Although you should submit your application as early as possible, late applications may be considered for some courses and programmes.

Submitting a late application

When the last day to apply has passed, it is possible to submit a late application to courses and programmes that are still open for application. Those that are open will have an 'Add' button next to them in the search results on the start page.

It is always best to submit a completed application by the deadlines in order to ensure that you will be considered for the courses or programmes you have applied for. However, universities do process a number of late applications and, if time permits, your application to courses and programmes will be considered. Your chances depend on the number of students who applied on time and accepted their spot after the admission selection round.

Late additions to an application

If you´ve submitted your application on time, you can still add courses and programmes that are open for late application. These additions to your application are considered late and are processed if places become available.

You can´t change the ranking of the courses you´ve already applied to before the deadline. The new, late courses you apply to can be placed anywhere in that order. If you wish to delete any of the courses that have already been processed, please contact the university that you applied to. If you wish to delete a course you've been offered a place in, you can decline your offer online here at this website. Declining your place as soon as you know you won't be attending is important as it lets the university know of your plans and frees up the place for a student on the waiting list.

How and when will I be notified if I've been offered a place?

Those who have applied on-time are considered first. They receive an admissions notification. Those who do not wish to accept their place decline it here on Universityadmissions.se.

After this, universities consider applicants on the waiting list (reserve), and then late applicants. This process begins after admissions results are published for those who applied and completed their application before the deadline.

If you've submitted a late application and are then offered a place, you'll receive an email from University Admissions and a notification of selection results. In most cases, the university will also notify you directly.

What are my chances of getting in if I apply late?

Universities keep courses and programmes open for late application for different reasons. It should be noted that, just because a course can be applied to late, this doesn't necessarily mean that places will become available in the course. At the same time, there are a number of universities who do offer places to students who apply late.

The majority of universities in the world accept more students than they have places for. This is to guarantee that the course will be filled after an expected number of qualified and accepted students choose a different course or programme. 

It's possible that your application will be reviewed and your eligibility for the course determined -  you may even be offered a reserve place - but again, this does not guarantee that you'll be offered an actual place in the course.

Please see Reserve (waiting list) for more information about what this means for you.