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The application period for studies beginning autumn 2019 opens 16 October!

Only one week left until the application period for studies beginning autumn 2019 opens! So if you want to study in Sweden next autumn, start preparing your application. The deadline is 15 January 2019. Here is the application process in brief:

Visit for a full listing of programmes open for application and to apply. There are more than 1,000 programmes offered in Sweden in English starting autumn 2019, in nearly all academic fields – from IT, engineering or physics to human rights, sustainable development, business or media studies. Find yours!

Photo: Simon Paulin

Photo: Simon Paulin/

Once you have selected the programme you want to apply to, check the programme specific entry requirements to make sure you are qualified and how to document your eligibility. For general guidelines on the application process, you can see How to apply. You’ll also find more extensive guidelines on entry requirements and documentation at University Admissions. It is also worth noting that you will have to fulfill and have documenation meeting the English language requirements, this might require taking a standardised test, such as IELTS or TOEFL.

Important dates, first admission round:

16 October 2018: The online service opens.

1 December 2018: The entire programme catalogue will be available.

15 January 2019: Admission application deadline at midnight CET.

1 February 2019: Deadline for receipt of application fee/document you’re not required to pay the fee.

1 February 2019: Deadline for receipt of supporting documentation.

4 April 2019: Notification of selection results, your university will contact you regarding a possible deadline for replying.

August / September 2019: Autumn semester starts.


You can write to us on Facebook with your general questions about studying in Sweden. If you’d like to talk to an international student in Sweden directly, you can write to our digital ambassadors through their blog. The blogs contain many articles that are useful to read when applying to studies, scholarships and preparing to studies in Sweden.

If you have questions on the application process, contact directly. With questions on your programme, contact the programme coordinator at the university – you can find contact details on the programme’s website.

See you in Sweden!


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