Welcome to Karlstad University

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Introductory information for students admitted to Karlstad University.
It is important that you read all the information.

Before you begin your studies, you need to:

1. Create KauID
2. Register for your course

1. Create KauID

What is KauID? KauID is your digital identity at Karlstad University that allows you to log in to our digital services.

If you have studied at Kau before you do not have to create a new KauID, you can use the same KauID as last time.

2. Register for your course

You need to register on time, not to risk losing your place on the course.
Registration period: 2021-08-23 - 2021-11-10
Log in to My Kau using your KauID to register.

What is My Kau? My Kau is a personal digital service for students at Karlstad University.

It is important that you decline your admission offer if you do not wish to attend the course.

If you have been admitted late, and therefore can´t register on time, contact the administrator.

Gradual return to on-campus teaching this autumn

Students who have been admitted to an on-campus course or programme may need to study both on campus and remotely, due to the coronavirus pandemic. All new programme students will be prioritised for on-campus teaching in the autumn semester of 2021. Karlstad University will implement a gradual return with the ultimate goal of full on-campus teaching from early November.

The Public Health Agency recommendations apply at Karlstad University, too – stay home at the slightest symptom of illness, wash your hands, and maintain proper distance. You will find up-to-date about Covid-19 and how it affects Karlstad University at www.kau.se/en/corona

Your schedule will be published at least two weeks before the course starts, with information about times, rooms, teaching, and exams in your course.

Walk outdoors to avoid crowding and the spread of infection. This map will help you find the right building..

  • Zoom is the university's web conferencing tool.
  • IT Support

  • New student

    There is a lot to think about when you start university, we know! We have gathered some useful information to help you, don’t forget to read the checklist!

    Go to Canvas

    In the course, we use the learning platform Canvas. Canvas is a tool that offers a digital learning environment.
    Once you have registered for your course in My Kau, you can log in to Canvas and access important course information.

    Finding your way around the University

    Use the campus map MazeMap to locate buildings and rooms Go to MazeMap

    Reading List

    View reading list
    Please note that the reading list may be revised until six weeks before the start of the course.


    View schedule
    Please note that the schedule may change up to two weeks before the course starts. Check the schedule on a regular basis to get the latest information on locations and times as there may be changes during the course as well.

    Can we help you?

    ADMINISTRATOR: Sara Westlindh  

    COURSE CONVENOR: Sebastian Herold