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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.

APPLICATION TIMELINE & IMPORTANT DATES

Application opens
October 17, 2022

Application closes
January 16, 2023

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, 2023

Deadline for application fee to UniversityAdmissions.se (if relevant, read more here)
February 1, 2023

Digital Interview invitation (if you are selected to the next round)
February 15, 2023

Digital Interviews
February 15 - 21, 2023

Notification of Selection Results
April 5, 2023

Last date to reply to your offer
May 4, 2023

Deadline for first tuition fee installment (if relevant, read more here)
June 1, 2023

Autumn semester starts
August 21, 2023

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 / ACT / TSA)

3. CV/RESUME & LETTER OF MOTIVATION

1. Upper Secondary / High School / IB Diploma

1A: Diploma completed completed in 2023 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.


1B:  
GPA corresponding to at least 17.0 (out of 20) in the Swedish grading system or an IB score of at least 33.

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 in the right column. Please note that this is a preliminary conversion and that your grades will be properly converted by UniversityAdmissions.se after your application to them is submitted. 

Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
China

Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
IB Diploma (IB Score of 33 required no matter which country you have studied in)
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Norway
Pakistan
Poland
Portugal
Spain
Switzerland
UK (IGSCE/A levels).  Additional information for this curriculum can be found on this page.
USA (American High School Diploma)

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/diploma 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).  


1C. Subject requirement: Mathematics. The equivalent of at least Mathematics 3B/3C in the Swedish system. 

Here is the equivalent in some common grading systems:

- Austria: if you have passed Mathematics in the Gymnasium, Wirtschaft or Oberstufen, you meet this requirement.

 China:
if you have passed Mathematics in your high school diploma, you meet this requirement.

- Denmark:
 if you have passed Matematik B, you meet this requirement.

- Finland: Read more here.

- France: For Baccalauréat Général: if you have passed mathematics in évaluations communes, you meet this requirement.

For Baccalauréat Technologique: if you have passed mathematics in your final year (except for STAV), you meet this requirement.

- Germany (Abitur): if you have passed two Mathematik Grundkurs (GK), you meet this requirement.

- Greece: if you have passed algebra + geometri as a general subject in year 1 or had Mathematics as a special subject in year 2 or year 3, you meet this requirement.

- IB: if you have passed Mathematics: applications and interpretation (SL) you meet this requirement. HL mathematics is not required. More information for IB students can be found here.

- Italy: if you have studied and passed a mathematics course during your final three years in any of Linguistico, Classico, Aristico, Musicale or Scienze Umane, you meet this requirement.

- Norway: if you have passed 140 hours teoretisk matematikk or praktisk matematikk + matematikk R1 (140 hours) or matematikk S1 + S2 (140+140 hours), you meet this requirement.

- Portugal: if you have passed Mathematics in the Ciências Socioeconómicas or Ciências e Tecnologias, you meet this requirement.

- Spain (Spanish Baccalaureate): if you have passed Matemáticas aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales II (from Humanindades y Ciencias Sociales profile) or Matemáticas II (from Ciencias profile), you meet this requirement.

- UK (IGSCE/A levels): GCSE/IGCSE level mathematics with grade 4 (C), you meet this requirement. A level mathematics is not required.

- US (American high school diploma): if you have pre-calculus, you meet this requirement. Calculus is not required.

If your high school diploma is not listed above, UHR also offers an assessment manual  (although in Swedish) for different countries. Just choose your country from the list and find Matematik 3B or Matematik 3C in the tables. 


1D: Subject requirement: English. The equivalent of at least English 6 in the Swedish system.

  • You meet this requirement if you have an Upper Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) conducted completely in English.

  • Here is the equivalent in some common grading systems:

    - Austria: if you have passed English in the Reifeprüfungszeugnis, you meet this requirement.

    - Denmark:
     if you have passed Engelsk B, you meet this requirement.

    - Finland: Read more here.

    - France: For Baccalauréat Général:if you have passed any of the following, you meet this requirement: English as LVA (Note 3) /  LLCE anglais / LLCE anglais,monde contemporain in épreuves terminales or in évaluations communes / OIB: English as LVB (Note 3) from Lycée international Saint Germain en Laye.

    For Baccalauréat Technologique: if you have passed English as LVA in year 3, you meet this requirement.

    - Germany (Abitur): If you have passed 4 English courses with English as your first foreign language, you meet this requirement. You also meet this requirement if you have passed English Abitur/Leistungkurs.

    - IB: If you have passed English (regardless of SL or HL), you meet this requirement. More information for IB students can be found here.

    - Italy: if you have passed English as your first foreign language in the Linguistico or if you have passed an English course (approx. 800 hours) in the Lingustico/Classico, you meet this requirement. 

    - Norway: Engelsk Vg1 + Vg2 (140+140 hours)

    - UK (IGSCE/A levels): You meet this requirement since your studies were conducted completely in English.

    - US (American high school diploma): You meet this requirement since your studies were conducted completely in English.


    If your country/ diploma is not listed above, UHR also offers an assessment manual  (although in Swedish) for different countries. Just choose your country from the list and find English 6 in the tables. 
  • 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.

2. University admission test (SAT/ACT/TSA)

We accept SAT, ACT or TSA 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 2022 were:

  • SAT
    Range: 1270 - 1570. Median score: 1390

  • ACT
    Range: 29 - 36. Median score: 32

  • TSA
    Range: 63.5 - 74.1. Median score: 66.30

Below is more practical information about the different tests:

3. CV & Letter of Motivation

  • 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. 

  • Letter of Motivation
    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. 

HOW SHOULD I APPLY?

1. Start your application on UniversityAdmissions.se (deadline: January 16, 2023)

Submit your application to UniversityAdmissions.se. You can apply from October 17, 2022 to January 16, 2023.
 
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.

2. Finish your application in SSE's own application portal (deadline January 16, 2023)

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 16, 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!), 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 you need to submit your application on SSE's application portal before January 16, 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, 2023. The interviews are scheduled in February, 2023.

5. Accept your offer

If you are admitted to SSE, we will send an offer of admission in April, 2023. You will need to respond to this in early May, 2023.