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Welcome to Linnaeus University!

How great that you have chosen to study at Linnaeus University. We hope that your university studies will be an exciting journey, both knowledge-wise and socially. The conditions are in place, everything is possible!

The corona virus and covid-19:
Information to students

Linnaeus University follows the recommendations from The Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and has a crisis management team that works with these questions and closely monitors the development.

More information to new students concerning the corona virus and the disease covid-19.

Checklist for new students

When you have been admitted to a course or programme at Linnaeus University, there are a few things you need to do before you start your studies. Follow the checklist below, then you are ready.

1. Read the admission decision – Accept your place

If you been admitted to a course or programme it is important that you read the specific information linked to your notification of selection results, on universityadmissions.se. In the international admission round, it is most common that you automatically accept your place when you are admitted, but some programmes and courses require that you confirm your place. If you are no longer interested in your offer, you need to decline your admission.

All the information you need about admission, confirming or declining your admission is found on www.universityadmissions.se 

Note that it is stated in your admission decision whether you have to accept in order to keep your place.

2. Preparing for your stay

Moving to another country requires preparation. Administrative processes usually take some time, which means that you will have to start early. Read more about preparing for your stay. Here you can find more information about residence permit, insuranceaccommodation and student economy.

To help new students settle in we have orientation days in the beginning of the semester. During the official arrival days we provide pick-up service.

We would also recommend you to read our Survival guide for international students for additional information about the Swedish education system. 

Studing at a distance? Read more about how distance studies work.

3. Obtain your student account

You need a student account to be able to pay your admission fee and to log in to Lnu.se/en/student/My-page/. If you do not have a Swedish identity number you will receive an e-mail with the information needed to create a student account.

Once you are logged in, you can register, access course material, your student email, and other IT services. If you are experiencing problems obtaining your student account, please contact our IT support. Obtain student account

Note that you can only obtain your student account from a certain date and this depends on which admission round you have been admitted in. Dates on which you can obtain your student account at the earliest.

4. Register

You must register on the course or programme to which you have been admitted. Once you have registered, you have shown that you are an active student. You register on Lnu.se/en/student/My-page/ where you click on "My Ladok". On the registration page, the programme and/or course to which you have been admitted will be shown as available for registration, as well as information on what dates you can register. Once you have registered, you will get access to all course material on the learning platform MyMoodle.

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). Registration is necessary in order to, among other things, have your study results registered.

5. Course/programme introduction and welcome letter

Search for your course or programme via the link below to find information on your course/programme introduction and welcome letter in the right hand column of the web page.

Note that welcome letters or specific information is not available for all programmes/courses. You can also search for your course or programme introduction via our timetabling system TimeEdit.

Syllabus and reading list
The syllabus describes the structure and content of your course/programme. In the syllabus, you will also find information on what literature you need. You find the syllabus/programme syllabus on each respective course/programme page.

6. Email

Do not forget to check your contact details in “My Ladok”. In order not to miss out on any information, it is important that you state what email address you want Linnaeus University to use when contacting you.

Update your contact details.

7. Order and activate the Lnu card

Order the Lnu card
1. Go to the swipe card self-service portal: https://lnukortet.lnu.se/ . Use the login details of your Lnu account to log in.
2. Click on "Order New Card" and follow the instructions.
3. Within a week, your new card will be sent to the address you indicated in step 2. If you have chosen to have your card delivered to the Infocenter in Växjö or Kalmar, you must present a valid ID to pick it up.
Activate your Lnu card 
1. Go to the swipe card self-service portal: https://lnukortet.lnu.se/ . Use the login details of your Lnu account to log in.
2. Click on "Activate your card". Now your card should be ready to use.
Keep in mind that
1. The image must be in JPG format (it is not enough to rename the file extension).
2. The image must be vertical (portrait) and not horizontal (landscape) to look good on the Lnu card.

Good to know

As a new student, there are a lot of things you need to think about. Therefore, we have gathered information about the support and service that is available to you as a student, as well as other information that is important to you during your studies, on the Student web.

Via the Student web, you will also get general information on what is going at Linnaeus University, like operational disruptions, news items, events, and other activities. On the Student web, you will also find a link to My page, where you will find important personal information about your studies. In order to log in, you must have a student account, see item 2 above. On My page you can also access your personal timetable.

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