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Here are some additional things we want you to keep in mind when planning your time in Gothenburg.

Read your pre-arrival e-mails

Besides the information you will find on these pages, be sure to read your pre-arrival e-mails from the University, including the following: 

Exchange students

  • December: Welcome e-mail from the Welcome Services with information about the Welcome Programme and how to prepare for your stay in Gothenburg.
    Contact if you have not received it by 18 December.
  • December or January: E-mail regarding admission to courses and registration procedures sent by your department.
    Contact your faculty if you have not received it.
  • 10 January: A week before the start of the semester, you will receive the latest updates on the Welcome Programme and the pick-up service as well as information on what you can expect during your first days at the University of Gothenburg.

Degree-seeking students
If you are admitted to a course or programme starting in the spring 2020, send an e-mail to to receive your welcome e-mails. 

The welcome e-mails aim to remind you of the most important steps that you need to take care of whilst preparing for your stay in Gothenburg. 

Didn't get an e-mail?

The welcome letters are sent by e-mail to all international students, regardless of the faculty you will be studying at.

If you have not received an e-mail by the date mentioned above, please e-mail

Information from your faculty or department

Please note that all specific information regarding your courses, including registration and start dates, is provided by your host faculty or department.


There are several housing alternatives for international students coming to Gothenburg. However, since the demand is high, it is important that you start looking for housing as soon as possible.
Exchange students apply for housing as part of your application for exchange studies.

Student housing

Studying with a disability?

We offer support to students with disabilities. If you would benefit from this, please contact our University coordinator before arriving in Gothenburg.

Contact details and more information on the Student Portal

If you are required to pay fees, pay them on time

International students from countries outside the EAA who do not have a Swedish residence permit need to pay tuition fees in Sweden. Exchange students and citizens of an EEA country are not required to pay tuition fees.

More information about paying fees  

Take the chance to study Swedish

Even if you can speak English with practically everyone in Sweden, basic Swedish can come in handy. We offer Swedish language courses for all international students studying at the University of Gothenburg.

More information on the Student Portal

Page Manager: Welcome Services|Last update: 11/4/2019

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