Below you will find some important information that will help you make the most of your studies with us.
Levels at Sankt Ignatios College
All our courses and programs are categorized in terms of the following four levels, which give an indication of the level of aptitude required.
Preparatory level: Courses at preparatory level require only a basic educational attainment. These courses are at the gymnasium level.
Seminary level: At this level students should have a good
basic level of education. They should be able to read and reflect critically on texts and express their views in spoken and written form. Most courses require a good understanding of spoken and written English where students will be expected to read texts and write papers in English. These courses are at the gymnasium level.
Seminary – post secondary school level: At this level students should have a high general level of education (equivalent to gymnasium level in Sweden) and must be able to read and understand academic writing in English. They will be expected to express themselves fluently and clearly in English at an advanced level. These courses are at the post secondary
University level: At this level students should have a high general level of education (equivalent to gymnasium level in Sweden) and must be able to read and understand academic writing in English. They will be expected to express themselves fluently and clearly in English at an advanced level.
Study Pace Categories
Full-time studies (100%): Students pursuing their studies full-time are expected to work at least 40 hours a week (comparable to a full-time job). Of these 40 hours, 20 will be contact hours (teacher-led), typically 4 hours a day for 5 days per week.
Part-time studies (50%): Students pursuing their studies part-time at 50% are expected to work at least 20 hours a week. Of these 20 hours, 10 will be contact hours (teacher-led), typically 2 hours a day for 5 days per week.
Full-time studies (100%): 30 credits per semester (60 credits per year)
Semester start and Registration
For vocational programs and special programs and courses organized by Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola: the autumn semester starts on Monday, August 17.
For students who will study on campus: Registration date and location varies for each course. Registration and meetings are obligatory, and will be held during week 34. You can more information about the time and location of the registration for your program by following this link. Students should make every effort to come on time. During the introduction meeting you will receive all the necessary information about your program/course and the coming academic year, and you will have an opportunity to meet your teacher, the school administration team and your fellow students.
If you know in advance that you will not be able to attend the registration and introduction meetings due to events beyond your control, make sure that you send an e-mail to email@example.com in advance and explain the
situation. Students who do not come to the registration and the introduction meeting, and who do not inform the course administrator (in advance) about their inability to participate, will be removed from the program or course.
For distance students: You can register through the relevant online student portals “Canvas” or “Moodle” at some point during the first week (week 34). You must log in and complete the first task (‘Present yourself’). If you are unable to be active during the first week of classes make sure that you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance and explain the situation.
Teaching for all programs/courses (campus and distance) starts week 35, Monday, August 24.
Those who will be staying at a seminary may move in the week before registration, between August 10 – 14.
Programs and courses organized by Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola: Students can find more information about course schedule on Canvas (see below).
Programs and courses at Stockholm School of Theology: The schedule for the spring semester 2020 will be published here (https://www.ehs.se/node/82). There you can search for your course schedule by entering the course title and choosing a text or a graphic schedule. You can also subscribe to the schedule and download it to your own digital calendar.
Many of the courses use the digital platform Canvas which provides information about classes and assignments. You can find information about how to register on Canvas here.
All Tewahedo programs and courses taught in Tigrigna and Amharic use the online platform moodle. Students will receive an invitation to their email address
Please note that in order to join these platforms you will need to obtain an eduID password. This can take a few days so please register as soon as possible. You can find information about how to register on eduID here.
If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number you will be unable to register with eduID. Please contact the course administrator for help in this case.
For Stockholm School of Theology programs and courses, information about grades and results is provided on a different platform called Ladok. You can find information about how to register on Ladok here.
Contact with students is made primarily through email. It is essential that you keep your contact details up to date. If your email, telephone number or home address has changed since your initial application please make sure you inform the course administrator
Your teachers are responsible for your education in their classes. If you have any problems with your studies, you should in the first instance contact the teacher concerned. If this is unsatisfactory you should contact the dean of College.
Pastoral and Mental Health Support
Sankt Ignatios takes the well-being of our students very seriously and all our students have access to the services of a priest, who serves as chaplain to the college, and a professional psychologist.
If you have special needs please let us know as soon as possible before your course starts. It may be possible to offer support and help (for example extra time, audiovisual assistance) if we are aware of your needs in good time. There may also be educational support through NAIS. There is a link to their website here
It is important that you are able to provide official confirmation of your needs to receive help.
Changes in Circumstances / Cancellation
If your circumstances change so that you are unable to begin or to continue your studies it is important that you let us know as soon as possible.
For vocational programs and special programs and courses organized by Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola:
If you choose not to continue, you can do so by sending an e-mail with your first name, surname, personal identification number and the name of the course you wish to leave, to email@example.com (you can not cancel by telling the course teacher). Anyone who discontinues their studies before the 15th course day does not have to pay the service fee. Otherwise students are liable for the full service fees even if they discontinue after that date.
Personal data Processing
Sankt Ignatios processes students’ personal information in accordance with Swedish Law. This law gives you the right to know what information we keep about you. Contact the director of studies firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information.