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Application Requirements & Timeline

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.


Application opens
October 18, 2021

Application closes
January 17, 2022

Deadline for supporting documentation (test scores and transcripts)
February 1, 2022

Deadline for application fee to UniversityAdmissions.se (if relevant, read more here)
February 1, 2022

Digital Interview invitation (if you are selected to the next round)
February 15, 2022

Digital Interviews
February 15 - 21, 2022

Notification of Selection Results
April 13, 2022

Last date to reply to your offer
May 4, 2022

Deadline for first tuition fee installment (if relevant, read more here)
June 1, 2022

Autumn semester starts
August 22, 2022

Note that we do not accept any late applications.


1. Check if you meet the application requirements

  • Upper Secondary/High School/IB Diploma completed in 2022 or before 

    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.  
    Exactly how you upload your grades depends on which country you are from. Make sure to check what applies to your country on this page
    A limited number of 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. 

  • GPA corresponding to at least 17.0 (out of 20) in the Swedish grading system or an IB score of at least 34 

    To find out if you meet this requirement, select your country from the list of common grading systems below. You will then see a table with your grades converted to the Swedish grading system.



    If your country is not listed above, please go to this page (in Swedish, but we will walk you through it). In the section “1. Räkna ut ditt preliminära meritvärde” there is a dropdown menu called “Omräkningstabeller för vissa länder”. If your country is in that list, click on your country and you will see a complete table of how your grades are converted into Swedish grades. 
    If your country is not in that dropdown menu, you can use the tool just below on the same page, “Räknehjälpen”, to convert your grades. It’s in Swedish only but is easy to use. You simply fill in the minimum and maximum “värde” (value/score) that can be given in your diploma as well as your specific score. Then simply click “Räkna ut” (calculate).  
    Please note: your grades will be properly converted by UniversityAdmissions.se after your application to them is submitted. 

  • Specific subject requirement in your Diploma: Mathematics 

    The equivalent of at least Mathematics 3B/3C in the Swedish system. 
    If you are an IB student and have passed Mathematics: applications and interpretation (SL) you meet this requirement. More information for IB students can be found here
    If you are not an IB student, then find more information on entry requirements on this page
    UHR also offers an assessment manual  (in Swedish) for different countries.  
  • Specific subject requirement in your Diploma: English 

    The equivalent of at least English 6 in the Swedish system. 
    If you are an IB student and have passed English (regardless of SL or HL), you meet this requirement. More information for IB students can be found here
    You also meet this requirement if you have an Upper Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) conducted completely in English. 
    You also meet this requirement if you have completed any of the following 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):  
    C1 Advanced (CAE). (Minimum overall score 180)
    Cambridge English certificate level C1. (Minimum score 180) 
    Cambridge English: Advanced 
    Make sure to read more details about English requirements and tests  here
  • University Admission Test (SAT, ACT or TSA)  

    A test score is required from all applicants.

    We accept SAT, ACT or TSA test results that are up to five years old from the date the test was taken. 
    The applications will be assessed holistically and there is no cut-off minimum score for the tests, but high score is favored. The median scores among admitted BSc students last year were: 
    - SAT: 1390. 
    - TSA: 64,2. 
    - ACT: 31,5. 
    Here is more practical information about the different tests:  

    SAT (Essay not required):  
    You can find available test centers for the SAT in your area by filtering on the country where you’d like to do the test. Registration deadlines are usually a month before the exam. To register for an upcoming SAT, please click here. 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.

    Last chance to do the SAT before the application deadline is December 4th.
    ACT (Essay aka "Writing" not required): 
    You can find available test centers in your area, plus information on how to register to the ACT here. In order to send ACT scores directly to the Stockholm School of Economics, students must use the ACT College Code 9095.

    Last chance to do the ACT before the application deadline is December 10th-11th.
    TSA (Writing Task not required): 
    If you are applying to the University of Cambridge or Oxford and took the TSA Cambridge or TSA Oxford in November, you can share the results with us when you get in in January. 
  • Letter of Motivation & CV  

    The letter of motivation should consist of 300-500 words, describing why you are interested in the program and why you are a suitable candidate. 
    The CV 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. 

    2. Submit application #1 to UniversityAdmissions.se (deadline January 17, 2022) 

    Submit your application to UniversityAdmissions.se. You can apply from October 18, 2021 to January 17, 2022.  
    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
    It is UniversityAdmissions.se that assesses your qualifications, once you have submitted an application.  
    Please note: only upload diploma/transcripts and English test results. Do NOT upload Letter of Motivation, CV 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 900 SEK 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.  

    3. Submit application #2 with additional information & documents directly to SSE (deadline January 17, 2022) 

    Except for the general application #1 to UniversityAdmissions.se, you also submit a second application directly to SSE that includes some additional information and documents.  
    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!), including the Letter of Motivation (this is not uploaded as a separate document). Upload your CV 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 application #2 to SSE must be submitted before January 17, you still have until February 1 to send us supporting documentation such as SAT/ACT/TSA scores. 

    4. 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. 

    5. Digital Interview 

    If you are selected to proceed to the next round, we will send out invitations to the digital interviews on February 15, 2022. The interviews are scheduled between February 15 - 21, 2022.

    6. Accept your offer 

    If you are admitted to SSE, we will send an offer of admission on April 13, 2022. You will need to respond to this by May 4, 2022.

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