Apply for Bachelor's programme
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Bachelor's programme at the University of Gothenburg. There are a lot of important steps on the list so read the information carefully. All applications to the University of Gothenburg go through the Swedish National Admissions Portal, universityadmissions.se.
1. Find your programme
The first step is finding the right programme for you. Do proper research before, by reading all available information about the programme. It is important that you find a programme that matches your interest and what you want to do after your studies. You can apply to up to four programmes in the first admissions round and up to twelve programmes/courses in the second admissions round. The University of Gothenburg only offers four Bachelor's programmes taught in English.
2. Check the entry requirements
Each one of our programmes has general and programme-specific entry requirements. Make sure that you fulfil all entry requirements in order to be eligible for admission.
Please note! The Admissions Office does not make assessments beforehand of your academic merits. Your merits will be assessed when you have made an application. If you have questions regarding the programme-specific requirements, please contact a study counsellor. The study counsellor is presented on the programme page.
In order to meet the general entry requirements for Bachelor's-level studies, you must:
- Have successfully completed your upper secondary (high school) education (post-16)
- Be able to demonstrate proficiency in English.
For students who have received their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional mathematics requirement:
- The student must have successfully completed courses in mathematics equal to the Swedish courses Mathematics 1a, 1b or 1c.
An assessment of your upper secondary (high school) qualifications in relation to the general entry requirements will be made by universityadmissions.se.
The English requirement is proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. You can demonstrate that you meet the language requirement through:
- Certain upper secondary (high school) studies
- Certain university studies
- An internationally recognised English test.
English language requirements on universityadmissions.se
Our Bachelor’s programmes taught in Swedish require the equivalent of Swedish upper secondary course Svenska 3/Svenska som andraspråk 3.
Specific entry requirements may require a certain upper secondary subject/course completed with a certain minimum grade. The programme-specific entry requirements are specified in each course/programme description.
3. Submit an application
You apply through universityadmissions.se, the Swedish National Admissions Portal.
- Create an account and rank your selection of programmes.
- Make sure to submit the right application documents.
- You must also pay the application fee or, alternately, document your citizenship status in an EU/EEA country.
If you are a citizen outside of the EU, EEA or Switzerland you need to pay an application fee of SEK 900 in order for your application to be processed. This is a non-refundable administrative fee.
All international students are encouraged to apply in the first admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of the semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive a residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
- Application period: 17 October–16 January
- The deadline for submitting all documentation is 1 February
The admissions results for the second admissions round are published in July, which 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 in the Second round unless you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.
You can find more information about the second admissions round at the link below.
Apply for a programme or course in the second application round
4. Follow your application process
Once you have applied via universityadmissions.se, you will receive an e-mail to confirm that your application has been received. Check that all information is correct, and go to My pages regularly to check for any changes or updates.
5. Notification of selection results
After the last application day, your application will undergo a selection procedure. The selection is based only on the selection criteria stated on the programme page.
Your chances of being admitted depend on on how well you compete with the other applicants and on the number of places available in the programme. You can read more about merit rating (grade tariff) on universityadmissions.se.
Selection process Bachelor's on universityadmissions.se
For information on available places, please contact a study counsellor. The study counsellor is presented on the programme page.
You can find information about key dates and deadlines on universityadmissions.se.
If you have applied in the first admission round: If you applied to the first round for the autumn or spring semester, you don't need to reply yes or no to your offer. However, if you decide not to attend the course/programme you've been offered a place in, please be sure to decline it on My pages on universityadmissions.se.
If you have applied in the second admission round: You must confirm the admission offer you will receive with the Notification of Selection Results for it to be valid. Admission offers are only valid for the semester you applied for.
If you do not reply to the admission offer, you will automatically be deleted from the courses you applied for. The response deadline will be specified in the notification of selection results.
6. Tuition payment
If you need to pay tuition in Sweden, you need to pay the first instalment, before you can start applying for a residence permit. Information will be sent out to the e-mail adress you register at universityadmissions.se.
7. Registering for studies
Once you have accepted the admission offer, you must register for studies in accordance with the instructions you receive from your department. If you do not register, you will lose your place.
Before the semester starts, you will receive a notification and information from your department regarding the start of the semester. All questions regarding schedule, introduction, literature etcetera can be answered by your department.
I have questions – who to contact?
For questions regarding documentation of your prior studies, please contact universityadmissions.se.
If you have questions regarding the specific requirements or selection methods for a programme/course, please contact the department of studies.
For other questions regarding your application, contact the Admissions Office.