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    University of Gothenburg 2021-2022 Admissions: Entry Deadlines, Requirements & Application Process

    Gothenburg, BohuslanLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd1891established year
    18873enrollment
    Public
    8.8/10

    University of Gothenburg, Sweden is a public university that offers undergraduate and graduate programs through its eight faculties. These faculties are further divided into 38 departments. The University has a total enrollment of 49,150 students.

    Some points to be kept in mind while applying to the University of Gothenburg are listed below:

    • The University offers two admission rounds for its applicants.
    • Autumn is the primary intake session for students as most programs only start in Autumn.
    • All international applicants are advised to apply in the first round of the application process. This round continues from October 16 to January 15.
    • The decisions for the second round are released just a few days before the commencement which makes it unsuitable for international applicants who have to adhere to visa procedure, arrange accommodation.
    • Documents required for admission must be submitted with official translation in Swedish or English if it is not issued in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English.
    • International applicants do not require Swedish language proficiency as programs are offered in English.

    Highlights

    Application Portal Universityadmissions.se
    Application Fee 900 SEK
    Mode of Payment Bank Transfer, Credit Card
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Seasons Autumn/ Spring
    Level of English proficiency English 6/ English B
    Swedish language proficiency Not required
    Work Experience Not required
    Financial Aid Loans, Grants and Scholarships available

    University of Gothenburg Admission Deadlines

    University of Gothenburg accepts applications for the Autumn and Spring semesters. The deadlines for both semesters are specified below:

    Semester Application Deadline
    Autumn January 15
    Spring April 15

    University of Gothenburg International Student Admissions

    University of Gothenburg accepts international applicants, given that they have completed higher secondary education with a college preparatory curriculum, fulfilled the minimum entry requirements, provided required official academic records and met the appropriate deadlines.

    Application Portal: Students may apply online through Central Swedish application portal at universityadmissions.se

    Application Fee: 900 SEK

    Basic Admissions Requirements: International applicants must possess the following documents in order to be eligible for University of Gothenburg admissions:

    • Secondary School leaving certificate.
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Mark sheet/ result or transcripts issued by the college (for graduate programs)
    • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
    • Statement of Purpose to be written and submitted by the applicant
    • CV or resume
    • Portfolios or Work Statements.
    • Cover Sheet must be included with the documents, if they are being sent through the postal service.

    Postal address for sending the documents

    University Admissions in Sweden
    R 312
    SE-106 53 Stockholm
    Sweden

    Address for sending documents through Fedex/ DHL only

    Postnord Strålfors
    University Admissions in Sweden
    VästbergaAllé 36D 5tr
    SE-126 30 Hägersten
    Sweden

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    The University of Gothenburg has made it mandatory for all international applicants to submit a language certificate internationally recognized. The University requires English level 6 or English B from Swedish upper secondary school. The equivalent test score for fulfilling minimum requirements is given below:

    Test Minimum Required Score
    TOEFL - IBT 90
    TOEFL - PBT 575
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 62
    Cambridge ESOL 180

    Visa Process for International Students

    Students from outside the EU/EEA or international students must have a residence permit to enter and study in Sweden. Citizens of an EU/EEA country only need a valid passport or ID card clearly stating their nationality to enter Sweden while citizens of a non EU/EEA country planning to stay for longer than three months, need a residence permit before entering Sweden. If the total period of stay in Sweden is less than three months, then the applicant should not apply for a residence permit, but for an entry visa.

    Students can apply for a residence permit at the Swedish embassy or consulate in your home country. The process of getting the residence permit may take up to 12 weeks, so be sure to apply as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance.

    The following documents will be required for the visa process:

    • Copies of the pages of passport with personal information, validity period and the permission to live in another country.
    • The letter of acceptance from the university that states that you have been admitted to a full-time course.
    • A copy of the proof that you have comprehensive medical insurance coverage in Sweden (if your study lasts for less than a year). This applies also if the college/ university covers your insurance.
    • A bank statement that proves that you can financially support yourself for at least one year. The document must cover the duration of your study and to be translated into English. Documents that show a scholarship or financial aid awarded to the student must also be attached.

    University of Gothenburg Undergraduate Admissions

    University of Gothenburg offers limited bachelor’s degree programs in Art and Design, Software Engineering, Management and Music, etc. There are more than 100 courses to choose from.

    Where to apply: Applications must be submitted through universityadmissions.se

    Application Fee: 900 SEK

    Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted for admission to undergraduate programs:

    • Secondary school leaving certificate.
    • Official transcripts of academic records issued by the school.
    • Translations of documents not issued in English.
    • Completed coursework in Mathematics equivalent to Mathematics 1 in Swedish upper secondary course.
    • Assessment of high school qualifications
    • English Language Proficiency Test Scores

    University of Gothenburg Graduate Admissions

    University of Gothenburg is a multidisciplinary university offering admissions in more than 80 graduate degrees in Business Management and Economics, Culture Religion and History, Health and Medical care, Fine Arts, IT, Music etc. to students from all over the world. Students applying must meet specific entry requirements for their choice of program.

