New student

Thank you for choosing the Department of Linguistics! On this page you will find useful information for our new students.

Before your course or program begins, there are a few things you need to arrange. You need to activate your university account, register as a student and find the learning platform Athena. Read more below!


Get a university account

For information on how to get a University account, please see the checklist for new students at Stockholm University:

Checklist for new students



All students at Stockholm University must register prior to every semester. To keep your place on the course, you must register during the specified registration period (see below). If you have problems registering, you must contact our Student Office before the last day of registration:

If you have been admitted but no longer want to keep the place, please decline via (

Spring semester 2022

Web registration for courses at the Department of Linguistics opens 3 January. 

The last day to register for courses starting in period 1 is 16 January.
The last day to register for courses starting in period 2 is 21 March.

Studenter på väg från tunnelbanan, campus Frescati. Foto: Viktor Gårdsäter
Foto: Viktor Gårdsäter

At the Department of Linguistics, we use web registration for almost all our courses. To be able to register online in ladok, you must first activate your university account (see above).

Register online

If you have been conditionally admitted to a course or programme, you cannot register online, as the department first must assess your eligibility. Please contact the Student Office to get help:

Applicants on waiting lists are admitted in turn as vacancies arise. An offer for a reserve place is sent to the email address you used when registering your application at ( The response time is usually quick – make sure you keep an eye on your inbox every day!


Schedule and Course literature

Information about your course, such as course structure, schedule and course literature, can always be found on the course page.

Search courses and programmes



We use the learning platform Athena for communication between teachers and students. Log in to Athena with your university account. On the course page, you will find lesson planning and course material no later than a week before the start of the course.



Zoom for web-based distance learning

We use the e-meeting service Zoom for lectures and seminars. It is free for students at Stockholm University.

Get started with Zoom

Study from home (tips and tools)


IT for students

During your studies, you need access to various digital services and tools. Here you will find more information about Stockholm University's IT support, wireless network, software licenses and much more.

Digital tools and services


Find us at Campus Frescati

The Department of Linguistics is located on floor 2 and 3 in the C-house (Södra huset) on Campus Frescati. Much of our teaching takes place in our own premises, but larger lectures are usually located in one of the auditoriums on the 3rd floor in Södra huset.

Södra huset med regnbåge över. Foto: Sten-Åke Stenberg
Foto: Sten-Åke Stenberg

If you travel by public transport, you can take bus 50 towards Stor Lappkärrsberget and get off at the stop Universitetsvägen. If travelling with the metro, take the red line towards Mörby Centrum and get off at Universitetet. When getting out of the metro station, go straight ahead, then keep to the right and follow the signs to Södra huset.

SL Public Transport in Stockholm


Studying with a disability

Stockholm University provides various forms of special pedagogical support to students with long-term disabilities. Please contact Special pedagogical support at Student Services if you need support.

More information

Contact person for students with disabilities

Åsa Gustafsson is our contact person at the department level (see below).


Student Health Services

Stockholm University students are welcome to contact Stockholm Student Health Services. The Stockholm Student Health Services provides nurse and counselor services, groups, workshops and other activities. All visits are free of charge.

Stockholm Student Health Services



Student Office
Contact person for students with disabilities
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