In Sweden a national admissions system is used for all applications to higher education and this is where you apply, upload your qualifications and track your application. For application to higher education studies in Sweden taught in English, please visit website University Admissions.
Once you have uploaded your qualifications and they have been registered, the higher education institution at Linnaeus University will make an assessment of your qualifications. All qualified applicants will be given a merit rating which is then used to allocate the places and the waiting list places.
Contact the Admissions Office at Linnaeus University if you have any questions concerning decisions on eligibility, merit rating or selection.
Who should I contact?
Prior to an application
Do you have questions concerning what you have to study to meet a requirement? Are you not sure whether your grades will be sufficient or whether a specific programme is right for you? In that case, you should contact one of our study counsellors. The central study counsellors work with general questions and the study counsellors at the faculties are experts on questions about the specific programmes that are offered at their respective faculties.
Are you looking for information on what courses you can apply for within your programme, or can you not find the course for which you want to apply? In that case, you should contact the education administrator at the faculty that offers the programme in question.
During an application
The website University Admissions
In order to apply for programmes at Swedish higher education institutions, you must create an account on the website University Admissions. On this site, you will also find information on the application process. For instance, how to provide proof of your qualifications, work life experience, and how to submit qualifications from another country. You will also find important dates to keep track of and admission statistics from previous semesters. There is also a Contact Centre that you can reach via phone or a contact form.
Admissions Office at Linnaeus University
Once you have completed your application, the Admissions Office at Linnaeus University will handle the administration. If you have a question concerning an existing application, relating to, for instance, assessment of qualifications, calculation of merit rating or selection groups, you should contact us. You can reach the Admissions Office at Linnaeus University via our email address email@example.com or on phone number +46480-44 60 50.
After an application
Have you been conditionally admitted and do not know why? Do you wonder when those placed on the waiting list will be informed or do you need help registering or reregistering? Maybe you cannot find your timetable? In such cases, our education administrators can help you. You can get in touch with the education administrators via the faculty that offers the programme in question.
Are you already a student and have questions concerning your studies? All programmes and courses have a study counsellor who helps students to, for instance, choose specialisation on their programme or offers advice to students who for different reasons cannot follow the planned study route. You find these study counsellors at the faculty that offers the programme or course in question.
Do you have specific questions concerning the content of a course? Do you have questions concerning your grade on a course? In such cases, you should contact the course coordinator or other contact person for the course. Contact information for teachers can be found on the course page on Lnu.se or by contacting the Info centre at Linnaeus University.
Student Welfare Office
Mental illness and anxiety affect life as well as your studies in a negative way. Linnaeus University’s Student Welfare Office offers students individual counselling sessions, courses and training to increase wellbeing. The staff is trained and bound by professional secrecy. You will find them both in Kalmar and Växjö, and also online if it is difficult for you to come to campus.
Studying with a disability
If you have a disability and need pedagogical support during your studies, you should contact one of our coordinators as soon as you are admitted. Contact details and more information about the different support measures can be found on the link below.
Are you having problems creating a student account or cannot log in to MyMoodle? Make sure that you have read the information for new students on the page New student. If you are still experiencing problems, you should contact our IT support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +46480-44 67 00.
Sometimes, not everything turns out the way you planned. Perhaps you need to temporarily discontinue your studies or a deferment of studies? Or maybe you started studying in Växjö but would rather continue your studies in Kalmar? Or you may feel that you should have chosen another specialisation of your programme? Below you will find our local applications and more information. And, naturally, if you think the process is difficult and challenging we will help you along the way.
More information about local forms
Approved leave from studies
Approved leave from studies is normally granted at the earliest after one semester of studies on a programme/single-subject course. Approved leave from studies is granted for a maximum of two semesters with guaranteed place. The Admissions Office decides on approved leave from studies based on a statement from the faculty in question. You apply online for approved leave from studies. Click below for more information about approved leave from studies or use the link that will take you directly to the online application.
- More information about approved leave from studies
- Online application for approved leave from studies
Deferment of studies
An applicant who has been admitted to a degree programme or course can be granted deferment of studies. This means that the applicant can postpone the admission one or two semesters, depending on when the programme starts next time. A basic requirement for being granted deferment is that something should have happened after you applied to the programme, which has not been in your power to influence. When students who have been granted deferment are to resume their studies, they apply via the website University Admissions. The application is then marked with guaranteed admission by the Admissions Office and the students are listed as regular applicants for the programme. You apply for deferment of studies online. Click below for more information about deferment of studies or use the link that will take you directly to the online application.
