During your studies
Here we have compiled useful information for your studies at the Department of Education. Further down this page you will find more information with links to the general education pages at Stockholm University.
Information for students and staff about the coronavirus
Here is the latest information and university positions regarding the corona virus and the pandemic. The information is updated continuously.
How will the pandemic affect my studies?
Teaching during the beginning of the spring semester 2022 will be conducted both on campus and on-line. Information about what applies to your course can be found on the course website, in the schedule and on Athena.
Get vaccinated and stay home if you have symptoms
The Department of Education follows Stockholm University's guidelines for teaching and the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations. We care about reducing the risk of spreading the virus and at the same time making teaching available. Stockholm University encourages all students and employees who can to get vaccinated and to get tested if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection.
Please stay updated at the Department's and University's websites!
Opening hours in our premises
The department's regular opening hours:
Monday - Friday at 07.30 - 18.30
During Christmas and New Year (December 23 - January 2), the front doors are locked.
Study from home
Here you will find tips on tools you can use when you study from home.
Academic Writing Service
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.
Ladok for students
All your course registrations and study results are reported directly into the Ladok system.
As a student you will find your details in Ladok for students. This is where you usually register for every course that you have been admitted to and sign up for examinations. You can get certificates of your finished courses and much more.
Withdrawal and Leave from Studies
Early withdrawal from a course
If you are registered for a single course (not an entire programme), you can exercise what is called 'early withdrawal' during the first 3 weeks the course is offered. If you decide to withdraw from your studies early, it is possible to apply and be admitted to the same course again through www.universityadmissions.se. Early withdrawal is not possible if you have already completed any exams or assignments as part of the course.
You can either enter the early withdrawal in your student record in Ladok for students or contact the course administrator whom will enter the early withdrawal manually.
If you do not withdraw from a course within the first three weeks, you can only be re-registered for the course if there is space.
Leave from studies
Leave from studies is only available to students who are enrolled in a programme. Taking leave from studies means that you take a break in your studies with the intention of resuming later on. In certain cases, leave from studies can be combined with the right to continue on a specified date. This is referred to as 'leave from studies with a place guarantee' and is only possible if you demonstrate a specific reason. If you are not guaranteed a place, you may resume your studies only if and when there is space available in the programme.
You can read more in the form:
Student council and Stockholm University’s Student Union (SUS)
Course administration and study counsellor
You can meet with our study counsellors and receive information and advice concerning:
- Selecting a course or programme
- Course or programme content, structure, literature and/or labour market opportunities
- Transfering credits from other courses/institutions
- Special support if you cannot follow regular teaching due to, for example, a physical disability or dyslexia
- Information about study abroad opportunities through exchange agreements.
Students are advised to book an appointment by e-mail to be sure that the Study Counsellor is available
Last updated: December 22, 2021
Source: Department of Education