Become a member

Welcome to a great time in your life - to the student life in Uppsala and at Gotlands nation. This will be a time of great experiences, new friends and especially awesome nation life.

Nations are gathering point for student life in Uppsala, and have been since 17th century. By becoming a member of one of Uppsala's thirteen student nations you automatically get access to what each of them have to offer. Gotland nation's aim is to create a cozy and pleasant environment for students in Uppsala - we hope you will enjoy your time here!

During the semester many things happen at the Gotlands nation. The semester is packed by gasques, landskap and much more.  At the beginning of the semester, we have some activities that are specifically targeted at new students - to you as a freshman. Freshman, or recce, is what you call a new student in Uppsala.

We organize a freshers' reception where we welcome our new students. For the fall of 2023 this will be held September 13th. During an afternoon you get to know the functionaries of the nation and explore the nation building. The day ends with what is in Uppsala called a sexa - an informal dinner. This is very fun and a great opportunity to get to know their nation and make new friends. And it's all for free! Click through to our calendar to learn more.

A little later in the semester a Freshers Gasque is held. A gasque is a more formal three-course meal with entertainment and speeches. The freshers' gasque is especially aimed at our new students as we want to introduce you to the nation life that makes Uppsala so special. For the fall of 2023 this will be held September 23rd.

In addition to activities aimed at new students, Gotlands nation offers many other activities. We have a pub called Bettys Pub, which is most often open Wednesday-Thursday 18:00 to 00:00 and on Friday 18:00 to 01:00. Read more about the pub here. During weekends Jakens Café is open 12:00 to 15:00. We serve sandwichcakes, sandwiches and good cakes. Read more about the Jakens café.

The nation's activities are diverse. Gotlands nation has a library that specializes in literature on Gotland and provides course literature in archaeology and geology. If you want to borrow books, you can come by the nation 14:00 to 16:00 on Tuesdays when the library is open. The nation also has several scholarships that are awarded to members each semester.

We also offer housing to our members. We have 44 student residences at Östra ågatan 13 and Rackarbergsgatan 15. Whenever housing is available it is posted on our website and Facebook site, so stay tuned! Contact for Housing is

The nation and the nation life is for students by students. Thus, it is students who provide what as the nation provides; who work the pub and gasques, and who sit in the library or arranges cultural events in the nation. If you want to be a part of it, try out working or arranging something at the nation - stop by! You are always welcome here. Contact to work at the nation is the third curator at

Now you've got a lot of information in a short time! If you want to know how it works to enroll, you can click on "Registration".

On this website there is always (well, mostly) an up to date calendar of what's happening at the nation. If you want to know more, you are welcome to stop by the nation - we are happy to show you around!

Click here to read more!

Here are some tips on good pages to know as a student in Uppsala:

By this website you can enter a nation from home. You will get your nation card in the STUK app, where you register with your personal/coordination/t-number. From the app you can also request a physical card that will be sent to your address.

Here you can find the latest information on what's happening at Uppsala's nations. A very good way to keep track of the nations' variety of events and activities. Information on when Gotlands' pub, café and study fika are open, as well as many other of our events, can be found here.

A portal for student housing. Available rooms and apartments in Uppsala are continuously added on the page. Here you can find information about how to apply for housing, and how to rent out their own.


For our international students we have our international secretaries that are here to help you figure out the confusing time that is being new to Sweden. Contact them with any questions you may have!


We have two heads of freshers who are responsible for welcoming new students


You are also always welcome to contact the nation's first curator if you have any other questions.


The office

Monday 13-15

Tueday 11-13

Thursday 14-16

Bettys pub

Wednesdays 18-00

Thursdays 18-00

Fridays 18-01

Jakens café

Sat-Sun 12-15

Study fika

Mon-Thu 10-16


Thursdays 14-16


during reception hours

Contact us

1Q - First curator

Johanna Bodén

The First Curator handles questions regarding membership, scholarships and the nation in general

018 - 130 981

2Q - Second curator

Ludwig Öström

The Second Curator handles salaries, questions regarding housing and the nation economy

018 - 158 222

3Q - Third curator

Julian Wide

The Third Curator is responsible for the pub, fika and rentals at the nation

018 - 127 458


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Östra Ågatan 13,
75322 Uppsala