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1. Create your user account

Your user account consists of a username and a password and allows you to access the University webservices, campus computers and library databases.

Use verification method

In order to create your user account you need to verify your identity. You can choose between the verification methods (, Edu-id or email.

We recommend you as an international student to you use to create your account. Use the temporary personal ID number that you got in your Notification of Selection Results at You can also use get access to your account via email, but you still need your personal ID number.

Two weeks before the semester starts

Please note that you can create your user account, at the earliest, two weeks before the semester starts.

Choose verification method (

If you applied for your programme or course via "" ( you can activate your user account using this method. You verify your identity using your personal ID number and the password you used when registering at

Create your user account (choose "")



Edu-id allows you to verify your identity using your mobile phone or a verification code sent to the address where you are registered. This method requires you to have a Swedish personal ID number. Edu-id is a national service that ensures your identity in a similar way to Bank-id. 

Create your user account (choose "Edu-id")



If you want to verify your identity via email you fill in your personal ID number and then you will get a weblink sent to your email address. Follow the link in order to choose a password for your user account.

With this method, your user account will have the lowest level of access but you will still be able to use all of our web-services, such as Blackboard and Ladok.

Create your user account

Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Lisa Olsson Updated: 2019-09-25
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