Faculty of Law

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 Antagning.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.

In order to be eligible to take the advanced courses you need to have fulfilled the obligatory parts in all previous semester courses (semester 1-6), and to have passed all exams except one, at the most. Many of our advanced courses also have a specific entry requirement, which means that one or some of the semester courses must be completed and passed. In the broschyre here below, you may find more details on entry requirements etc.

If you want to write a thesis project you need to have a passing grade from all semester courses (semester 1-6). There is no specific application system for the thesis project. You decide the subject, arrange supervision and also possibly an internship at a work place before registration at the course. More information on thesis projects is found at Studentportalen.



Application to freestanding courses

We offer two freestanding courses. One is called Legal Studies – Basic Year (Juridiskt grundår) and has the same entry requirements as the Law Programme, starting only in the autumn semester. The other one, a Web-Based Introductory Course in Law, has as entrance qualifications general entry requirements and is offered both during spring and autumn. Application to our individual courses is made via the website Antagning.se. Application for the autumn semester should be made no later than 15 April and for the spring semester no later than 15 October.