Master's Introduction Programme Autumn 2022

At the beginning of the autumn semester we offer an Introduction Programme to all our Master's students, studying an international Master's programmes (so even if you are Swedish you are more than welcome to join). The Introduction Programme is organized by the International Office and all activities are free of charge. Our aim is to help all our Master's students to connect socially and to settle in Sweden, Örebro and Örebro University.

  • All red activities are mandatory to attend for all international students. If you will not be able to attend any of these sessions please contact us at This is an email address in beforehand.
  • The green activities are not mandatory, however we highly recommend you to attend these.
  • The blue activities are not mandatory either, however for the activities you do need to sign up in beforehand. Information on how to sign up can be found under the respective event. 

Please note that we may make small changes to the programme. However, you will always find the most up-to-date version below. If you have any further questions on any of these activities please contact us at This is an email address.

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Mandatory! Welcome Reception + Campus Tour

The Welcome Reception is a mandatory session in which you will receive valuable information concerning your studies at Örebro University, life in Örebro and Sweden. You will also get the change to get to know your other classmates. The schedule will be as follows:

09:15-10:00 Information from the Internationl Office
10:00-10:05 Welcome speech from the Vice-Chancellor
10:05-10:10 Welcome speech from Örebro Studentkår (Student Union)
10:10-10:45 Coffe break + Mingle in your class groups
10:45-11:15 Presentation from the Tax Office for non-Swedish students
11:15-12:00 Campus Tour

students in front of ORU logo

Registration

For you to be able to start your programme at Örebro University you will need to offcially register for your first course. The process on how to register might differ from programme to programme and you will receive an email from your respective School you will study at latest two weeks before the start of the programme with further instructions. 

If you do have further questions please contact your School. After the registration you do need to activate your ORU-Account to be able to get access to our student portal and all other necessary systems.

Click here to find an instruction video on how to activate your account.

Please note! You first need to be registered to be able to follow these steps. 

students sitting on campus

Get together

Today we offer our first social acitivity. Get to know your class mates and all the other new international Master's students during a chill evening at Tybbleparken (the park behind Tybblegatan 94). Bring a blanket, some snacks and games if you want to. You will also have the opportunity to try some Kubb - on of Sweden's most popular outdoor games.

Fair in Forumhuset

Welcome Fair

Today Örebro University host a welcome fair for all new students. Over 40 companies and student associations want to meet you to tell you all about what they and Örebro have to offer. Come and mingle, meet companies and get the best start to your studies as possible. P.S. Some might also offer some free goodies to take or lotteries!

students at Kåren

Pub Crawl

It is time to get to know some of Örebro's most student friendly bars! You will together with all other new students  visit several bars which will all offer student prices extra for you during this evening. Of course all bars have also a wide selection on sodas and alcohol free cockatils. You will receive more information on this event from our Internationl Student Assistant during the Welcome Reception. 

students writing exams

Mandatory! How to write exams

During this mandatory lunch session, you will receive all the necessary information concerning exams in Sweden. Indeed, exam regulations in Sweden might differ from your home country and we do not want you to get in troubles! Sandra Eriksson the Exam Administrator will go with your through everything from the mandatory registration of exams to what applies for you during the actual exam day. 

open art

Guided Tour Open Art

Photo credits: Magnus Westerborn

With seven successful editions and artworks in every imaginable and unimaginable form and expression, OpenArt has attracted great national and international interest. The recurring art exhibition takes place outdoors, in the middle of the city. Together we will offer a guided English tour through the exhibition for you. We will have 40 spots and the places will be given on first come first serve basis. The tour will be from 17:30  -18:30, however we you need to be at Järntorget latest by 17:10! Why not afterwards staying in the city center for some dinner or to visit some of the bars you have gotten to know during our Pub Crawl?

More information on when on how to sign up will be published here soon. 

Girl in the library

Library Tour

Today, you will get a private tour of the library and learn how to best use it during your studies. The librarians will show you how to find the books you need, how to use the online library catalogue for your research and much more! Make sure not to miss it! 

For the tour we meet outside the library on Campus Almby.

students sitting at the restaurant in Forumhuset

Fika for studying parents

It might be hard to combine parenting and full time studies. Therefore today you have the chance to meet people in the same situation as you, share thoughts and tips and perhaps meet a new friend or two! Come and have Fika with us! The international office can also give you usuful tips on child friendly activities in and around Örebro.

For that this Fika you do need to sign up before so we will be able to take your food references into account.  Please sign up here latest Friday 02 September 09:00: Sign up form

 

students in classroom

Mandatory! Sweden 101 session

This is definitely the most important session we offer during the Orientation Programme! Erika Tegström one of the Legal Officers here at Örebro University will go with you through the students rights and responsibilities. It is the student who is responsible for his or her academic results and for this must follow existing rules and regulations. It is therefore vital that you are well acquainted with them.

You can already get a gimps on what she will go through in this session here: Students rights and responsibilities

students playing volleyball

Volleyball Tournament

It is finally time for our traditional volleyball tournament! All the student Sections of Örebro University will chant their anthems and cheer for their team during this amazing competition. Did you know it was actually the Master's students that one the last tournament before the pandemi? So join the Master's team or cheer them on during one of the biggest highlights of the Introduction Programme.

Do you want to represent the Master's team? Contact our International Student Assistant at This is an email address.

student with Sweden bag

Lunch session: Understanding Sweden

Photo credits: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

How does equality work in Sweden? Why do students call their teachers by their first name?  Join us and get the answers to all your questions from our equal rights and equality advisor Elin Weiss. The best we will invite for a lunch sandwich during the session! For that you do need to sign up before so we will be able to take your  food references into account. 

Information on how to sign up will be published here soon. 

students jogging in the forest

Fit for Fun: Zumba edition

Move your body! Martyna is one of the Zumba Instructors at Campusgymmet and today she will offer a Zumba dance class just for our exchange students and international Master's students. Get ready for an hour with good music and a lot of fun. No previous knowledge is required. So make sure to fill your waterbottle and meet us today at the grassfield close to Västra Flygeln. 

Örebro castle

Visit to Örebro Castle

Many chapters in Sweden’s history have been written within Örebro Castle’s hefty walls. Ever since medieval times, the castle has been at the very heart of the city of Örebro. Today the Municipality of Örebro is inviting you for a guided tour to discover the cities landmark which packed with history, secrets and ghosts. More detailed information wil follow. 

student in the library

Mandatory! Academic Writing session

Even though also paper exams in lecture halls are written at Örebro University, most of you will also need to write some academic seminar papers and take-home exams. Sounds difficult? No worries we have you covered. During this mandatory session, you will receive some usfull tips on how to improve your academic writing by Marinette Grimbeek. Marinette is a writing instructor at the Academic Writing Centre at Örebro University Library. 

students in canoes

Örebro Day

Örebro Day is another hightlight of our Introduction Programme during which the Master's students will compete against the other Student Sections. Follow and cheer along the Master's team on different stations / minigames all around the city center. 

Do you want to represent the Master's team? Contact our International Student Assistant at This is an email address

To ensure that all students will be able to join and cheer for their teams there will be no lectures that day after 12:00.