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Admissions application

Have questions about the actual application process? Find your answers here.

Key dates and deadlines

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round for the autumn and spring semesters. The first rounds:

  • occur many months before the start of a semester and give students the time they need to pay their tuition fees (if required), apply for and receive their residence permit (for non-EU/EEA students) and arrange for housing
  • contain the entire catalogue of courses and programmes offered in English.

The Second admission rounds occur just a few months before the start of the semester and are 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. 
  • Only a small part of the catalogue of courses and programmes offered in English are offered in the Second rounds.

The application deadlines depend on which application round you apply to, not what country you're from.

If you've applied to the First round, the deadlines are the same for all international students who apply. If you've applied to the Second round, your key dates are a few months later.

Be sure to find out what the exact dates are at Key dates and deadlines.

All admission rounds have their own special set of important dates for:

  • application deadlines
  • when transcripts and English test results must be received
  • when the application fee (if required) must be paid 
  • admissions decisions
  • deadline for replying to admission offers (if a reply is required).

Please see Key dates and deadlines to find your admission round and your key dates.

 

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

However, please not 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

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round for the autumn and spring semesters. The first rounds:

  • occur many months before the start of a semester and give students the time they need to pay their tuition fees (if required), apply for and receive their residence permit (for non-EU/EEA students) and arrange for housing
  • contain the entire catalogue of courses and programmes offered in English.

The Second admission rounds occur just a few months before the start of the semester and are 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. 
  • Only a small part of the catalogue of courses and programmes offered in English are offered in the Second rounds.

The application deadlines depend on which application round you apply to, not what country you're from.

If you've applied to the First round, the deadlines are the same for all international students who apply. If you've applied to the Second round, your key dates are a few months later.

Be sure to find out what the exact dates are at Key dates and deadlines.

All admission rounds have their own special set of important dates for:

  • application deadlines
  • when transcripts and English test results must be received
  • when the application fee (if required) must be paid 
  • admissions decisions
  • deadline for replying to admission offers (if a reply is required).

Please see Key dates and deadlines to find your admission round and your key dates.

 

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

However, please not 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

User account

No, you shouldn't create a new account. Instead, upload a copy of your certificate (personbevis) in the account you currently are using. This will confirm your personnummer.

When you've done this, please let us know by sending us an email using the contact form. We will then update your account so that it is based on your personnummer. Please note that this will become your username (instead of your email address).

Go to the contact form

Yes, you can. When creating an account, simply follow the instructions for applicants without a Swedish personal ID number. Your user name will be your email address. Be sure you register with an email address:

  • you check frequently
  • that isn't temporary (such as one linked to a school you'll be leaving)

You'll receive important information from University Admissions at that email address.

You can change your address and other information, such as your telephone number, right here on Universityadmissions.se. Log in and go to your profile under 'My pages'.

Applicants are only allowed one account at Universityadmissions.se. If you create another account, this could:

  • negatively affect your application and delay processing
  • result in you not being considered for any Swedish Institute Scholarships you've applied for

Do not create a new account when making changes to your application. You must use the same account.

It depends on when you last logged in to your account at Universityadmissions.se.

If you last logged in after November 2014:

Your account is most likely still active. Just log in using the email address and password you used last time. If you have forgotten your username (email address) or password, click on 'Forgot password' in the login area and follow the instructions.

Do not create a new user account if you still have your old one - you are only allowed one account.

If you last logged in before November 2014:

Your account has been deleted, though note that any documents you previously submitted are still in the admissions system. Please follow these steps:

  • Select a different email address than the one you used earlier. If you don't have one, you can always create a new account. Remember that you'll have to check this account regularly as important information will be sent to you there from University Admissions.
  • Contact University Admissions and let them know that your old account was deleted, you've created a new one and that you need to connect this new account with all your documents that are on file in the admissions system.

It depends on which university you’re studying at.

You can use your university account to log in to Universityadmissions.se if you attend one of the institutions listed in the drop down menu under the option for current students. Select your university and you’ll be taken to a log in page. Use your university account information to log in, and you will be returned to Universityadmissions.se.

