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.
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
Here you will find information about the start of the new academic year soon.
Here you will find information about how to find your schedule.
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 University College 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com
for further information.