You are responsible for registering for each freestanding course/programme course that you have been admitted to before it begins. If you do not register on time, you may lose your place. Registration is online and opens two weeks before the course starts and closes on the Sunday the week before the course starts. You can see the online registration period for your course(s) on www.student.ladok.se.
Create a DU user account
The following information applies to international students who are NOT registered (folkbokförd) as residents in Sweden.
You can create a user account as a student before your arrival as soon as you have been admitted to our courses and received your Notification of Selection Results.
First, order a "Key" by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Copy and paste this sentence into your email: "I am a new international student and would like a key (nyckel)". Include your name and date of birth. You will receive a response by email.
Once you receive the "Key", you need to create a new electronic identity (user account). To do this:
- Visit activate.du.se
- Choose "New Electronic Identity", then "Key"
- Enter the "Personal Code No" found on your Notification of Selection Results and the "Key" you received via e-mail.
This user account will only give you limited access to our online facilities. Once you register for your individual courses and obtain a key card, you will have full access to all student facilties and services.
To be able to register for courses at Dalarna University, you must first create an electronic identity (DU user account). You then register online on the student portal Ladok – www.student.ladok.se. Make sure you select Dalarna University where it says “Choose university”
You will now see which courses you are registered in: it can take up to 12 hours for all your courses to appear in the University's online learning platform (Learn).
If you require help, please contact Support.
Why is it important to register?
When you register, you accept and claim your place in a course. If you do not register during the registration period (as described above), you will lose that place. You must be registered if you want to take part in classes, take examinations and receive grades. You must also be registered if you plan to receive CSN grants.
Decline Your Place in a Course
If you do not want to retain your place in a course and have not yet registered for it, decline your place in your account on universityadmissions.se.
If you have registered for a course but no longer want to take it, decline your place on student.ladok.se.
If you are a fee-paying student and no longer want to take a course you have registered for, you must cancel your course registration within three weeks of the course start so that you can use the course fee towards the payment of another course.
If you have been conditionally admitted, you must be able to demonstrate that you meet the entry requirements during the same period of time that you are able to register. Only then can you register for your programme/course on time and in so doing claim your place in it. If your programme/course has already started, you must be able to demonstrate that you meet the entry requirements within 48 hours of receiving your admission decision so that you do not risk losing your place.
Admitted after the start of the course
If you receive a late admission to a course that has already begun, you will not be able to register online (as described above). Instead, you will need to email email@example.com and ask to be registered in the course in question. Do this within 48 hours of admission so that you do not lose your place.
If you were registered in a course that for some reason you did not complete, you can apply to re-register. There are two options here:
With full re-registration, your aim is to complete the course and take part in instruction again. For full re-registration, go to universityadmissions.se where all courses are open for application until the deadline stated there. Full re-registration is only possible if a place is available: your full re-registration application is placed in a queue where first-time applications made before the deadline are given priority before yours. Applications for full re-registration that arrive late (i.e. after the application deadline – late applications) are put in the order of arrival.
Re-Registration for Examination
You need to submit a re-registration for examination when you want to take an examination that perhaps you failed the first time or that you did not for some reason take the first time you were registered in the course. An examination may be in the form of, for example, a written examination, a seminar or a presentation. You cannot re-register for examinations in a course that has been discontinued.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to re-register for an examination: include your name, your personal identity number (personnummer), and the name of the course/the examination(s) you want to complete.
Resume Programme Studies
If you started a programme but did not complete it, you can apply to resume your studies. There are two ways to do this: the one you can choose depends on whether you had an approved leave from studies (studieuppehåll)
Resume: With Approved Leave from Studies (studieuppehåll)
If you received an approved leave from studies, see the information on the webpage Approved Leave from Studies. Note that you need to contact Dalarna University well in advance of the deadline for applications for the term you want to resume your studies in case there have been any changes to the programme.
- You have taken 29.5 credits or fewer in the programme: re-apply to the programme on universityadmissions.se before the application deadline. You will be placed in a queue after first-time applicants, and you will be admitted if a place is available. If the programme is open for late applications, you may also apply late. Late applications are put in a queue queued in the order they are received.
- You have 30 credits or more in the programme: you may make a so-called “Application to a Later Stage in a Programme” as long as the programme is open for applications to a later stage. For more information, see Application: Later Stage in a Programme (webpage).
You lose your place in the programme if:
- You decide not to complete your programme and do not receive an approved leave from studies; or if
- You are approved a leave from studies but do not follow the conditions stated in the approval.