Please note that not all universities have this option. 

If you created a user account with your email address, your username will be updated automatically to your new address when you enter new data in your profile at Universityadmissions.se.

It's important that you select an email address that isn't temporary. If you forgot to change it and the address becomes invalid - for example if you stop studying at a school where the email address was created - you will no longer receive important information from University Admissions.

A user account is a profile you create here at Universityadmissions.se. It gives you access to your online application and functions as a link with the qualifications documents you submit. At your account, you can:

  • apply for courses and programmes
  • submit your documentation
  • receive your admissions results
  • pay your application fee

In order to apply online at Universityadmissions.se, you have to create a user account.

Creating an account is simple. Just click on 'Log in'.

Yes, you can. Log in to your account here at Universityadmissions.se and go 'My pages' and then your profile. You can change your address and other profile information, such as your telephone number and email address.

Please note that if you signed up for an account using your email address and change it, your username will automatically be updated to that new email address.

If you've forgotten your password, it's easy to request a new one. Go to Universityadmissions.se and click on 'Log in', then follow the link for those who can't remember their password. 

You’ll receive an email to the address you have on record in your profile, with instructions on how to change your password.

Your 'Messages' section of your account works just like your email account. If you've received a message, it remains in your messages section, even if you've responded to what's been required of you.

There is nothing to worry about if the message remains.

If you haven't already created a user account, be sure to not check the box regarding receiving information from third parties.

If you have an existing account and would like to change your settings:

  • log in to your account
  • go to 'My profile'
  • click on the 'Edit' button at the bottom of the page 

You will be able to:

  • check 'Yes' if you would like to receive information from third parties
  • check 'No' if you don't wish to receive this type of information 

No, you shouldn't create a new account. Instead, upload a copy of your certificate (personbevis) in the account you currently are using. This will confirm your personnummer.

When you've done this, please let us know by sending us an email using the contact form. We will then update your account so that it is based on your personnummer. Please note that this will become your username (instead of your email address).

Go to the contact form

Yes, you can. When creating an account, simply follow the instructions for applicants without a Swedish personal ID number. Your user name will be your email address. Be sure you register with an email address:

  • you check frequently
  • that isn't temporary (such as one linked to a school you'll be leaving)

You'll receive important information from University Admissions at that email address.

You can change your address and other information, such as your telephone number, right here on Universityadmissions.se. Log in and go to your profile under 'My pages'.

Applicants are only allowed one account at Universityadmissions.se. If you create another account, this could:

  • negatively affect your application and delay processing
  • result in you not being considered for any Swedish Institute Scholarships you've applied for

Do not create a new account when making changes to your application. You must use the same account.

It depends on when you last logged in to your account at Universityadmissions.se.

If you last logged in after November 2014:

Your account is most likely still active. Just log in using the email address and password you used last time. If you have forgotten your username (email address) or password, click on 'Forgot password' in the login area and follow the instructions.

Do not create a new user account if you still have your old one - you are only allowed one account.

If you last logged in before November 2014:

Your account has been deleted, though note that any documents you previously submitted are still in the admissions system. Please follow these steps:

  • Select a different email address than the one you used earlier. If you don't have one, you can always create a new account. Remember that you'll have to check this account regularly as important information will be sent to you there from University Admissions.
  • Contact University Admissions and let them know that your old account was deleted, you've created a new one and that you need to connect this new account with all your documents that are on file in the admissions system.

It depends on which university you’re studying at.

You can use your university account to log in to Universityadmissions.se if you attend one of the institutions listed in the drop down menu under the option for current students. Select your university and you’ll be taken to a log in page. Use your university account information to log in, and you will be returned to Universityadmissions.se.

Please note that not all universities have this option. 

If you created a user account with your email address, your username will be updated automatically to your new address when you enter new data in your profile at Universityadmissions.se.

It's important that you select an email address that isn't temporary. If you forgot to change it and the address becomes invalid - for example if you stop studying at a school where the email address was created - you will no longer receive important information from University Admissions.

