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Mathematics III - Abstract algebra

In this course, you will study the algebraic structures groups, rings, fields and vector spaces, and learn to use methods in abstract algebra to solve mathematical and applied problems.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2021

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

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. 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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.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 - courses

Here you can find information about online registration times, our learning platform, and how teaching is affected by the covid-19 pandemic. If you are conditionally admitted or placed on a reserve list, you can read more about that here.

First: Reply to your offer!

If you are offered a place or reserve place in the first notification of selection results, you must reply to it via by 23 July to keep your place!

Info at about replying to your offer

If you forget to do this, you must apply for the course again (assuming it opens for late application) if you want to take it.


Once you are admitted to a course you must register online via to keep your place. Online registration opens 9 August, and closes at different times for different courses.

For the following courses the last day for online registration is extra early:

  • Mathematics I (only given in Swedish): last day for registration is 23 August.
  • Courses in computer science or scientific computing given at KTH, so all courses with a course code beginning in DA or BE except DA4005 and DA5001: last day for registration is 27 August.

For other courses, the last day for online registration is 19 September if the course begins in the first half of the semester and 21 November if it begins in the second half.

Note that you cannot register online for degree project courses in mathematics or computer science, we will register you for these when your project plan has been approved.

Learning platform

Our course pages can be found at

Teaching during autumn 2021

Teaching at the Department of Mathematics autumn 2021

Conditionally admitted

It is quite common that the student at the time of application has not finished all courses that are given as special eligibility requirements for the course or programme the student has applied for. This will result in the admission status "Conditionally admitted".

The administration of conditions will be carried out just before course start. As long as the condition remains you cannot complete online registration to the courses you will take. If the condition is still in place by course start, and you haven't received any notification about whether or not you'll be allowed to take the course or programme you have applied for, contact our student advisors. If the course is one where online registration closes early, contact us before it closes.

You can also be conditionally admitted because you need to pay a tuition fee. You can find more information on tuition fees here:

Payment and repayment of tuition fee
Tuition fee payment, timeline autumn semester 2021

Placed on reserve list

If you have a reserve place for a course, we may be able to offer you a spot in which case we will contact you around the start of the semester. If you have a conditional reserve place and are offered a place on the course, you also need to fulfil the condition(s) before you can take your place on the course.

More information

New student: information about admission, registration, course literature and course web

During your studies: information about exams, our code of honour, student representation and IT resources

Contact for questions about studies

How to contact us during the summer if you have an urgent question

Welcome activities

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.

Find your way on campus

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New student

During your studies

Student unions

For new international students

Pre-departure information

New in Sweden

This course is one of the requirements for eligibility to our Master's Programme in Mathematics.

The course covers: Group theory: sub groups, cosets, Lagrange's theorem, homomorphisms, normal subgroups and quotient groups, permutation groups, simple groups. Rings and fields: matrix rings, quaternions, ideals and homomorphisms, quotient rings, polynomial rings, principal ideal rings, Euclidean rings and unique factorization. Fields and vector spaces: finite-dimensional vector spaces, algebraic field extensions, finite fields.