Orientation programme autumn 2024

Last changed: 06 May 2024
Happy students

Welcome to the Orientation programme at SLU! If you participate in the programme, you will get useful information as an international student. Keep yourself updated on this website before the orientation programme starts in August.

Attendance in the orientation programme is not mandatory. The programme contents may be subject to change.
Links to registration and Zoom drop in will be published in June.

Monday 26 August - Online

Session 1: Welcome to a new country and welcome to SLU campus!

09:00-09:30

Inspirational stories from our current international students.

Pro-Vice Chancellor Ylva Hillbur, the SLU Mobility Team and SLU students

Session 2:

10:30-11:30

International degree students:

Information regarding Swedish civic registration number, insurance and health care.

Statens servicecenter (The Swedish government agencies service offices) and study counsellor Maria Albing

Exchange students:

Information regarding insurance, health care, exchange practicalities etc.

The SLU Mobility Team

Drop in on Zoom

12:00-13:00

Ask any questions you might have regarding your studies at SLU and life in Sweden. Note! This meeting is not mandatory. This is only for specific questions and is not a group session.

Study counsellors and the SLU Mobility Team

Session 3: Meet the Housing Office

13.30-14:00

Ask any questions you might have!

The SLU Housing Office

Campfire session: Introduction to Sweden and Swedish culture and How to learn the Swedish language

14:30-15:00

Campfire sessions are an open forum where participants spontaneously generate the content in real-time, leading the discussion in exciting new directions. 

The SLU Mobility Team

Tuesday 27 August - Online

Session 4: What to expect from SLU?

10:00-10:30

SLU’s rules and regulations in teaching and classroom environments. Learn about the Swedish credit system

SLU study counsellor Maria Albing and Ylva Eklind from the Division of Educational Affairs 

Session 5: Academic culture at SLU

11:00-11:30

What is expected from you in the classroom?
What is the academic culture like?
How do you address your teachers?

Teacher Hina Hashim and the Division of Educational Affairs

Drop in 

12:00-13:00

Ask any questions you might have regarding your studies at SLU and life in Sweden. Note! This meeting is not mandatory. This is only for specific questions and is not a group session.

The SLU Mobility Team

Session 6: SLU Systems

13:30-14:30

Information about student web, Ladok, Canvas, Time Edit and how to use the university computers, printers and digital accounts.

SLU IT Department and Helen Alstergren from the Division of Learning and Digitalisation 

Campfire session: The digital world of Sweden (cashless society!)

14:45-15:05

Campfire sessions are an open forum where participants spontaneously generate the content in real-time, leading the discussion in exciting new directions. 

The SLU Mobility Team

Wednesday 28 August - Online

Session 7: University Library

10:00-10:30

Introduction to the most important features of the University Library.

The SLU University Library

Session 8: Meet Sluss - The Student Union Board

11:00-11:30

Sluss is the collaborative body for the student unions at SLU.

The Sluss Board

Drop in 

12:00-13:00

Ask any questions you might have regarding your studies at SLU and life in Sweden. Note! This meeting is not mandatory. This is only for specific questions and is not a group session.

Study counsellors and the SLU Mobility Team

Session 9: Student support services

13:30-14:15

Study planning and guidance, academic writing support, student healthcare, targeted study support.

SLU Study Counsellors and Disability Support

Campfire session: Health during studies!

11:00-11:20

The SLU Mobility Team and Lena Swärd, Disability support

Thursday 29 August - On campus

Session 10: Meet and greet at your campus 

13:30-15:00

Meet your local team, fellow students and student unions. Ask any questions you might have and fika with us.

The SLU Mobility Team, study counsellors, Student unions

Friday 30 August - Guided city tour

Guided city tour in Uppsala, Malmö and Umeå city

Registration form for the guided city tour will open in June.

 


Contact

SLU Mobility

The Mobility Team provide information about studies abroad, select and nominate students, scholarships and tuition fees.
Email to: mobility@slu.se

Study and career guidance

You can ask the study and career counsellors about the courses and programmes at SLU and which ones might be right for you. We can also help you towards achieving your future goals, with your study environment, and discuss your career opportunities after graduation.

You may be able to find the answers to your questions about the university and our programmes on the frequently asked questions page about studies at SLU.

Book an appointment
Call or email us to schedule an appointment. We also offer guidance via telephone or online meetings.

Email
studyguidance@slu.se

Telephone
+46 18 67 28 00 

Telephone hours:
Monday 10:00–12:00
Tuesday 10:00–12:00
Thursday 13:00–15:00

Admissions Office

Ask us about applications and admissions to programmes and courses at SLU. You can email us admissions@slu.se or use the contact form.

If you have questions about tuition fees, email to: tuitionfees@slu.se

Telephone
+46 18 67 28 00

Telephone hours:
Monday 10:00–12:00
Tuesday 10:00–12:00
Thursday 13:00–15:00