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University of Borås

University of Borås

University of Borås


In the heartland of Swedish textile innovation and industry, in the Viskan Valley, a short drive from Sweden's second-largest city lies our university and the city of Borås.

At the University of Borås, we cultivate learning, knowledge, and innovation of high quality in an international setting and with significant social relevance. Our focus is on working together for the future – to make a difference.

Here, you can choose among many different Bachelor’s and Master’s programs relevant to your future career. We offer unique programs in many subject areas, several of which can only be found here and which attract students from all over the world.

At the University of Borås, collaboration around sustainable development in our educational programs is important. You as a student are stimulated to think critically in your education and are given a sound basis for working for – and in – a sustainable society.


1. Apply online

The website (external link) is the official website for applying to higher education in Sweden. It is managed by UHR - The Swedish Council for Higher Education. UHR manages the admission process together with the Swedish universities. If you apply as an exchange student from a university currently having an exchange agreement with the University of Borås, please see the application process for exchange students instead. Please note that if you are not an EU/EEA citizen you have to pay an application fee of SEK 900 before your application becomes valid. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. To find out if you are required to pay the application fee, please visit (external link)

2. Send supporting documents

Once you have completed your online application you must submit supporting documents such as copies of your passport, high school/university diplomas, transcripts, and English language certificates.

You can upload your documents using the uploading function on the website - this is the fastest and easiest way to complete your application. You can also submit your documents via regular mail or a delivery service to:

University Admissions in Sweden

R 312

SE-106 53 Stockholm


Make sure you have read the information at about documenting your eligibility and specific instructions that may apply to your country.

3. First assessment of your application

Once the National Admissions Office has received your supporting documents they will be forwarded on to a central unit which makes a first assessment of your application to make sure that it meets the general entry requirements.

4. Experienced staff assess your application and ensure your application meet the specific entry requirements

If your application meets the general entry requirements it is sent to the local Admissions Office at the University of Borås where experienced staff assess your application and ensure that it meets the specific entry requirements.

5. The selection process

When the local Admissions Office has assessed all applications the selection begins. The University of Borå's do not use selection groups specifically for fee-paying students.

6. Notification of Selection Results

Once the selection results have been published, you will receive an email reminder from the National Admissions Office to log in to 'My pages' at and check your results.

Your notification will be accessible online as well as in a printable PDF file.

Admitted students will receive general information from the university on the Notification of Selection Results.

7. Register

Admitted students need to register for their program and courses in order to keep their place in the program. The registration period usually takes place in the week before the semester starts. The University of Borå will send information by e-mail to all admitted students with instructions about how to register.

English language proficiency

For most master's level courses and programmes, the requirement is the equivalent to English course B/6 from Swedish upper Secondary School (high school).

Proficiency in English can be proven by test scores from a number of internationally recognised tests.

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships from the University of Borås

The scholarships offered by the University of Borås are intended to cover the tuition fee by approximately 75 percent, they are not designed to cover living costs. The payment is not made in monetary terms; instead, the tuition fee will be reduced by the amount of the tuition fee waiver.

The University&rsquo's criteria in awarding scholarships are good study records and qualifications that the University assesses to be in line with the University&rsquo's prioritized educational or research areas.

For full conditions see our Guidelines for granting scholarships to tuition fee-paying students at the University of Borås (pdf)

Are you not sure if you are required to pay tuition fees? Read more under Tuition Fees


The application for scholarships for 2024 opens on 1 December.

Students granted a scholarship will be notified shortly after the election result is published in March 2024.

Scholarships for current students at the University of Borås

For students already enrolled in a two-year program at the University of Borås, there is a possibility to apply for a scholarship that covers up to 75 per cent of the tuition fees for the remaining two semesters of the program. Information and application forms will be available on the website during the spring semester 2024.

The application for scholarships for year two autumn 2023 is now closed.

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