FAQ

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Below, you will find answers to frequently asked questions. If you have other questions or need more details, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Councellor at the Department of Business Studies.

Eligibility

I do not meet the entry requirements of academic credits, but I have other experiences that correspond to the requirements. Am I eligible?
The entry requirements must be fulfilled and cannot be replaced by, for example, working experience. No exemptions will be made.

I have the credits and courses that correspond to a Bachelor’s degree, but I do not have the official diploma. Can I still be registered?
We need to see a copy of the official diploma for you to fulfil the requirements. An official transcript of records is not enough.

How do I translate my credits into ECTS credits?
You do not have to translate your credits yourself, we at the Department do that. As a guidance, 60 ECTS credits equals to one year (i.e. 40 weeks, 20 hours per week) of full time studies.   

Do I need to fulfil the entry requirements when applying?
No, you can apply without fulfilling the entry requirements. If admitted, you will be admitted with conditions. In that case, you must show that you fulfil all the entry requirements no later than 8.00 AM on the first day of the semester.

I am in the last semester of my Bachelor’s studies. Can I still apply?
Yes, it is possible to apply in the last year. In that case, you need to upload an official document issued by your university saying that you are in the last year of study. You also need to upload a transcript showing what courses you have remaining before graduation. If you are admitted, you will be so with conditions. The conditions and entry requirements must be fulfilled no later than 8.00 AM on the first day of the semester.

If I send you my transcripts, can you tell me whether I fulfil the entry requirements?
If the application is not open, we can give a pre-assessment of your eligibility. Please note however that it is not a final decision and that the review might come to another decision. If the application is open, you are welcome to apply and your application will then be assessed.

What are the entry requirements?
The entry requirements vary depending on the Programme. Please check the Master's Programme websites for more information.

Application

Is GMAT mandatory?
No, GMAT is not mandatory. However, choosing not to include GMAT will lower your chances of admittance since applicants with GMAT have priority over ones without. 

What is the lowest accepted GMAT score?
We do not have a lowest accepted score. The lowest required score for each semester depends on other applicant’s scores. Statistics from previous years can be found further down on this web page.

I have studied my Bachelor at Uppsala University – am I given priority?
No, we do not base selection on where you have studied previously.

What are the English requirements?
English 6 is required. The English proficiency can be documented by different tests, such as IELTS or TOEFL. Please see more information on University Admissions.

What information must be on my transcript?
In order for us to be able to do the best assessment of your previous studies, the transcript needs to show credits for each course. If it does not show credit, we have to estimate how much of your studies that is within Business. 

The transcript must be official, and state what the passing requirements is.

Admission

Can I start the Programme during the spring semester?
No, our Master’s Programmes only start during the autumn semester.

My application was assessed as unqualified, but I think that I meet the requirements. What do I need to do?
The general entry requirements are assessed by the Admissions Office at Uppsala University. The specific entry requirements are assessed the Student Counsellor at the Department of Business Studies.

I am on the waiting list – when will I know if I get admitted or not?
If you can be offered a spot on the Programme, we will contact you via e-mail. You can also see our web page for information on whether or not we call reserves. If we call reserves it will be done after the last day of registration.

I am on the waiting list – can I get a spot if someone drops out of the Programme during the semester?
No, we always admit more students than we have spots for since we know that some will drop out during the semester.

International admission statistics

These have been the lowest required scores the stated semesters. Please note that they only give an idea of what has been required, it is not guaranteed that it will be the same the following semesters.

International admissions round autumn semester 2020

International
Business
Marketing Organisation
GMAT Academic
credits
GMAT Academic
credits
GMAT Academic
credits
Fee
paying
students
520 No applicants admitted All applicants admitted - no selection 285 All applicants admitted - no selection 285
Non-fee
paying
students
All applicants admitted - no selection 285 All applicants admitted - no selection 285 All applicants admitted - no selection 240
Financial
Accounting
Financial
Management
Management
Control
GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits
Fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection 285 No applicants  285 No applicants  All applicants admitted - no selection
Non-fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection No applicants admitted No applicants  All applicants admitted - no selection