A user account is a profile you create here at Universityadmissions.se. It gives you access to your online application and functions as a link with the qualifications documents you submit. At your account, you can:

  • apply for courses and programmes
  • submit your documentation
  • receive your admissions results
  • pay your application fee

In order to apply online at Universityadmissions.se, you have to create a user account.

Creating an account is simple. Just click on 'Log in'.

Yes, you can. Log in to your account here at Universityadmissions.se and go 'My pages' and then your profile. You can change your address and other profile information, such as your telephone number and email address.

Please note that if you signed up for an account using your email address and change it, your username will automatically be updated to that new email address.

If you've forgotten your password, it's easy to request a new one. Go to Universityadmissions.se and click on 'Log in', then follow the link for those who can't remember their password. 

You’ll receive an email to the address you have on record in your profile, with instructions on how to change your password.

Your 'Messages' section of your account works just like your email account. If you've received a message, it remains in your messages section, even if you've responded to what's been required of you.

There is nothing to worry about if the message remains.

If you haven't already created a user account, be sure to not check the box regarding receiving information from third parties.

If you have an existing account and would like to change your settings:

  • log in to your account
  • go to 'My profile'
  • click on the 'Edit' button at the bottom of the page 

You will be able to:

  • check 'Yes' if you would like to receive information from third parties
  • check 'No' if you don't wish to receive this type of information 

Searching for courses

You can apply to any courses that are open for application, but it's also important to make sure you meet the entry requirements for a course before applying.

Courses and programmes that are open for application will have an 'Select' button next to them when you search. It's important to click on the 'Show more' text under each search result that interests you and:

  • find and click on the link to the course information page on the university's website
  • read there what the general and specific entry requirements are for the course 
  • find out what the English requirements are

If you meet the requirements, add the course and then proceed to the application.

Much of the application and selection process in Sweden is completed electronically. During the electronic selection process: 

  • all courses and programmes are closed for application so that applications cannot be changed during the process
  • students are unable to add any courses or programmes to their application 
  • students are unable to change the ranking order of their course selections

After the selection process is completed (right before the admissions results are published), students can apply for courses and programmes that are open for late application.

It's much more common for universities to start their bachelor's and master's programmes in the autumn semester. There is a limited amount of programmes available that start in the spring semester. The same is true for many courses.

Also note that there aren't any scholarships available for programmes that start in the spring semester.

If you're a programme student, you can see what courses are available to you when searching:

  • log in to your account
  • click on the search button (you don't have to enter any information in the search box)
  • scroll down to the section for programme students in the filter

If you still do not have access to your courses after logging in, please contact your university for assistance.

International students have two different admissions rounds they can apply to for the autumn semester: the First admission round with an application deadline in January, and the Second admission round with an application deadline in April. There are also two admission rounds for the spring semester. Some universities place courses and programmes in both admission rounds. This can result in the same course appearing twice in the results list.

Remember that all of these admission rounds have different deadlines and decision dates. Click on 'Show more' in the search results and then follow the link to the course description on the university's homepage. There, you can find out which admission round the course can be found in, and what dates apply. 

We have information regarding important dates for the different admission rounds right here on Universityadmissions.se.

Read more at Key dates and deadlines.

Read more about admission rounds at Two admission rounds for each semester

A few times per year, all applications are locked and can't be updated. This happens because of admissions selection. In order to offer places to students who have applied for admission, a selection must take place.

During this selection process - which mostly occurs electronically - all students' applications are locked. This is to prevent changes being made while selection is running, which would interfere with the process.

Selection normally only lasts for a few days, with the exception of selection to the second admission round for the spring semester which usually lasts for a few weeks over the Christmas holiday. After selection is completed, you'll again have access to your application.

Please note you won't be able to search for courses in the locked admission round during this time.

Universityadmissions.se has a favourites function you can use to save courses and programmes you're interested in. You must be logged in to your account in order to use favourites.

