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    Stockholm School of Economics 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) established in 1909 has been one of the top business schools in Sweden and across Europe. The school offers undergraduate and graduate-level programs in Accounting, Finance, Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics and Marketing. The school has multiple accreditations from EQUIS, PRME, SSE Worldwide, and CIVICA. MBA, Ph. D and executive programs of the institution are popular among students and hold multiple accolades. These programs are tailored to provide technical solutions to the business challenges in Sweden and the world at large.

    Some points to be kept in mind while applying for the Stockholm School of Economics is as follows:

    • The School offers 2 bachelor’s degree programs and 5 master’s degree programs.
    • All programs generally commence in August.
    • The regular decision deadline for both undergraduate and graduate programs is January 15.
    • Graduate program applicants are advised to apply by the early decision deadline on November 15.
    • Standardized test scores are mandatory for admission to any undergraduate and graduate programs.
    • The School does not have any minimum cut-off for SAT or ACT scores but high scores are favored.
    • References are not mandatory for admission but students can submit contact details of referees.
    • The School may invite applicants for a short interview over Skype or phone to ask questions related to the choice of program and alignment with career goals.

    COVID-19 Admission Updates

    • Stockholm School of Economics plans to reopen campus from August.
    • All classes will be limited to 50 participants in accordance with the Government regulations.
    • The school has planned a hybrid solution to conduct classes from August 31 to October 26 by combining online and physical education.
    • Applicants can submit IELTS UKVI or TOEFL – IBT special home edition scores for admission.

    Highlights

    Application Portal Online Application
    Application Fee UG: 900 SEK
    PG: No application fee
    Minimum GMAT score 600
    Minimum GRE score 155
    Intake Seasons Fall/Autumn/Spring
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Work Experience Required for all graduate programs
    Interview May be required
    Financial Aid Scholarships

    Stockholm School of Economics Admission Deadlines

    Stockholm School of Economics follows strict admission deadlines. The school has a set timeline for accepting applications, submission of documents and notification of results. These dates are as given below:

    Timeline Undergraduate applicants Graduate applicants
    Application Opens October 16 October 1
    Application Deadline January 15 November 15 (Early decision)
    January 15 (Regular decision)
    Deadline for submission of all supporting documents February 3 November 15
    Notification of decision April 20 March 16

    Stockholm School of Economics International Student Admissions

    The undergraduate and graduate programs offered at the university are in several specializations and are open to domestic and international applicants. However, the applicants must understand the admission requirements before they apply for admission at the university. The requirements for students with Swedish proficiency or Swedish qualifications are different from those who do not have such proficiency.

    Application Portal: Universityadmissions.se

    Application Fee: UG: 900 SEK, PG: No application fee

    Basic Admission Requirements: The general required for all international students applying for programs at the university include:

    • Official transcripts from previous high school, college or university
    • Upper secondary diploma with:
      • Mathematics 3b or 3c (students with high grades will have a favorable position)
      • English 6 or equivalent (higher scores will be favored)
    • GPA equivalent to 17.0 according to Swedish upper secondary system or average IB of 34
    • Certificates from previous institutions
    • Motivation Letter (within 300-500 words)
    • Contact details of referees (can include previous supervisors or teachers)
    • Translation of Official Transcripts from other language to English language
    • English language proficiency tests
    • SAT or ACT scores (with essay)
    • Standardized test scores such as GMAT and GRE
    • Relevant work or professional experience
    • Updated CV
    • Proof of financial support, scholarship or waiver
    • Copy of international passport
    • Interview

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    One of the requirements for international applicants is the submission of English proficiency tests or exams such as TOEFL and IELTS. The minimum requirements/scores for the English proficiency tests must be equivalent to English 6 as outlined below:

    Test Minimum requirement for undergraduates Minimum requirement for graduates
    TOEFL - IBT 90 100 or above
    TOEFL - PBT 575 -
    Swedish Upper Secondary School English 6 English B/6
    IELTS 6.5 7.0 or above
    PTE 62 To be determined by the admission office
    Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments English 6 To be determined by the admission office

    Visa Process for International Students

    After an admission offer is given and accepted, it is vital for international applicants to apply for a student visa in order to study in Sweden. Students will require a study permit to stay in Sweden for more than 3 months. After students receive admission letters, they can apply for the residence permit. Applicant should prepare the following documents for visa application:

    • Valid international passport
    • Visa application form
    • Acceptance letter from designated university
    • Financial supports for tuition fee and living expenses
    • Health insurance

    After the completion and submission of all the necessary documents, the applicant can prepare and schedule an interview with the Swedish Migration Agency for the visa. Students should also prepare for the interview to have a positive result.

    Stockholm School of Economics Undergraduate Admissions

    Stockholm School of Economics offers 2 undergraduate programs in Business and Economics and Retail Management at the university. Applicants should understand and check the admission requirements before they submit their applications for admission into any of the undergraduate programs at the university.

