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 in April for Autumn semester studies.

Admitted students from the October-January admission round, will receive a Welcome Letter that describes how to reply to your offer of admission, and last date to leave your reply. Please make sure to double-check your spamboxes as well.

Reply yes to keep your place

An offer of admission to our English-taught Master programmes at SEDU requires that you actively reply yes to keep your study place. The Welcome Letter contains information on how to reply yes to your seat. If you do not reply yes within the deadline, your admission offer will be regarded as declined.

Key dates and deadlines

A successful admissions process depends a lot on meeting deadlines. Find out all the important dates for your application to courses and programmes in Sweden.

If your status requires that you pay tuition fees, you need to make your tuition fee payment before the semester starts, in order to keep your admission and to be a registered student.

You find the instructions on how to make your payment on our payment detail website. The link also contains a mandatory form. If you fail to make your payment within the deadline, your admission offer will be regarded as declined.

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

The online registration period for studies starting in August for the Autumn semester, opens week 33. If you do not have a Swedish personal ID number. SEDU needs to make the registration for you. Please let us know, by emailing

For registration during your studies, online registration period opens week 1 (Spring semester studies) and week 33 (Autumn semester studies).

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 send in the following documents to

  • a valid passport photo scan including passport details
  • a valid mobile phone number to you (does not have to be a Swedish number)
  • a household bill with your name and address visibly attached (could be a mobile phone bill, electricity bill or similar).

Once we have these documents, we will send it to the IT Office in order to create your SEDU university account. Our IT Office will send you information about how to activate your account. You can still register without the SEDU university account, see step 3 Registration in this guide.

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 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.

Tool for online sessions (Zoom)

Zoom is the software used for online sessions 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 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. From the first day of the study start, you can get your card at the security/reception in the main building at Drottning Kristinas väg 37.

Please remember to bring a valid photo ID.

On the first day of the autumn semester, our Master programmes will invite you to their own information sessions. The Student Union holds kick off and there is a information session for all international students in the afternoon.

Introductions to Programmes and the Student Union

Schedule for introductions
TimeActivityVenue and information


Introduction: Master's Programme in Politics, Security and War

Leijonsköldska. Only student of the Master's Programme in Politics and War (both tracks)


Introduction: Master's Programme in International Law

Gadd. Only students of the Master's Programme in International Law


Kick off with Student Union

Sverigesalen. Students of the Master's Programme in Politics, Security and War, and students at the course International Law in Crisis and Conflict


Introduction: Master's Programme in Defence and Security Systems Development

Leijonsköldska. Only students of the Master's Programme in Defence and Security Systems Development


Kick off with Student Union

Sverigesalen. Students of the Master's Programme in Defence and Security Systems Development and International Law


What you need to know as a international student in Sweden: practical information about studying in Sweden

Leijonsköldska. All new international students and exchange students

The Swedish Defence University student union represents you and your interests in issues relating to your education. Read more about the SEDU student union.

The student unions kick-off weeks

The student union hosts two kick off weeks with lots of activites when the semester starts. You will get the details in an email.

Application form for kick off weeks

Facebookgrupp for kick off weeks

Please visit the student unions website

Student union on Facebook
Student union on Instagram

Welcome to the SEDU

Meet Mathis Dupas, international student at the Master's Programme in Politics, Security and War. Mathis Dupas talks about being a student in Sweden and at the SEDU.

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.

We have gathered the most important things you need to know when you are new i Sweden. For example how to get a Swedish Bank ID and a Swedish Personal Identity Number.

New in Sweden – what you should know