The admission results of Fall Semester 2018 have been released on universityadmission.se. Congratulations and a warm welcome to all admitted students!
As the first round of university application in Sweden ended last week on 15th January, I hope that all of you have filed your application on time! While enjoying your post-application time, here are some important dates and events that you won’t want to miss:
Release of Admission Results
It is the most pressing issue in mind, right? According to the universityadmission.se, the the admission results will be released on 6th April, 2018. Additionally, it is possible that your department would send a preliminary notification to you approximately a week before. If yes, you had an extremely high chance to be admitted to that program. If not, also don’t worry (because not all the departments do so), keep calm and wait till 6th April.
Acceptance of an Offer and Payment of Tuition Fee
Universityadmission.se tells you that you must reply to your offer on their website before the deadline set by individual university. However, my suggestion would be to accept your offer and keep your seat even if you were undecided at that time. For the non-European students, the deadline of tuition fee payment, 31th May 2018 , would act as the de facto deadline of acceptance/denial of your offer.
Call-up week and Information Evening
Neither of the call-up week and welcoming party organised by the STUDY IN SWEDEN at your home country is mandatory that you must reply to. But, they are excellent opportunities to build a tangible link with your programme, school and Sweden!
Call-up week is a particular admission service offered by KTH and many schools in Sweden. Usually in the first or second weeks after 6th April, the admitted students will be invited by our one of our student ambassadors (very likely a current student from the same programme) via email to set up a Skype or telephone talk. So, do answer the email, pick up your phone and seize the chance to express feelings and ask questions!
The date of the Information evening varies from country to country, that might span from the middle of April to May; but you will see the invitation in your email inbox soon after 6th April. There, you will probably know the first time what a Swedish “fika” is; also, many of my international confirmed the usefulness of this event: they met friends even before arriving in Sweden!
Application of Residence Permit (applicable to non-European students)
If you are not an European citizen, you must obtain a residence permit before you enter Sweden. Once the tuition fee is paid, it is suggested that the residence permit should be applied as soon as you got the offer! The good news is, it is relatively convenient with only 3 steps:
Step 1 :Fill in the online application form at Swedish Migration Agency
Step 2: Once your application is accepted (typically takes 2 -4 weeks), visit the local Swedish embassy or consulate for personal data recording
Step 3: Pick up residence permit card at the local Swedish embassy (typically 2 weeks after step 2)
If you are a non-European student, congratulations as your accommodation is guaranteed by KTH in the first year! From now until 31th May 2018, you could visit KTH Accommodation to see what kind of services it offers, and register for a student hostel!
On the other hand, if you come from an European countries, it is highly recommended to start looking for your own accommodation as soon as you got admitted. You should register ASAP at SSSB.se, Stockholm’s Student Accommodation, and start queuing for a student room at a lower-than-market price.
You may be interested in my previous blog All about KTH Accommodation to learn about the types of rooms you can choose, the locations of student hostels and some common questions regarding hostel application!
Below is a summary of the links that might be useful for you:
- Key dates and deadlines for admission: https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Finding-out-more/Key-dates/Autumn-semester-dates/
- How to apply for a residence permit: https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Finding-out-more/Resident-permit-for-studies/
- Website of Swedish Migration Agency (through which you submit your online residence permit application): http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Startpage.html
- KTH Accommodation: https://www.kth.se/en/student/studentliv/accommodation/housing-information-international-students/accommodation-1.9721
- Stockholm’s Student Accommodation (SSSB): https://www.sssb.se