We know that there is a lot to think about and a lot of information to take in as a new student at a university. On this page we have collected the most important bits of information that you need in order to ensure that you get a smooth start to your time with us. If you do not find the information you are looking for on these pages please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Department of Biology Education does not require that you reply to your offer of admission to Master's programmes. You confirm your place by attending roll call the week before start of term. If you do not want the place we ask that you decline it as soon as you have made the decision (see below).

If you need a certificate showing that you are admitted to studies at Stockholm University you should first most use the notification of results from University Admissions. The notification of results includes a printable-pdf which is the official documentation of your admission (no hard copies are sent out). If you should need a document containing information which is not included in the official admissions letter, please contact us stating clearly exactly which additional information is required and we will write an individual letter for you.

Conditional admission

If your results state that you are 'Conditionally admitted' you will not be able to begin your studies unless you meet the condition(s) before first day of class. It can either be conditional on paying the tuition fee or completing previous studies, e.g., your Bachelor's degree or a particular course. To document completed studies please submit updated transcript and/or diploma to University admissions and then inform us that you have done so. (Please note that courses completed at most Swedish universities are automatically updated in University Admissions.)

Declining your place

If your situation should change so that you no longer plan to pursue studies with us it is important that you decline your place in University admissions. This makes the place available to students on the waiting list.


We register you when you attend the roll call for the programme/course. The roll calls are compulsory. If you have a valid reason for not attending the roll call then you must inform us in advance or your place can be given to a student on the waiting list.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are registered on the correct course. The registration is a requirement in order to be covered by the insurance. 

Orientation Week

Find out about student services and student life at Stockholm University during Orientation Week. At the Introduction to Biology Studies, during Orientation Week, you will meet our Student Office, learn to find your way around the Arrhenius laboratories and a great oportunity to get to know other biology students.