When you search for courses, you'll see a heart in the search result. Click on it and the selection will be saved in your favourites. You can view them in 'My selection'.

Be sure to make a final decision about what courses and programmes you want to apply for and submit them by the application deadline. Having favourites is not an application.

Read about key dates and deadlines

Yes, it's very important. Most courses and programmes have specific entry requirements, such as certain acquired degrees and completed courses. These are decided by the university. 

All applicants should visit the course page and find out:

  • what the entry requirements are, including the specific entry requirements for the course/programme
  • what other documentation is required by the university

The link to the course page is found in the search results on the start page - click on 'Show more' to find the link.

Read more about entry requirements

You can apply to any courses that are open for application, but it's also important to make sure you meet the entry requirements for a course before applying.

Courses and programmes that are open for application will have an 'Select' button next to them when you search. It's important to click on the 'Show more' text under each search result that interests you and:

  • find and click on the link to the course information page on the university's website
  • read there what the general and specific entry requirements are for the course 
  • find out what the English requirements are

If you meet the requirements, add the course and then proceed to the application.

Much of the application and selection process in Sweden is completed electronically. During the electronic selection process: 

  • all courses and programmes are closed for application so that applications cannot be changed during the process
  • students are unable to add any courses or programmes to their application 
  • students are unable to change the ranking order of their course selections

After the selection process is completed (right before the admissions results are published), students can apply for courses and programmes that are open for late application.

It's much more common for universities to start their bachelor's and master's programmes in the autumn semester. There is a limited amount of programmes available that start in the spring semester. The same is true for many courses.

Also note that there aren't any scholarships available for programmes that start in the spring semester.

If you're a programme student, you can see what courses are available to you when searching:

  • log in to your account
  • click on the search button (you don't have to enter any information in the search box)
  • scroll down to the section for programme students in the filter

If you still do not have access to your courses after logging in, please contact your university for assistance.

International students have two different admissions rounds they can apply to for the autumn semester: the First admission round with an application deadline in January, and the Second admission round with an application deadline in April. There are also two admission rounds for the spring semester. Some universities place courses and programmes in both admission rounds. This can result in the same course appearing twice in the results list.

Remember that all of these admission rounds have different deadlines and decision dates. Click on 'Show more' in the search results and then follow the link to the course description on the university's homepage. There, you can find out which admission round the course can be found in, and what dates apply. 

We have information regarding important dates for the different admission rounds right here on Universityadmissions.se.

Read more at Key dates and deadlines.

Read more about admission rounds at Two admission rounds for each semester

A few times per year, all applications are locked and can't be updated. This happens because of admissions selection. In order to offer places to students who have applied for admission, a selection must take place.

During this selection process - which mostly occurs electronically - all students' applications are locked. This is to prevent changes being made while selection is running, which would interfere with the process.

Selection normally only lasts for a few days, with the exception of selection to the second admission round for the spring semester which usually lasts for a few weeks over the Christmas holiday. After selection is completed, you'll again have access to your application.

Please note you won't be able to search for courses in the locked admission round during this time.

Universityadmissions.se has a favourites function you can use to save courses and programmes you're interested in. You must be logged in to your account in order to use favourites.

When you search for courses, you'll see a heart in the search result. Click on it and the selection will be saved in your favourites. You can view them in 'My selection'.

Be sure to make a final decision about what courses and programmes you want to apply for and submit them by the application deadline. Having favourites is not an application.

Read about key dates and deadlines

Yes, it's very important. Most courses and programmes have specific entry requirements, such as certain acquired degrees and completed courses. These are decided by the university. 

All applicants should visit the course page and find out:

  • what the entry requirements are, including the specific entry requirements for the course/programme
  • what other documentation is required by the university

The link to the course page is found in the search results on the start page - click on 'Show more' to find the link.

Read more about entry requirements

Submitting your application

Master's applicants can apply for up to 4 study programmes, but will be offered a place in just 1.

Please note that ranking your selections is very important. If you're offered a place in a higher ranked programme, the ones that are ranked lower will be deleted. 

