New student

Are you new to the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies and Stockholm University? Below you will find the information you need before departing to Sweden and to get prepared for your first semester at Stockholm University.

efore you leave for Sweden and studies at Stockholm University there are a few things that have to be sorted out. 

Checklist for new students


Studentliv. En student på bibliotek. Foto: Henrik Berggren/Familjen.
Foto: Henrik Berggren/Familjen.



On these pages you learn how to get access to wifi, accesible computer rooms and printers, which programs you have access to as a student at Stockholm university and more.

Computer rooms and printers at Frescati

Foto: Pexels/Pixabay.

As a student at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies you have access to a student computer room at Wallenberglaboratoriet (floor 3). In the computer room you also have access to a printomat, which is the university-wide system for printing, copying and scanning. To use the printomat you need a valid University card. 


Athena - learning Platform

All of our courses use the learning platform Athena to communicate about the course. To access the course page in Athena, your student account must be activated and you must be registered for the course.

Digital tools and services


Student health

Stockholm Student Health Services is a complement to the public healthcare available to residents in Sweden. As a student at Stockholm University you are welcome to contact Stockholm Student Health Services.

The Stockholm Student Health Services provides nurse and counselor services and any health-related problem can be discussed. All visits are free of charge. In case you lack a Swedish personal identity number and wish to make an appointment, please contact us at, so we can help you. Otherwise book your appointment:

Stockholm Student Health Services

In an emergency

En grupp studenter står och pratar. Foto: Niklas Björling/Stockholms universitet.
Foto: Niklas Björling/Stockholms universitet.

Students at Stockholm University are covered by different insurances depending on their student status. Make sure you know which category you belong to and pay attention to coverage and restrictions.


En student studerar på biblioteket. Foto: Niklas Björling/Stockholms universitet.
Foto: Niklas Björling/Stockholms universitet.

The work and study environment are important issues at Stockholm University, not least for students. They cover places to study, modes of teaching, and even unwritten rules of behaviour, among many other issues.

Study environment

At Wallenberglaboratoriet there are a few study places on floor 4 and if you use the library there are a few reading places there too. On floor 3 a computer room is available which also has a scanner/printer for students. There is also a student kitchen (floor 3) with, for example, several microwave ovens, a kettle and a coffee machine.

If you have suggestions of how to improve the study environment at Wallenberglaboratoriet or have questions about it, please contact the studentråd:


Student life

Studenter utanför studenthuset. Foto: Jens Olof Lasthein / Stockholms universitet.

There are many aspects of student life. You may want to engage in social activities, find housing, visit Studenthuset, discover favourite places to study and learn where to do sports and exercise at student-friendly prices. Find out more about these things below:


Housing for international students

Studenthuset and Infocentre

Student unions

Sporting activities on Campus

Places to study

During your studies a wide range of student support and services are available to you. Discover the library, the Academic Writing Service, special support measures for students with disabilities, and other resources.

The Academic Writing Service provides English-language support for writing and study skills. We give talks and seminars and offer individual guidance. Our services are available free of charge to all students at Stockholm University.

Stockholm University Library is an important resource for students. Here you can borrow and order course literature. The library also gives you access to scientific literature, journals and databases, in printed as well as digital format.

Are you interested in studying at Stockholm University but don't know where to start? Our experienced study and career counsellors are happy to help you. 

Study and career counselling

Stockholm University provides special pedagogical support to students with documented long-term disabilities. On this page, you can read more about common support measures and how to apply for support.

Studying with a disability

It is very important that you apply for special pedagogical support as early as possible in order to receive a certificate describing the types of support recommended for you. After you received your certificat contact a study counsellor at your department. The study counsellor will then inform you what support you can get at the Department of Archaeology ans Classical Studies.

Contact the study counsellors at the Department:



International Coordinator
Study councellor and student affairs office
Director of studies, first and second level
Assistant Director of studies, first and second level
Mats Burström Director of doctoral studies
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