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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Below you will find some of the most asked questions about how to apply to Halmstad University and the answers for them.

How to apply?

All applications for higher education studies in Sweden are made through external link There are no other application forms available.

We do not accept applications via email and we do not assess documents without an application. We CANNOT make evaluations of documents via email. 
Read more about the application and admission.

How will I receive my letter of admission?

Print your Notification of Selection Results (Admission letter) from your personal account at external link. We will not send any admissions letter by post. The authenticity of the letter will be verified online, by the Swedish Migration Board.

You must reply to your first Notification of Selection Results in order to keep the places you've been offered, or to be placed on the reserve list for the second selection round. If you are admitted in the second selection round, you do not need to reply.

How many credits do I need to be eligible for a residence permit?

You need to be admitted to full time studies, which equals 30 credits/semester.

What is the duration of my course/program?

The duration of each specific program or course is listed by the title of your program, on these page:
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Which details about Halmstad University should I state on the application form?

You will need to fill out the following information about Halmstad University on the application form:
Educational establishment: Halmstad University
Address: Halmstad University, PO Box 823, SE-301 18 Halmstad, Sweden
Course/program: (state the course or program you have been admitted to)
Contact person: Mirella Radak
Email address:
The course/program will run: (see the duration of your specific course/program on the above question)

What is the cost of living in Sweden?

The support requirement as stated by the Swedish Migration Board is at present at least SEK 7,300 per month.
Read more about the cost of living.

Can I find a job in Halmstad?

It is very difficult to find a job here if you don't speak Swedish, so please don't count on being able to support yourself with odd jobs. You have to organize the finances before you come here.

Do I need Health Insurance?

All students (except EU/EEA citizens) admitted to programs or courses of 60 credits or less will need to purchase a health insurance. Read more about the health insurance.

Have I been granted the SI scholarship?

For information on scholarships you have to contact the Swedish Institute.external link, opens in new window

Updated 2014-01-22