The Buddy Programme welcomes international students to Uppsala
The Buddy Programme is a programme run by Uppsala Student Union in collaboration with Uppsala University. The programme aims to help newly arrived international students to settle in Uppsala. By pairing new students (newbies) with students already at the university (buddies), help is always close at hand. During the programme there will also be some activities and tours.
Useful tips for new students in Uppsala
Being a newbie
A newbie is the Buddy programmes definition of a new/incoming student in Uppsala. You will be put in contact with more experienced Uppsala University students who want to help you out with your arrival in Sweden. They, along with your international officer, will provide you with all the information and help you might need before, during and after your settling in Uppsala.
Being a buddy
A buddy is the Buddy programmes definition of an experienced student in Uppsala. As a buddy you help to welcome the newbies to Uppsala and introduce them to the student life. Your role would be to start up a communication line between yourself and the new student/s coming so that you can provide them that little extra help that we all need when moving to a new country.
The buddy coordinator organizes the buddy programme. For any questions regarding the programme, contact the buddy coordinator directly. Also, keep up to date with our Instagram for relevant news and announcements!