Apply to Halmstad University

All applications for higher education studies in Sweden are made through a web portal called University Admissions. Before you submit your online application, we advise you to read this section to make sure you meet the general and specific entry requirements to be qualified for the courses and programmes you apply for.

Application guide

Check the guide below to find out how the application process works for International students.

Step-by-step guide:

1. Find a suitable course or programme

Read about our courses and programmes on our webpage, in our education magazine or at University Admissions.

Find your education

2. Apply through University Admissions within the application period

All applications for higher education studies in Sweden are made through a national admission system called University Admissions. The application fee for all non-EU, EEA and Swiss students is 900 SEK. The application fee is a non-refundable administrative fee.

Application deadlines for each course/programme is stated in the course/programme pages, together with a direct link to University Admissions where you can apply. Make sure to rank your course/programme choices in order of preference. Halmstad University will give higher priority to scholarship applicants who have our programme as their first choice.

All applications submitted after the deadline are defined as a late application and handled accordingly. Applications submitted in time will be prioritized in the selection process. When the courses and programmes are closed for application, late applications will not be processed or considered.

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3. Submit your documents

Most countries have special instructions for the submission of qualification documents. Make sure to check any special instructions for your country of study, such as whether you can upload your documents or must send them in via regular post, and what types of qualifications are accepted.

Deadline for submitting documents for autumn 2019 is February 1st.

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5. Admission letter (Notification of Selection Results)

You will find your Notification of Selection Results on the University Admissions webpage. Depending on the information in the document, different actions need to be taken.

Learn more about the Admission letter

6. Welcome email

When admitted to Halmstad University, you will receive an email from us with information on what steps to take before starting your studies.

Entry requirements

In order to be accepted for a programme or course you must meet general and certain requirements in terms of previous studies and/or language skills. There might also be special requirements depending on your country of origin or the country you have completed previous studies in.

Notification of selection results

You will find your Notification of Selection Results (admission letter) at the University Admissions webpage. Below you can find out more about how to deal with the information.

Understanding your results

The following terms may appear next to the courses and programmes you applied to in your Notification of Selection Results:

  • Admitted means that you are offered a place in the course or programme.
  • Reserve or Res means that you are not admitted. You have been placed on a waiting list for a place in the programme or course. If the students who have been admitted to the programme turn down the offer, we can admit some of the reserve students. Most of these positions only become available at the very beginning of the semester.
  • Deleted means that you did not meet the entry requirements. The reason for not meeting the entry requirements could include missing documents, verification difficulties or insufficient knowledge of English. The term ’Deleted’ may also mean that you have been offered a place in a course or study programme you gave higher priority to in your application.
  • Late applications will be marked ’Not processed’.

Tuition fees

Students with citizenship in countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. Please consult University Admissions to find out more about tuition fees, and whether or not you are required to pay them.

The tuition fee for a specific programme or course can be found under the programme or course information. The fees vary depending on the study field and level.

Find your education

Fees cover tuition for the course and programme alone and are not related to accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. The tuition fee also covers related academic administration and support services.

Fee-paying students are entitled to the same services, rights and obligations as non-fee-paying students, such as study and career counselling, student healthcare, disability services, access to the university library and university facilities.

The tuition fee is paid per semester and before each semester starts. Students are required to pay for each course in which they are registered. If you intend to study more than 30 credits you will be required to pay additional tuition. If you fail a course or a programme you are registered on, you will not be reimbursed or able to use the fee for another course/programme.

Each course or programme is measured in credits, using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 30 credits are equal to the workload of a full-time student over one semester. Full-time studies in Sweden correspond approximately to a 40-hour week, though students might only have a few hours of lectures or seminars each week. Teaching may take other forms, such as seminars, group work, laboratory work and independent study. The number of contact hours on a course will largely depend on the subject and the design of a particular course.

Payment of tuition fees


When admitted to Master's programme studies at Halmstad University you have the opportunity to apply for two different scholarships, one offered by Halmstad University and one offered by the Swedish Institute.

Halmstad University scholarships

Each year Halmstad University offers a number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland with the requirement to pay tuition fee. These scholarships may be granted to students within any field of study applying to our Master’s programmes at Halmstad University.

The Halmstad University Scholarship covers 25% or 50% of the tuition fee and will be deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarship will not cover living costs and there are no grants for family members.

How to apply for a scholarship at Halmstad University:

  • Apply for one of our Master’s programmes at University Admissions. Please pay the application fee to University Admissions.
  • Only applicants who are qualified to our Master’s programmes and are eligible to Halmstad University scholarships will receive an email with a link to the online application form on March 2.
  • Fill in the online scholarship application form. Deadline is March 11. Please note that you will need to provide us with the application number you will receive from University Admissions.
  • The committee will award scholarships based on students academic merits (GPA but also ranking of the previous university and proficiency in English).
  • Applicants with a Halmstad University programme as their first choice will have priority in the nomination.
  • Halmstad University will notify the recipients of scholarships by email in beginning of April.

If you haven't received a scholarship offer, you have unfortunately not been offered a scholarship. Applicants who are not offered a scholarship will not be notified individually.

The scholarship will initially be granted for one semester, but will be automatically extended for the duration of the study programme (2 or 4 semesters) provided that study results are satisfactory.

If you have been awarded a Halmstad University Scholarship, you must meet the scholarship conditions and also the requirements for progression in studies to keep the scholarship for the continuation of the programme. Please check your programme/course syllabus to make sure that you are aware of the requirements you have to meet.

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Regulations for the awarding of scholarshipsPDF

The Swedish Institute scholarships

The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, each year administers around 500 scholarships for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue higher education at a Swedish university.

Swedish Instituteexternal link


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