Admission Procedure

Before you apply, you should have completed a course of study leading to a degree or diploma equivalent to 180 ECTS (three years of full-time undergraduate study). In many cases a bachelor’s degree will be regarded as fulfilling this requirement. For English-language programs, you should also have documented evidence of proficiency in English such as TOEFL or IELTS test results.

TOEFL/IELTS/Graduate Admissions Tests
Most Swedish universities expect TOEFL, IELTS or GRE scores. Most of the universities that offer International degree programs in English will ask a TOEFL/IELTS score, but even that is usually waived if the student’s education has been in English language. Some of the Management schools may ask for a GMAT score. Even in schools where it is not asked, a student with a GMAT score will be given preference over one who has not given the test, provided the score is a good one.

One application only
Studera.nu provides a central application system. This means that you can apply for several programs or courses offered by different Swedish universities in one application. Please note that a few universities (mainly in the field of fine arts) may have different deadlines and application procedures. In addition, some programs have specific entry requirements, which applicants also need to satisfy. If that is the case, the application process should be explained in the program description. The decision on whether to accept an applicant rests with the institutions themselves.

Make sure that you satisfy all the necessary requirements before submitting an application. If you are not sure, please contact the department responsible for the program directly with your questions. After the deadline passes, your application will undergo a selection procedure determined by the individual school and based on various criteria, such as grades obtained and results of previous courses and degree projects. All of these will influence the outcome of your application.