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Arrival autumn 2020

The Welcome Services at the University of Gothenburg would like to give a warm welcome to all new incoming exchange students, autumn term 2020!

Here you can find useful information to prepare for your arrival.


All new tenants need to collect the keys to their student room. The earliest date to collect the keys is Saturday 22 August.
Please read the information below for further details about where to pick up your keys.

Arrival Days: 22 and 24 August

We strongly recommend that you arrive on one of our two Arrival Days, 22 or 24 August so that you can benefit from our pickup service.

We organise a pickup service from the airport, train station, bus and ferry terminals. Staff from the University and Student Buddies from the student unions will welcome you to Gothenburg and guide you through the day. The bus will drive you to pick up your keys and then bring you to your accommodation.
Please read more about how to register your arrival details here

Early arrivals: Before 22 August

Only students who attend a course that starts before 22 August can have access to the student accommodation earlier.

If you need to move in before 22 August, please provide the following information as soon as possible:

  • Name of the course
  • Date of the first class
  • Date you would like to move in

Arrival outside Arrival Days

If you will arrive 25 August or thereafter, you can collect your keys at the local SGS area office for your residence. For addresses and hours of the different SGS offices, check the Residence section.

Please contact a Student Buddy  if you arrive outside SGS office hours. They can help you to collect your keys at the SGS office in advance on your behalf.

If you need to arrange an accommodation until the office opens the next day we recommend SGS Veckobostäder for short-term accommodation.

Transport from airports and the central station

If you do not arrive on 22 or 24 August, you need to arrange your transport.

Airport coaches will bring you from the Landvetter airport (GOT) to the central bus station, also known as Nils Ericson Terminalen. For schedules, click "Transport from/to the airports" on the right. You can buy tickets at the airport or when you get on the bus (card payment only).

For more information regarding Gothenburg’s public transport, including schedules and fares, check Västtrafik´s website

Go to Residences for information regarding transport to the different residences.

The nearest tram stop to our office is Medicinaregatan.

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Contact Information

Welcome Services

University of Gothenburg
Box 100, SE 405 30 Gothenburg


Visiting Address:
Medicinaregatan 20A

Practical Information

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Page Manager: Welcome Services|Last update: 2/28/2020

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