This is an exciting and anxious time for those of you who have made an application to Uppsala University, as well as other universities in Sweden and around the world. On 24 March, the first notification of selection results were published. Uppsala University received over 16 000 applications from 174 different countries around the world, so the competition was fierce. To those of you who were admitted to a Master’s programme at Uppsala University, congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to Uppsala and Gotland in the autumn. Some of you may have been placed on the reserve list and I will talk a little more about what this means in a moment. Unfortunately, there will also be those of you who were not admitted to a programme. There are two reasons that this may have happened. Either you did not meet the general or programme specific entry requirements, or you did not submit a complete application on time. We hope that, whatever the reason, you will consider applying to Uppsala University again in the future!
It is also important to mention that scholarship results from Uppsala University were also sent out to students on 24 March. This year we received over 2000 scholarship applications. A big congratulations if you were one of the lucky students who received a scholarship covering the full cost of tuition! During this time we usually receive a lot of questions from students about scholarships, and whether it is possible to apply for more. Unfortunately the application and selection process for scholarships covering the full cost of tuition is now complete, and no more will become available during this application and admission period.
If you were admitted to a Master’s programme, you have until 12 April to reply to your offer. Accepting your offer is non-binding, and you will be able to change your mind at a later date if you are unable to come. Therefore, if you are uncertain about whether or not you will be able to commence your studies at Uppsala University later this year, and wish to keep your options open, we urge you to say yes! However, if you already know that you will not be able to come then you should decline your offer. This means that your place in the programme can then be offered to one of our students on the reserve list. You reply to your offer by logging into your account at www.universityadmissions.se. If you do not accept your offer by 12 April, your place in the programme will be given to another student. It is therefore very important that you say yes!
If you have been conditionally admitted to a Master’s programme, this means one of two things. Either you are a student in your final year of Bachelor’s studies, and have been admitted on the condition that you are awarded your Bachelor’s degree qualification in time for the start of the Master’s programme. Or, you are a fee-paying student, and have been admitted on the condition that you pay your first tuition installment before commencing your studies at Uppsala University. Both of these things might also apply to you!
Many of you will have been placed on the reserve list, and we understand that this is a very frustrating and nerve-wracking experience. It basically means that you have been deemed eligible for the programme, but because there were more students who applied to the programme than there are places available, and the admissions officers had to select students based on academic merit. For many of you, there is still a good chance of being admitted! Admitted students have until 12 April to reply to their offers. If a student declines their offer, the place will then be offered to a student on the reserve list. You will have been given a reserve number, and this reflects where you are on the reserve list. If you are reserve 1, this means that you are the next in line to be admitted. If you are reserve 50 or 100, there are unfortunately quite a few students ahead of you. The most trying thing about being on the reserve list is that we are unable to guarantee if or when you will be offered a place in the programme, even if you are reserve 1. We wish all of you the best of luck!
The second notification of selection results will be sent out on 21 April. This is a new confirmation of admission for all of the students who accepted their offer by 12 April, and for the students on the reserve list who will have been given a place in the programme. If you are still on the reserve list after 21 April, and a place in the programme becomes available for you, you will be contacted directly by the responsible university department with instructions on how to proceed.
Once again, I would like to thank all you for applying to Uppsala University, and congratulate those of you who were successful in your application. Please remember that my colleagues and I are always here to help, and if you have any questions you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jorja Zambars, International Office