Read more at ranking your selections

Most likely, University Admissions is currently running admissions selection. Much of the application and selection process in Sweden is completed electronically. During the electronic selection process: 

  • all courses and programmes are closed for application so that applications cannot be changed during the process
  • students are unable to add any courses or programmes to their application 
  • students are unable to change the ranking order of their course selections

After the selection process is completed (right before the Notification of Selection Results are published), students can apply for courses and programmes again that are open for late application.

Bachelor's applicants can apply for up to 8 courses and/or programmes. You can be accepted to a maximum of 45 credits per semester.

Read more at ranking your selections

In Sweden, you apply for all courses and programmes on one application. When the time comes for selection, the first course/programme on your list - the one ranked first - is the first that will be considered. If you're offered a place in that programme, your next ranked selection will only be considered if you have not reached the maximum credits you can be accepted to, which is 45.

For example, if your first ranked selection is 15 credits, you will have 30 credits left. Your second selection will then be considered until you've been accepted to 45 credits. All lower ranked courses will then be deleted.

It's very important that you put the programme/course you most want to study as your top choice, then the next, and so on. Once you've been offered courses up to 45 credits, your lower-ranked selections will be deleted.

You can read more at ranking your selections

In Sweden, you apply for all courses and programmes on one application. When the time comes for selection, the first course/programme on your list - the one ranked first - is the first that will be considered. 

For the master's level, you can only be accepted to one master's programme. Once you've been offered a place in a programme, all programmes you ranked lower will be deleted and not considered. 

It's very important that you put the programme/course you most want to study as your top choice, then the next, and so on. Once you've been offered a place, your lower-ranked selections will be deleted.

You can read more at ranking your selections

The most likely reason is that you did not actually submit your application. Your best solution is to enter your application information again and be sure to click on the button to submit. Please note that students always receive an email confirming that their application was received.

If you've discovered this after the application deadline, keep in mind that you can submit a late application to many courses and programmes here on Universityadmissions.se.

Universityadmissions.se has an integrated, online application process. You can apply to all courses and programmes offered at Swedish universities with one electronic application. Start with searching for courses that interest you, then add them to your application. It's that easy!

You can apply for up to 4 master's programmes. At the bachelor's level, you can apply for up to 8 programmes and courses.

Remember they don't have to all be from the same university, but it's perfectly OK if they are!

In order to complete your admissions application, there are several things we need from you:

  • Documentation of your previous studies
  • Proof of English skills
  • Payment of the application fee (if required)
  • Documentation of your citizenship status in an EU/EEA country (if you're a citizen)

For more information, please see the following links:

Bachelor's studies documentation requirements

Master's studies documentation requirements

English language requirements

Paying your application fee

Documenting your EU/EEA citizenship

International students have two different admissions rounds they can apply to for the autumn semester:

  • the First admission round with an application deadline in January
  • the Second admission round with an application deadline in April.

There are also two admission rounds for the spring semester.

Many universities place courses and programmes in both admission rounds, however, the entire catalogue of courses and programmes for international students is available in the First admission round. Many international courses and programmes are not available for the second round.

It's also important to note that the admissions results for the Second round are published in July, much later than the results for the First round. This means that students who require a residence permit for studies in Sweden - non-EU/EEA citizens - will not have enough time to have their residence permit application processed and approved before the start of the semester. We do not recommend that you apply for the Second round if you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.

Read more about two admission rounds for each semester

Remember that all of these admission rounds have different deadlines and decision dates. You can click on 'Show more' in the search results and then follow the link to the course description on the university's homepage to find out which admission round the course can be found in, and what dates apply.

We have information regarding important dates for the different admission rounds right here on Universityadmissions.se. Read more at Key dates and deadlines.

Much of the application and selection process in Sweden is completed electronically. During the electronic selection process: 

  • all courses and programmes are closed for application so that applications cannot be changed during the process
  • students are unable to add any courses or programmes to their application 
  • students are unable to change the ranking order of their course selections

After the selection process is completed (right before the Notification of Selection Results are published), students can apply for courses and programmes again that are open for late application.

