Before you can be admitted to a university or university college, you must fulfil certain entry requirements. If there are more applicants who fulfil the entry requirements than there are places, a selection is made. Here you will find information about the rules that apply at SLU.
General entry requirements
General entry requirements must be met for all higher education. There are general entry requirements for courses and programmes at both Bachelor's level and Master's level. Find out more about general entry requirements at www.universityadmissions.se
Specific entry requirements
There are often specific entry requirements in addition to the general entry requirements. Specific entry requirements vary depending on the course and programme and consist of requirements for specific prior knowledge that is necessary for you to be able to follow a given course or programme. These entry requirements may include, for example, upper secondary school courses or academic courses. You can find out which ones are required in the relevant course syllabus.
Conditional entry requirements for a course
If at the time of application you do not fulfil the entry requirements, but you will be in a position to fulfil the requirements by the time the course starts, you can be admitted conditionally or placed on a waiting list conditionally. The conditions must be fulfilled by the time the course starts for you to begin and be registered on the course and it is the department or equivalent that will check this. Please note that admissions cannot subsequently remove a condition for a course, but the decision on whether or not you fulfil the condition will be made by the relevant department.
You cannot be conditionally admitted on a course if you make a late application after the course has started, since the entry requirements must be fulfilled at the time the course starts.
Conditional entry requirements for programmes at Master's level
If at the time of application you do not fulfil the entry requirements, but you will be in a position to fulfil the requirements by the time the programme starts, you can be admitted conditionally or placed on a waiting list conditionally. The conditions must be fulfilled no later than two weeks after the programme starts and you must contact Admissions Office at SLU yourself to demonstrate that you fulfil the conditions.
If there are more applicants who fulfil the entry requirements for a course or a programme than there are places, a selection must be made from among the applicants. This selection is based on things such as grades from adult education college, the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test and credits, and it is possible to belong to several groups. Only those credits that you have completed by the deadline for applications are considered when the selection is made. Your tariff may be your final school grades, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test result or number of credits. If two or more applicants for a particular option have the same tariff, the places will be awarded by the drawing of lots.
If the course is offered both as part of a programme and as a self-contained course, at least 10 per cent of the places will be reserved for applicants for the self-contained course.
Late application for a course or programme follows the same procedure as for an application by the deadline. If you make a late application, you will be placed after all those who applied by the deadline. Your application will then be ranked by the date on which it was received.
You can find out more about the allocation of places and selection at www.universityadmissions.se and in SLU’s admission regulations.
The majority of the Master’s programmes at SLU are conducted in English. SLU also offers some Bachelor level courses in English. You can find out what the English requirement is for the course or programme you’re applying to by going to the course description page at this web site.
You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain upper secondary (high school) studies, certain university studies or an internationally approved English test. For more specific information, please visit https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/English-requirements