FAQ - International Applicants
What is a study plan?
A study plan is something from your school (e.g. enrolment schedule) that shows what you are/will be studying the coming/final semester, to complete your Diploma.
Preferably, this includes your predicted grades, but if not, we’ll use your current transcripts to estimate your final grades.
What do you look for in a motivation letter?
A short letter (300-500 words), describing yourself and the reasons for applying to SSE and the program.
How should my CV look?
This is up to you to decide. We do not expect your CV to have an extended resume, however, it should outline your current studies and any extra curricula experiences.
I have an IB diploma, what are the requirements?
We don’t have any specific requirements for applicants with an IB Diploma, but all qualifications will be converted by UniversityAdmissions once you have submitted your application. They do provide some useful information on their website, although this is in Swedish. It may still be helpful to you.
Please note that UniversityAdmissions is currently assessing the new IB Study plan (2019), and their website will be updated as soon as it has been completed.
I have a Swedish citizenship, but studied outside of Sweden. In which round should I apply?
If you have a non-Swedish upper secondary diploma we recommend that you apply in the round for international applicants between October 16, 2020 – January 15, 2021.
We also allow students to apply with foreign merits in the round for Swedish applicants, but there are additional requirements in this round, including Swedish language proficiency. Please note that you can only apply in one of the application rounds (i.e. the international or the national application round). Read more:
If you don’t have Swedish in your high school studies, but are fluent in Swedish – you can take the TISUS test to meet the requirement on Swedish 3. Read more about this test here.
I am in my final year of upper secondary school – can I apply?
Students who are in their last year of upper secondary school may apply. In addition to the other required documentation, they need to submit a study plan verified by authorized person at your school (e.g. mentor or study counselor), including records of transcripts, as well as their predicted grades by February 3, 2021.
SSE will award a limited amount of conditional admission offers. Please note that you will have to show evidence of meeting all conditions by enrolment, August 2021 (in the form of verified final transcripts and upper secondary Diploma).
Am I required to pay?
Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.
Tuition fee: SEK 100 000 / year.
First payment: SEK 50 000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay tuition fees. There are however some exceptions to this general rule. Please check if you are required to pay
Can I apply via “Alternative Admission” (“Alternativt urval”) or “Special Merits” (”Särskilda meriter”) in the international round?
Unfortunately not. This is only possible in the round for Swedish applicants. Read more.
Does SSE offer scholarships?
SSE offer a limited number of designated scholarships for bachelor students. For more information, please contact email@example.com. Addtionally, the Swedish Institute offers scholarships as well. Click here to read more. There might also be scholarships administrated by other parties available for you. Read more!
If you have a diagnosed disability and have special educational needs, please contact, as soon as possible, the coordinator for students with special needs.
Your educational needs, which must not be of a temporary nature, will be assessed individually.
Help will also be provided for reading and writing disabilities/dyslexia, neuropsychiatric disabilities and substantiated psychological difficulties.
How long is my SAT/ACT valid for?
We accept SAT- or ACT test results that are up to five years old, from the date the test was taken.