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Arrival and introduction

As a new international student at KTH, you are offered arrival services and an introduction programme with both social and informative activities. Taking part in the arrival days and reception is a way for you to become familiar with KTH, to get to know your new hometown and to meet new friends.

Students arriving to KTH

Arrival days

The arrival days are organized to give you a smooth arrival and to ensure that you get the information needed for a good start at your new study destination. When planning your arrival at KTH, make sure to arrive on one of these days to enjoy the additional services offered and be ready to attend your mandatory school introduction. 

Arrival day services at Arlanda Airport

If you arrive at Arlanda Airport our student guides will be welcoming you there. They are expecting you and will happily answer any question you might have and assist you during the last stretch of your journey.

During the arrival days we offer a free bus transfer service to KTH Campus from Arlanda Airport. The bus will pick you up at terminal 5 and will take approximately 45-60 minutes to KTH Campus.

A sustainable arrival

As sustainability is one of KTH's pillars, we encourage new students to consider their carbon footprint related to their travels to Stockholm and KTH. If you arrive by train, Stockholm Central Station is located in the middle of central Stockholm, and the metro takes you to KTH in just 6 minutes. You can plan your trip with Stockholm's local transport, SL

The KTH student-led group Klimatstudenterna (the Climate Students) has prepared the KTH Climate Students Travel Guide (pdf 3.6 MB)  to help students plan their travel to KTH in a more sustainable way.

Arrival day site on campus

The Arrival day site on campus is located in KTH Entré and will be open 10.00-22.00 during Arrival days. KTH Entré is the service and information hub for all new international students where you can meet with the Arrival Day crew and get the information needed for a good start at KTH. Services to enjoy during the day:

  • Free luggage storage at KTH Entré. 
  • Sign your housing contract, pick up your keys and bedding kit (if you have accommodation through KTH). 
  • Meet with Student Union (THS) representatives and get into the spirit of a true KTH student. 
  • Get started with your personal KTH IT-account. Activate your IT-account to get started with wifi and the other services included in the personal menu (email, software and more). Please bring your passport. 
  • Get your KTH access card to access buildings and locked doors on campus.
  • Mingle with KTH staff and get answers to all your questions about being new in Sweden and at KTH.

If you are unable to arrive during the Arrival days, you are welcome to KTH Entré to pick up your accommodation keys, activate your KTH IT-account, and receive your access card, during our opening hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 16:30.

Share your arrival

Start creating your memories already upon arrival at KTH. Hashtag your new friends, introduction and overall impression of your arrival. #ktharrival

THS International Reception 

When arriving in Stockholm for your studies, you will participate in an extensive introduction programme provided by KTH and the Student Union, THS. The programme includes the traditional KTH Welcome Ceremony as well as guided tours and social activities. Head over to THS's website to find out more.

The Student Union, THS