A guide to applying in the first round for autumn semester
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 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 must 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
SE-839 87 Östersund
Make sure you have read the information at universityadmissions.se about documenting your eligibility and specific instructions that may apply to your country.
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 to make sure that it meets the general entry requirements.
4. Experienced staff assess your application and ensure 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 it meets the specific entry requirements.
5. The selection process
When the local Admissions Office has assessed all applications the selection begins. The University of Borås does not use selection groups specifically for fee-paying students.
6. Notification of Selection Results
Once the selection results have been published, you will receive an email reminder from the National Admissions Office to log in to 'My pages' at universityadmission.se and check your results.
Your notification will be accessible online as well as in a printable PDF-file.
Admitted students will recieve general information from the unversity on the Notification of Selection Results.
Admitted students need to register for their programme and courses in order to keep the place on the programme. The registration period usually takes place in the week before the semester starts. The University of Borås will send information by e-mail to all admitted students with instructions about how to register.
Decline your Offer
While we really want all of our international applicants to choose The University of Borås, it can happen that you decide to attend elsewhere. If this is the case, it is very important - at any time from your admission until August - that you let us know you won't be accepting your place by declining your offer at Universityadmissions.se. You can do this by logging into your account and follow the instructions under the 'Applications' tab. This will free up your place to someone on the waiting list.
Welcome to the University of Borås!