Today, with the Internet-based information, you can learn new topics fairly quick with easy access.  When it comes to your own writing, at the university, it is important not to use such sources without clearly specify where the information is taken from. Copying texts, without stating sources, is called plagiarism and is not allowed. Even if some linguistic changes are made from the original text, it is still although plagiarism, which also applies to short changes of a text. You shall always therefore refer to the sources you have taken the information from, within the text, and as a reference.  

To use other students' coursework, in whole or in part is not permitted.

Using things that you have written previously is called self-plagiarism and is not allowed either.

In order not to accidentally run into plagiarism, it is therefore important that you are familiar with the academic rules for citation and referencing. Always make sure to follow the instructions provided on the course you are taking, or ask the course coordinator/teacher about the rules applying to your cours.

Refero - an anti-plagiarism tutorial. You can have a look at this web based tutorial which shows you how to implement other people’s texts in your writing and how to avoid plagiarism.

Cheating and collusion

It is important to pay careful attention to the instructions for each examination assignment. Unless otherwise specified, coursework is done individually. So, read the course instructions carefully, and ask your teacher if you are unsure.

Cheating, especially at “sit in” examines (written examination) at the University, includes having access to inappropriate information channels, or using prohibited materials. This includes cell phones, so be sure to leave phones or bags in coordinated areas in the exam room, or at other locations the examine guard (exam invigilate) appoints, for easy inspection. Read more about the rules for written examinations at the department’s website.


It is not allowed to disrupt lectors, examinations or other activities at the department nor the university. This also concerns disobedience to lectures, exam guards and other students.


For example, writing another student's name on attendance lists, when they are absent are forgery, if it is a mandatory class, and will be reported to the police.

What happens?

All suspicions of cheating shall be reported to head of the department, or director of studies, from the exam invigilators to examiners of the course, on all suspicions. If admitted to cheating or cribbing (plagiarism) a report will be sent to the principal of Stockholm University,  as a matter for the Disciplinary Committee at Stockholm University. If the student is found guilty, it may lead to a temporary suspension from the studies.