During important dates in the admission process - especially application deadlines - a lot of visitors enter the website at the same time. This can make a process that normally take a few seconds go more slowly. Do not refresh the page or go back - please be patient and wait a few minutes. Your application should go through after this brief wait.

For the most part, citizens of an EU/EEA country and Switzerland follow the exact same application instructions and procedures as all other students. There are a few things to consider if you're an EU/EEA citizen:

  • You're not required to pay application or tuition fees, but you must document your citizenship in order to be exempted from paying
  • Because you won't require a residence permit to study in Sweden, you can apply to both the First and Second round. 
  • Please note that the entire catalogue of international courses and programmes taught in English is available in the First round, while the Second has a limited selection available
  • EU/EEA students should apply to the First round to have all courses and programmes available for application. If you wish, you can take a look at what's available in the Second round and apply for them as well.

Find out more about documenting your citizenship

Find out more about the First and Second rounds

Master's applicants can apply for up to 4 study programmes, but will be offered a place in just 1.

Please note that ranking your selections is very important. If you're offered a place in a higher ranked programme, the ones that are ranked lower will be deleted. 

Read more at ranking your selections

Most likely, University Admissions is currently running admissions selection. Much of the application and selection process in Sweden is completed electronically. During the electronic selection process: 

  • all courses and programmes are closed for application so that applications cannot be changed during the process
  • students are unable to add any courses or programmes to their application 
  • students are unable to change the ranking order of their course selections

After the selection process is completed (right before the Notification of Selection Results are published), students can apply for courses and programmes again that are open for late application.

Bachelor's applicants can apply for up to 8 courses and/or programmes. You can be accepted to a maximum of 45 credits per semester.

Read more at ranking your selections

In Sweden, you apply for all courses and programmes on one application. When the time comes for selection, the first course/programme on your list - the one ranked first - is the first that will be considered. If you're offered a place in that programme, your next ranked selection will only be considered if you have not reached the maximum credits you can be accepted to, which is 45.

For example, if your first ranked selection is 15 credits, you will have 30 credits left. Your second selection will then be considered until you've been accepted to 45 credits. All lower ranked courses will then be deleted.

It's very important that you put the programme/course you most want to study as your top choice, then the next, and so on. Once you've been offered courses up to 45 credits, your lower-ranked selections will be deleted.

You can read more at ranking your selections

In Sweden, you apply for all courses and programmes on one application. When the time comes for selection, the first course/programme on your list - the one ranked first - is the first that will be considered. 

For the master's level, you can only be accepted to one master's programme. Once you've been offered a place in a programme, all programmes you ranked lower will be deleted and not considered. 

It's very important that you put the programme/course you most want to study as your top choice, then the next, and so on. Once you've been offered a place, your lower-ranked selections will be deleted.

You can read more at ranking your selections

The most likely reason is that you did not actually submit your application. Your best solution is to enter your application information again and be sure to click on the button to submit. Please note that students always receive an email confirming that their application was received.

If you've discovered this after the application deadline, keep in mind that you can submit a late application to many courses and programmes here on Universityadmissions.se.

Universityadmissions.se has an integrated, online application process. You can apply to all courses and programmes offered at Swedish universities with one electronic application. Start with searching for courses that interest you, then add them to your application. It's that easy!

You can apply for up to 4 master's programmes. At the bachelor's level, you can apply for up to 8 programmes and courses.

Remember they don't have to all be from the same university, but it's perfectly OK if they are!

In order to complete your admissions application, there are several things we need from you:

  • Documentation of your previous studies
  • Proof of English skills
  • Payment of the application fee (if required)
  • Documentation of your citizenship status in an EU/EEA country (if you're a citizen)

For more information, please see the following links:

Bachelor's studies documentation requirements

Master's studies documentation requirements

English language requirements

Paying your application fee

Documenting your EU/EEA citizenship

International students have two different admissions rounds they can apply to for the autumn semester:

  • the First admission round with an application deadline in January
  • the Second admission round with an application deadline in April.