Change of programme/study location/later part of programme
An applicant can be admitted to a programme after the start of the programme, on condition that there is an available place and that both the general and the specific entry requirements are met. To as large an extent as possible, the applicant should also meet the requirement on courses that are part of the programme up until the semester for which the application is intended. Decision is made in consultation with the responsible faculty/department. In cases where there are applicants on the waiting list, admission can take place at the earliest one semester after the start of the programme. Your application should have been received by Linnaeus University by 15 April at the latest for autumn semester and by 15 October at the latest for spring semester. You will find the form for programme change below.
Non-completion of studies
A formal notification of non-completion of studies should be provided by the student via My Ladok on the Studentweb. Students who leave their studies for more than one semester without having been granted approved leave from studies or in other way having informed about this are considered to have discontinued their studies.
As an exemption, applicants can be admitted through special selection. This means that an applicant can be granted guaranteed place on a programme at Linnaeus University for which the applicant has applied. In order for this to be granted, it must not be possible to assess the applicant’s merits based on our own stipulated selection criteria and the applicant must also have knowledge that is of particular importance for the programme and/or the professional field for which the programme prepares you. Alternatively, the applicant can refer to social or medical reasons/disability that limit the applicant’s possibility to compete or the selection of programmes to choose between. In addition, a positive decision requires that the applicant is qualified and that the applicant’s merit rating does not differ too much from what is required for admission.
In order for an assessment to take place, this must be requested through a special form. The form, together with any other documents to which one wants to refer, must have been received by the Admissions Office at Linnaeus University on the final day of application at the latest.
“I don’t have a grade in English B/6 or the equivalent from upper secondary school/high school, but I truly believe that I can complete the programme anyway. Can I apply for assessment of prior learning?”
If you are thinking about applying for an assessment of prior learning, you can find more information here. Learn more about our guidelines and how an assessment is carried out.
More information about prior learning
Prior learning is a way to become qualified in case you lack the official qualifications. You can apply for an assessment of your prior learning. Such an assessment can be made both for general requirements and for specific requirements. Your knowledge and experience is evaluated in order to make an assessment of whether you have the equivalent qualifications and whether your combined competence is sufficient in relation to the requirements stipulated by Linnaeus University and the programme in question.
Prior learning is based on experiences you have gained after completing your upper secondary school education or the equivalent. Therefore, if you are to apply for an assessment of prior learning, at least a couple of years should have passed since you completed your upper secondary school education. Linnaeus University does not make an assessment only of your school knowledge but of your combined knowledge and experience.
This can be, for instance:
- Experience from working life or community life.
- Studies abroad or longer stay abroad
- Staff training or other types of studies/courses
Note that prior learning does not give you priority to a programme for which you have applied, and you will not be given a merit rating. If you are to apply for a programme at first-cycle level and do not have any final grades from upper secondary school, we recommend that you take the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test. You will then belong to a selection group and can compete for a place on the programme you wish to study. If you are already formally qualified for the programme to which you want to apply, your application for an assessment of prior learning will not be taken into account.
This is how you apply:
- Apply to the courses or programmes for which you want to apply on the final application day at the latest, on Webpage Antagning or University Admissions
- Print the form and read the information on prior learning at Antagning.se
- Write a personal letter in which you state what knowledge and experiences you want to include in the assessment. Describe in detail in what way you have acquired this knowledge/competence and experience.
- Provide proof of your information to as great an extent as possible through certificates of service or certificates from studies; for instance, grades and course lists/transcripts. Certificates proving experience of community life, staff training, or other types of experience. The document should clearly state time period and scope. Note that all documents must be attested in order to be taken into account.
Upload your documents and the form to antagning.se or send them by mail to: Antagningsservice, R312, 106 53 Stockholm
The Admissions Office will prepare the case and decide on the matter. If needed, a statement will be requested from the department in question. Decision is informed in the admission decision. If your application for assessment of prior learning is received after the final application date, or if it is not complete, it will not be processed.
Decision on qualification can be appealed to the Higher Education Appeals Board. Instruction on how to appeal will be included in the admission decision.
Contact the Admissions Office if you have questions concerning admission decisions or merit rating.
You can reach us on: email@example.com or +46480-44 60 50
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Main building, Universitetsplatsen 1.
Visit us Kalmar: According to agreement. Culmen, Universitetsplatsen 1.
Mail address: Studerandeavdelningen/Antagning, Linnéuniversitetet, 251 95 Växjö