport bus to Malmö central station. Take bus number 133 from outside Malmö C to Alnarp Kungsgårdsvägen.
Travel to Umeå
Arriving by air
Umeå is located 640 kilometres north of Stockholm, so the easiest and fastest way is to fly here. Flights from Stockholm take about 60 minutes and there are several airlines to choose from. SAS and Norwegian fly from Arlanda, the largest airport in Sweden and the airport you often arrive at if you fly to Sweden from abroad. Finnair also has departures with direct flights from Helsinki in Finland. If you book well in advance, you can get a single ticket for about SEK 500.
You can also fly to Umeå via another airport called Bromma with BRA airline. Bromma Airport is about 20 minutes by bus from Stockholm central station.
Once you arrive in Umeå, the airport bus leaves from outside the airport.
Arriving by train
The travel time by train from Stockholm varies between 6 and 10 hours depending on the number of train changes and if you choose to take the train from Arlanda Airport or from Stockholm central station.
If you travel by night train, you can choose between a couchette or a sleeping car, where a couchette is a cheaper alternative. If you book well in advance, you can get a single ticket for about SEK 500. An advantage of taking the train is that you arrive in the centre of town and do not need to travel from the airport.
2. Swedish personal identity number
If you are planning to stay in Sweden for a year or longer, you need to be registered in the Swedish Population Register. You will then get a Swedish personal identity number from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). Visit your local tax agency office.
You need a personal identity number to open a bank account and for other important matters. It will also give you access to healthcare in the same way as a permanent Swedish citizen. For more information, including what documents to bring to the tax agency office, please read Skatteverket's information.
After receiving your personal identity number
When you have received your personal identity number, please send an email to Ladok@slu.se. This to make sure that your temporary registration number is updated in the SLU database of student records (Ladok).
In the email, please state:
- Your name
- Yourr current temporary student registration number listed in Ladok
- Your new 10-digit Swedish personal identity number
- Your study programme
3. How to activate your student IT account
Students without a Swedish personal identity number
If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number, you will need to visit IT support to activate your account. Please have your ID documents and admission decision with you.
You can get your IT account by mid August the earliest.
Students with a Swedish personal identity number
Once you have received your second admission decision, you can activate your account at SLU. You can do this by mid August the earliest.
Click on New account to activate your user account. You will be redirected to Antagning.se, where you can activate your SLU account using your login details for Antagning.se.
Before you get an account, you should read the regulations that apply to the use of IT resources and accept them by checking the box.
If you encounter any problems, please contact IT support at your campus. Please have your ID documents and admission decision with you.
For questions about your IT account, email email@example.com.
4. Access card
Once you are registered on an SLU course, you will receive an email informing you that you can pick up your access card from the service centre. It can take up to two days from registration before you receive this email.
Check that you are registered as a student before you visit the service centre. You can check if you are registered at My studies or the Student web start page.
- Alnarp, Alnarpsgården, Sundsvägen 6
- Uppsala, Ulls hus, Almas allé 8
- Umeå: Skogishuset, Skogmarksgränd 17
You can turn to the service centre (see addresses above) at each campus for any questions related to SLU and they will guide you to the right place.
5. First class and registration
At the first class, you will receive important information about the course and the requirements in relation to examination and grading. If you are unable to make the first class you have to contact the department responsible for the course in advance.
You must register to attend the course and to receive student finance. Registration for your first course takes place during the roll call.