Find detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete and submit an application for master's studies in Sweden.
If you're interested in bachelor's studies, find step-by-step instructions on how to apply to University Admissions.
A successful admissions process means meeting deadlines. Find out all the important dates for your application.
Your most frequently asked questions
No, you can't respond to your admission offer if it's after the reply deadline. You can reapply for courses that are still open for application; this will be considered a late application.
You'll know if a course is open for late application by searching for it in the course search on the start page. The course will have a 'Select' button next to it if it's still available for application.
Please note that this only applies to applicants to the Second round. For First round applications, no reply is required.
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.
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.
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.
Being qualified does not mean you've been offered a place in the course/programme.
The admission process is a two-step process:
- Students are assessed for whether they meet the general and specific entry requirements for the course/programmes they've applied to.
- 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.
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