Arrival and Orientation

Studenter med ESN-flagga

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

The programme 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.

Arrival Day

Each semester, on the Arrival day, new exchange students are greeted to Örebro University by the International Office and ESN Örebro, a non-profit student organization. During this 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. You will also have the chance to meet other exchange students.

The Arrival day is open between 10:00 and 22:00. 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 day

If you arrive before or after the Arrival day, 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 social 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.

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 fee of 900 SEK. The fee is added to the invoice for your accomodation.