Photo: Orasis
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A good place to start to learn more about life as an international student at Stockholm University is the university's Handbook for International and Exchange Students.

 

Student Rights

Who to turn to if you have comments to make about your studies?

If you as a student have comments to make on your studies, you should contact the Department of Law's student council, Linjerådet, which is a part of the Department's decision-making body and can take up questions during meetings. Contact information can be found on Linjerådet's Swedish web page. On the Student Union's web page, you can also read more about student councils (in English).

Do you feel like you have been treated wrongly or unjustly in a specific issue?

If so, you can turn to the student union's student governance officers (contact info bottom of the page).

Discrimination and sexual harassment

If you as a student feel discriminated against or have been subjected to sexual harassment, you should primarily contact the head of department: Gustaf Sjöberg, (room C 889, tel: +46 8-16 39 72). You can also turn to deputy head of department Jane Reichel (room C 910, tel: 08-16 26 14) or to the director of studies Viktoria Pettersson (room C 454, tel: 08-16 13 04). It is also possible to talk to a teacher or any other employee whom you trust. If the institution does not take any action despite the fact that you raised the issue or if for some reason you feel that you want to speak to someone outside the department, you are welcome to contact the university's Coordinator for equal treatment of students. You can also turn to them if you are an applicant for studies at the university and feel that you are being discriminated against.

Students' rights and responsibilities

We invite you to read all information about students' rights and responsibilities at Stockholm University.

Health and Safety

 Information about who to turn to in case of an emergency can be found on the university's web page on crisis support.

 

Infocenter

At Infocenter in Studenthuset, you may ask about everything concerning your studies, e.g. admisson, student exchange, scholarships, degrees, student support and more. Studenthuset is located next to the A building of Södra huset, Universitetsvägen 2 B.

Next to the Infocenter reception, you will find computers where you can search for information about opening hours, events, courses and programmes etc. Current events and activities are shown on large plasma screens.

Students are also welcome to visit Infocenter if they wish to:

  • Get certificates of course registration
  • Get study certificates showing completed courses, credits and grades
  • Buy Stockholm University profile products
  • Get a one-time code to activate your university account

For more information please visit the Student Services and Stockholm University's Student Life webpages.

 

The Academic Writing Service

The Academic Writing Service provides language support to all students who write their course work, e.g. essays, reports, research papers, theses etc. in English. All services are free of charge for students at Stockholm University.

 

Student Health Services

Stockholm University's Student Health Services can help you deal with any physical, psychological or social issues that may affect your study situation. They can also help you to navigate the healthcare system if you need other medical care. All visits are free of charge.

 

Support for students with disabilities

Stockholm University provides special pedagogical support to students with documented long-term disabilities. The support is based on your individual needs and aims to facilitate your studies. The goal is to give all students the opportunity to study under equal conditions.

 

Coordinator for equal treatment of students

All students at Stockholm University are entitled to equal treatment and respect irrespective of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age. The coordinators' assignment/mandate is based on the Swedish Discrimination Act of 2008. 

 

Contemplation Room

Need to take a pause? Andrum, which means 'breathing space' in Swedish, is the name of a room for contemplation, open to all at Stockholm University irrespective of religion or creed. The 'Andrum' can be found at room E 407, in Södra huset, Frescati campus and is open between 8am and 8pm.

 

IT for Students

Your university account gives you access to a number of IT services at Stockholm University. Read about e.g. how to activate your student account, get access to all library services, or troubleshoot common IT issues on Stockholm University's IT for students pages.

 

Swedish Courses for International Students

Swedish courses are offered which are designed especially for international students and visitors. The courses are run by the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism (Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet).