To be able to use the university web services, register for your courses, take out library books and more, you need to first go through our "Five steps to get started".
At the moment, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 situation, the Introduction day will be will be replaced by a digital introduction. Any changes to the Introduction day will be posted on our website.
Swedish speaking students can choose to attend the introduction day in Swedish on 25th of August. All new students are welcomed online to the University by the Vice-Chancellor, Gefle Student Union and Gävle municipality. Information specifically about your programme will not be provided on 25th of August but you will obtain general information about studying at the University of Gävle. The introduction day is not mandatory.
Registration and an introductory to your programme will be held online on August 30,
10.00 AM (Swedish time). The session will be held via Zoom and will be hosted by Assistant Programme Director, Dr Brita Backlund Rambaree. To access the Zoom session you will need a link. This will be sent to you by email latest August 25. Please make sure you have the correct email address in Ladok.
If you cannot attend the programme introduction session, you need to contact the programme administration in advance at email@example.com
If you are absent from the programme introduction without informing us, you will lose your place on the programme.
Please note that the semester starts August 30 and it is important to participate from the beginning.
Your first course on the programme is Social Work and Social Problems 15 credits. This course last for ten weeks and it starts August 30 with introduction and a lecture. This session will be held in the afternoon, after your programme introduction. You will receive more information about the first course in the course welcome letter below.
In your welcome letter you will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.
If you are a new student who has just arrived to Gävle, you are not alone. Finding meeting places and new friends is often where the fun begins. The Gefle Student Union work in conjunction with student organisations to improve courses, student social environments and many of the entertaining aspects available to you during your study period. To become involved in the Gefle Student Union is therefore a great opportunity to take part in and be able to influence student life and at the same time get to know students studying other subjects.
Don’t hesitate to send an email to the Gefle Student Union and make sure to follow their social media accounts.
You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.
As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install
Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.
The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.