Frequently asked questions

Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions for current or prospective students at the department.

Application - admission - registration

Higher Education in Sweden

Information for Erasmus Exchange Students

How do I apply to courses in Economic History? What if I miss a deadline?
We only have national admission to our courses and to our Master's programme. Please note that all applications are made in Swedish through the Swedish online application system. Courses that have spaces left will open again for late application in mid July/December. 

Swedish online applications system:

My notification of selection results letter says that I am conditionally admitted - what does that mean?
Students that are conditionally admitted cannot register but will be registered by the department if the conditions are fulfilled by the time the course starts. If you are a fee-paying student, you will receive information from the university on how to pay your fees after the final selection.

  • Inform the Course Administrator no later than the deadline for registration if you intend to take the course.
  • Provide the Course Administrator with documentation that you fulfil the requirements no later than the course start.

I have applied and I am wait-listed - what happens now?
Wait-listed applicants may be offered a place on a course depending on availability. If we can admit students from the waiting list they will be contacted by e-mail approx. one week prior to the course start.

I have changed my mind and don't want to continue on the course that I am registered on - what do I do?
If you decide to discontinue on a course within three weeks after the course starts you can apply for the course again in the future. If you terminate your studies three weeks or more after the course you cannot apply to the course again. However, if you want to take the course another semester it is possible to re-register for the course, subject to availability. You must register your discontinuation in Ladok.

How do I re-register on a course from a previous semester?
Re-registration on a course is subject to availability by the course start and done by contacting the Course administration.

How can I complete a course from a previous semester?
This depends on how much there is left to complete on the course. It may be enough to write the exam or hand in assignments, or it may be necessary to re-register and participate on the course again. Contact the Course Administration if you want to complete a course from a previous semester. 

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What is Studium?
Studium (Canvas) is the Learning Management System where you find your course pages.


What is Ladok?
Ladok is the name of the university's study register. It records information about admission to programmes and courses, attendance, grades and degrees for students at undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate level. You can access Ladok via the Student Portal.

Ladok - the study register

How do I get a Study Transcript?
You can download study transcripts from Ladok. If you are no longer a student at Uppsala University, you can order transcripts online from Uppsala University's web page. 

Order transcript online from Uppsala University

Where do I get course books?
You can borrow books from the University Library or Student Nation Libraries. You can buy new books from Akademibokhandeln, the Campus Bookshop or online book stores. If you want to buy second-hand you can can turn to Uppsala Student Union, Online buy/sell page or the Online campus bookshop.

How does written exams work?
You must always register for the exam. Students who don't register will not be able to sit the exam. When registering, you will receive a code that you use instead of your name or civic registration number. You must show valid identification to the invigilator.

Examinations at Uppsala University

Where can I collect my graded, written exam?
Exams written on paper in examination halls can be collected at Ekonomikum's Reception where they are kept for 2 years. In order to collect your written exam you need to bring a valid ID.

Can I appeal my course grade?
Grades are not subject to appeal. However, you can complete a request form available at Ekonomikum's Reception to have your grading decision reassessed if you believe it is incorrect (for example, points may have been added up incorrectly or a question may have been left unmarked).

What happens if a student is suspected of cheating or plagiarism?
On suspicion of cheating, the procedure starts with an initial conference where you are informed of the suspicions and have the opportunity to give your view on the matter. The Examiner and Head of the Department will jointly decide further treatment of the matter. 

Information about cheating and plagiarism at Uppsala University

Where do I turn if I need help?
You can always talk to a teacher, Study Counsellor, Course Administrator, Director of Studies or Head of Department at the Department. The University has other channels for support and information such as equal opportunities specialists, study and career counsellors, coordinator for students with disabilities, and legal officers. If you need to talk to someone about your physical and mental health, contact the Student Health Centre.

The University's support channels

The University's Student Health Centre

Contact Course Administration

Last modified: 2023-06-16