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Information for Autumn Semester 2020

Welcome to our department this coming autumn semester. Here are a few things to think about before your courses start.

Online teaching

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, the Department of Culture and Aesthetics has decided to continue with online teaching during the first half of the autumn semester 2020 (31 August – 2 November). In exceptional cases, teaching on campus may occur.

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Exchange students

Please contact our exchange coordinator Maarit Hämäläinen at for course selection, signatures, general advice, etc. During the semester you can always book an individual appointment by sending an email to

If you are taking courses at other departments, you will have to register for these courses at the departments giving the courses. Each department have their own routine for this, so please contact the coordinators at the relevant departments for information on how to register. Here is a link to all the departments at Stockholm University:

If you are an incoming student from another department: It might still be possible to be placed in our courses. If you want to inquire about a course, please send us an email at: (after first checking with your receiving department that it is okay for you to take courses with another department).

International students

If you applied for a course through you will have recieved your acceptance letter via e-mail. You must have accepted your place on the course in order to keep it. You accept your place via the e-mail sent to you by If you made a late application you will recieve your acceptance letter after the second admissions round. If you have questions directly concerning your application, fees, missing documentation, please contact the admission’s office here at Stockholm University,, + 46 8 16 49 89. If you have already received a welcoming letter/e-mail from us at the department and have questions about courses or registration, you are welcome to contact us at:


If you applied through you register for your course online via webregistration. You must webregister in the period set for your course – or you will lose your place on the course. If you cannot webregister, please contact the department,, before the last day for webregistration to not lose your place.

Here are the dates to register for Autumn Semester 2020

Courses starting 31 August – 2 November
Art History 10 August – 24 August
History of Ideas 10 August – 24 August
Literature 10 August – 24 August
Musicology 10 August – 2 September
Theatre Studies 10 August – 24 August

Courses starting 3 November – 17 January
Art History 10 August – 26 November
History of Ideas 10 August – 26 November
Literature 10 August – 26 November
Musicology 10 August – 4 November
Theatre Studies 10 August – 26 November

Courses starting 3 November – 17 January
Musicology 10 August – 4 December

Learn more about registration

Conditionally admitted 

You cannot register online if you are conditionally admitted as the department first needs to judge your qualifications. Please contact the student office or student counsellor for more information.

Schedule, syllabus, required literature etc.

All the information you need will be posted under each course tab.

Read more about our courses and programmes


We use the web-based learning and collaboration platform Athena for communication between teachers and students. You log on with your university account. Here is where you will find lecture and seminar plans at least one week before the course starts.

Studying with a disability

Stockholm University provides various forms of special pedagogical support to students with long-term disabilities. Please contact special pedagogical support at Student Services if you need support. Make sure to also contact your study councellor at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics if you need extra support during lectures, seminars and examination.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester.

More information

Swedish for International Students

International students may apply for Swedish language training on condition that you are admitted to studies at Stockholm University through an exchange programme or an equivalent agreement (scholarship, doctoral candidate, visiting reseacher).

Learn more about Swedish courses

Welcome to us this Autumn Semester!

All of us at the department would like to welcome you to us this coming semester. You can find a lot of useful information in the links and files at the bottom of the page, and if you have any questions, please contact our Students Affairs Office

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Student Affairs Office

Mattias Arreborn
Room: 260
Phone: +46 (0)8-674 74 84

Phone Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 13:30-15:30.

Our Students Affairs Office has no visiting hours until further notice. Please contact us via email or phone.