Students in their final year of upper secondary studies

Applicants who apply for courses and programmes in the first round autumn semester and are in their last year of upper secondary studies have a limited chance of being offered a place.

What's needed to be offered a place?

In order to be offered a place in a course or programme, an applicant must meet the eligibility criteria (both general and specific) and have a merit rating. The merit rating is calculated based on the student's completed upper secondary course work and grades achieved. This merit rating is used to rank the students who have applied for the same course or programme.

The selection process for bachelor's level courses for the first round autumn semester takes place in April. Students who are in their last year of upper secondary school are unable to present a completed transcript and, as such, cannot receive a merit rating or compete for places. By the time the student has completed their studies, the majority of international bachelor's admissions decisions have already been made.

Students from an EU/EEA country

It's possible that you could be offered a place later in the admissions process, if places are still available and you meet the eligibility criteria. Your best bet is to apply for courses and programmes taught in English that are offered in the second admissions round. This admissions round has an application deadline of 15 April and a documentation deadline in early July. That should give you time to complete your studies and get your documents to us.

Students from outside the EU/EEA

As with all applicants, there is a small possibility that you could be offered a place after you complete your admissions application with your final transcript. We don’t recommend that you apply, and wait instead for the spring semester - or following autumn - for a few reasons:

  • You’re required to obtain a residence permit in order to study in Sweden. By the time you submit your final transcript and your application is processed, there most likely won’t be sufficient time for you to obtain the residence permit.
  • If you’ve paid the application fee of 900 SEK, it will not be refunded.
Last updated: 13 October 2020