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Application requirements & timeline

International student? Learn more about the application timeline, application requirements and how to apply if you don't have Swedish proficiency / Swedish in your high school diploma.

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APPLICATION TIMELINE & IMPORTANT DATES

Application opens
October 16, 2023

Early bird application deadline (only for students with a complete diploma who do not apply with predicted grades)
November 1, 2023

Please note: if you already have a complete diploma (meaning you do not apply with predicted grades), you may apply as an early bird applicant. You will then be notified if you will be admitted before December 24, 2023. If you are not admitted then, you will still keep your spot in the main application round with a chance to be admitted later on.

For the Early Bird application, you need to have a university admission test score (SAT/ACT/TSA) at the very latest in mid-November, 2023. 

Early bird digital interviews
November 15-21, 2023

Early bird notification of selection results
December 21, 2023

Application closes
January 15, 2024

Please note that you need to start by submitting your application to UniversityAdmissions.se.

After that, you need to add some information and documents on SSE's own application portal.

Deadline for supporting documentation (test scores and transcripts)
February 1, 2024

Deadline for application fee to UniversityAdmissions.se (if relevant, read more here)
February 1, 2024

Early bird applicants only: last day to reply to your offer
February 1, 2024

Digital Interview invitation (if you are selected to the next round)
N.B. Everyone will be informed, also if you are not selected
February 15, 2024 (in the afternoon-evening)

Digital Interviews
February 15-21, 2024

Notification of Selection Results
April 11, 2024

Last date to reply to your offer
May 8, 2024

Deadline for first tuition fee installment (if relevant, read more here)
June 1, 2024

Autumn semester starts
August 19, 2024

Please note that we do not accept late applications.

application requirements

SSE has a holistic approach to the application process. Three areas are assessed:

1. UPPER SECONDARY DIPLOMA / HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA / IB DIPLOMA

2. UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TEST (SAT or ACT)

3. CV/RESUME

1. Upper Secondary / High School / IB Diploma

Do you meet the diploma requirements? See what applies to your country/diploma here.



A. Diploma completed in 2024 or before with a minimum GPA corresponding to at least 17.0 (out of 20) in the Swedish grading system.

Please note: admission is highly competitive and normally requires higher grades than the minimum requirement.

  • If you apply with predicted grades (in your last year of high school studies):
    You may apply in your last year of studies if you include predicted grades with your application. If your school cannot give you predicted grades, you can instead enclose a study plan that shows previous high school grades as well as what you will be studying to complete your Diploma.

    Conditional admissions will be offered to students graduating after the application deadline. You must complete your application with final grades and documents no later than by the date of enrolment in August, 2024.

  • If you apply with a complete diploma:
    If you have already finished your high school studies and have a complete diploma, you can choose to apply as an early bird applicant to get a quicker admission notification. See more information at the top of this page under "Application requirements & timeline).

B. Subject requirement: Mathematics. The equivalent of at least Mathematics 3B/3C in the Swedish system.

C. Subject requirement: English. 
The equivalent of at least English 6 in the Swedish system.

  • If you don't already meet the English requirement through your diploma, we accept the following English proficiency tests:

    IELTS Academic/IELTS UKVI
    (Overall score of 6.5 and no section below 5.5)

    - TOEFL iBT 
    (Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90)

    - Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments

    - Pearson PTE Academic
    (Score of 62 (writing 61))

    - Any of these three University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL):  

    1. C1 Advanced (CAE)
    (Minimum overall score 180)

    2. Cambridge English certificate level C1. (Minimum score 180)

    3. Cambridge English: Advanced 

Make sure to read more details about the English requirements and tests here.

Do you meet the diploma requirements? See what applies to your country/diploma here.

2. University admission test (SAT/ACT)

We accept SAT or ACT test results that are up to five years old from the date the test was taken. A test score is required from all applicants. The applications will be assessed holistically and there is no cut-off minimum score for the tests, but high score is favored. We do not accept SAT or ACT Superscore. 

The scores for admitted students in 2023 were:

  • SAT
    Range: 1280 - 1600
    Median score: 1380
    Average score: 1383

  • ACT
    Range: 27 - 34
    Median score: 29
    Average score: 30

Below is more practical information about the different tests:

  • SAT(essaynotrequired):  

    For all applicants: In order to send the SAT scores to the Stockholm School of Economics, students must use College Board code 7659, either when registering for the SAT or via their account after registration. Click here to read more.

