Content updated 2013-07-31

Student life and the Student Union

An important part of student life at JU is meeting new people and relaxing with friends. In Jönköping there are plenty of things to do when you need a break from your studies.

Student Union

The Jönköping Student Union is run by students, for students. The union safeguards the students’ interests in many areas of student life and at the university. The Student Union is a great resource for students – they influence the quality of education, arrange activities and trips, carry out various projects, and much more. 

At JU, it is compulsory for all students to become members of Jönköping Student Union. The student union fee is included in the tuition for tuition-fee paying students, however, all other students are required to pay the membership fee separately.

For those interested there is a contact person programme (buddy programme). The contact person is a student who will help you adjust to the practical matters of living in Jönköping.

Read more at the Student Union website. External link, opens in new window.

Introduction Week and Kick Off

During the introduction week, new students get the opportunity to learn more about the school. They will be attending obtain information about academic and other related matters. The introduction week also contain a social activity part, that is called “The Kick Off”. It is organized by the Student Union and packed with various activities where you can meet and get to know new friends. The Kick Off is of course voluntary, but it is a good way for you to get a fun start and feel safe with your new life. On the fall Kick Off each year the Student Union together with JU arranges a Kick Off-festival. See the aftermovie from last years Kick Off-festival below.