International admissions round autumn semester 2019

International Business Marketing Organisation
GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits
Fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection 285 All applicants admitted - no selection 285 All applicants admitted - no selection 285
Non-fee paying students 380 No applicants admitted All applicants admitted - no selection 285 All applicants admitted - no selection 240

Financial Accounting Financial Management Management Control
GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits
Fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection 180 670 No applicants admitted No applicants All applicants admitted - no selection
Non-fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection 500 No applicants admitted All applicants admitted - no selection

150

International admissions round autumn semester 2018

International Business Marketing Organisation
GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits
Fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection 285 All applicants admitted - no selection 255 All applicants admitted - no selection 285
Non-fee paying students 480 No applicants admitted All applicants admitted - no selection 285 All applicants admitted - no selection 218

Financial Accounting Financial Management Management Control
GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits
Fee paying students No applicants admitted All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection
Non-fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection 180 550 No applicants admitted All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection

International admissions round autumn semester 2017

International Business Marketing Organisation
GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits
Fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection 285 All applicants admitted - no selection 240 No applicants admitted 180
Non-fee paying students 400 No applicants admitted All applicants admitted - no selection 180 All applicants admitted - no selection 180

Financial Accounting Financial Management Management Control
GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits GMAT Academic credits
Fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection No applicants admitted All applicants admitted - no selection
Non-fee paying students All applicants admitted - no selection 150 370 No applicants admitted All applicants admitted - no selection All applicants admitted - no selection

Registration

I forgot to register, can you help me?
Unfortunately, if you have forgotten to register you have lost your spot on the Programme.

I am admitted without conditions, how do I register?
First, you need to create a student account on Studentportalen. After that, you can register through Studentportalen.

I am admitted with conditions, how do I register?
Before you can register, you must prove that you fulfil the requirements for the Programme. This is how you do it:

  1. Send an e-mail to master@fek.uu.se stating that you intend to register. This must be done no later than the last day for registration.
  2. Send an e-mail to master@fek.uu.se with transcripts and/or diploma, to show that you meet the requirements. This must be done no later than 08 o'clock on the first day of the semester.

Fees and scholarships

Who do I turn to if I have questions regarding tuition fee, how to pay it and the deadline for payment?
Please contact the tuition fee coordinators at Uppsala University for all information on tuition fees.

Am I required to pay tuition and application fee?
Please see the information on University Admissions webpage for information on who is required to pay tuition and application fee.

Can I apply for scholarships?
Please see the information on Uppsala University's scholarship webpage

Once on the Programme

I want to change the order of the Programme – can I do that?
The Programme follows a fixed study route and all courses are given in the pre-described order.

I want to change the specialisation of my Programme. How do I do that?
It is not possible to change the specialisation once on the Programme. If you want to study on another specialisation, you have to apply to the Programme again and chose that specialisation.

I want to do an Internship during the third elective semester – can you help me find a position?
Unfortunately, we cannot help students find internship positions. However, we have a job market on the Internship webpage, where some companies advertise that they are looking for an intern. The ads are usually published in February/March.

I want to go on exchange studies during the third elective semester – how do I do that?
You can go on exchange either through the Department of Business Studies or through Uppsala University’s Division for Internationalisation.

Degree

What are the requirements for a degree?
The requirements vary, depending on if it is a one-year or two-year Master’s Programme. Please see Uppsala University's degree web page.

I have studied previous courses that I want to include in my degree – can I do that?
It is possible to include other courses than the ones we offer as long as the requirements for a degree are fulfilled. The courses are not allowed to overlap content wise with other courses that you want to include in your degree. Also, if you have studied previous courses, they cannot be part of your Bachelor’s degree, and they cannot have been part of your eligibility for the Programme. You must also make sure you fulfil the requirements within the Programme to go on to the upcoming semesters. Please contact the student counsellor for more information, or if you need help in deciding if the courses overlap.

How do I apply for my degree?
You apply for the degree through Ladok. If you have further questions, please contact the Degree Office at Uppsala University.  

Other useful information

The Swedish Migration Agency - questions on Visa etc.

Uppsala Business & Economics Students Association – student organisation and student union