Arrival and Orientation

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Your exchange semester at Örebro University starts with Arrival Days and continues with a one-of-a-kind – and by the students, very appreciated – three week long orientation programme.

Whether and to what extent physical activities will be possible during the orientation program in the autumn of 2021 is something we cannot answer the moment. A decision in this respect is expected by the beginning of August 2021 at the latest. 

Regardless of how the Orientation Programme will look like, it will offers a variety of activities, all designed to make the adjustment to Örebro and Sweden as smooth as possible. The main focus is to integrate students practically, academically and socially.

Latest update: 12 March 2021

Arrival Days

Each semester, on the Arrival days, new exchange students are greeted to Örebro University by the International Office and ESN Örebro, a non-profit student organization. During these day, you collect the keys to your accommodation and are guided there by the "fadders", ESN student buddies. You will also receive important information from the International Student Assistant to get you started as a student at Örebro University.

The ESN crew, including fadders, will be there to answer any questions and inform about activities during the semester. 

The Arrival days for the autumn semester 2021 are 19 August - 22 August 2021. Before coming to Örebro, you will be asked to fill in a form with your arrival information. More information will be sent out to you via email.

Arriving before or after the Arrival days

If you arrive before or after the Arrival days, please specify when in the arrival form. Our International Student Assistant will contact you to make the necessary arrangements. 

If you plan to arrive after the start of the semester, please contact the International Student Assistant. This is very important as late arrival might mean you are not allowed to start the courses you have been accepted for.

Orientation Programme

The Orientation Programme is a collaboration between Örebro University and the non-profit student organization ESN Örebro. ESN Örebro accompanies approximately 180 students every year and engages around 100 fadders (buddies) to offer exchange students the best experience in Sweden.

Practical and academical activities

As a part of the Orientation Programme, all exchange students will learn about the academic system and Sweden in general. You will have knowledge of how things work
at the University and in Sweden. These lectures are free of charge and mandatory for all students. During the Orientation Programme for the autumn semester 2021 the mandatory information lectures are currently planned to be held digitally. 

Social activities

The Orientation Programme also includes many social activities, both during day- and night time as well as on weekends. If you want to take part of the social activities in the Orientation Programme, you have to pay a participation fee. The fee is added to the invoice for your accomodation. As we cannot say at the moment which social activities can take place in the autumn, the final participation fee has not yet been decided. However, you can be sure that we will do our best to offer attractive (digital) activities even with the given restrictions, such as our all-time popular Welcome Dinner. We will inform you by email when the participation fee is set and specify what the fee includes.