Start of semester - reception of new students

Last changed: 12 August 2019

New admissions are welcomed in stages. They are given information before they arrive on campus via the "New student" page (welcome website), admission decision and a welcome letter. Students admitted on many of the Bachelor's and professional programmes are also contacted by a student who is already on the programme.

At the beginning of the semester, all new students are welcomed by the vice-chancellor and the deputy vice-chancellor. They will also be registered on their programme or course and will be given student welfare information and welcome material.

The reception of new students is coordinated by a project group from the Division of Educational Affairs and the Division of Communication. Each faculty, programme and students' union is responsible for producing and communicating information to the project group.

Categories of student included in the reception:

  • New admissions to programmes at Bachelor's level (taught in Swedish).
  • New admissions to programmes at Master's level (mostly taught in English).
  • Incoming exchange students (mostly taught in English).
  • Students on single-subject courses (taught in either Swedish or English).

Timetable 2016

  • 20 March – welcome letters for English Master's programmes (two-year) opened and linked to from the Master's programmes page.
  • 29 March – first notification of selection results for Master's programmes (two-year) in English published for students at universityadmissions.se.
  • Dates available soon – email to all Master's students welcoming them to SLU. A link to the letters can be found in the right-hand column.
  • 14 April – last date to reply to offer for Master's programmes (two-year) in English for selection round 1.
  • 27 April – second notification of selection results for Master's programmes (two-year) published for students at universityadmissions.se.
  • 15 May – welcome activities published on the welcome activities page.
  • 30 May – admission decision by email to incoming exchange students.
  • 15 June – welcome letters for programmes taught in Swedish need to be opened, updated in order to link to them from the welcome website.
  • 22 June – the Bachelor's programmes page is opened with links to welcome letters for Bachelor's programmes.
  • 12 July – first notification of selection results for courses and programmes in Swedish (ordinary admissions round) is published for students at universityadmissions.se.
  • Dates available soon – welcome letter for selection round 1 is posted to Swedish degree programme students.
  • Dates available soon – current students can start sending emails and calling those admitted in selection round 1.
  • 28 July – general SLU material for welcome packs must be submitted for distribution.
  • 29 July – last date to reply to offer for courses and programmes in Swedish in selection round 1.
  • 3 August – second notification of selection results for courses and programmes in Swedish published for students at universityadmissions.se.
  • Dates available soon – welcome letter for selection round 2 is posted to Swedish degree programme students.
  • Dates available soon – current students can start sending emails and calling new admissions in selection  round 2. Does not apply to master's programs.
  • 29 August – The semester starts and the vice-chancellor welcomes students.