There are also two admission rounds for the spring semester.

Many universities place courses and programmes in both admission rounds, however, the entire catalogue of courses and programmes for international students is available in the First admission round. Many international courses and programmes are not available for the second round.

It's also important to note that the admissions results for the Second round are published in July, much later than the results for the First round. This means that students who require a residence permit for studies in Sweden - non-EU/EEA citizens - will not have enough time to have their residence permit application processed and approved before the start of the semester. We do not recommend that you apply for the Second round if you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.

Read more about two admission rounds for each semester

Remember that all of these admission rounds have different deadlines and decision dates. You can click on 'Show more' in the search results and then follow the link to the course description on the university's homepage to find out which admission round the course can be found in, and what dates apply.

We have information regarding important dates for the different admission rounds right here on Universityadmissions.se. Read more at Key dates and deadlines.

Much of the application and selection process in Sweden is completed electronically. During the electronic selection process: 

  • all courses and programmes are closed for application so that applications cannot be changed during the process
  • students are unable to add any courses or programmes to their application 
  • students are unable to change the ranking order of their course selections

After the selection process is completed (right before the Notification of Selection Results are published), students can apply for courses and programmes again that are open for late application.

During important dates in the admission process - especially application deadlines - a lot of visitors enter the website at the same time. This can make a process that normally take a few seconds go more slowly. Do not refresh the page or go back - please be patient and wait a few minutes. Your application should go through after this brief wait.

For the most part, citizens of an EU/EEA country and Switzerland follow the exact same application instructions and procedures as all other students. There are a few things to consider if you're an EU/EEA citizen:

  • You're not required to pay application or tuition fees, but you must document your citizenship in order to be exempted from paying
  • Because you won't require a residence permit to study in Sweden, you can apply to both the First and Second round. 
  • Please note that the entire catalogue of international courses and programmes taught in English is available in the First round, while the Second has a limited selection available
  • EU/EEA students should apply to the First round to have all courses and programmes available for application. If you wish, you can take a look at what's available in the Second round and apply for them as well.

Find out more about documenting your citizenship

Find out more about the First and Second rounds

Changing your application

Applicants are only allowed one account at Universityadmissions.se. If you create another account, this could:

  • negatively affect your application and delay processing
  • result in you not being considered for any Swedish Institute Scholarship you've applied for

Do not create a new account when making changes to your application. You must use the same account.

You have up to the application deadline to add, delete and change the ranking of your selections. We suggest that you submit your application as soon as you have some courses and programmes you'd like to apply for.

Remember to submit your supporting documentation by the deadline. 

After the application deadline, you can't change the ranking of your selections. You can, however, add courses and programmes that are still open for application. These selections will be considered a late application and will be processed if places become available.

You can delete courses and programmes you no longer wish to study up until selection begins for the application round. Selection normally starts about 3 days before admissions results are published.

Read more at Key dates and deadlines

You can delete courses and programmes up until selection begins for the application round for which you've applied. Selection usually begins about 3 days before admissions results are published. Log in to your account on Universityadmissions.se and go to your application. You can make your changes there - just follow the instructions.

After you receive your admissions results, if you've been offered a place but do not wish to accept it, please be sure to decline your offer. This notifies the university that you will not be attending and makes the place available to another applicant on the waiting list.

Find out more at Key dates

Your admissions application is an electronic application. All of your documents and information have been electronically placed into the admissions system. This has been done so that admissions officers at different universities all have access to your application.

When an admissions officer is in your application and reviewing it - a normal part of the admissions process - your application becomes locked. There could also be an electronic process happening with your application, which will also temporarily lock it. As soon as the review or process is completed, your application will be available to you again.

Applications are reviewed a number of times by different universities and officers. It is not unusual to see that your application is locked. 

The most likely reason is that selection is currently underway.

In order to offer places to students who have applied for admission, a selection must take place. During this selection process - which mostly occurs electronically - all student applications are locked. During this time, you'll also be unable to search for courses in the admission round that is locked.

