Apply to study in Sweden autumn 2021

Want to study in Sweden next year? Wicked. You can now apply for programmes starting autumn 2021. Deadline? You have until 15 January 2021 to apply.

Applying to study in Sweden is pretty easy. Find a programme. Apply. Then wait for the results.🤞🏽 What’re you waiting for? Let’s get cracking.

So what you’ve got to do first is find a programme. And you’ve got over 1,000 English-taught programmes to choose from.

Yeah, you read that right. We’ve got thousands of programmes that are taught entirely in English. Nice, eh? No Swedish required.

So all you need to do is figure out what you want. What your passion is. And then find a programme to match.

And they all offer English-taught programmes.

Finding a programme sounds simple right? But with over 1,000 programmes from 39 universities to choose from? 😩 Easier said than done. Don’t worry, we’ve done a bit of the legwork for you. We’ve put together a list of all the bachelor’s and master’s programmes on offer. So all you need to do is figure out what you want. What your passion is. And then find a programme to match.

Got a question about a programme? Get in touch with the university directly.

Don’t be shy – they’re always happy to help.

Photo: Oskar Omne
Lusanda, University of Borås

“Applying for university is a big decision – it’s normal to feel nervous, insecure or unsure about what you choose! I 100% felt that way too. Be honest about your doubts and weaknesses but try not to focus on them for too long – try to focus on your strengths and channel positive energy”

You’ve found a programme you want to apply for. What’s next?

Okay, you’re getting to the super important stuff like requirements, documents, deadlines. And this might be the longest step of the process. Our advice? Start early. And take the time to get everything in order. You’ll thank us later.

General entry requirements

So these are things like having completed your high-school studies. Or having a bachelor’s degree. Also? Having a sufficient level of English. And you can find the general entry requirements for bachelor’s programmes ↗️ and master’s programmes ↗️ on

Programme-specific entry requirements

You may need to meet some specific entry requirements too. You’ll find them listed on the programme’s webpage. Navigate there through our programme database or from↗️

Our top tip? Don’t wait until the last minute to apply.

Applications for autumn 2021 opened on 16 October 2020. And you have until 15 January 2021 to apply. But head over to ↗️ to find out more. There are a few other dates and deadlines you’ll need to keep in mind.

Hazal, Linköping University

“Obviously, you don’t have to be a native English speaker. But in order to follow your classes, English language skills are important”

Phew, you’re almost there. Just one thing left. Actually submit your application. And here’s what you’ll do:

So you’ll head on over to ↗️ – Sweden’s central application portal. Applying for a master’s? You can apply for up to four programmes in the same application. And if you’re applying for a bachelor’s? You can apply for up to eight programmes.

What documents do I need to include?

And for full details about your supporting documents, head on over to↗️

Make sure you pay your application fee by 1 February 2021.

You’ll pay one application fee of SEK 900 to ↗️ Sure, it sounds like a lot. But it doesn’t matter how many programmes you apply for – you’ll pay SEK 900 even if you apply for one, four, or eight programmes.

Looking for a scholarship? Then look no further. You’ll find a whole load of available scholarships here. Some offered by our universities. Others are from private companies.

You won’t hear your results for a while. But go on and celebrate that you’ve sent in your application. Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back. Congratulations! 🥳 You’ve taken the time to invest in your dreams. And that’s worth celebrating.

But what’ll happen next with my application?

So the university you’ve applied to will have a look at your application. At your documents, grades, courses. And they’ll make a decision whether or not you’ll be admitted.

Applied for a master’s programme? You’ll get your results on 9 April 2021. Bachelor’s? A little later. You’ll hear on 16 April 2021.

Yeah, you might need to wait a while to get a decision. But when the time comes around, head back over to ↗️ to see if you’re coming to study in Sweden! 🎊