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LINNAEUS UNIVERSITY - [LNU], VAXJO, KRONOBERG - ADMISSION

Vaxjo, KronobergLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 2010Established Year
  18626Enrollment

Linnaeus University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Suruchi Gupta Suruchi Gupta
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Linnaeus University is located in Sweden. It is a modern international student that has opened its gates for all the students around the globe. The Linnaeus University was founded back in 2010, it has enrolled about 33,000 students and 2,000 international students. In terms of the number of students, the university is the 6th largest university in Sweden. On the first-cycle level, the university offers 100-degree programs and on second-cycle level 80 programs are being offered. It is one of the best places to study in Sweden.

For autumn 2018 overall, 1132 students were admitted to Linnaeus University whereas, in autumn 2019, the number of students reached 1,583 thereby resulting in a 40 percent increase for international master’s programs. In addition to this, for first choice applicants, there is a 5 percent increase in the number of applicants for the autumn semester 2019.

  • Applications fat Linnaeus university admissions for Bachelors and Masters level are made online.
  • Admissions are open for Spring and Autumn sessions.
  • International students have two rounds of admission to each semester, however, applicants from countries other than EU/EEA are not encouraged to apply to the second round.
  • Applicants are required to submit their completed application before deadlines as late applications will not allow the applicant to apply for the scholarship.

Highlights

Application Portalwww.universityadmissions.se
Application FeeSEK 900
Mode of PaymentVisa, Master Card, American Express (less frequently), Online banking
Intake SeasonSpring/Autumn
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Financial AidGrants, Scholarships.

Linnaeus University Admission Deadlines

Linnaeus University recommends applicants to submit the completed application before deadlines. However, few courses and programs permit late applications but the places may not be available. Application deadlines for Linnaeus University admission are:

TermMasters First Round of ApplicationBachelors First Round of ApplicationMasters, Bachelors Second Round of Application
SpringAugust 17August 17October 15
AutumnJanuary 15January 15April 15

Linnaeus University International Student Admissions

The following are the international student admission requirements required by the students.

Application Portal: Online

Application Fee: SEK 900

Admission Requirements: For the admission at Linnaeus university, applicants should submit the following documents with the application:

  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • Official transcripts demonstrating a list of courses from all years of previous education
  • Certificates of Diplomas at the university level
  • Copy of passport or any document representing proof of identification
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate, such as Baccalaureate, High School, GCE-O/A-levels, Abitur.

Applicants should send their documents to University admissions postal address

Linnaeus University requires additional country-specific documents with the application form.

Some of the popular South-Asian countries with admission requirements are listed below:

CountryDocuments Required - Bachelor’s LevelDocuments Required - Master’s Level
IndiaHigher Secondary Certificate Examination,
Intermediate Examination Certificate,
All India Senior School Certificate Examination,
Pre-University Education Certificate,
Indian School Certificate (ISC),
Certificate of Vocational Education (CVE),
Polytechnic Diploma/Diploma Examination Certificate
College-issued mark sheet/result card/transcript issued by autonomous Indian college,
Provisional certificate/diploma issued by the university,
Post-secondary diploma and study results from all years.
NepalSchool Leaving Certificate (Grade XI & XII after 2017),
Intermediate Certificate,
Higher Secondary Certificate or Proficiency Certificate.
Mark sheet/result card/transcript,
Official degree certificates/provisional degree certificates,
Sri LankaA-levels and O-level official statements issued by the National Evaluation and Testing Service (NETS), Department of Examination, An A-level passing grade in English.Minimum 3-years Bachelor’s degree
BangladeshExamination Certificate with Academic Transcripts, Marks Sheet, or Statement of Marks issued by Bangladesh Technical Education Board or the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE).The transcripts and Diploma issued by the University, Mark sheets/transcripts issued by the Registrar's Office or the Controller of Examinations Office at the university.
PakistanOfficial Secondary School Certificate (ISSC), or Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) + Statement of marks, or another official transcript verified and attested by Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).Higher Secondary School and Intermediate Certificates, Statement of Marks/official transcript attested by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) in Pakistan,
University transcripts and diploma(s) attested by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

An international student can submit internationally recognized test scores as proof of English proficiency. For Bachelor’s and Master’s level, the general entry requirement for the English language in Sweden is English 6. However, some of the courses or programs for the Master’s level may require a lower or higher level of English.

Applicants can submit one of the following test scores with the application for admission:

TestEnglish 7English 6English 5
IELTS Academic/IELTS UKVI76.55.5
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Test.Paper-based: 600
Internet-based: 100
Paper-based: 575
Internet-based: 90
Paper-based: 530
Internet-based: 72
Pearson PTE Academic686247
Cambridge ESOLC2 Proficiency (CPE): 200C1 Advanced (CAE): 180Cambridge English: First grade A, B or C

NOTE: Students should kindly note that the university does not accept IELTS General Training, IELTS Indicator, TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT MyBest, Institutional TOEFL, or the revised TOEFL paper-delivered Test (introduced 2017).

