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Apply to master's

Find detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete and submit an application for master's studies in Sweden.

Apply to bachelor's

If you're interested in bachelor's studies, find step-by-step instructions on how to apply to University Admissions.

Dates and deadlines

A successful admissions process means meeting deadlines. Find out all the important dates for your application.

Your most frequently asked questions

The application status ‘Unqualified’ means that you don’t fulfil the general entry requirements. You haven’t submitted complete documentation by the supporting documentation deadline.

The status is not a final admissions result.

If you believe you meet the general entry requirements, you can submit further documentation as proof. Any documents you submit at this stage won’t be assessed until after the admission results have been published.

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

If you applied in the First round

If you applied to the First round, you're not required to reply to your admissions offer here on Universityadmissions.se. However, please note that the university that you've been accepted to may require you to reply to them. Be sure to follow any instructions given to you by your university.

We hope that you'll choose to study in Sweden! However, if you decide not to accept the place you've been offered, please be sure to decline it here on Universityadmissions.se. In that way, you let the university know you won't be attending and free up the place for someone on the waiting list.

Key dates for First and Second round

If you applied in the Second round

If you applied to the Second round, you must reply to your admissions offer. You can do that right here at Universityadmissions.se.

Find out more about replying

Key dates for First and Second round

You can change the ranking of your courses and programmes up until the application deadline. 

If it's after the application deadline, you cannot change your ranking.

However, you can reapply for the lower ranked course/programme after the admissions results have been published on Universityadmissions.se. There are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Please note that you may only reapply for courses that were deleted because of ranking and NOT because you weren´t qualified.
  • If you reapply for a lower ranked course or programme, you may be competing for a limited number of places and there´s no guarantee that you will be offered one. 

More information can be found at Reapplying to courses and programs.

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.

No, you can't. If you want to appeal the decision about your course/programme ineligibility - or reapply for courses and programmes you're not eligible for - you have to wait until your admissions results have been published. For the autumn semester, this is in April - for the spring semester, in October.

Find out more about appeals

Find out more about reapplying

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

University Admissions doesn’t register documents received after the deadline until admissions results have been published. During that time, we review the applications that were on-time.

After admissions results are published, if a course was deleted because you didn’t meet the entry requirements – but you believe you do meet them based on the late documents you submitted – you must reapply for the course. You can do this by completing these steps:

  • send us an email at University Admissions after admissions results are published, explaining that you’d like to reapply
  • in the letter, include the application code(s) for the courses you wish to reapply for and indicate in what order you wish to rank them
  • you can submit your documents at any time.

You can read more at reapplying for courses and programmes

We receive applications from thousands of individuals. It takes time to review all the submitted documents and determine if an applicant meets the entry requirements. If you've submitted your application and documents on time - and have provided everything required - your application will be reviewed and your status updated. We review applications right up to admissions selection in April.