University of Gothenburg

Study Guidance

Get answers to many of your study-related questions. You can also get assistance in locating the tools and aids to help you make decisions that are right for you and your situation. You can get new ideas and suggestions on possible directions based on your interests and dreams for the future.

Contact our study counsellors

You can contact us by e-mail, telephone or you can drop in to visit us in person. You can also book a study counselling session on site or online.

We are located in the E-corridor on level 4 at Humanisten, which is located on Renströmsgatan 6.


Malin Karlsson

Phone: 031-786 1782
Phone hour: Monday, Thursday and Friday 10:30 - 11:30
Office: E411

E-mail: JapaneseChineseGeneral language coursesInternational Language Programme and Master's Programme in Language and Intercultural Communication


Ida Lindström

Phone: 031-786 1795
Phone hour: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 - 11:30
Office: E413A

E-mail: African LanguagesAncient GreekArabicEnglishLatinSomaliSwahiliProfessional Translation Programme


Ann-Christin Undeby

Phone: 031-786 1808
Phone hour: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 - 11:30
Office: E413B

E-mailFrenchGermanRussianSlavic medieval studiesSpanishUkrainian

What is Study Counselling?

In a study counselling session, you have the opportunity to ask questions about your studies and discuss your study situation. For example, planning your studies or what you would like to work with in the future. We always base these conversations on your needs, wishes and circumstances. We can provide you with support in identifying new perspectives, testing different ideas, finding out what options you have, and making decisions about how you can best move forward.

We are bound by professional secrecy.

You are welcome to contact us any time; you don’t need to have a specific question in mind. Many students who come to us don’t know beforehand what they want to talk about. In the study counselling session, we ask you questions and let you tell us about your situation.

Common questions include:

  • What courses can I apply for?
  • How can I combine courses for a degree?
  • Could exchange studies fit into my study programme? How?
  • What opportunities do I have to do a practical placement?
  • How should I best plan for my studies?
  • What is the most efficient way of studying?
  • What skills will I acquire from my studies?
  • What kinds of jobs could I get in the future?
  • How can I complete a course that I started previously?

Thinking about studying at a Swedish University?

FAQ about studying at a Swedish University:

Assessment of language skills

When you apply for a course or study programme in languages at the University of Gothenburg, your entry requirements are verified. First of all, you need to fulfil basic admission requirements. In addition, there are specific entry requirements in the course syllabus of the course you apply for which determine what requirements you need to meet.

More about admission requirements: Apply | University of Gothenburg (

Read about the assessments we make at the Department of Languages and Literatures, when we do them, and what documentation we need:

Credit transfer and waiving of entry requirements