Student Visa Process for International Students

Students should apply for visa 6 months prior to their travel. A visa application fee of 60 euros needs to be submitted with the online application form.

Documents required to apply for a visa are

  • Valid passport
  • Letter demonstrating the purpose of the visit
  • Proof of acceptance or invitation from a university in Sweden
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources for the period of stay in Sweden.
  • Medical travel insurance that covers costs of at least 30,000 EUR and is valid for all Schengen countries
  • Passport-sized photo not older than 6 months
  • Leave approval letter from school or university

NOTE: Approximately 15 days are required to process a visa application. After applying for the visa and making the required payment, students can schedule an interview at a nearby Embassy or consulate.

Linnaeus University Undergraduate Admissions

Linnaeus University offers a wide range of undergraduate courses that include Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Fishery, Arts, Design and Media, Business Administration and Economics, Computer Science and Engineering, Education/Educational Sciences/Didactics, Health and Medical Care, Humanities, Journalism, Communication and Information, Languages, Law and Legal Studies, Materials, Construction and Manufacturing, Mathematics, Natural Science, Religious Studies, Social Science and Behavioral Science, Social Work and Welfare and Technology.

Where to Apply: Online

Application Fee:

  • SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100).
  • No application fee for permanent Swedish residence or has a temporary Swedish residence permit.

Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit following documents with the application for

  • Proof of proficiency in English.
  • Certificates and Diplomas from your previous education at the university level
  • Transcripts of Records, including a list of courses from all your years of study.
  • Copy of passport or another document as a proof of identification.
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate, such as Baccalaureate, High School, GCE-O/A-levels, Abitur.

Linnaeus University Graduate Admissions

Linnaeus University offers graduate courses in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, Design and Media, Business Administration and Economics, Arts, Computer Science, and Engineering, Horticulture, Education/Educational Sciences/Didactics, Health and Medical Care, Journalism, Humanities, Communication and Information, Law and Legal Studies, Languages, Construction and Manufacturing, Mathematics, Religious Studies, Natural Science, Social Work and Welfare and Technology, Social Science and Behavioral Science.

Where to Apply: Online

Application Fee:

  • SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100).
  • No application fee for permanent Swedish residence or has a temporary Swedish residence permit.

Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit following documents with the application for

  • Proof of proficiency in English.
  • Transcripts of Certificates and Diplomas from the previous universities.
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts of Records, including a list of courses from all your years of study.
  • Copy of passport or another document as a proof of identification.
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate, such as Baccalaureate, High School, GCE-O/A-levels, Abitur.

Here are specific academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the Linnaeus University:

RequirementsManagement and organizationWeb developmentNursingSocial work-studyPsychology
Application Fee
(International students)
SEK 900SEK 900SEK 900SEK 900SEK 900
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
IELTS Academic/IELTS UKVIRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
TOEFL iBTRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
EssayNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Work ExperienceNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
CV/ResumeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
RecommendationsNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Admission InterviewNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required

The University has a moderately selective admission process. International students are advised to apply before deadlines and ensure their visa completion at least 3 months before the start of their semester. The university has a holistic approach to assessing applications. Portfolios play a key role in the selection of students in arts/design courses. Applicants must go through course requirements wisely, to avoid errors in the application.

Applicants can send their documents via DHL, FedEx to:

PostNord Strålfors
Scanning
Västberga Allé 36D 5tr
SE-126 30 Hägersten
Sweden

FAQ

Ques: Do University offers any MBA courses?

Ans: No, Linnaeus University does not offer any MBA courses.

Ques: What does it mean by conditionally admitted?

Ans: As a fee-paying student, conditional admission is given to the student until he has paid the tuition fees. This means that students are not allowed to register or enroll in the program until he has paid the tuition fees.

Ques: Will I be receiving any confirmation that my fees have been paid so that I can prove this in order to obtain a visa?

Ans: Once you have paid the tuition fee, the computer system will automatically send a notification to the Swedish Migration Board.

Ques: The embassy asks for my proof of payment, when will I get it?

Ans: It will take a few days to get the confirmation of payment after the tuition fees have been paid.

Ques: Can I pay the tuition in euro or dollars?

Ans: The tuition fee can be paid in either euro or dollars, whatever suits you best.

Ques: Do I have to take medical insurance in my home country?

Ans: All students admitted to Linnaeus University are covered by general health insurance for the entire period of study. You will receive more information about this in an email from the admissions office.

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