Incoming Student 2019

Welcome to Chalmers!

We are delighted that you have chosen Chalmers University of Technology and the city of Gothenburg as your study destination. Join us for the Welcome and Orientation Week 26-30 August. The semester starts on Monday 2 September. At these pages we have collected information to help you meet your first weeks.

To do! - Your first few days at Chalmers

Please take note that this page will be updated again, so make sure you get all the information before you start your studies.


1. Mandatory Registration is no later than 2 September!

Being admitted is the first step. To keep your offered study place, you need to register for the courses in your Master's programme no later than 2 September. Chalmers applies self- service online registration. In order to complete the registration you need a Swedish personal identity number or your personal computer account (and Chalmers ID, CID).
How to register if you don't have a Swedish personal identity number
In order to complete the mandatory registration, you must first collect your computer account and then you will be able to access the self-service online registration system. The dates and details will be published here later.
There will be a direct link (to the self-service online registration system) published here in August. The last day to register is by 2 September. Take note, if you don't register in time you will lose your study place.

How to register if you have a Swedish personal identity number
In order to complete the mandatory registration, you will use your Swedish personal identity number to access the self-service online registration system.
There will be a direct link (to the self-service online registration system) published here in August. You may register between 12 August and 2 September. The last day to register is by 2 September. Take note , if you don't register in time you will lose your study place.

2. Collect your personal computer account (and Chalmers ID, CID).

Your computer account will give you access to login on the Student Portal and to get access to Wi-Fi. If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number it is necessary to collect the account first, in order to access the self-service online registration system. The dates and details will be published here later.

3. Collect your Key card/Student union card

Your Student union card is a multi-functional card that works both as a student discount card and a key card. It gives you access to the premises that your programme has at its disposal and also premises common to all students. When you collect your computer account you will get a temporary student union card.

4. Being a member of the Student Union

A membership in the Student Union at Chalmers is mandatory.

Student Union: New at Chalmers - FAQ

5. Apply for a Swedish personal identity number

If you intend to stay one year or more in Sweden, you should apply for a Personal Identity Number at the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). 

The Swedish Tax  Agency webpage

6. Schedule

In TimeEdit you will find your schedule, the schedule for the autumn semester will be published on 14 June. How the next academic year is planned you can see on the link below.

Find your schedule

Academic year

7. Chalmers map app

Download the map of the two campuses at Chalmers. You can search for lecture rooms, buildings, bus- and tram stops, restaurants and cafés and a lot more. 

Download Chalmers map app

8. Library card

To get a Library card, you need to visit one of the libraries.

Get a library card

New at the library

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Published: Wed 05 May 2010. Modified: Mon 01 Apr 2019