While you’re waiting: Time for some decisions!

Dear International students,

I think that by now most of you have received their results concerning the programme(s) that you applied for.

I hope that all/most of you have received positive results.

Here are some tips from an older (hopefully) future colleague of yours at KI:

For those who received positive results:

  1. Reply to your offered place:
    This is all you have to do at this stage. The rest is processed almost automatically and the second notification round will be more or less like a confirmation (in case you decided to accept the place).
  2. Start planning for some immigration procedures:
    For those students coming from outside the EU/EEA, you’ll have to apply for a residence permit before coming to Sweden. You can’t do this at this stage without getting the letter of acceptance from the university and paying the tuition fees, but at least you can have a closer look at the procedures so by the time you’re supposed to apply, you’d have all the required documents so that things can work faster for you. The best place to start is definitely the website of the Swedish embassy in your own home country. You can get there using a search engine or in case your country doesn’t have an embassy, you’ll have to know which embassy you can apply for a residency permit at. Use this link to know more about the available Swedish embassies abroad:Β http://www.swedenabroad.com/.You can also visit the website of the Swedish Migration Board in order to have a closer look of the procedures of applying for a student’s residence permit:Β http://www.migrationsverket.se/info/151_en.html

For those who didn’t receive positive results:

  1. Don’t give up!
  2. Assess your current situation:
    There is something that went wrong, what was it? Think of the message you received from universityadmissions.se and try to see whether it was something wrong that you’ve done throughout the whole application procedure (is it possible to correct it?) or that maybe you don’t actually meet the programme’s specific entry requirements or maybe it was some sort of misunderstanding from the universityadmissions.se side. If the latter is true, don’t waste much time complaining, just communicate with them and/or with the admissions office at KI (admissions@ki.se). You have probably heard this many times before, but based on personal experience, KI’s admissions office answers quickly and they’ll help you in such cases.
  3. It won’t hurt to also take a look at the immigration regulations even at this stage… You never know!

Good luck to all of you and hope this was of any help! πŸ™‚

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