Questions about admissions results

The most exciting part of the application process is finding out if you've been offered a place. You may have questions about your results. Read our section on admissions results, then check to see if your question is asked - and answered - here.

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Common questions 

Your Notification of Selection Results contains the results of your admissions application. You'll receive the following information:

  • which courses/programmes you've been offered a place in
  • which courses/programmes in which you've been placed on a waiting list (reserve)
  • which courses/programmes have been deleted
  • special instructions from the university
  • contact and other information
  • how to appeal

Your admissions results are listed in the application section of your account here at Universityadmissions.se. You'll also see where you can download your notification as a pdf-file. This pdf document is your official admissions notification and can be used whenever you need a paper copy of your results. 

Your Notification of Selection Results is available as a PDF file and serves as an official document. You never need to request a copy, as this PDF file is an official version — simply print out a copy. A link to your PDF will be available a few days after publication of the selection results in the 'Application' section of your account.

University Admissions does not provide applicants with printed copies.

If you've been conditionally placed on reserve (waiting list), this means that you're on the waiting list and that there is also something left for you to do with your application if you're eventually admitted. It could be one or both of the following:

  • If you're admitted, you'll be required to pay tuition fees. In this case, if you're eventually offered a place in the course/programme, you'll have to make the first instalment before you can be considered officially admitted. You must be officially admitted before your application for a residence permit can be approved by the Swedish Migration Agency. If you're offered a place, your university will contact you with information on how to pay the first instalment of your tuition fee. 
  • If you're admitted, you need to submit requested documentation. In this case, your status as reserve (waiting list) is conditional because University Admissions or your university is waiting for you to submit some type of documentation. You should have received a message here on Universityadmissions.se, or been contacted by admissions personnel. You should submit this documentation as soon as possible so your application is complete. The university will notify you later if a place becomes available that they can offer you.

An explanation for why you've been conditionally placed on a waiting list (reserve) can be found in your account here - see your admissions results under 'Application'.

If you believe you should have received an admissions notification but can´t find it when you log in to your account, or if you can´t log in, you should contact University Admissions. 

If you've applied to the Second round, you'll receive a second notification with your admissions results.  If you have a place on a waiting list (reserve), it's possible you may still be admitted.  This depends on if accepted students decline their place. If a place opens and it is then offered to you, you'll receive an email from University Admissions and a new Notification of Selection Results.

In most cases, your university will contact you themselves about the place. It can happen that some universities will not contact you about reserve places until after the semester starts.

We are unfortunately unable to answer questions regarding your chances. We thank you for your patience.

If you see the status ‘Reserve´ next to a course or programme, it means that you have been placed on a waiting list.

Next steps for First round applicants

If you've applied for the First round, you do not need to reply to your admissions notification. If you're offered a place in a course or programme from the waiting list, the university most likely will contact you directly. You'll also receive an email and new notification of selection results.

Next steps for Second round applicants

If you have applied for the Second round, you must reply to your admissions notification in order to keep your reserve place (as well as any admitted places). You will receive a second notification with the results of the second selection round. You'll find out then if you've been offered a place in the course/programme from the waiting list.

The university may offer you a place even later. If this happens, you will receive an email from University Admissions and a new Notification of Selection results. The university may even contact you directly about the place available.

What are my chances of being offered a place from the waiting list?

Unfortunately, we do not have any information regarding your chances of being offered a place and are unable to answer questions you may have.

Read more about the two admission rounds for each semester

It's difficult to say if and when an applicant on reserve (waiting list) or with a late application will find out if they've been offered a place:

  • universities offer places to people on reserve as they become available. It's impossible to say if places will open in a course or programme as an accepted applicant needs to decline their place for it to be made available.
  • late applicants may be considered if there are still places available after all reserves have been contacted.  

After selection, if the university decides to offer you admission, you'll receive an email along with a new Notification of Selection Results. In most cases, the university will be in touch with you directly.

In some cases, you won't hear from the university until after the semester starts.

If you do not wish to keep your place, you should decline your offer. This will remove you from the university's class and contact list for the course and make the space available to other interested applicants.

If you wish to keep your place, you do not need to reply to your offer. All contact from this point on should be directly between you and your university.

Being qualified does not mean you've been offered a place in the course/programme. 

The admission process is a two-step process: 

  1. Students are assessed for whether they meet the general and specific entry requirements for the course/programmes they've applied to.
  2. A selection takes place to determine which qualified applicants will be offered admission.  

Qualified tells you if you made it through step 1

A status of "Qualified" tells the applicant that they meet the requirements for the programme. This does not mean that the applicant has been offered a place; all eligible applicants continue on to step 2, the selection step of the process.

More about selection

There are often more students that have applied for a course or programme than the number of places available. During selection, students are ranked according to their previous academic results and other factors determined by the university. It's after selection that students are either offered a place, placed on reserve (waiting list), or not offered a place. This information will be provided on the Notification of Selection results. 

Find out more about key dates and deadlines

Read about the selection process for bachelor's

Read about the selection process for master's

If you've been conditionally admitted, this means that there is something left for you to do in order to be officially admitted. It could be one or both of the following:

  • You're required to pay tuition fees. In this case, you must make the first instalment before you can be considered officially admitted. You must be officially admitted before your application for a residence permit can be approved by the Swedish Migration Agency. Your university will contact you with information on how to pay the first instalment of your tuition fee. Please note that your status on Universityadmissions.se will not be changed after you've paid the tuition fee. This is nothing to be concerned about.
  • You need to submit requested documentation. In this case, you have been conditionally admitted because University Admissions or your university is waiting for you to submit some type of documentation. You should have received a message here on Universityadmissions.se, or been contacted by admissions personnel. You should submit this documentation as soon as possible so your admission status can be finalised.

An explanation for why you've been conditionally admitted can be found in your account here - see your admissions results under 'Applications'.

First, please note that not all decisions can be appealed. Start with the following guide to see if you can make an appeal.

Decisions that can be appealed

  • That you do not meet the general entry requirements for a course a programme
  • That you do not meet the specific entry requirements for a course a programme

Examples of decisions that cannot be appealed

  • The selection results (if you were not offered a place)

  • That your application is considered late

  • That your application is considered incomplete

  • Non-entry because a course or programme has been cancelled

If you wish to send in additional documents to be considered with your application, do not submit them with your appeal. You should send your documents as soon as possible to University Admissions for evaluation.

Find out more about appeals

The easiest way to submit your appeal is by using the document uploader here at Universityadmissions.se.

Applicants who have submitted their application online will see their admissions results right here at Universityadmissions.se. Log in to your account and go to 'Application'. You'll also receive a Notification of Selection Results as a pdf document. You can print out this document if you must provide a copy of your results, for example when applying for a resident permit with the Swedish Migration Agency or renting an apartment.

All applicants receive an email letting them know when their admissions results have been published.

 

All applicants are welcome to apply to the Second round if there are courses or programmes that interest them.

However, please note that the Second admission round process takes place just a few months before the start of the semester and is only recommended for students from EU/EEA countries who do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester.

Read more about the two admission rounds

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