I know many of you are anxiously awaiting the results from the selection process. I was you last year, frantically searching for any information on my chance of getting accepted.
The good news is the first notifications will be published very soon. You can check the Key Dates on universityadmissions.se.
University Admissions started reviewing the applications after the deadline for submitting documentation on Feb 1st. Most of you will have already received Qualified status meaning that you meet the entry requirements for this course/programme. But unfortunately this does not mean you have been offered a place.
Places are offered based on your merit rating. FYI they don’t send you email notification when they decide your merit rating check your account if you’re interested!
Merit points are calculated by University Admissions using criteria provided by Karolinska Instituet. Each of the Global Master’s programmes have different ways of awarding their merit points. And you can try get an idea what they look for on your courses admissions page. For example Bioentrepreneurship focuses on motivation.
Based on this merit rating, students are placed in a ranked order, from the highest merit rating to the lowest. The higher the merit rating you have, the better chance you have of being offered a place in the course or programme you have applied to.
However, your merit points tell you basically nothing.
The threshold for getting accepting changes year by year so you have no way of knowing if your merit points meet the cut. You can check the minimum admission points for previous years here.
My merit score was 11/20. I remeber freaking out thinking it was so low. But my year accepted students with 10 or more points. My classmate got 16/20 in 2015 but 12/20 in 2016 (even though he one more year experience?!?!?).
I know any information about your application can be comforting but I want to convince you not to worry about the merit points too much. It is impossible to say what merit rating is needed for entry, it changes every year and you have no idea what its based on anyway!
Good Luck to everyone awaiting the results of selection!
As always feel free to get in touch if you have any questions x
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