    Where to apply: Application Portal

    Application Fee: 900 SEK

    Admissions Requirements: The following documents must be submitted for admission to graduate programs:

    • Completed bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution equivalent to at least a Swedish bachelor’s degree with 180 ECTS
    • Diplomas and official transcripts showing completion of courses.
    • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
    • Letter of Intent to be written and submitted by the applicant.
    • CV or Resume
    • GMAT or GRE scores

    Here are some specific academic requirements for some popular graduate programs offered by the University of Gothenburg:

    Requirements Masters in International Administration and Global Governance Masters in Computer Science Masters in Software Engineering and Management MS in Finance MS in Economics MS in Management
    Application Fee 900 SEK 900 SEK 900 SEK 900 SEK 900 SEK 900 SEK
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required Required
    Academic Requirements Bachelor’s degree with minimum 60 credits in a social science discipline Bachelor’s degree of 180 credits in computer science or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree with minimum 180 credits with at least 15 credits or equivalent within the field of Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, or equivalent. Knowledge in programming, with the minimum of: 7.5 credits in programming, 4.5 credits in object-oriented design, 7.5 credits in algorithms and data structures, and 15 credits in practical projects are required. Bachelor’s degree with minimum 180 credits from an internationally recognized university with Mathematics or Engineering with quantitative or mathematical orientation. Bachelor’s degree with minimum 180 credits from an internationally recognized university with at least 60 credits in Micro economics or equivalent or a Degree with Mathematics or Engineering with quantitative or mathematical orientation. Bachelor’s degree with minimum 180 credits from an internationally recognized university with at least 30 credits in Business Management, Economics, Human Resource Management or equivalent and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7.5 credits in statistics and 7.5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics.
    Language proficiency requirement English 6 / English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School English 6 / English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School English 6 / English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School English 6 / English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School English 6 / English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School English 6 / English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School
    Medium of Instruction English English English English English English
    GMAT or GRE scores Not required Not required Not required Required, GMAT score of 350 or equivalent GRE Required, GMAT score of 350 or equivalent GRE Required, GMAT score of 350 or equivalent GRE
    CV Required Not required Not required Not required Not required Not required
    Statement of Intent Required Not required Not required Not required Not required Not required
    Selection Criteria CV & Statement of Intent, Priority given to applicants with 60 credits in any one of the following disciplines Pol. Sc., Public Adm., Eco, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies etc. Credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits Credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits GMAT score 350 or higher are given priority group 1,
    GMAT scores lower than 350 are in group 2.
    Priority group 1 is given preference.
    Selection for group 2 is based on credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.
    GMAT score 350 or higher are given priority group 1,
    GMAT scores lower than 350 are in group 2.
    Priority group 1 is given preference.
    Selection for group 2 is based on credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.
    GMAT score 350 or higher are given priority group 1,
    GMAT scores lower than 350 are in group 2.
    Priority group 1 is given preference.
    Selection for group 2 is based on credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

    Any documents to demonstrate eligibility for admission must be submitted by February 1. Admission decisions for round 1 applicants are disclosed in the beginning of April for the Autumn semester. Upon submission of applications to universityadmissions.se, students receive an email confirmation for the same. The admission decision is notified through an email and also published on the My pages of the universityadmissions.se. Applicants must follow the deadline and steps stated in the email to confirm acceptance of the offer. The names of students who fail to do so in the prescribed manner will be automatically cancelled from the course applied for.

    FAQs

    Ques. Can I make a late application?

    Ans. Courses and programs may be open for late applications. You can find out which courses and programs are open for late application at universityadmissions.se.

    Ques. What are the dates for the start and end of semesters?

    Ans. There is an autumn semester and a spring semester. The autumn semester starts around 1 September and runs for 20 weeks. The spring semester starts on Monday directly after the end of the autumn semester (roughly 20 January) and is also 20 weeks long. There are no holiday periods during the semesters.

    Ques. I am on the waiting list for a course or program of study. How will I know if I have been admitted to the course or program?

    Ans. If enough students who have been admitted to a course or program decline their places, then the University will start contacting applicants who are on the waiting list.

    Ques. Is there any financial Aid for International Students?

    Ans. International Students must bear the cost of their course. Students however can acquire scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria.

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    8.8 /10

    Right from scratch when I entered the university I was empowered to make the best choices for my future career. After taking admission in the course I was assigned a student group that helped me in my further journey in Sweden. An unconditional acceptance letter from the university helped me to take my application forward.

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