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Admission autumn 2021: Key dates for international students

Have you applied for a degree programme starting Autumn 2021? On this page we present an overview with key dates regarding admission, scholarships, tuition deadlines and much more. You will also get an overview of webinars and other services for all our admitted students.


1 June - Deadline paying tuition fee

Last day to pay the first tuition fee installment. Our recommendation is however to pay it as soon as possible after the admission results if you are applying for a residence permit. 

15 June - Newsletter from Welcome Services (preliminary date)

Before the summer holidays, Welcome services send out a newsletter containing information about the Welcome Programme and other preparations for the travel and move to Gothenburg. 

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The following information and dates only apply if you have applied in the second admission round, with application deadline 15 April. 

16 July (new date)  - Admission results published (Selection 1) 

The notification of selection results is published under your account on University Admissions. 

23 July - Last day to reply to you admission offer

In this admission round you are required to accept or decline your offer, you do that on University Admissions. 

29 July - Final admission results published (Selection 2)

The final selection result is published under your account on University Admissions. You don't need to reply. 

Tuition fee payments

If you have applied in the second admission round and are required to pay tuition fee, the University will e-mail you information about payments. 

Understanding your admission result

Reserve, deleted, conditionally admitted - what does it mean?

About the results on 


9 August - Newsletter from Welcome Services (preliminary date)

Information about arrival day registration and invitations to the Welcome Programme is sent out to all admitted international students. 

25 August - Welcome Day

The Welcome Day will be held online this year. We will run the programme twice on 25 August, so that as many of you as possible will be able to join. Expect welcome speeches and introductions to university services, such as the GU card, University Library, student unions and more.

26 August - Swedes and student life in Gothenburg

A webinar about Swedes and Swedish culture. The lecturer, Vanessa, has personal experience of moving to Sweden and will be drawing from her unique first hand experiences and theoretical knowledge to give a presentation on the Swedes and intercultural competence in Sweden. We are also inviting current international students to form a panel and talk about their experiences, as well as answering questions about life as a student in Gothenburg. 

30 August - The semester starts

The official start of the autumn semester. Please note that some courses can start a bit earlier or later. Some faculties and departments also hos welcome events the week before. 

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Social media groups for students

Facebook group

Student Ambassadors Hanh and Solomon will post useful information and tips for studying in Gothenburg, and try to answer any questions that you may have. The group will also give you the possibility to communicate with future classmates and other international students coming to Gothenburg. 

Join the Facebook group

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WeChat group 

We've have also created an official WeChat group for all admitted Chinese students this year to get connected with each other. Let's prepare the trip to Gothenburg together. Scan the code and join!

QR code to Wechat group

Watch webinars 

The University arranges zoom webinars on different topics open for all admitted students. 

22 April Webinar: Student economy and living costs 

Tuition fees, student budgets, rules regarding working and much more.
Watch the Student economy webinar on YouTube

28 April Webinar: About residence permits 

The Swedish Institute will together with the Swedish Migration Agency hold a webinar focusing on the process of getting a residence permit. Invitations will be sent out to the email adress you have registered at  
Watch the Residence permit webinar on YouTube

29 April Webinar: Student life in Gothenburg

Housing, transportation, city life and much more
Watch the Student life webinar on YouTube

16 May Webinar: Ask the Student ambassadors 

Our Student ambassadors will host a webinar and give the best tips and advice from a student point of view. A chance to ask any questions you might have! 
Watch the Student ambassador webinar on YouTube

On campus studies no longer a requirement for residence permits

The Swedish Migration Agency has announced that on campus studies will no longer be a requirement for approval of residence permits. That means that you can go ahead with the residence permit application, as soon as you have an admission result, and taken the other necessary steps. 

The Swedish Migration Agency news about residence permits for students 

Contact during summer

The University is never completely closed, but it can be more tricky to get in contact with the relevant staff or function during the summer holiday.  But our Servicecenter is always there to help you. 


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