Application and Eligibility

Application to the Law Programme

Admission to the Law Programme occurs both for the autumn semester and the spring semester.

Application is made by using the website www.universityadmissions.se, no later than 15 April or 15 October. The selection is based on Swedish national university aptitude tests and grades.

Besides general entry requirements, specific entry requirements are needed for the Law Programme. To be eligible you are required to have studied History 1b/1a1+1a2, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 (area of eligibility A1) or History A, Social Studies A (area of eligibility 1).

You also must master the Swedish language.

Do you have any questions about eligibility or the application process? Please contact the Study and Career Counsellors at the university.


Application to semester courses within the Law Programme

If you are already a student at the Law Programme and are taking one of the first semester courses you should register for the next semester course. Application for the autumn semester should be made no later than 15 April and for the spring semester no later than 15 October. Application is made through a specific link published at Studentportalen well before deadline for application.

In order to be eligible to go on with your studies you need to have fulfilled the obligatory parts in all previous semester courses and to have passed all exams except one, at the most.


Application to courses at the advanced level within the Law Programme

If you are studying at the Law Programme you can apply to one of our optional advanced courses after the semester courses. One of them should be a semester long course of 30 credits (cr). The other course should comprise 15 cr. Included in the programme are also the advanced course Legal History and Jurisprudence, 15 cr, and a thesis project of 30 cr.

Deadline for application to these courses is no later than 15 October or 15 April. Application is made through a specific link published at Studentportalen well before deadline for application.

Eligibility to take advanced courses is obtained through completion of the compulsory parts of all semester courses (Semesters 1–6), with passes in all the examinations, with no more than one exception. For many of our advanced courses, there are also special admission requirements whereby one or more specific semester courses must have been taken and passed. The prior knowledge required for each course is defined in the prospectus on advanced courses (see below), which also contains more information on selection and other matters.

Students wishing to undertake a dissertation project as part of their degree must have passed all the semester courses (Semesters 1–6). There is no special application system for these degree projects. Students must decide on the subject of their dissertation and make their own arrangements for supervision, and work practice if any, before registering on the course. More information about degree projects may be found at Studentportalen.



Applying for the Land Management Programme, specialising in Law

Students are admitted to the Land Management Programme in the autumn semester, after  applying through the www.universityadmissions.se website by 15 April at the latest.

For admission, basic eligibility is required. Students must also have passed Mathematics 2a, 2b and 2c in Social Studies 1b, 1a1 and 1a2 or Mathematics B in Social Studies A (area of eligibility: A5/5).

Selection is based on school grades and the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT).


Applying for the Social Work Programme

Students are admitted to the Social Work Programme in the autumn semester, after applying through the www.universityadmissions.se website by 15 April at the latest.

For admission, basic eligibility is required. Students must also have passed Mathematics 2a, 2b and 2c in Social Studies 1b, 1a1 and 1a2 or Mathematics B in Social Studies A (area of eligibility: A5/5).

Selection is based on school grades and the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT).


Applying for freestanding courses

We currently offer four freestanding courses. For Legal Studies – Basic Year, which starts in the autumn semester only, the prior knowledge required is the same as for the Law Programme. For admission to the Web-Based Introductory Course in Law, only general eligibility is required; this course is provided in both the spring and the autumn semester, as is the Introductory Course in Law. Environmental Law is available in the spring. Applications for our freestanding courses are submitted through the www.universityadmissions.se website. The last dates for applications are 15 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.