New student

Here have we gathered a lot of useful information to ensure that you get a smooth start to your studies.

Barn- och undomsvetenskapliga institutionen, Frescatibackehusen, Svante Arrheniuss väg 21A
Department of Child and Youth Studies, Frescatibackehusen, Svante Arrheniuss väg 21A. Photo: Ylva Carlsdotter/Stockholm University.

Here have we gathered a lot of 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.

Our courses and programmes

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:

Courses and programmes


 

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.

A smooth start


 

Get access to IT services 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!

Checklist for admitted students


 

Welcome activities

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.

Welcome activities


 

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.

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:

Information on the University Admissions web page regarding student fees

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.

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.

 

The Swedish Public Health Agency has withdrawn the recommendation on distance education for universities from 1 June. This means that each department can assess the possibility of conducting certain activities on site. In this case, activities will be planned in such a way as to minimize the risk of contributing to the spread of covid-19.

The Department board of the Department of Child and Youth Studies have decided to continue online based teaching until the end of October 2021.

For specific information about your course, check your schedule on the course site. There you will find information about each course module.

Read more at Stockholm University information about covid-19

 
Female student engaged i online meeting. Photo: Alexandr Davydov/Mostphotos.
Photo: Alexandr Davydov/Mostphotos.

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

You can test your equipment and learn to use Zoom after you have installed the program.

Install and log into the Zoom e-meeting service

How to get started with Zoom

Participate in teaching via Zoom

The learning and collaboration platform Athena

When you have activated your university account and when you have been admitted and registered for the course you will also be able to access the learning and collaboration platform Athena.

Log in to Athena and find your course

Get started with Athena

Activate email notifications from Athena

Digital tools and services at Stockholm University

General information about digital tools and services at Stockholm University

IT support

 

Contact

 

 

Student office
International Coordinator and Study counsellor
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