Application process for international students

International students apply via

Please visit External link, opens in new window. for more information about the timeline and admissions process.

Overview of the application process

Sweden has a pooled admission system. This means that students can apply for courses and programmes at all higher education institutions through the same application via External link, opens in new window..

Non EU/EEA students should submit their applications in the first round, also known as the international admission round. Non-EU/EEA students who require a residence permit won't have time to apply for and receive their visas and permits if they apply and get admitted in the second round.

Please note that non-exchange students should not send their applications or any other documentation directly to Södertörn University. For more information, please see: External link, opens in new window..

Application process

How to apply for programmes and courses

First round

Second round

Step 1

Find info about the programmes and courses

Step 2

Apply via: External link, opens in new window.

16 October - 15 January

15 March - 15 April

Step 3

Submit all supporting documents

1 February

20 June

Step 4

Apply for tuition fee waiver

16 October - 1 February

Step 5

Södertörn University sends out programme information.

21 March

11 July

Step 6

Notifications sent to students awarded a tuition fee waiver.


Step 7

Start looking for accommodation in Stockholm, see our webpage on "Student housing".



Step 8

Students from a non-European Union (EU) or non-European Economic Area (EEA) countries apply for a residence permit. External link, opens in new window.



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