New student

If you have been admitted to one of our programmes or courses, here is a step-by-step guide regarding what you need to do before commencing your studies.

The admission results are published on www.universityadmissions.se or www.antagning.se by Fri April 9, 2021. Admitted students will receive a Welcome Letter by email shortly after April 9.

Reply yes to keep your place

An offer of admission from SEDU requires that you actively reply yes to keep your study place, You reply YES in the SEDU form mentioned in the Welcome Letter.

You have to reply yes by the deadline of Friday April 23, 2021 in order to keep your place or your place will be offered to another applicant.

If your status requires that you pay tuition fees, please follow the instructions for payment in your welcome letter from SEDU.

All students need to register before the commencement of their studies.

The main online registration period for studies starting in the autumn semester 2021 opens 16 August at 10:00 am and closes 22 August.

Once you have registered, a student account (SEDU account) is automatically created. This account is used to log in to different services such as your email, student platform and library website.

Instructions by email

If you do not have a Swedish Bank-ID, please contact masterprogramme@fhs.se and let us know. Students without a Swedish Bank-ID will be emailed the instructions for activation of the university account in August.

Schedule (TimeEdit)

Before registering you can access a public version of your schedule. The detailed version of the schedule becomes available after registering by logging in with your SEDU account on TimeEdit.

The schedule for the autumn semester 2021 will be available at the end of June.

Learning Management System (Canvas)

Once you have activated your SEDU account, you can log in to the Learning Managment system Canvas.

Canvas consists of course areas for ongoing courses. In the course areas you can, for example, access lecture materials, submissions, information, schedules, discussion forums and evaluation forms.

Programme for distance learning (Zoom)

Zoom is the software used for distance learning at the Swedish Defence University. To get started, please read the guide at the Anna Lindh Library webpage.

We recommend that you start purchasing your course literature for your first course as soon as possible to make sure you are prepared when the studies start.

The course literature lists for the autumn semester 2021 will be published in June.

Freestanding courses

Course literature lists for freestanding courses are available on the course pages. Go to Search courses.

Your access card is created once you have registered at your course or programme. You can get your card at the security/reception in the main building at Drottning Kristinas väg 37.

If your studies start in the autumn semester 2021, you can pick up your card 3o August at the earliest.

Please note: if your course or programme has switched to distance learning due to Covid-19, and you therefore do not need access to our premises, you do not need to pick up your access card in the start of the semester. However, your card will be ready for pick up once you are able to come to campus physically.

Information for new students regarding Covid-19

Autumn term 2021 - distance or campus?

The university management and the SEDU Coronavirus group have started discussions about how education can be carried out at the start of the autumn term.

In May, we will prepare a formal basis for the Vice Chancellor’s decision in the matter. This being said, we anticipate we will want to await a possible formal lifting of distance study recommendations made by the Government and/or expert authorities. This will most likely not be made before the summer. Hence a decision may be delayed.

You can email us if you have further questions: masterprogramme@fhs.se

Campus tour at SEDU

(In Swedish with English subtitles. Please note that our routines regarding library accounts have been updated since the video was published.)

Practical information

Here at the student web is where you find most of the information that you need during your time as a student at SEDU. To give you a head start, here are some of the things you might want to know about as a new student.

At SEDU, you have access to several IT-functions. If you have any questions, you can get support from our Helpdesk by email of phone.

The Anna Lindh Library is a university library specialised in defence and foreign and security policies. The library is a resource for students, teachers, researchers and personnel at the Swedish Defence University.

Find out what you need to know for your and others' safety at the Swedish Defence University. In case of acute, serious incidents/emergencies - call 112 for the police or emergency services.

At the Swedish Defence University, there are various kinds of support that can help you succeed with your studies and with your wellbeing.

As a student, you have the right to influence your studies and life at SEDU. One way to get involved is to become a member in the SEDU student union.