    Please note that you will need to register for your SAT test about a month before the actual test. Click here to create your SAT account, search for test centers in your country and register for an upcoming test.

    Remaining SAT test dates for students outside of the United States:
    Test date: December 2, 2023 (registration deadline was November 17, 2023.)

    Remaining SAT test dates for students in the United States:
    Test date: December 2, 2023 (late registration deadline was November 21, 2023.)

  • ACT(essay aka "Writing" notrequired):

    For all applicants: In order to send ACT scores directly to the Stockholm School of Economics, students must use the ACT College Code 9095.

    Please note that you will need to register for your ACT test up to a month before the actual test. ACT tests are usually given in September, October, December, February, April, June, and July.

    Click here to create your ACT account, search for test centers in your country and register for an upcoming test.

    Remaining ACT test dates for students outside of the United States:
    Test date: December 1-2, 2023 (registration deadline was: November 17, 2023).


    Remaining ACT test dates for students in the United States:
    Test date: December 9, 2023 (late registration deadline was: November 17, 2023.

3. CV/resume

The CV/resume should include relevant experience, education, volunteer experience and extracurricular activities. Please note that we do not expect you to have an extensive resume, but this is your opportunity to present yourself. 

HOW SHOULD I APPLY?

1. Start your application on UniversityAdmissions.se (deadline: January 15, 2024)

Submit your application to UniversityAdmissions.se. You can apply from October 16, 2023 to January 15, 2024.
 
All documents relating to your high school studies should be uploaded with your application including your grades (or predicted grades if you are in your final year of studies - see application requirements above). Here you find more information about the required documents that must be uploaded. Also make sure to read through the instructions for international Bachelor’s applicants here.

All applicants can upload supporting documents themselves at their account with UniversityAdmissions.se  But if your school doesn’t want to give the predicted grades directly to you as a student, the school can e-mail them directly to UniversityAdmissions (UHR) to verifications@uhr.se  and write your application number in the email.

It is UniversityAdmissions.se that assesses your qualifications, once you have submitted an application.  
 
Please note: only upload diploma/transcripts and English test results to UniversityAdmissions.se. Do NOT upload CV/resume or SAT/ACT/TSA results. This is done directly to SSE when you submit application #2 (see next step). 
 
Please note: SSE does not charge an application fee. However, UniversityAdmissions.se charges a small application fee of SEK 900 depending on which citizenship you have. In general, only individuals who are citizens of countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees. There are however some exceptions to this general rule. Find out if you are required to pay an application fee or not here
 
Please note: If you are required to pay an application fee, UniversityAdmissions must have received the money no later than February 1. Find more information on how to pay your application fee here.

2. Finish your application in SSE's own application portal (deadline January 15, 2024)

IMPORTANT: Except for the general application you do on UniversityAdmissions.se, you will need to finish your application by adding some information and documents on SSE's own application portal Full Fabric no later than January 15, 2024.

Please note that if you want to apply as an early bird applicant (only for students who do not apply with predicted grades), you need to submit your application before November 1, 2023. 
 

Go to SSE’s own application portal hhs.fullfabric.com
 
Fill in the form (please note that if you apply to both programs, you must fill in two separate forms - one for each program!). Upload your CV/resume as a separate document as well as your SAT/ACT/TSA results. 
 
We do not accept these documents uploaded at UniversityAdmissions.se nor sent to us by email. 

Please note: even if you need to submit your application on SSE's application portal before January 15, you still have until February 1 to send us supporting documentation such as SAT/ACT/TSA scores.

3. Respond to any requests by SSE regarding your application

If any additional steps are required related to your application, our BSc Admissions Team will notify you. Please note, however, SSE will not comment on your qualifications as this is conducted by UniversityAdmissions.se.

4. Digital interview

If you are selected to proceed to the next round, we will send out invitations to the digital (online) interviews on February 15, 2024. The interviews are scheduled in February, 2024.

If you apply as an early bird applicant (only for students with a complete diploma who do not apply with predicted grades) and proceed to the next round, you will do your interview during the period November 15-21, 2023.
 

5. Accept your offer

If you are admitted to SSE, we will send an offer of admission in the beginning of April, 2024. You will need to respond to this in early May, 2024.

If you are an early bird applicant (only for students with a complete diploma who do not apply with predicted grades) you will be notified if you are admitted before December 24, 2023 and will need to reply to your offer on February 1, 2024.