    Where to Apply: Online Application through the universityadmissions.se

    Application Fee: 900 SEK

    Admission Requirements: The following requirements must be fulfilled for admission to undergraduate programs:

    • Coursework in subjects such as English and Mathematics with:
      • Minimum 3b or 3c in Mathematics
      • Minimum English 6
    • Minimum GPA of 17.0 in the Swedish upper secondary system.
    • Proof of English language proficiency for international applicants.
    • SAT or ACT scores with essay (no minimum requirements)
    • Letter of Motivation
    • CV describing relevant work experience, volunteering opportunities, educational achievements or extracurricular participation.

    Stockholm School of Economics Graduate Admissions

    There are different course-based, research-based and certification graduate programs offered at Stockholm School of Economics for applicants to choose from. Programs are offered in various specializations such as Accounting, Business & Management, Economics and Finance at the university. Therefore, applicants must be aware of the minimum requirements and check the admission requirements before submitting an application for any of the graduate programs offered by the university.

    Where to Apply: Online Application

    Application Fee: No application fee

    Admission Requirements: The admission requirements for graduate programs are as follows:

    • Completed bachelor’s degree in relevant subject
    • GMAT or GRE scores (Minimum GMAT score: 600; Minimum GRE score: 155)
    • English language proficiency test scores
    • Letter of motivation
    • Current CV
    • Relevant work experience
    • References
    • Essay
    • Interview

    Some of the graduate programs and their admission requirements in addition to the general requirements are:

    Requirements Master Program in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management Master Program in Business & Management Master Program in Economics Master Program in Finance Master Program in International Business
    Application Deadlines Early application deadline: November 15
    Regular application deadline: January 15
    Early application deadline: November 15
    Regular application deadline: January 15
    Early application deadline: November 15
    Regular application deadline: January 15
    Early application deadline: November 15
    Regular application deadline: January 15
    Early application deadline: November 15
    Regular application deadline: January 15
    Academic Qualifications A bachelor’s degree with 90 ECTS in business administration, 30 ECTS in Economics and 20 ECTS in accounting and finance A bachelor’s degree with 30 ECTS in business administration A bachelor’s degree with at least 90 ECTS in social sciences and 30 ECTS in economics A bachelor’s degree with at least 60 ECTS in social sciences and 30 ECTS in quantitative fields A bachelor’s degree with at least 90 ECTS in social sciences and 30 ECTS in business administration
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    GMAT or GRE scores Required, minimum GMAT score 550 or minimum GRE score of 155 Required, minimum GMAT score 550 or minimum GRE score of 155 Required, minimum GMAT score 550 or minimum GRE score of 155 Required, minimum GMAT score 550 or minimum GRE score of 155 Required, minimum GMAT score 550 or minimum GRE score of 155
    Letter of Motivation Required Required Required Required Required
    CV Required Required Required Required Required
    Work Experience Required Required Required Required Required
    Essay Not required Not required Not required Not required Not required
    References Recommended (only contact details required) Recommended (only contact details required) Recommended (only contact details required) Recommended (only contact details required) Recommended (only contact details required)
    Interview May be required May be required May be required May be required May be required
    Additional Requirements None None None None Photo; Ranking in the top 10 CEMS school for semester abroad

    The notifications of selection for undergraduate programs are released by April 20. Admission decisions for graduate programs are announced by March 16. Admission at the Stockholm School of Economics is considered to be selective. The School does complete review of an application considering school or university from where the previous program was completed, courses and grades of previous education, standardized test scores, language skills, work experience, CV and letter of motivation. Applicants are recommended to apply by the early decision deadline as the competition is tough and only limited applications are accepted after the early decision.

    FAQs

    Ques. Do I need to pay tuition fees for studying at Stockholm School of Economics?

    Ans. EU/EEA or Switzerland applicants do not pay tuition fees while international students pay tuition fees of 100,000 SEK per year for studying at Stockholm School of Economics.

    Ques. What should a letter of motivation for admission to Stockholm School of Economics look like?

    Ans. Your letter of motivation must be written within 300 to 500 words and explain the reason for choice of program and admission to Stockholm School of Economics.

    Ques. I am in my final year of upper secondary school. Can I still apply to Stockholm School of Economics?

    Ans. Yes, you can apply from the final year of upper secondary school. However, you will need to provide a verified study plan duly signed by an authorized official in your school.

    Ques. I am in the last year of my bachelor’s degree. Can I still apply to Stockholm School of Economics?

    Ans. Yes, you can apply before completing the final year of bachelor’s degree. In such cases, you will be given a conditional acceptance and you must complete the degree before the commencement of the Master's program and be able to submit all supporting documents by August 20.

    Ques. Will I get feedback on rejected applications?

    Ans. Stockholm School of Economics is unable to provide feedback on every rejected application in order to maintain confidentiality of the admission committee’s deliberations.

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