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What is Study Counselling?

A study counsellor listens, summarises, asks questions, challenges you and broadens your perspective. A study counsellor can listen to your thoughts and ideas about your studies and future work.

You can 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.

You can book an appointment for study counselling where you can sit down in peace and quiet with a neutral and impartial study counsellor to air your thoughts. You can of course also call or send an e-mail using the contact details below. If you are studying to become a teacher, please contact the study counsellor for the language you are studying.

Study and Career Counsellors

Contact the study and career counsellor for the language or programme you are studying, see phone number and e-mail adress below.

Phone hours
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 - 11:30

Reception, drop-in
Monday and Wednesday 13 - 14

It is also possible to book a meeting.

Visiting address
"Humanisten", Renströmsgatan 6, floor 4, corridor E

Due to the current situation with preventing Covid-19 from spreading, the study counsellors do no longer offer drop-in visits or booked appointments. You can still get guidance via email and over the phone.

You can also book a virtual meeting with the study counsellor for the language you are studying or are interested in. Send an email to book a time for that meeting, you can find the contact information below.

Eva-Lena Axelsson

Phone: 031-786 1795
E-mail: African Languages, Arabic, English, Greek, Latin, Somali, Teacher Education Programme, Professional Translation Programme
Office: E411

Malin Karlsson

Reception/phone hours on Mondays and Thursdays

Phone: 031-786 1782
E-mail: Japanese, Chinese, International Language Programme and Master's Programme in Language and Intercultural Communication
Office: E413A

Ann-Christin Undeby

Phone: 031-786 1808
E-mail: French, German, Slavonic Languages, Spanish
Office: E413B

Hilde Vandeput

Reception only by appointment

Phone: 031-786 4588
E-mail: hilde.vandeput@sprak.gu.se
Office: E410A


Study and career guidance

Would you like to discuss possible paths to take, academically and occupationally? Are you pondering over how to put your degree to practical use?

A study and career counsellor may be able to point you in new directions and help you move forward.
Contact your study and career counsellor to schedule an appointment.

Apply for your degree

Your degree certificate is important since it shows that you are qualified to apply for studies at a higher level. If you want to apply to a Master’s programme, you need to have a Bachelor’s degree. If you want to apply to a PhD programme, you need at least a Master’s degree. This is also the case when you apply to programmes in other countries.

Getting your degree certificate

Once you have completed the coursework in your main subject (90, 120 or 150 credits) and fulfil all other requirements for your degree, you need to submit an application for a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in your field (depending on the level at which you have studied).
The degree certificate specifies the exact name of your degree, your coursework and grades, and on which dates you completed the courses.

The degree certificate is in both Swedish and English. You will also receive a Diploma Supplement, which is an attached document describing the degree programme you have completed and its place in the education system. It is easiest to apply online using the instructions given here: https://studentportal.gu.se/english/graduation-and-degrees/degrees

Contact Information

Department of Languages and Literatures

P.O. Box 200, SE-405 30 Gothenburg

Visiting Address:
Renströmsgatan 6

+46 (0)31 786 1818

Page Manager: Annika Andersson|Last update: 8/3/2020

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