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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

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

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

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.

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.

Is it before the application deadline?

You can change the ranking order of your selections up to the application deadline by:

  • logging in to your account
  • going to 'Application'
  • clicking on 'Change your application'
  • making your changes, saving and submitting.

If it's after the application deadline

After the application deadline, you cannot make changes to the ranking of the courses/programmes to which you've applied.

The only way to change your application is to delete course selections and/or add new programmes as a late application (if the courses are still open for late application). When you delete a course/programme, the others will automatically move up in priority. Any courses or programmes applied to after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the university and only if there are places available after the selection round.

Before making any changes to your application, make sure that the course/programme you wish to delete and add back has the status 'Open for late application' with a 'Select' button in the course search.

Read more about ranking your selections for master's

Read more about ranking your selections for bachelor's

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

Applicants aren't notified that everything is OK with their documents; you'll be notified only if there is something more that is required.

University Admissions will notify you by sending a message to your account here at This is for:

  • documentation of previous studies
  • ID documents
  • English documentation

Your university may require other specific documents for the programme you've applied for, such as statement of purpose, essays, references, etc. It's important that you check the programme/course page on the university's website to find out exactly what you need. 

If you're wondering when your documents arrived, you can check the 'Documents' section when you log in to your account. If you uploaded your documents, you'll see a list of the files that you submitted to University Admissions. Unfortunately, you are unable to open and view these files. 

There is also a section for documents submitted by the postal/delivery service. It can take a few weeks to scan in and register the documents you send in this way. When the process is complete, you'll see a listing with a date. The date will be the date your documents arrived.

The application review process takes time

Due to the number of applications we receive, the application review process can take some time. Please note that an evaluation of your application does not automatically occur as soon as your documents are received. The application review process takes place up until the selection process, which occurs right before admissions results are posted. We appreciate your patience while the review process is completed.

Unfortunately, we do not currently have the capability on to display uploaded documents. 

If you're concerned that you've uploaded an incorrect document, you can always upload the corrected one. Name it something that indicates it's an updated version of the previous document. For example, if you named your first document 'UppsalaCV', name the updated document 'UppsalaCV(2)' or 'UppsalaCVupdated'.

The best thing is to be sure the documents you're uploading - especially things like essays and letters of intent - are your final versions. Just as you would do if you were sending in them by regular post.