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".
Information updated 18 August
Registration and an introductory to your programme will be held on Campus 29 August 09.30–12.00 AM (Swedish time) and via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/63146273992
If you cannot attend the programme introduction, 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 29 August and it is highly important to participate from the beginning (on Campus or hybrid on Zoom).
The session will be hosted on Campus and Zoom by Programme Director, Dr Catharina Löf.
Due to the remaining different COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in different countries there are a possibility to participate online if necessary, and the first semester will be offered in a hybrid form with mixed Campus and web-based mode on the Bachelor Programme in Social Work, specialization International Social Work. We will use both live lectures on Campus (hybrid) and pre-recorded lectures and all lectures and course-related material will be available on Canvas - a web-based learning management system. For the hybrid mode we will mix students joining on Campus with students online (which means some web-based studies, this will also involve frequent online group-work and live online interaction with lecturers) as well as self-study.
Your first course on the programme is Social Work and Social Problems 15 credits. This course lasts for ten weeks and it starts 29 August with course introduction. You will receive more information about the first course in the course information below.
There you will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more. Welcome information 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 e-mail 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.