Late application and reapplying

Did you forget to submit your application by the deadline? Maybe you'd like to reapply. Find your question here.

Applying after the deadline

If a university reviews your late application and offers you a place, you'll receive an email from University Admissions and a new admissions notification.

Most often, you'll also hear directly from the university if they have reviewed your application.

Please note that in some cases, you may not hear from the university until after the semester has started.

Yes, late applications are prioritised by the date that they're received. This means that if the university decides to award places to late applicants, they'll start with the first late application they received, then the second, and so on. Only applicants who are qualified for the course or programme and who have submitted a completed application will be considered.

Universities will review late applications at their discretion and only if there are places available after selection.

Yes, you may have a chance. While a late application is considered if there are places available after selection, it all depends on which course or programme you applied to and the individual university offering the course. 

In general, in order to be offered a place as a late applicant, people who were offered a place will have to decline it and all the people on the waiting list will have to indicate they aren't interested in any places that become available. Only after that do universities begin to consider late applications.

Because of all the factors involved, it's impossible for us to say what your chances are. 

Your application is considered late if:

  • you apply for courses and programmes after the application deadline
  • you submit your supporting documentation after the deadline for submitting documents
  • you submit your application fee (if required) after the deadline.

If there are places available after the selection process, you may still have a chance to be offered admission. Individual universities themselves decide how they want to handle late documents.

Key dates and deadlines

You can always submit a late application. The courses and programmes that are open for a late application will have a 'Select' button next to them when you do a search.

Please be aware that it's up to the university to decide if they wish to consider any late applications. It's impossible to say what your chances are as a late applicant. It depends on the popularity of the programme and how many accepted students and then applicants on the waiting list decline their place - if any do.


You can only reapply to courses and programmes that are still open for application.

You can find out if a course you've applied to is still open for application by searching for it in the search function on the start page. You can write in the name of the course or programme, or the application code. If there's a 'Select' button next to the result, it's still open for application.

See Reapplying to courses and programmes for more information on the reapplication process.

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 delete courses and programmes up until the first selection. This process takes places a few days before the admissions results are published. The lower ranked courses and programmes will then move up the ranking. Your application will still be considered to be timely. 

You can also reapply for the lower ranked course/programme after the admissions results have been published on 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.

Yes, if your status was unqualified for a course and you have since then sent in documents showing you ARE qualified, you must reapply.

Find out more information on Reapplying for courses and programmes

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

If the course or programme that’s been deleted is still open for application (you can check by searching for it on the start page – if you see a ’Select’ button, it’s still open), you can reapply for it.

When you upload or send in your documents, include a letter where you write that you wish to reapply and the name of the course or programme(s) you wish to reapply to. You must wait until the admissions results are published before you submit your letter - your documents can be submitted at any time.

Find out more at Reapplying to courses and programmes

Please follow these steps, at the times indicated:

  • At any time, submit your documentation to University Admissions. You can submit your documentation either by using the uploading function here at in your account, or sending them by the postal/delivery service.
  • After you've received your admissions results where you see the course in question has been deleted, submit a letter explaining that you would like to reapply for the course. All courses an applicant is not eligible for are deleted and must be reapplied to. Include the application codes for the courses for which you wish to reapply and indicate in what order you wish to rank them. Your application date will be the date we receive your documentation and your letter.

Read more about reapplying

Can't find the answer you were looking for?

Search for your question at the main search page, browse other question categories or contact us.

Send an email

Enter your information in the fields on the contact form. Double check that you’ve entered your correct email address. We'll respond as soon as possible.

Go to contact form

Chat with us

Please note not all questions can be answered in chat

Please contact us by email or telephone if your question is about:

  • your eligibility for a course or programme
  • if you meet the entry requirements (or if you don't, why)
  • your merit rating

We're available Monday to Friday, 9–16 CET

Open the chat


Support centre number: +46 (0)77 155 0720

We're available Monday to Friday, 9–16 CET

Please note: there are times when many people are trying to contact us by telephone. We suggest you submit your question by email first if you don't require an immediate reply.