When and how do I apply for courses and programmes?
Answer: You apply for all courses and undergraduate and Master’s programmes at universityadmissions.se. The website also has information on important dates for the course or programme you are applying for. On SLU’s admission pages, you’ll find more information on important dates.
All degree programmes at SLU, undergraduate and Master’s, start in the autumn semester. No programmes start in the spring semester. Our foundation semester starts in both autumn and spring.
For many of our courses and programmes, you can submit a late application after the deadline for applications. You will find more information on late applications at universityadmissions.se.
How many courses and programmes can I apply for?
Answer: You can apply for a maximum of 12 courses/programmes for the autumn and spring semesters, and a maximum of 6 summer courses. When the second admission decision is published, this increases from 12 to 20 for the autumn and spring semesters. For summer courses, it increases from 6 to 10. This is when you can add late applications if you want to.
Full-time study means that you take 30 credits per semester. You can be admitted to a maximum of 45 credits per semester (autumn and spring) in the first admission round. This means that it is possible to study more than full-time. For summer courses, you can be admitted to courses corresponding to a maximum of 23 credits.
Does it matter in what order I list the courses/programmes I apply for?
Answer: Yes, the order is important. Rank your selections by putting your prioritised programme/course at the top. You will be admitted starting from the top of your priority list, and once you have been admitted to courses corresponding to 45 credits, any further courses you have applied for will be ignored. A full-time degree programme corresponds to 30 credits. You will find more information under Rank your selections at universityadmissions.se.
Can I change the order of my selection?
Answer: Yes, you can change the order up until the closing date for applications. Once applications are closed, you can still change your ranking by removing courses/programmes from your selection. You can remove courses and programmes from your application up until 3 working days before the first admission decision is published.
If you choose to add a new course or programme, or change the ranking in your application, this will count as a late application. If you apply for a course after the application deadline, you can only be admitted if there are places left once those who applied before the deadline have been offered a place.
I forgot to apply before the deadline. How will this affect my chances of being admitted?
Answer: If you fulfil the eligibility requirements and there are places left, you may be offered a place even if the deadline for applications has passed. Just because a course or programme is open for late applications does not necessarily mean that there are places left. Late applications are processed in the order they are submitted. For more information, see https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/apply-to-masters/applying-after-the-deadline-masters/
What happens if I forget to reply and accept my offer of a place?
Answer: If you forget to reply and accept the offer of a place in your admission decision, your application will be cancelled. If the course or programme is still open for late applications, you can re-apply on universityadmissions.se. Your application will then be processed as a late application.
My application has been cancelled because I didn’t fulfil the eligibility requirements. What do I do now?
Answer: If your application for a course or programme has been cancelled because you didn’t fulfil the requirements, but that has since changed, you can, in some cases, re-apply for the course or programme. This is only possible if the course or programme is open for late applications. You cannot re-apply yourself. Instead, contact universityadmissions.se or the SLU Admissions Unit. Read about how to re-apply at universityadmissions.se.
I’m on the waiting list for a course or programme. How do I know if I’ll be admitted and when will I find out?
Answer: If you’re on the waiting list for a programme and are offered a place, we’ll inform you via email. You then have 24 hours to reply if you want to keep your place. Admission from the waiting list will start after the second round and for most programmes, it continues up to 2 weeks after the programme has started.
Admitting applicants from the waiting list is done by the department running the course. If you want to enquire about your chances of being admitted from the waiting list, contact the course coordinator or the course administrator for the course. You’ll find contact details on the course page on the web.
NB. Admission from the waiting list is done in strict order of application. For more information, read about waiting list admission at SLU.
I’m on the waiting list for a course or programme. Can I attend the roll call and get someone else’s place if they don’t show up?
Answer: Admission from the waiting list is done in strict order of application. You cannot be admitted by attending the roll call. There is consequently no point in attending the roll call if you haven’t been admitted.
For more information, read about waiting list admission at SLU.
Can I take more than 45 credits during a semester?
Answer: You can be admitted to a maximum of 45 credits per semester (autumn and spring) in the first admission round, which means you can do more than full-time studies. Full-time studies are 30 credits per semester. It may be possible to be admitted to more credits per semester during the first admission round. You have to apply for this, there must be special reasons and you must be assessed as able to manage a higher pace of study. You must apply for this no later than the closing date for applications. Send your application to the SLU Admissions Unit.
If you apply after the deadline for applications and there are free places, you can be admitted even if you’ve already been admitted to 45 credits.