Here have we gathered a lot of useful information to ensure that you get a smooth start to your studies.
Here you will find useful information to ensure that you get a smooth start to your studies. There are a number of practical steps you must complete in order to start your first semester successfully, such as activating your university account and register for your courses. Everything you need to do is described further down on this page.
The majority of our courses and programmes are taught in Swedish. But we also have four courses taught in English for international students. You will find them listed at:
A smooth start
Are you new to Stockholm University? On these pages we have gathered a lot of useful information to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible.
Activate your university account and register
Before your studies begin you need to get a university account and order a university card. In order to get access to IT services and keep your place in the education you need to activate your university account and register to your courses. Follow the checklist!
Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities at the beginning of each semester. The activities are designed to assist you as a new student and introduce you to university life in Stockholm and Sweden, attendance is optional. We recommend that you participate in the welcome activities that Stockholm University organises for all newcomers.
For students that have been conditionally admitted
If you are required to pay tuition fees or if you have on-going university studies and it is likely that you will fulfil the eligibility requirements by the start of the course you can have the status conditionally admitted on your notification of selection results from University Admissions.
Pay student fees
If you are required to pay student fees your status will be listed as 'conditionally admitted' on the notification of selection results from University Admissions.
Read more about student fees:
Follow the instructions and keep deadlines for fee payments
You need to follow the instructions and keep the deadlines for the student fee payment in order for you to be able to register for the course or program. Instructions and deadlines will be sent to you by email from Stockholm University after the second notification of selections results.
You have to fulfill the eligibility requirements
The second reason for you to be conditionally eligible is if you have on-going university studies and it is likely that you will fulfil the eligibility requirements by the start of the course.
If you are conditionally admitted you are offered a place in on a course or a program on the condition that you fulfil the eligibility requirements by the time the course or program starts. You must be able to show the appropriate documents to prove your eligibility to be able to register for the course or program you have been admitted to. If you are not able to do so by the course start, your admission will be withdrawn.
How to prepare for online based learning
Here you can find tips on how to prepare for your participation in online based learning. A number of e-learning tools will be used, primarily the e-meeting service Zoom and the learning and collaboration platform Athena.
To participate in online based learning, we recommend that you have access to the following:
- A computer with an integrated web camera or with a separate web camera or
- … a smart phone
- A headset (headphones with a microphone attached)
- Access to a quiet place to study and a fast and reliable internet connection
Start your preparations early so that you can participate in the course from the beginning!
Get access to IT services
When you have activated your university account you will have access to the IT services of the university.
How to use the e-meeting service Zoom
The learning and collaboration platform Athena
Digital tools and services at Stockholm University
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Last updated: May 22, 2023
Source: Department of Child and Youth Studies