New student

Welcome to our new students at the Department of Mathematics!

We hope that you will enjoy your studies at our department. On this page you can find useful information for starting you studies, about for instance admission, registration, course literature and course web.

If you have already started your studies and are looking for information about for instance exams, see this page


Important things to do before starting your studies

  1. Activate your university account
  2. Register for your course via Ladok
  3. If you are starting a programme, you may need to attend a meeting
  4. Find your schedule, course literature etc.

You can find more detailed information below, but see also the following pages:

Pre-departure information, if you are moving to Sweden to study

Checklist for new students (welcome activities, student unions, digital tools and services)

To keep you place on a course you have to register online, via Ladok. You need to be registered in order to take part in exams and get credits for the course. If you do not register, your place can go to a reserve.

Register online in Ladok

Online registration generally opens a few weeks before the start of the semester. For most courses, online registration is open until about a week after the course starts, but for the following courses online registration closes earlier, a week or so before the start of the semester:

  • Mathematics I (only given in Swedish).
  • Courses in computer science and scientific computing that are given at KTH.

Once online registration is open, you can see in Ladok how long you have until it closes. See also the information to newly admitted students which can be found on the course's page in the course catalogue.

In some cases you cannot register online.


Usually you cannot register online for a programme but must instead attend a compulsory meeting, a week or so before the semester starts. If you are admitted to a programme, we will e-mail you with more information about this.

Degree projects

If you are admitted to a degree project you may not be able to register online. If you can, you should, but for some projects we will instead register you once your project plan has been approved.

Exchange students

If you are an exchange student you cannot register online, instead we will register you. Ask the exchange coordinator if you have questions about this.

You can be conditionally admitted either because you need to pay a tuition fee, or because you have not finished all courses that are given as special eligibility requirements for the course or programme you have applied for. In order to take the course or programme, you must fulfil the condition (i.e., pay your tuition fee and/or complete the relevant courses) before the start of the course or programme to which you are conditionally admitted.

More on tuition fees in the pre-departure information

If you are conditionally admitted because there are some courses you have not finished, but you expect the results from these to be reported into Ladok before the course you have applied to starts, we will usually remove the condition without you needing to contact us.

You should contact the study advisors before online registration closes if the condition still remains and you have not been able to register online. In particular, you may need to contact us in these cases:

  • If you are waiting for results from abroad these will not be visible in Ladok and you will need to contact us when you have them.
  • If you are of the opinion that you fulfil the requirements for the course already, or if you are unsure of what is missing.

Please note that we cannot remove conditions before the second notification of selection results has been published.

If you do not meet the entry requirements at the time of application, and it is not likely that you will have time to become eligible by course start, your admission status will be set to "unqualified", and your application will be deleted. If you feel that your eligibility has not been judged properly, contact the study advisors.

It is best if you contact us directly after you have been notified of you admission status. We cannot guarantee a place for you after first notification of selection results, even if it turns out that you do fulfil the eligibility requirements.

Another reason for a deleted application is that you already have been admitted to courses with higher priority. You can be admitted to at most 45 ECTS credits per term. If your application has been deleted for this reason you can reapply, if the course or programme opens for late application.

Information on reapplying on


Course literature

You can find information about course literature in the course catalogue, but we also have a list here:

List of course literature at the Department of Mathematics


Course web and schedules

We don't use Athena, instead you can find our course webpages on

You can find links to course schedules in the course catalogue, or you can search by course code in TimeEdit.

Course catalogue
Schedules in TimeEdit

Courses given jointly with KTH may have their course web and schedule at KTH, in which case you can find information in the course catalogue or we will send out information before the course starts.


The Library

The research library is housed as part of the institute in spacious and fresh premises.
You will find the main entrance in the corridor to the right of the student office.
The library is primarily for employees but is available to students and the general public subject to availability.

More information about the library


Guide to studying effectively

Students studying, view from above.
Photo: Eva Dalin

Do you understand what is expected of you, are you using your time effectively, and are you keeping on top of your reading and assignments? The Academic Writing Service have put together a guide to help you during your studies at Stockholm University.

Guide to studying effectively


Studying with a disability

Students with disabilities may be eligible for different types of support in their studies. We recommend that you start the process of applying for support as soon as you have been admitted to a course or programme at the Department of Mathematics (and, if you are applying in the second admissions round, have replied to your offer).

  1. Follow the instructions under: Apply for support and adaptations.
  2. Contact the department at, attaching your certificate with recommended types of support.
  3. You will get a reply about how this support will work in practice at the Department of Mathematics.
Students in conversation on the terrace in Albano.
The terrace in Albano. Photo: Jens Olof Lasthein

The Department of Mathematics can be found (from August 2022) in building 1 in Albano. Our offices are mostly on floor 3, some on floor 2. The Student Office is situated on floor 3, building 1, close to the lifts and the stairs. There administrators and study advisors have drop-in times.

Contact details and drop-in times

Lectures are usually held in Albano, or sometimed on campus Frescati. There are plenty of places to study in buildings 1, 2 and 4 in Albano.

Public transport

Our closest metro station is Universitetet, about a kilometer's walk from Kräftriket. The bus stop Albano is closer, and you can take bus 670 from Tekniska högskolan, or bus 50 from e.g. Odenplan (you can also take these buses from Universitetet to Albano, if you are coming from that direction).

Find the Department of Mathematics
Finding your way on Stockholm University campus
Stockholm public transport (SL)



Student affairs office
Study advisor in mathematics and mathematical statistics
Study advisor in computer science and scientific computing
Study advisor for students needing special pedagogical support
Study advisor for the teacher education program
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