On this page you can find information about key dates for the admission process of international and Swedish applicants (please notice that the dates are different). You can also find some information about other key dates of the academic year.
Application Period (International applicants ):
Due to slight changes each year, we encourage you to check www.UniversityAdmissions.se for the application procedures and dates.
Application Period (Swedish applicants ):
Due to slight changes each year, we encourage you to check www.UniversityAdmissions.se for further information on the application procedures and dates.
Notification of acceptance: mid-March, April and June for International students, and July for Swedish students.
Visa application: IMMEDIATELY after receiving an acceptance letter. Some accepted students have been declined enrolment in the MSLS programme because of a failure to secure a visa in time. Note: The Swedish migration office is on reduced work hours over the summer vacation period so early visa application is highly recommended.
Academic year: generally late August to early June each year. Check official semester dates by clicking here.
Arrival / Orientation Week: One week in advance of the official semester commencement date.
Holiday Period: In the MSLS programme there is a short break with no classes in late December / early January (though there is no official Christmas / winter break in Swedish universities). As it is officially part of the semester period exams follow directly afterwards.
Graduation / Going home: Past MSLS classes have held a class graduation event in early June following the end of the semester. A large number of students also choose to stay in Sweden for Midsummer celebrations in late June. Some also stay for the entire summer. Those who choose to stay after the end of the programme make allowance for this when applying for a visa (if applicable).