Internship in Physics
Physics studies include learning skills that are useful in a wide range of industries. An internship is a good way to try out your skills and gain work experience in a real-world setting.
Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.
In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.
Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.
Checklist for admitted students
Activate your university account
The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.
Register at your department
Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.
Read all the information on this page
Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.
Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.
Information from the department
Everyone admitted to a course at the Department of Physics will receive a welcome letter with important information from us via e-mail. If you have not receive the mail by the beginning of August, please contact our study advisor!
Courses at the Department of Physics do not have a roll-call. Instead the course starts with the first lecture.
After being admitted to a course, you must register to confirm that you are starting your studies. For most of our courses this can be done online using your university account. Registration normally opens two weeks before the course starts and you must have registered at the latest one week after the first lecture. If you have any problems with registration, contact our student office. Contact details can be found below.
Most of the courses in physics use the Athena learning platform. Once registered, the course should appear automatically in Athena. If you cannot find the course, contact the course coordinator. If the course uses a different website, you can find the link further down on this web page.
If you are conditionally admitted to a course at our department you need to contact our study advisor before you can register. Contact us as soon as possible, well before the course starts. Contact details are found further down on this web page.
Applicants on waiting list
Are you placed on a waiting list to any of our courses? You will always be contacted by e-mail if you are offered a place. Normaly we will not admit new students if more than 1 week has passed after the firsts lecture.
Find the Departmend of Physics
Most of the physics courses are held in the AlbaNova building, located between the Frescati campus and the Royal Institute of Technology (Tekniska högskolan, KTH). Courses in medical radiation physics are held at Campus Karolinska Hospital. A few of our physics courses are also given in collaboration with KTH or other departments. If this is the case it is clearly stated further down on this web page.
Education during autumn 2020
Most courses at the Department of Physics which starts during the first period of the autumn semester will have lectures given online while practical elements (e.g., laboratory exercises) and examination take place on campus.
More specific deatalis regarding this course can be found further down on this web page or on the course page in the Athena learning platform. If you have questions you can contact the course coordinator; contact details are found further down on this web page.
Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department.
Find your way on campus
Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.
For new international students
The course consists of supervised practical work activities related to physics in at a company, agency or another workplace. You will independently perform work tasks, document your work in writing, and present your insights about the work you performed, and your reflections on the role, opportunities and limitations of your physics education in industry.
Teaching during the autumn term 2020
Internship in physics can be carried out during the autumn 2020. This provided that the guidelines from the public health authority can be followed when the student is carrying out the internship. Meetings with supervisor as well as the oral presentation of the internship can be carried out remotely through zoom.
The course takes place during normal working hours. It may be included in a masters degree program at Fysikum, but can also be taken as an elective course.
The course begins with an introduction, and an internship with a connection to physics under a supervisor at the place and work. Prior to the start of the internship, a project plan must be approved by the examiner and the student. The student should participate in work activities to
the same extent as other employees. Participation in the introduction and an oral presentation at the end of the course are compulsory.
The course is examined on the basis of a written logbook, letter from the supervisor, and an oral presentation.
Samuel Silverstein, phone: +468 5537 8693, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
The literature is based on scientific publications and reports in the relevant field assembled by the student through literature searches, as well as material provided by the supervisor at the internship site.
When can I apply?
Registration is open from mid-March to mid-April for courses that run in the fall, and from mid-September to mid-October for courses that run in the spring.
Please note that many courses open for late registration in mid-July for courses in the autumn term and in mid-December for courses in the spring term.