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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.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for courses and programmes, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

Key dates and deadlines

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

Selection and admissions results

If you meet the entry requirements - and meet all deadlines - you'll compete for places in the courses you've applied for.

Fees, scholarships, residence permits

For international students, fees, scholarships and the residence permit are important parts of the application process.

Your most frequently asked questions

University Admissions registers late documents after the admissions results are published. If you send in your documents before the results are published, they’ll be scanned and placed in a holding area. Please see Key dates for information on when results will be published. 

If your documentation was required to show you meet the entry requirements for the course, you will see on your admissions notification that the course has been deleted because you weren’t qualified. If you are still interested in the course/programme you applied for and want your documents and status to be reviewed, follow these instructions:

  • First, you must check to see that the course is still open for application. Go to the start page and search for the course. If there’s a ‘Select’ button, it’s still open for application.

  • After admission results have been published, submit an email or letter to University Admissions 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 your courses. Use the contact form to send an email, or upload your letter right here on this website.

  • You can submit your documents at any time.

Please note that universities review late applications at their discretion. There’s no guarantee that your documents and application will be reviewed, even if you are qualified.

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

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 Universityadmissions.se. 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 Universityadmissions.se 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.

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.

We understand that applicants have questions and concerns regarding the current coronavirus situation and how it may affect admission to higher education in Sweden. At this time, the admissions process remains unchanged. 

We will not be making any exceptions to application, document or fee deadlines.  

You may have questions regarding issues related to what happens after you receive your admissions results, such as:

  • Submission of final transcript and diploma documents (that may be delayed)
  • Payment of tuition fees
  • The autumn semester start
  • Accommodation and insurance

For answers to these types of questions, please contact the university in question.

Find university contact information

Information from the Swedish Minstry for Foreign Affairs

The Swedish Foreign Ministry regularly provides updated information regarding Covid-19 and travel to Sweden.

Read more at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

University Admissions registers late documents after the admissions results are published. If you send in your documents before the results are published, they’ll be scanned and placed in a holding area. Please see Key dates for information on when results will be published. 

If your documentation was required to show you meet the entry requirements for the course, you will see on your admissions notification that the course has been deleted because you weren’t qualified. If you are still interested in the course/programme you applied for and want your documents and status to be reviewed, follow these instructions:

  • First, you must check to see that the course is still open for application. Go to the start page and search for the course. If there’s a ‘Select’ button, it’s still open for application.

  • After admission results have been published, submit an email or letter to University Admissions 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 your courses. Use the contact form to send an email, or upload your letter right here on this website.

  • You can submit your documents at any time.

Please note that universities review late applications at their discretion. There’s no guarantee that your documents and application will be reviewed, even if you are qualified.

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

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 Universityadmissions.se. 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 Universityadmissions.se 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.

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.

We understand that applicants have questions and concerns regarding the current coronavirus situation and how it may affect admission to higher education in Sweden. At this time, the admissions process remains unchanged. 

We will not be making any exceptions to application, document or fee deadlines.  

You may have questions regarding issues related to what happens after you receive your admissions results, such as:

  • Submission of final transcript and diploma documents (that may be delayed)
  • Payment of tuition fees
  • The autumn semester start
  • Accommodation and insurance

For answers to these types of questions, please contact the university in question.

Find university contact information

Information from the Swedish Minstry for Foreign Affairs

The Swedish Foreign Ministry regularly provides updated information regarding Covid-19 and travel to Sweden.

Read more at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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