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      Checklist for students admitted through

      This information is for international students who applied and were admitted through


      • 1. Notification of selection results (Admission letter)

        The notification of selection results for master's autumn 2023 will be published on 30 March on and for late applications 25 April.

        The notification of selection results for bachelor’s will be published on 5 April and for late applicants on 27 April. Please log in to to find your results.

        Your Notification of Selection Results (Admission letter) is available online as a printable pdf file on, no hard copy is sent by regular mail. This an official document and should be used when you need to present an official copy of your selection results.

      • 2. Welcome email

        Information from the University will be sent on the same day the admission results are published, to the email address you used at Please check your spam folder and contact us if you still have not received any email.

      • 3. Pre-departure webinars

        We are organising pre-departure webinars to help you prepare before moving to Sweden. The webinars will be held on 5 April, 12 April and 5 May. Check the welcome email for information on how to sign up for the webinars.

      • 4. Tuition fee, first installment

        Pay your first installment of the tuition fees if you are required to pay tuition fees in Sweden. Admitted students will receive an email notification with instructions within one to two days after the selection results are published from

        If you do not receive the email notification, visit for payment instructions. As soon as the payment is registered your confirmation of payment will be available at under "Installments".

        Please note that failure to pay the invoice by the due date will result in the cancellation of your study place on the programme you have been admitted to.

      • 5. Residence permit for studies

        Apply for a Residence permit for studies in Sweden, if you are a Non-EU/EEA student. Please note that you need to pay the first tuition fee installment before applying for a residence permit.

        When you apply for your residence permit, you enclose a copy of your Notification of Selection Results (Admission letter) that you have printed from University Admissions. The Swedish Migration Agency will automatically receive information once the payment is confirmed.

      • 6. Accommodation

        If you have not arranged for your accommodation already, you need to start now. Under Accommodation you will find information about how to find a place to stay.

      • 7. Health Insurance

        It is important that you have adequate Health Insurance before arriving in Sweden.

      • 8. Activate your student account

        Once you have been admitted to a course or a programme at the University of Skövde, you need to activate your student account. Please note that there is a delay before the account is available for activation – for example if you have received the Notification of selection results (admission letter) today at 10.00, you need to wait until the next day to activate your account.

        For international students admitted through this has to be done once you arrive in Skövde. You will receive more information in person when you register for your programme.

      • 9. Registration

        After you have activated your student account, please note that you still need to wait about 15 minutes before you can proceed with the registration.

        Registration is mandatory. The registration process is different for student admitted to programmes and courses in English. Please follow the instructions on how to register for students admitted via carefully. Registration is proof of enrollment.

        If you are conditionally admitted you have until the course/program starts to fulfill the requirements. You will be able to register once the requirements are met.

      • 10. Conditionally admitted?

        In case you have been conditionally admitted, please upload your documents on as soon as you get them, so that your credentials are assessed when you arrive in Sweden.

      • 11. Arrival Pick-up Service

        Arrival/Pick-up Service normally takes you from the train station in Skövde to your accommodation in Skövde. Pick-up service will be provided during specific hours.

      • 12. International introduction

        The International introduction starts on Monday 21 August, 2023. During the introduction you will get more information about Skövde and the university. Social activities will be offered to help you get to know other students.

        The First programme meeting is mandatory and will mark the official start of the academic year.

      • 13. Bank information

        To make transactions in Sweden, it is advisable to use an internationally accepted debit card or credit card from your home country (e.g., Visa, Mastercard) since the use of cash is limited.

        Several shops, cafes and restaurants do not accept cash, and it is essential to have a debit or credit card for many transactions.

        For students who are registered in programmes lasting more than one year, it is recommended to open a bank account in one of the banks represented in Skövde.

        For students who hold a residence permit valid for more than 12 months in Sweden, it is possible to register in the Swedish Population Registry to obtain a Swedish Personal Identity Number (personnummer). This number is a requirement to open a bank account in Sweden.

      • 14. Living costs

        Living costs – such as food, accommodation, local transportation – is about 9 500 SEK per month. The cost for tuition fee, literature and travel are not included. For more information check out Study in Sweden (

      • 15. Access cards/entry pass and library card

        Information on how to get both cards will be provided during the international introduction.

        See Student Portal for entry pass and the Library for library card.

      • 16. Schedule

        You will find your personal schedule in the Student Portal (Studentportalen) as soon as you register for your courses (login required).

        You can also search for courses and programmes schedules via TimeEdit. Please see publishing of schedule periods under Schedule.

      • 17. Learning platform Canvas

        After the registration for your programme you can log in to the learning platform Canvas ( with your student account (activated in step 8).

        Introduction to Canvas.

      • 18. Zoom quick startup

        Zoom quick startup:

        1. Prepare by watching (captions available in English)
        2. The University Zoom entrance is on this address
        3. Sometimes it is relevant to click the button SSO (single sign on) to enter Zoom the correct way.
        4. The University company domain is his-se (with a dash!).
        5. When you login you should enter your student account, i. e. a21jesbe and password
        6. Find a help and support site at
        7. Find a local helpsite search for zoom
        8. Try a test meeting either with a friend or use a place that is always open.
        9. Install Zoom on your computer
        10. Install Zoom on your mobile
        11. We recommend you to login and make sure you get the paid license. The free Zoom-account is OK, but limited. The University offer is for your convenience.
      Published: 10/14/2020
      Edited: 3/28/2023