After the application

Here we have gathered answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding what happens after the application.

I AM ON THE WAITING LIST. WILL I RECEIVE A SPOT ON THE PROGRAMME IF SOMEONE DECLINES THEIR SPOT?

It is highly unlikely that we will call any reserves, since our Programmes are very popular and most students choose to register. We will know in late August whether or not we will call any reserves. If we do, we will inform you via e-mail and you have to respond at a certain date.

MY APPLICATION HAS BEEN UNQUALIFIED - WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

The general entry requirements to the programme are a Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish “kandidatexamen”) from an internationally recognised university and English 6. The general entry requirements are assessed by the Admissions Office.

The specific entry requirement for Master’s Programme in Business and Management is 90 ECTS credits in Business Studies. The specific entry requirements for the Master’s Programme in Accounting and Financial Management are 90 ECTS credits in Business Studies and 15 ECTS credits in Statistics. 60 ECTS credits equals one year of full-time studies (i.e. two semesters, 20 weeks per semester and 40 hours per week). The specific entry requirements are assessed by the Department.

I HAVE BEEN marked as UNQUALIFIED BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH CREDITS IN STATISTICS, BUT I THINK I HAVE ENOUGH CREDITS.

For the courses in statistics to count, they need to be named something like “Statistics”, “Econometrics” or “Business Math”. Quantitative methods, pure mathematics courses or research courses do not count.

I HAVE BEEN marked as UNQUALIFIED BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH CREDITS IN BUSINESS, BUT I THINK I HAVE ENOUGH CREDITS.

For the courses in Business to count, they need to be for example Organisation, Accounting, Marketing or Finance. More information on the subjects within Business we teach at the Department can be found on the Department web.

“Economics” is another subject in Sweden, and falls under another Department at Uppsala University. Courses in Economics do not count as Business. The same thing goes for “Business Law”. Courses such as “Business English” would count as a language course.

HOW DO YOU CONVERT THE CREDITS FROM MY HOME UNIVERSITY TO ECTS CREDITS?

The method varies, depending on how the courses on your transcript are presented.

If the transcript shows courses for each semester, we convert each semester separately. 30 (i.e. the number of Swedish credits in one semester) is divided by the number of credits for one semester. That number is then multiplied by the business/statistics credits. The number of ECTS credits for each semester are added.

If the academic year has three semesters or presents courses for one year at the time, we convert one year at the time. 60 (i.e. the number of Swedish credits in one academic year) is divided by the number of credits for one semester. That number is then multiplied by the business/statistics credits. The number of ECTS credits for each semester are added.

If the transcript just shows a long list of courses, not divided into semesters or years, we covert to ECTS for the whole degree. 180 or 240 (i.e. the number of Swedish credits for a three year or a four year degree) is divided by the total number of home university credits. That number is then multiplied by the business/statistics credits. The transcript or another officially issued document must show that the degree is four years, for it to count. If not, we have to assume it is three years (i.e. the length of a Swedish “kandidatexamen”).

MY APPLICATION STATUS IS “UNQUALIFIED” BUT I WANT TO SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION TO CHANGE MY STATUS – WHERE CAN I SEND THEM?

The last day to submit supporting documents for the 2021 intake is 1 February. No documents received after this will be taken into consideration for the application.

I AM IN MY LAST YEAR OF STUDY AND AM GOING TO TAKE MORE COURSES IN ORDER TO MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, BUT MY STATUS IS STILL “UNQUALIFIED”. WHY?

If you have not uploaded a document saying that you are in your last semester of study and what courses you have left, we cannot know that you have the chance of meeting the entry requirements. Therefore your application has been unqualified.

I WANT TO APPEAL THE DECISION – HOW CAN I DO THAT?

Please find information on the University Admissions web page.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE SELECTION OF RESULTS?

Selection results are published on 9 April, usually after lunch Swedish time. Please see important dates on University Admissions.

Last modified: 2021-10-13