It’s that time of year again. Time to make decisions about what you want to do for the rest of your life. Which means, time to apply to university programs in Sweden for the year 2012-2013. The application period began December 1 and the deadline for both Masters and Bachelors students is January 16. If you would like to be a student in Sweden next year, it is time to start working on your application.
Sweden has many international master programs that cover a wide range of subjects. So whether you are interested in finance or environmental management, there is something to interest everyone. There are also many universities to choose from. It is possible to study in some of Sweden’s oldest university towns like Lund and Uppsala or, if you prefer the hustle and bustle of a city, you can choose Sweden’s capital, Stockholm.
Doing lots of research is important to finding the place that is perfect for you. I would suggest first searching for schools that have the program you are interested in. StudyInSweden has a degree database that can help you find the universities that offer the program you want. If you are more interested in the city you will study in, than looking at a list of Swedish universities may also help.
After finding a program it is time to fill out and send in an application, which can be done at universityadmissions.se. Once you have filled out an application and payed the application fee, you will need to send in documentation; this can include transcripts, English language tests, and other program specific documents. Some programs could require a personal interest letter, a letter of recommendation or even proof of another language, so it is important to check which documents you need for your program. The deadline to send in these documents is February 1.
After deciding which university and program are best for you, it’s good to get an idea of what student life is like. Every university has a student union with lots of information for international students. Also, most schools have bloggers who write about everyday life as an international student. Checking out websites like these can help get a feel for what university life will be like.
You will be notified of the results for your application around the middle of March. If you receive an offer, it is important to reply before April 2 in order to keep your position in the program.
After you have accepted your place in the program its time to start getting ready. Applying for a student visa and planning your trip are just a few of the first steps to moving to Sweden. For more information on applying to school in Sweden check out universityadmissions.se Overview of Application Process and StudyInSweden Application Guide.