Selection normally only lasts for a few days, with the exception of selection to the Second admission round for the spring semester which usually lasts for a few weeks over the Christmas holiday. After the process is completed, you will have access to your application again.

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

If a course or programme is cancelled by the university, your application will be updated. Most universities will send you a message, informing you that the course has been cancelled. You'll get an email telling you that you have a new message. 

It can happen that a university doesn't send a notification about a cancelled course. If you want to be sure that the course is still available, log in to your account from time to time and check your application. 

If the course has been cancelled after the application deadline, you can add a new one to your application. That course/programme will be considered a late application and only considered by the university if places become available after selection.

The most likely cause is that you didn't submit your changes after you made them. The best solution is for you to make the changes again and then be sure to submit them to your account.

University Admissions in Sweden is a part of the Swedish Council for Higher Education, a public authority. Once you've submitted documentation, they become part of the public domain. This means that they cannot be deleted. 

All documents and other study information received as part of your application here at Universityadmissions.se must be kept and eventually archived.

Read more about the management of personal data

Applicants are only allowed one account at Universityadmissions.se. If you create another account, this could:

  • negatively affect your application and delay processing
  • result in you not being considered for any Swedish Institute Scholarship you've applied for

Do not create a new account when making changes to your application. You must use the same account.

You have up to the application deadline to add, delete and change the ranking of your selections. We suggest that you submit your application as soon as you have some courses and programmes you'd like to apply for.

Remember to submit your supporting documentation by the deadline. 

After the application deadline, you can't change the ranking of your selections. You can, however, add courses and programmes that are still open for application. These selections will be considered a late application and will be processed if places become available.

You can delete courses and programmes you no longer wish to study up until selection begins for the application round. Selection normally starts about 3 days before admissions results are published.

Read more at Key dates and deadlines

You can delete courses and programmes up until selection begins for the application round for which you've applied. Selection usually begins about 3 days before admissions results are published. Log in to your account on Universityadmissions.se and go to your application. You can make your changes there - just follow the instructions.

After you receive your admissions results, if you've been offered a place but do not wish to accept it, please be sure to decline your offer. This notifies the university that you will not be attending and makes the place available to another applicant on the waiting list.

Find out more at Key dates

Your admissions application is an electronic application. All of your documents and information have been electronically placed into the admissions system. This has been done so that admissions officers at different universities all have access to your application.

When an admissions officer is in your application and reviewing it - a normal part of the admissions process - your application becomes locked. There could also be an electronic process happening with your application, which will also temporarily lock it. As soon as the review or process is completed, your application will be available to you again.

Applications are reviewed a number of times by different universities and officers. It is not unusual to see that your application is locked. 

The most likely reason is that selection is currently underway.

In order to offer places to students who have applied for admission, a selection must take place. During this selection process - which mostly occurs electronically - all student applications are locked. During this time, you'll also be unable to search for courses in the admission round that is locked.

Selection normally only lasts for a few days, with the exception of selection to the Second admission round for the spring semester which usually lasts for a few weeks over the Christmas holiday. After the process is completed, you will have access to your application again.

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

If a course or programme is cancelled by the university, your application will be updated. Most universities will send you a message, informing you that the course has been cancelled. You'll get an email telling you that you have a new message. 

It can happen that a university doesn't send a notification about a cancelled course. If you want to be sure that the course is still available, log in to your account from time to time and check your application. 

If the course has been cancelled after the application deadline, you can add a new one to your application. That course/programme will be considered a late application and only considered by the university if places become available after selection.

The most likely cause is that you didn't submit your changes after you made them. The best solution is for you to make the changes again and then be sure to submit them to your account.

University Admissions in Sweden is a part of the Swedish Council for Higher Education, a public authority. Once you've submitted documentation, they become part of the public domain. This means that they cannot be deleted. 

All documents and other study information received as part of your application here at Universityadmissions.se must be kept and eventually archived.

Read more about the management of personal data

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