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General questions about university studies

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Photo showing two students talking to each otherDo you want to study at university, but are unsure what subjects you would like to pursue? We're here to help you, with general study counselling!

Our general study counsellors can help you if:

  • You are unsure about your choice of studies or career
  • You have general questions about university studies
  • You are wondering if the course/programme you are studying is right for you.

If you already have an idea of what you want to study or have questions about a specific subject area or programme of study, please contact the study counsellor for that subject area directly.

Questions about a course or programme

How can we help?

Depending on what questions you have and what you need help with, there are different ways to come in contact with us.

Short questions on practical matters

Phone call (15 minutes)
Choose a time that suits you and we will call you to speak over the phone.

Phone call

Extended counselling via phone (40 minutes)
An extended study counselling session allows for a more in-depth discussion about the education system in Sweden and about your choice of study or career.

Video call

Extended counselling via Zoom (40 minutes)
You can also schedule a video call with us. To receive video calls you must download Zoom (external site).

Schedule an appointment

You are welcome to schedule an appointment with us. On the Timecenter page you can choose which of the forms of study counselling above will suit you the best.

Schedule an appointment (through Timecenter)

Everything you say and communicate to us is protected by our obligation of confidentiality.

Ahead of the study counselling appointment

To help you get the most out of your appointment with us, it is a good idea to prepare yourself in advance as follows:

  • Write down your questions

    Think about your expectations, what you want to get out of the appointment. Write down any questions that you may have. If your questions relate to a specific subject, programme or course, you should instead schedule an appointment with the study counsellor for that subject area.

    Questions about a course or programme

  • Read about the courses and programmes of study you can choose from

    Find the courses and programmes of study at the University of Gothenburg here: Course and Programme Search

    Find the courses and programmes of study at other universities here: Search programmes at

    If you would like our assistance as a sounding board regarding your choice of course/programme and help with choosing, bring information about the courses/programmes you might be interested in to us. If you have any questions about a specific course/programme, you should schedule an appointment with the study counsellor for that course/programme.

    Questions about a course or programme

  • Learn more about careers you are interested in

    If you would like career advice, please bring with you information about the careers you are interested in, if you have already come that far in the process. You’ll find examples of websites where you can read more about various careers here:

    If you don’t have any idea about what career or profession you might like to choose, we can still help you.

  • Have a look at SACO's 'Guide till studievalet'

    This is only available in Swedish, but if you are able to read Swedish, this guide can provide some assistance in choosing what to study. The study counsellors here at the University are also more than happy to provide support to you on the pathway to your decision.

    SACO's Guide till studievalet

Study counselling during the summer

General study counselling is currently operating remotely to minimise the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. We still offer counselling via phone or video call.

Page Manager: Educational Affairs|Last update: 7/2/2020

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