New students getting to know each other
Welcome evening for students
Photo: Johan Wingborg

Welcome Services

Welcome Services offers information and assistance to international researchers, faculty, staff, and students in matters concerning the arrival to and their stay at the University of Gothenburg.

Arriving in Gothenburg

Practical information for students and staff arriving to Gothenburg.

We help you get settled 

When you first arrive in Gothenburg, it is important to us that you get settled in and that your first days in the city are as stress-free as possible. Apart from assisting with housing and important pre-arrival information, Welcome Services is here to help during the duration of your stay, regardless of if you have come to the University of Gothenburg to work or to study. We offer a pickup service to all international staff members who will be staying in one of the University’s guest apartments and to all international students who arrive during one of the designated Arrival Days. We also arrange a Welcome Programme for new students at the start of each semester and host a variety of informative and social events for both students and staff.


EURAXESS is a pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development. Welcome Services at the University of Gothenburg is one of 18 EURAXESS Centres in Sweden.