Checklist for new students
Here we have listed the most important information you need as a new student at Linnaeus University.
FAQ about the coronavirus
Due to the current situation as a result of the coronavirus we understand that you might have several questions regarding how the current situation will affect your studies at Linnaeus University. Read more about the FAQ about the coronavirus - information for newly admitted students.
Preparing for your stay
Before moving to Sweden there are several things you early need to prepare from your home country, such as attendance at pre-arrival webinar, applying for residence permit, insurance etc. Read more about preparing for your stay.
Obtaining a student account
As a student admitted to Linnaeus University you will need a student account to be able to log in to Lnu.se/en/student/My-page/; register your participation on courses and programmes; log in to computers; and access course materials, email, and other IT services at Linnaeus University. Tuition fee-paying students are asked to create their student account before they order their invoice, information will be sent out automatically, if you have not received an email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obtain a student account
Please note that you can only obtain your student account from a certain date and this is dependent on to which admission round you have been admitted. Dates on which you can obtain your student account at the earliest.
You must be registered for the programme/course you are about to start. You register on Lnu.se/en/student/My-page/ and go to "My Ladok". When you log in with your student account you will be able to see your personal registration period. If you are studying an on-campus course we strongly urge you not to register for the course until you have arrived in Växjö/Kalmar/Ljungby. If you have registered, it's not possible to get a reimbursement of the tuition fee (only relevant for tuition fee paying students).
Please note that you can register for a course starting one week before the start of the course and during the week of the start of the course (that is to say, not earlier).
Course/programme start and information from your course coordinator
In most cases, attendance at the course/programme introduction is mandatory in order to be accepted as a student at Linnaeus University. If you are ill or have some other reason for absence, you must inform your school/department about this prior to the obligatory meeting, otherwise your place will go to someone else.
Note that if you are studying a course as a distance course, some of these courses do not have a mandatory introduction, follow the instructions that you have received from your course coordinator, if you are uncertain contact your course coordinator for more information.
You will find course/programme start and information from your course coordinator on your degree programme's website. Please note that information from your course coordinator is not available for all courses and programmes.
Syllabus and course literature
The syllabus describes how the programme/course will run and what it contains. It also describes what literature is needed. You can find the syllabus on each course/programme's respective page. Use the link above to search for your course or programme.
In addition to the information above, there is also some practical information that can be good to be familiar with before the start of the semester.
Study at a distance
As a distance student, you will, as a rule, find information about your course or programme start in MyMoodle. MyMoodle can be reached via Lnu.se/en/student/My-page/. When you study at a distance, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. Below we have gathered some good tips and advice.
Update your user profile in MyMoodle
It is important to be visible as a student or study partner. Therefore, it is good if you add a photo of yourself in your user profile on MyMoodle. Do like this:
- When you are logged in, hold your mouse pointer over your name in the upper right corner, a menu will be presented.
- Move your mouse pointer to Settings, a new menu will be presented.
- Click on Edit profile.
- Go to User photo.
- Browse your computer for a photo of yourself which you then upload, or drag the photo directly to the box.
- Type your name in Description of photo.
- Click on Update profile – Done!
Technical support in MyMoodle
If you need technical help and support in MyMoodle, you are welcome to contact the IT support.
You can take part in distance meetings via, for instance, Zoom or Adobe Connect. Before participating in a distance meeting, you should make sure that your computer has the right settings and make preparations in accordance with the guidelines below.
In order to see your personal timetable you need to log in to Lnu.se/Student, after that your timetable will be presented directly. If you are not able to see your timetable when you are logged in you can search it out.
Log in to Lnu.se/en/student/My-page/
Search timetable manually in TimeEdit
At the Student web Lnu.se/student you get comprehensive information about what is happening at Linnaeus University such as disruptions, news, events and job opportunities from MyCareer. Via the Student web you will also find a link to "My page". There you will find important personal information that gives an overall picture of your studies. To log in you need a student account. On "My page" you will also find your personal schedule.
Borrowing at the University Library
Linnaeus University students have access to both digital and printed resources such as course literature and other books, databases and encyclopedias. These resources are reached through the library website where you log in with your Lnu account. In order to borrow at the library you need to apply for a library account.
Printing, copying ang scanning
To be able to print, copy, and scan at Linnaeus University, you need to deposit money to your student account via Pcounter EasyPay. Get started with Pcounter EasyPay for printing and copying. More information can be found in Serviceportalen.lnu.se.
Download free program software
Linnaeus University provides free program software that you as a student have access to during your studies, for instance, Office 365 and SPSS. Learn more on Serviceportalen on how you get access to Office 365 and other applications.
Get connected to WiFi
As a student at Linnaeus University, you can connect to our wireless network called eduroam (educational roaming), which is an encrypted and secure network. Here you can find information about how to set it up.
App for Android och iPhone
By using our app you can get notifications in your cell phone, as a complement to the student web. The app will also help you find your way around our facilities, and if you wish to get in touch with a member of staff it is easy to perform a search in the app.
When you are registered on a course or a programme you have the right to obtain a swipecard to access the university's facilities outside normal opening hours. The card can also be used to enter the university's public computer rooms and for printing.
The swipe card also gives you access to the university library during the hours when they have self-service opening hours. Read more about self-service opening hours on: https://lnu.se/en/library/at-the-library/self-service-opening-hours/.
You order your card via the web. In order to be able to order a swipecard, you must first have obtained your student account. Once you have received your swipecard it must be activated before it works.
Go to the self-service portal for swipecards:
Use the login details for your student account to log in.Click on "Order swipecard" and follow the instructions.
Within a week, the card should be delivered to the delivery site you chose when placing the order. If you chose to have the card delivered to Info center in Kalmar or Växjö, remember to bring your ID.
Go to the self-service portal for swipecards: https://lnukortet.lnu.se/. Use the login details for your student account to log in.
Click on "Activate your swipecard"
Your swipecard should now be activated and ready to use.