New student

As a new student, you are very welcome to us at the Department of Media Studies! First you have to be registered and check out some things.

Most important of all as a new student, of course, is that you

  • becomes registered and
  • thus activated your university account and
  • find your course page on Athena.

Take a look at what we inform about below on this page.

When you then start your education, you will find most of it on the page "During your studies". If you still feel that you are wondering things, just ask us and we will help you!


1) Registration:


Registration - how you do it

Here you find what applies to register for the current semester

Registration Spring Semester 2024

To be allowed to study, you must be registered and to retain your place on the course, you must register during the course registration period

If you have trouble register contact our student affairs offices for your subject - see "Contact" at bottom of the page



2) Course and study information:


Schedules can be found via TimeEdit. You can also find this, for example, via the course page in the education catalog or on the course page in Athena

Find out schedules via TimeEdit here Logged in with university account

Search for schedules via TimeEdit without being registered / logged in here

More information about schedules at Stockholm University

Course texts

Course literature for the current semester and course can be found through various ways:

  • in your browser type > CODE<* 

* for instance FV1027 is the course code for Swedish Film and TV Culture.

write: and you will find the course page.


Athena (Its Learning) is the web-based learning and collaboration platform for courses at Stockholm University. This is where you will spend most of your time during your studies. Once you'are registered you get access to your course page on Athena.

Link to Athena

Get started with Athena

Zoom is available to anyone with a university account and if a course is run by distance learning you will use it. On Athena your teacher will give you more details.
Get started with the e-meeting service Zoom


With us, you study "Off Campus" - both centrally and close to nature. The nearest metro station is Karlaplan and after a short walk you end up in our premises.


Cinema Studies

Address: Borgvägen 1-5,

The Section for Cinema Studies is situated in Filmhuset, i.e. in the same building as Svenska Filminstitutet (the Swedish Film Institute). This is why you will see the address to Svenska Filminstitutet appear in the map below. 



Media and Communication Studies, Journalism Studies and Fashion Studies

Address: Karlavägen 104



Other things that are good to keep an eye on when you start:

Early withdrawal from a course - 3 weeks from course start

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 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 Student Ladok or contact the students office to register 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. 

Where to register Withdrawal:

During your studies, you may need to obtain a registration certificate or a certificate of your study results "grades" and more.

Find out more about how to get certificates



If you have questions about registration, contact our student offices on the subject you are going to study:

Exchange and Alumni Coordinator
Student Affairs Office Cinema Studies
Student Affairs Office Journalism
Student Affairs Office Fashion Studies
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