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Welcome to the University of Gothenburg!

We have gathered useful information related to your everyday life as a student at University of Gothenburg.

Some procedures differ whether you are an exchange student (here via a university agreement) or a free mover student (regular student).

Information and map for new students

 

 

 

Checklist for exchange students

1. Activate your Student Account (GU-konto)

Your Student Account allows you to log in to the Student Portal.
Go to one of our Servicecenters or an administrator at your department to pick up your activated Student Account.

2. Get your GU card

The GU card is a multi-functional card that serves as access card, library card and for printing. To get your card:

  1. You start by ordering your card through the link GU card.
  2. Go to the nearest Servicecenter, have your picture taken and pick up your GU card.

Read more: Welcome to the University library

3. Browse the Student Portal

In the Student Portal you get access to all student web services such as e-mail, GUL (University of Gothenburg’s learning platform) and the student records system called Ladok. On Ladok you can for instance view your study results and update your personal data. When you have a Swedish postal address, make sure to update your address in Ladok.

Scroll down for video presentations.

www.studentportal.gu.se


4. Redirect your student e-mail

As a student at University of Gothenburg you get a personal e-mail account and a calendar. If you are not monitoring your student e-mail, we recommend you to redirect it to an inbox you check regularly. By doing so you will never miss any important e-mails sent to you.

How to redirect your student e-mail

5.Contact the Swedish Tax Agency

(Not mandatory)
Students staying less than a year in Sweden are not registered in the Swedish population register and cannot therefore obtain a personal identity number, or Personnummer. If you do not have a personal identity number but would like to open a bank account, work and pay taxes you can receive a co-ordination number, or Samordningsnummer. You apply for a co-ordination number at the Tax Agency’s office.

www.skatteverket.se

Studenter i Servicecenter

Studenter på Haga Nygata

studenter i diskussion

 

 

Checklist for Free movers

1. Activate your Student Account (GU-konto)

Your Student Account allows you to log in to the Student Portal. Go to one of our Servicecenters or an administrator at your department to pick up your activated Student Account.

2. Register for course or programme at your department

Being admitted to a course or programme is not the same as being registered. You need to register for a course or programme in order to attend any course, get your GU card and have access to the university’s web services.

Contact your department if you have not received any information about when and how to register. The registration process differs between different departments. At some departments you can register online by yourself. If you are unsure about how to register contact your department.

Make sure to bring a proof of identity with you if you are going to register manually at your department

3. Get your GU card

The GU card is a multi-functional card that serves you as access card, library card and student discount card.
To get your card:

  1. You start by ordering your card through the link GU card.
  2. Go to the nearest Servicecenter, have your picture taken and pick up your GU card.


4. Browse the Student Portal

In the Student Portal you get access to all student web services such as e-mail, GUL (University of Gothenburg’s learning platform) and the student records system called Ladok. On Ladok you can for instance view your study results and update your personal data. When you have a Swedish postal address, make sure to update your address in Ladok.

Scroll down for video presentations.

www.studentportal.gu.se

5. Redirect your student e-mail

As a student at University of Gothenburg you get a personal e-mail account and a calendar. If you are not monitoring your student e-mail, we recommend you to redirect it to an inbox you check regularly. By doing so you will never miss any important e-mails sent to you.

How to redirect your e-mail

6. Apply for a personal identity number

Students who are planning to study in Sweden for one year or more must be registered in the Swedish population register. Once registered, you will be issued with a personal identity number, or Personnummer.

This number will simplify a whole range of transactions in the Swedish society, such as acquiring an identity card, opening a bank account or visiting a doctor. You can hand in your application for a personal identity number at the Tax Agency's office located at Östra Hamngatan 16.

Skatteverket website

Important: Once you receive your personal identity number, contact an administrator at your department to replace the temporary identification number in the University's system. This will help you avoid future administrative problems.

Två studenter får hjälp på Servicecenter Bild: Johan Wingborg

studiedokument

Student på Vasagatan Bild: Johan Wingborg

 

Ladok presentation

GUL presentation

 

Page Manager: Student Portal|Last update: 6/17/2015
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