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FAQ: programmes and admission

About the programmes


Application and admission

How do I apply?
You apply online on www.universityadmissions.se (International students) www.antagning.se (Swedish students). It is the national admissions system in Sweden.

When will the admission notification be sent out?
On the 3 of April 2020 for applicants in the application period 16 October 2019 - 15 January 2020 and on 9 of July for applicants in the application period 16 March - 15 April 2020.

Once the selection result has been published, you will get an email reminder to check the results on 'Your pages'. Your notification will be accessible online as well as in a printable PDF-file. For the application period 16 October 2019 - 15 January 2020 you do not need to accept your study place. For the application period 16 March - 15 April 2020 you need to accept your study place!

What are the entrance requirements?
Read the full Entrance Requirements in the Application Guide.
Questions regarding the English requirement can be answered here.

Is knowledge of Swedish language a requirement?
No, the programmes are taught in English.

Is working experience a requirement?
No. Only academic merits are assessed.

Should I submit a CV?
No. Only academic merits are assessed.

Is TOEFL or IELTS a requirement?
Yes for international students. But there are exceptions, please see here for instructions about English language proficiency.

Should I send the test result from the TOEFL or IELTS test myself?
It depends on which test you have taken. See here for instructions.

I will not have my result of the English language test until after the deadline. Can I still apply?
The English language test results must reach University Admissions in Sweden/Antagningsservice before the deadline.

My Bachelor level studies will not be finished until after the application deadline. Can I still apply?
You can apply before having completed your Bachelor's degree. However, you must have completed your Bachelor's degree before you register for the Master's programme in August 2020. Along with your application, you must submit a document from your school that proves which courses you are studying at the moment and that you are likely to graduate before August 2020. See instructions here. If you are admitted it will be a conditional admission offer, which is only valid if you can prove your eligibility when the programme starts.

Where can I get help with my application?
See “Contact and questions" on www.universityadmissions.se or www.antagning.se. You can also call them on 46 771 550 720 Mon-Fri 9-16 CET.

Are there any fees?
Students with citizenship in countries outside the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay tuition fees for university studies in Sweden. In addition, there is an application fee of 900 SEK that must be paid by students from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland. See Scholarships and fees for more information.

How do I pay the tuition fee and when is the last date of payment?
The admissions office at Gothenburg University handles the payment of tuition fees. For further information please see here

Which admission round should I apply to?
There are two admission rounds for the autumn semester, the first with application deadline 15 January 2020 and the second with application deadline 15 April 2020.

Applicants that must apply for a residence permit should apply in the first application round (non-EU/EEA citizens).

The Second admission round is for Swedish applicants. International applicants from EU/EEA countries can also apply here as they do not need a residence permit. However, the admission decisions are not made until mid-July, which is very close to the programme start, whereas the admission decisions in the earlier application round, are made much earlier. Therefore, we encourage ALL international applicants to apply in the first application round instead in order to have more time to find housing and plan your stay in Sweden.


Is GMAT or GRE General Test a requirement?
The selection of students for Master’s programmes is based on two selection groups; priority is given to students in Group 1. Group 1: GMAT or GRE General Test result (Minimum score 350). Group 2: number of credits (maximum 225 credits). Applicants from application Group 2 are only admitted if places have not been filled with GMAT/GRE applicants. Statistics are available on the right hand side.

What GMAT or GRE General Test score do I need to be eligible?
Minimum score is 350. The GRE score is transferred to a equivalent GMAT score. See here https://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/mba/comparison_tool/

Statistics are available on the right hand side.

Where should I send the GMAT or GRE General Test result? Should I send the test result myself?
You must make sure that the test result is sent from the test center to Graduate School. See important instructions on How to apply. Please Note! If you are applying for more than one programme at Graduate School, you only need to send one test result (choose the code of your first choice programme).

Do you accept the preliminary GMAT and GRE Test results?
No. Only test scores that are being sent directly from Pearson Vue (GMAT) or ETS (GRE) to the Graduate School within deadline, will be considered and assessed.

What is the last date that I can take the GMAT/GRE test?
15 January or 15 April depending on which application round you are applying in. If you take the test after these deadlines, your test score will not be taken into consideration and you will instead be placed in selection group 2 (number of higher education credits).

I will not have my result of the GMAT or GRE General Test until after the deadline. Can I still apply?
Yes, as long as you have requested your score from the test centre by the deadline, which is 15 January or 15 April depending on which application round you are applying in.

Where should the test centre send my score?
To the Graduate School.

Your Guide to Succcess with the GMAT


About the programmes

What is the duration of a Master programme?
2 years of full-time studies.

What degree will be received after completed programme?
Master of Science Degree (120 credits).

Is it possible to start the programme in the spring?
No. There is only one admission per year, in the autumn. Next admission is for the autumn term 2020.

Are there any internships included in the programme?
The only programme offering an elective course as an internship course of 15 credits is the Master of Science in Economics. It is up to the student to secure an internship before starting the course.

Is it possible to take study leave (approved leave)? 
Approved leave is only granted for circumstances that you have no control over. Leave will only be granted for military training or preparation military training, civilian service, parental leave, student union full-time assignment, prolonged illness or other reasons deemed equivalent. Approved leave is only granted after you have completed the first term of your studies and is given for one year only (minimum and maximum 12 months).

Is it possible to study one term abroad at a partner university?
Yes, for all programmes. Depending on what programme you study you go on exchange either in term 2 or term 3. Some general information regarding exchange studies at the Graduate School can be found on the International Office website.

Can I take extra courses?
No, you are admitted to a programme that has 120 credits so taking any further credits within your programme is not possible.

Can I learn Swedish while studying the Master Programme?
Yes, the University of Gothenburg offers Swedish courses for international students. More information.

Living and studying in Gothenburg

Will I be able to have employment next to my studies in Sweden?
For questions regarding visa and employment please contact The Swedish Migration Agency. Please note, you should not plan to earn your living by working in Sweden since the master studies require full-time engagement.

Where can I find information about University of Gothenburg?
See www.gu.se

How can I find accommodation?
See "Student in Gothenburg". Graduate School cannot assist with accomodation or housing.

What is the procedure to apply for a recidence permit?
See the Swedish Migration Agency website.

Where can information about Gothenburg and Sweden be found?
Visit www.studyinsweden.se

Application period 2020

Non-EU/EEA Citizens (Fee paying students)
16 October 2019 - 15 January 2020
Deadline GMAT and GRE: 15 January 2020
Deadline for submitting documents to University Admissions: 3 February
Apply on www.universityadmissions.se

EU/EEA Citizens
16 March - 15 April 2020
Deadline GMAT and GRE: 15 April 2020
Deadline for submitting documents to University Admissions: 18 June
Apply on www.antagning.se and www.universityadmissions.se

Academic Calendar

The academic year of 2020/21 is divided into two semesters:
Autumn Semester:
31 August 2020 – 17 January 2021
Spring Semester:
18 January 2021 – 6 June 2021


The academic year of 2021/22 is divided into two semesters:
Autumn Semester:
31 August 2021– 16 January 2022
Spring Semester:
17 January 2022 – 5 June 2022

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