Admission and registration

Dont forget to register!

If you have been admitted to Uppsala University, you are probably eager to get started with your studies. But before you get started you need to do one important thing: you must register for the course or programme you are going to attend. Otherwise, you may lose your place in the course or programme. As a new student, in order to register the first step is to get a student account.

Read more about how to get a student account

For most of the courses at the Department of Earth Sciences you must register yourself in the IT system “Ladok for students”. However, there are some exceptions to this. And please notice that for all programmes there´s a roll call instead of the online registration, where You are supposed to be present to begin Your programme studies.

The registration period for your specific courses is specified in Ladok. Note! If you do not register in time, you will lose your place and your place will be offered to someone on the waiting list. For most of the courses given by our department, the registration period opens around 2–4 weeks before the course start.

Log into Ladok for students


A preliminary schedule will be published no later than five weeks before the course start on the course page in Studium.


If it turns out that you can be offered a spot on the course, you will be contacted by the Department by email. Unfortunately, we are not able to answer any questions about the possibilities of this. Check your email regularly, also the spam!

Decline your place

If you do not want your place you must decline on Doing this will open up for reserve students to gain access to the programme or course.

Student service, contacts and opening hours

If you have any questions, contact:

The Department's Student Service

If you cannot register yourself

(Note: exchange students do not need to register in Ladok; they are admitted through an agreement between the two universities involved.)

In a few cases, you cannot register yourself; you have been conditionally admitted, or you have been admitted lately, or you have applied for a course that has for different reasons been excepted from the normal way to register.

Admitted with conditions
If you are conditionally admitted, you need to contact the study counsellor (if programme) or course director (if course) as soon as possible. Contact information to the study counsellors can be found here, and the course directors can be found on the course page in Studium.

Late applications
If you have applied so late that the deadline for registration has passed, you cannot register yourself. You need to contact the course administration as soon as possible, in order to keep your spot and be registered for the course. Here you will find contact information for the course administration:

The Department's Student Service

If you have applied for one of these courses:

1GE017 Applied and Environmental Geophysics, 10 credits
1GE039 Applied Geoinformatics for Earth Sciences, 5 credits
1GE073 Applied Geophysics and Rock Physics, 15 credits
1GV014 Dynamics of Earth Systems: Global Change, 10 credits
1GV219 Geology for Physicists, 15 credits

1) If you are not a programme student, but have been admitted to the course as a freestanding course, you cannot register yourself. In order to keep your spot and be registered for the course, you need to contact the course administration no later than 15 August,

2) For some degree projects, project works etc., you can apply and be admitted, but will not be registered before you have a project plan accepted by the department.