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FAQ - Frequently asked questions

These questions are the most frequently asked questions about application and admission.

Please note that the questions only relate to admission, how to apply, entrance requirements, etc. for regular, non-exchange students. For information regarding application for exchange students, please click here.

  • How can I submit proof of sufficient English skills?

    You can prove that you fulfil the English language requirement by submitting proof of successful completion of certain upper secondary (high school) studies, previous university studies or an internationally approved English test.

  • Where can I find information about the entrance requirements?

    For information about the general entrance requirements for Bachelor's level and Master's level studies, please go to the page Entrance requirements. You can find the specific entrance requirements in the description of each course/programme.

  • How do I apply?

    Please follow our step by step guide.

  • How do I pay the application and tuition fees?

    Exchange students and EU/EEA residents are exempt from the fee requirements, but free-movers from abroad need to check the fee requirements carefully before applying.

    An application fee is payable when applying at universityadmissions.se. Tuition fees are paid directly to the University of Gothenburg.

    You do not need to pay an application fee if you are already registered for studies at a Swedish university at the time of applying.

  • How many ECTS is one semester of studies?

    The number of credits awarded for a course depends on its extent.

    • 30.0 ECTS – one semester (6 months of full-time studies)
    • 15.0 ECTS – one half semester (about 3 months of full-time studies)
    • 7.5 ECTS – one quarter of a semester (just over a month of full-time studies)
    • If you are accepted to courses totalling less than 30 ECTS you CANNOT apply for a visa!
    • Note that a combination of two or more courses at one university to reach 30 ECTS is acceptable.

    You can be admitted to courses worth up to 45 ECTS. After this has been processed in our system, the courses or programmes that you have given a lower priority in your application will be deleted.

    1 ECTS equals 1 HEC (higher education credit).

  • How do I apply for PhD studies?

    Admission to research/PhD studies is handled by each faculty or department individually. The Admissions office only processes applications for programmes and courses at the Bachelor's and Master's level.

    Doctoral studies

  • Can my qualifications be pre-evaluated?

    An assessment of your qualifications will be made when you apply for a course/programme and have submitted the supporting documentation to University Admissions in Sweden. We cannot predict whether or not your qualifications and previous experience will be sufficient to get you accepted.

    If you are in need of a pre-evaluation, please visit the page Recognition of foreign qualifications.

  • Does the University of Gothenburg offer preparatory courses in Swedish?

    Unfortunately, the University of Gothenburg does not offer any preparatory courses in Swedish.

    Information about where you can study Swedish

  • Do you offer scholarships?

    There are different scholarships that you can apply for via the University.

    • Scholarships administered by the Admissions Office
    • Swedish Institute's Scholarship
    • The Volvo Group Scholarship
    • The Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation Scholarship

    Scholarships at the University of Gothenburg

  • I am in the final year of my Bachelor's programme. Can I apply for a Master's programme?

    You can apply for most of our Master's programmes even if you have not yet finished your Bachelor's degree, as long as you are in the last year of your programme.

    For students in their final year of bachelor's studies

  • What documents do I need to submit?

    The documents you need to submit are specified at universityadmissions.se. It is your responsibility to submit all required documentation. Some programmes require that you include a CV, letters of recommendation, an essay or a work sample. Information about whether any such documentation is required is provided in the respective course or programme description.

Contact Information

Section of Admissions

Educational Affairs, Box 100, SE-405 30 Gothenburg

Visiting Address:
Rosenlundsgatan 4, 3rd floor
Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:00.

46 31-786 1050
Monday & Wednesday, 9:00-11:00

46 31-786 4387

Application rounds

Learn more about the key dates for the application rounds.

Page Manager: Admissions office|Last update: 7/7/2017

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