Student rights and responsibilities

As a student at Linnaeus University you have certain rights and at this web page you'll find important information concerning your rights, responsibilities and student environment. We are actively working against discrimination and sexual harassment and below you'll find information about our actions towards it.

Equal opportunity for students 

At Linnaeus University, the work with gender equality, diversity, equality, accessibility and equal treatment has been integrated into a whole under the umbrella term Equality of opportunity.

At Linnaeus University there is zero tolerance of discrimination, harassment,
and other types of negative special treatment. All students, regardless of social background or group identity should be given equal opportunities and possibilities.

Read more about Equal opportunity for students.

Read more about discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment.

Student safty representative

Student representative

Study handbook

In order for you to get the most out of your time as a student, it is important to know what is required of you and what you can expect from us. The Study handbook describes both the student’s and the university’s responsibilities before, during, and after your studies.

Student insurance

There are insurance programmes available for Swedish and international students studying in Sweden, as well as Swedish students studying abroad

Insurance information at Linnæus University

Kammarkollegiet provides different types of insurance programmes for students 


Plans and policies

Here you will find the plans and policy at Linnaeus University that concern students.

Local regulations

At Linnaeus University there are local regulations for education at first- and second-cycle level. These regulations are a supplement to the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. They deal with, for instance, examinations, credit transfers, and the content of course and programme syllabi.


If you are not satisfied with the decision you have received, you can appeal it. An appeal must be addressed to The Higher Education Appeals Board (Överklagandenämnden för högskolan, ÖNH), but handed in to Linnaeus University. Your appeal needs to be submitted within three weeks, counting from the day you received the decision.

You will receive more information about how to appeal a decision when a decision is sent to you.