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      Checklist for students admitted through UniversityAdmissions.se

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

      Checklist

      • 1. Notification of selection results (Admission letter)

        The notification of selection results for master's autumn 2022 (including for late applicants) will be published on 7 April on UniversityAdmissions.se.

        The notification of selection results for bachelor's will be published on 13 April and for late applicants on 6 May. Please log in to UniversityAdmissions.se to find your results.

        Your Notification of Selection Results (Admission letter) is available online as a printable pdf file on UniversityAdmissions.se, 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 UniversityAdmissions.se. 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 13 April, 21 May and 24 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. An invoice will be sent to you by email within a week from the notification of selection results has been published. You have to pay by the date stated on the invoice you receive from the university. You will receive a confirmation of payment as soon as the Finance Office receives your payment.

      • 5. Residence permit for studies

        Apply for a Residence permit for studies in Sweden, if you are a Non-EU/EEA student. 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 and the confirmation of payment you have received from our Finance Office.

      • 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.

      • 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 UniversityAdmisisons.se carefully. Registration is proof of enrollment.

        If you are conditionally admitted you have until the course/program starts to fulfill your 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 UniversityAdmissions.se 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 22 August. 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

        It is recommended that you use a debit card or a credit card from your home country that is internationally accepted (e.g. Visa, Mastercard). Students with a residence permit in Sweden for 12 months or longer can open a bank account in any of the banks represented in Skövde.

      • 14. Living costs

        Living costs, such as food, accommodation, local transportation are about 9 000 SEK per month. The cost for tuition fee, literature and travel are not included. For more information check out Study in Sweden (studyinsweden.se).

      • 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 (canvas.his.se) 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) https://play.his.se/media/Introduktion+till+Zoom/0_f5njgnwu
        2. The University Zoom entrance is on this address http://his-se.zoom.us
        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 http://support.zoom.us
        7. Find a local helpsite http://www.his.se/helpit search for zoom
        8. Try a test meeting either with a friend or use http://zoom.us/test a place that is always open.
        9. Install Zoom on your computer http://zoom.us/download
        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: 4/1/2022
      Responsible: webmaster@his.se