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Admission process

A guide to applying to the University of Borås

1. Apply online

The website universityadmissions.se (external link) is the official website for applying to higher education in Sweden. It is managed by UHR - The Swedish Council for Higher Education. UHR manages the admission process together with the Swedish universities. If you will apply as an exchange student from a university currently having an exchange agreement with the University of Borås, please see the application process for exchange students instead.

Please note that if you are not an EU/EEA citizen  you have to pay an application fee of SEK 900 before your application becomes valid. However there are some exceptions to this rule. To find out if you are required to pay the application fee, please visit universityadmissions.se (external link)


2. Send supporting documents

Once you have completed your online application you should submit supporting documents such as copies of passport, high school/university diplomas, transcripts and English language certificates.

You can upload your documents using the uploading function on the website www.universityadmissions.se - this is the fastest and easiest way to complete your application. You can also submit your documents via regular mail or a delivery service to:

University Admissions in Sweden
FE 20102
SE–839 87 Östersund

Make sure that all documents have been properly stamped and signed by the appropriate authorities. Unofficial photocopies, faxed or scanned documents will not be considered. No documents should be sent directly to the University of Borås. Do not send any original documents, but do bring them with you to Sweden. All original documents must be presented on request to the Admission Office or the Office of Degrees at the University of Borås.


3. First assessment of your application

Once the National Admissions Office has received your supporting documents they will be forwarded on to a central unit which makes a first assessment of your application and make sure that it meets the general entry requirements. 


4. Experienced staff assess your application and ensure that your application meet the specific entry requirements

If your application meets the general entry requirements it is sent to the local Admissions Office at the University of Borås where experienced staff assess your application and ensure that your application meet the specific entry requirements.


5. The selection process

When the local Admissions Office has assessed all the applications the selection begins. The University of Borås does not use selection groups specifically for fee-paying students.


6. Admitted students receives an offer

Students who have been admitted to the University of Borås will receive an offer and also general information.

Please note that if you are offered a place at the University of Borås, you will receive an official e-mail from the National Admissions Office informing you that the selection process is complete.


7. Accept offer 

If you choose to accept the offer, you must reply to your offer and confirm your acceptance on your pages on universityadmissions.se (external link)

Please note that if you are required to pay tuition fees, you must pay the fee for the first semester before you are allowed to register at the University of Borås. Find out more about tuition fees and the payment procedure.

Please also note that non-EU/EEA citizens must apply for a visa before they travel to Sweden. Find out more about visas on the website of the Swedish Migration Board (external link).

If you've been offered admission in a course or programme but have decided not to attend, it's important that you decline your offer so that waiting list students can be awarded a place.


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