Application and admission

Application and admission

In these pages you will find useful information about how to apply for courses and programmes at Linnaeus University. Additional information can be found at

How to apply

All applications for First and Second level courses and programmes (Bachelor's and Master´s level) at Linnaeus University are made online through Please note that you do not need to submit any supporting documents to Linnaeus University, only to University admissions.

On the University admissions website, you can find detailed, accurate information about the application process, admission requirements, supporting documents and other information relevant to your application.

Make sure that you read the information on thoroughly before applying. If you have any questions regarding the application process, you are welcome to contact us by sending an email to

Exchange students, who take part in an exchange programme and whose studies are regulated by agreements between Swedish and foreign universities, are referred to this page.

Application dates

Mid August: Application deadline for courses starting in the Spring semester.
Mid January: Application deadline for courses and programmes starting in the Autumn semester.

Additional key dates and deadlines can be found on

Late application

Some courses and programmes allow late applications after the deadline has passed. However, just because a course is open for late application does not necessarily mean that there are still available places. We can never guarantee that we will have time to process late applications so make sure to apply on time. Please note that late applications do not entitle you to apply for a scholarship anymore.

Admission requirements

You must meet the general and specific entry requirements to be eligible for courses and programmes. These requirements differ depending on the course or program level.

Entry requirements reflect what previous knowledge is required to comprehend the course or programme. You must meet the requirements to be considered for admission.

Check the course or program page to find out more about the entry requirements. For more general information about entry requirements for Bachelor’s and Master’s studies, see


When you submit your application, the following documents should be enclosed to show your eligibility:

  • Proof of proficiency in English. Read more about this under English language requirements.
  • Certificates and Diplomas from your previous education at university level.
  • Transcripts of Records, including a list of courses from all your years of study.
  • A copy of your passport or another document of identification and, if needed
  • Upper Secondary School Certificate, such as High School, Abitur, Baccalaureate, GCE-O/A-levels, etc.

Note: For applications to Linnaeus University, no letters of recommendation are required. They will not be considered. Other universities might want you to submit those, however. Some Master's programmes may require that you send in a Statement of Purpose and CV, please have a look at the programme website to see if your programme requires it.

Note also that there might be special requirements for documents from your country. Read more about this under Country-specific documents.

All documents should be sent to University admissions' postal address or uploaded on Documents sent directly to Linnaeus University will not be considered.

You are responsible for sending the required documents and making sure that they are certified as requested. You should therefore read the complete information regarding supporting documents on before submitting anything. If your application is incomplete, you will be informed about which additional documents you need to submit.