New student

On this page you can find information that will help you get started with your studies. Your studies at Stockholm University begin with your admission. However, there are several steps from admission to actually starting your studies.

Checklist for new students.

If you are new in Sweden, the university has collected information on visas, accommodation, insurance and other practicalities you need to keep track of.
New in Sweden.


New student at Stockholm University

As a new student at Stockholm University, you probably have many questions about how everything works. Here we have collected all you need to know in order to start your studies. 

Before you start your studies, you need to activate your university account to access all the services at Stockholm University.

Activate your university account.

In order to retain the place you have been admitted to, it is important that you register for your courses. The registration serves as confirmation that you are taking the course, and it is done via the Ladok system. Registration typically opens two weeks before and closes one week after the start of the course.

Register here.

If you are conditionally admitted, you need to contact our Academic advisor before you can register.

Athena is Stockholm University’s digital learning platform. All our courses use Athena, and this is where you will find information during the course and can communicate with the teacher. When you register for a course, you automatically obtain access to the course page in Athena.



Welcome activities

In addition to lectures and exams, many other activities take place at the university. There is a rich student life and many opportunities to become involved in one’s education. At the beginning of the semester the Natural Science Association (NF) organizes welcome activities for new students. For international and exchange students Stockholm University also arrange welcome activities at the begining of each semester.

Welcome activites for international and exchange students.


Find us

The Department of Astronomy is located on the 6the floor of the main building of the AlbaNova University Centre. The building is within walking distance of Stockholm University’s main campus, Frescati, and is adjacent to the newly built Albano area.

Find us.



Student office
Academic advisor
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