Welcome to the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies!
Here you can find practical information that you need before and at the beginning of the semester as a new student at our department.
Web-based education during autumn semester 2020
All teaching and examination at the Department will be web-based throughout autumn semester 2020 (August 28, 2020 - January 17, 2021) because of covid-19. The department's buildings will continue to be closed for students during this period.
Important information to new students
Thank you for choosing Stockholm University! In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of term.
Checklist for a smooth start
Activate your university account and make an online registration
Before your studies begin you need to activate your university account and make an online registration for your courses.
Once you have activated your account you will be able to registrer for your courses, as well as order your university card and get access to the library resources, printing and scanning.
At our department you make an online registration in Ladok which you can access with your university account.
Athena and Ladok for students
When you have registred for your course/courses you will have access to Athena which is a web-based learning and collaboration platform for courses at Stockholm University. In Athena you will find detailed information about your course such as lecture planning, literature lists, exams and schedule changes.
You can also use Athena through a mobile app available for both iOS and Android. We recommend downloading the app to your smartphone for quick access to schedule changes and other course updates. Please note that the app is called "itslearning".
In Ladok for students you will find record of current and completed education. You can also registrer for exams in Ladok.
As a registred student you can easily see your course(s) schedule by login with your university account. Please note that the schedule is preliminary and is subject to change. When you are logged in, click on "My assembled schedule".
For information about access to computers, printers, wifi and other IT Services at Stockholm University, visit:
IT for students
If you need IT support, please use Serviceportalen to contact Helpdesk.
Application and admission
In order to begin your studies at Stockholm University, you need to apply for the course or programme you wish to study at:
At Stockholm Universitys website you can find a step-by-step guide on how to apply to a course or programme. Please read the instructions carefully.
A step-by-step guide
The Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies' courses and programmes can be found at:
Courses and programmes*
Application for credits transfer
From 2020 we accept applications for credit transfer for studies at a university abroad through Ladok
Use your university account and log into Ladok and go to the page for "Apply for" and then choose "Crediting" and follow the instructions.
If you have questions please contact Hanna Kritz, Director of Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures.
Below, you will find information about credit transfer of studies from a university abroad for students who have been admitted to, or completed, a course or programme at Stockholm University.
The Student Office is located on the ground floor of Block 4A at Kräftriket. The same building contains the Lecture Hall (Aulan) and most of the Department’s classrooms.
At the Student Office you can register for courses (in cases where you can't register online), get study certificates and obtain help with other administrative matters concerning your studies. Here you will also find timetables, course programs and reading lists for all the Department’s courses as well as information about the Department’s activities in general.
If you run into any troubles when registering for a course online, or if you need to re-register you can always contact the Student office.
Director of the Student office and Student councelor:
Please note that the Student office is temporarily closed for visits because of Covid-19.
Ordinary phone hours:
Mondays, Thursdays : 10-12 am
Wednesdays: 13-15 pm
Student Counselor and Directors of Studies
The Student Counselor and the Directors of Studies will help you choose the right course, plan and carry out your studies, count and register your credits, take a break in your studies, get special support and provide information about the labour market.
If you have any questions about studies, you are welcome to contact one of our directors of studies.
Director of Studies (Japanese and Korean):
Room 111, Kräftriket 4B
Phone: 08-16 27 22
Director of Studies (Chinese):
Room 107, Kräftriket 4B
Phone: 08-16 36 20
Director of Studies (Arabic, Middle Eastern and North African Studies):
Room 104, Kräftriket 4B
Phone: 08-16 29 43
New to Stockholm University?
The Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies is located at campus Kräftriket, Buildning 4A and 4B.
Kräftriket is located about 1 km south of the University’s main campus at Frescati (Metro station T-Universitet). The entrance to Kräftriket is opposite Albano at Roslagsvägen 101. Take Bus 50 or 670 and get off at the Albano stop.
Karta över Kräftriket (243 Kb)
Do you have questions about your studies? Welcome to contact us by email or phone.
At the Student office you can register for courses (in cases where you can't register online), get study certificates and obtain help with other administrative matters concerning your studies.
Student Counselor and Directors of Studies
The Student Counselor and the Director of Studies of your subject will help you choose the right course, plan and carry out your studies, count and register your credits, take a break in your studies, get special support and provide information about the labour market.
Last updated: October 20, 2020
Source: Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies