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Posted by: Netsec 17.Jan.2017, 12:49 AM

Hello all,

Let's discuss here regarding the applications process and admission.
Where you applied to? Have you received any rating?

I have applied for:

1. Lulea - In Progress
2. Stockholm - In Progress

It's kinda early but let's wait together and discuss the process that is taking place. I am waiting to hear from all of you.

Posted by: Aal22 17.Jan.2017, 02:06 AM

Hi! Yes, this a good idea and it helps with the waiting biggrin.gif

I have applied at 3 universities:

1) Lund- In progress
2) Umea- In progress
3) Halmstad- Unqualified. Since they reviewed applications early and my TOEFL score wasn't (and still isn't) in yet.
Speaking of the TOEFL -I asked in another post but haven't gotten any replies- how long did your score reports take to reach admissions?

Posted by: itsmegeorge 17.Jan.2017, 11:38 AM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 17.Jan.2017, 03:06 AM) *
3) Halmstad- Unqualified. Since they reviewed applications early and my TOEFL score wasn't (and still isn't) in yet.
Speaking of the TOEFL -I asked in another post but haven't gotten any replies- how long did your score reports take to reach admissions?


How did Halmstad unqualify you so quick?!

I also have 3 choices, first is Uppsala - Language Technology, second is Gothenburg, same programme and third one is Gothenburg and it's Ancient and Medieval Philology. Hope I make it to Uppsala :/

Posted by: Netsec 17.Jan.2017, 11:51 AM

QUOTE
Halmstad- Unqualified. Since they reviewed applications early and my TOEFL score wasn't (and still isn't) in yet.
Speaking of the TOEFL -I asked in another post but haven't gotten any replies- how long did your score reports take to reach admissions?


Very quick rejection. Lets hope for the best regarding the other Unis. It seems that we may have an answer before March. Regarding English, it wasnt necessary for me to take a TOEFL exam since the teaching language of the bachelor degree was English and this fulfills the requirement of the Unis.

Posted by: Aal22 17.Jan.2017, 01:03 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 17.Jan.2017, 01:38 PM) *
How did Halmstad unqualify you so quick?!



QUOTE (Netsec @ 17.Jan.2017, 01:51 PM) *
Very quick rejection. Lets hope for the best regarding the other Unis.


They sent me an e-mail explaining. It is not a rejection, they said it just means they have reviewed my application and the proof of English was missing. So as soon as anything new is uploaded they will be notified and review my application again.
I just hope my score makes it there in time or it will be the same for all the universities sad.gif

Good luck with your applications, the both of you!

Posted by: Sinjanthu 17.Jan.2017, 02:22 PM

Hi everyone

I have applied for:

Master Programme in Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University
IN PROGRESS

Software Engineering and Management Master's Programme, University of Gothenburg
IN PROGRESS

Software Technology, Linnaeus University
IN PROGRESS

Master Programme in Information Systems,Karlstad University
QUALIFIED

QUOTE
Academic Credits (HS)
Your merit rating in this selection group is: 180,0 of a maximum 999.9


and I have applied for a 60 credits "Network Design and Computer Management"course in Halmstad University and got Qualified too
QUOTE
Akademiska poäng (för grundutbildning) (APGR)
Your merit rating in this selection group is: 180 of a maximum 225

Posted by: itsmegeorge 17.Jan.2017, 04:17 PM

QUOTE (Sinjanthu @ 17.Jan.2017, 03:22 PM) *
Master Programme in Information Systems,Karlstad University
QUALIFIED


and I have applied for a 60 credits "Network Design and Computer Management"course in Halmstad University and got Qualified too



Did the qualification and your merit scores come in, like, today? Because the application deadline was yesterday and the website says that they're only gonna review applications after the document deadline is up

Posted by: Aal22 17.Jan.2017, 04:52 PM

QUOTE (Sinjanthu @ 17.Jan.2017, 04:22 PM) *
Master Programme in Information Systems,Karlstad University
QUALIFIED

and I have applied for a 60 credits "Network Design and Computer Management"course in Halmstad University and got Qualified too


Oh wow, congrats on getting your merit rating so soon! I thought they could only give the merit ratings after February 1st.

Posted by: Netsec 17.Jan.2017, 04:57 PM

Yes, it seems that we may get an answer really soon.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 17.Jan.2017, 05:05 PM

Well that's both encouraging and scary laugh.gif

Posted by: Rafael8 18.Jan.2017, 06:44 AM

Well Students,

Good to see you applicants gathered and discussing about who got admitted.
Well my first priority is Master in sustainable development, university of uppsala and guess what the total number of applicants this year has reached to 997 (almost 1000). I dont even know how universities make their selections on but anyways I wish you all a success...

Regards

Posted by: Netsec 18.Jan.2017, 06:55 AM

QUOTE
Well Students,

Good to see you applicants gathered and discussing about who got admitted.
Well my first priority is Master in sustainable development, university of uppsala and guess what the total number of applicants this year has reached to 997 (almost 1000). I dont even know how universities make their selections on but anyways I wish you all a success...

Regards


Hey,
How you know the number of the applicants?

Posted by: Rafael8 18.Jan.2017, 07:18 AM

Hello,

Through UHR website.
+ there is detailed list of applicants and what would be the admission points so you can lightly have an idea by looking at your programe your chances of being admitted.
Though there is no detailed information in any of website that gives you how students get admitted. Is it gpa or supporting docs? but by going through swedish HEC indexes, I have come to a point which may be proved wrong (in the end it would be just an opinion). The admissions are highly based off of a complete appraisal of your application to a programe (not just how good are you in grades or english) and the most important factor is your credits. The academic credits you have for req. courses and overall higher education credits that you have with your degree provided within your country by your respective HE bodies. That will surely make your application strong if you have higher credits than the rest of the applicants.

If anyone else know something for sure, feel free to add the information. we surely all are curious and need a place somewhere in time smile.gif

Posted by: Netsec 18.Jan.2017, 07:24 AM

QUOTE
Hello,

Through UHR website.
+ there is detailed list of applicants and what would be the admission points so you can lightly have an idea by looking at your programe your chances of being admitted.
Though there is no detailed information in any of website that gives you how students get admitted. Is it gpa or supporting docs? but by going through swedish HEC indexes, I have come to a point which may be proved wrong (in the end it would be just an opinion). The admissions are highly based off of a complete appraisal of your application to a programe (not just how good are you in grades or english) and the most important factor is your credits. The academic credits you have for req. courses and overall higher education credits that you have with your degree provided within your country by your respective HE bodies. That will surely make your application strong if you have higher credits than the rest of the competents.

If anyone else know something for sure, feel free to add the information. we surely all are curious and need a place somewhere in time smile.gif

By saying UHR website you mean universityadmissions.se? Because I cannot find this information somewhere in the site.

Posted by: Rafael8 18.Jan.2017, 07:28 AM

Absolutely no !.

http://statistik.uhr.se/.here you go

Netsec do you have fb? if yes then provide me with your link.

Posted by: Netsec 18.Jan.2017, 07:37 AM

QUOTE
Absolutely no !.

http://statistik.uhr.se/. here you go

Netsec do you have fb? if yes then provide me with your link.


Thanks for the info. No I dont have a fb account. Lets stay in touch from this forum. Good luck to all.

Posted by: vsli 18.Jan.2017, 02:31 PM

Hej! smile.gif

I've applied for:

1) Accounting - Stockholm Univ. IN PROGRESS

2) Accounting and Financial Management - Gothenburg IN PROGRESS

3) Operations Management and Control - Stockholm Univ. IN PROGRESS

4) Accounting and Financial Management - Uppsala Univ. IN PROGRESS

I have a GMAT Score of 650. I guess that should be enough. Fingers crossed ! smile.gif

Posted by: Rafael8 18.Jan.2017, 04:39 PM

QUOTE (vsli @ 18.Jan.2017, 02:31 PM) *
Hej! smile.gif

I've applied for:

1) Accounting - Stockholm Univ. IN PROGRESS

2) Accounting and Financial Management - Gothenburg IN PROGRESS

3) Operations Management and Control - Stockholm Univ. IN PROGRESS

4) Accounting and Financial Management - Uppsala Univ. IN PROGRESS

I have a GMAT Score of 650. I guess that should be enough. Fingers crossed ! smile.gif





Thats pretty cool. gmat is much essential for business and management students to get into top schools. However it is much more important if your selection is based on or to cover up low gpa. still i want to know how much your higher education credits are.?

Posted by: pebbletots 18.Jan.2017, 04:52 PM

I'll join in smile.gif I'm bit confused about merit rankings and how we get these, can someone explain a bit?

I've applied for

1. International Project Management - Chalmers University - in progress
2. Digital Leadership - Gothenburg - in progress
3. Marketing and Consumption - Gothenburg - in progress
4. International Administration and Global Governance - Gothenburg - in progress

Crossing my fingers for at least one of those! I know two of them I'm not really qualified for so I'm assuming fairly soon I'll be disqualified. I just wanted to be sure I had four choices.

Posted by: Rafael8 18.Jan.2017, 05:12 PM

QUOTE (pebbletots @ 18.Jan.2017, 04:52 PM) *
I'll join in smile.gif I'm bit confused about merit rankings and how we get these, can someone explain a bit?

I've applied for

1. International Project Management - Chalmers University - in progress
2. Digital Leadership - Gothenburg - in progress
3. Marketing and Consumption - Gothenburg - in progress
4. International Administration and Global Governance - Gothenburg - in progress

Crossing my fingers for at least one of those! I know two of them I'm not really qualified for so I'm assuming fairly soon I'll be disqualified. I just wanted to be sure I had four choices.


International Project Management - Chalmers University is among the programs which has the most strength for applied applicants just like i have in my first priority and they are unfortunately +900 applicants this year. The competiton is tough however i have no clue how they gona make the ratings but it clearly shows you gotta have Good university credits, high ranked uni in your country, fullfilment of spec. requirements and good gpa. If you lack any of this , i wonder there would be an effect on MR to get admitted in your first priority but hey lets not assume something on your own, My friend has seen highly absurd and unexpected results from the universities. so yeah you have stepped into a system you cant trust on numbers and statuses, so lets hope for the good. smile.gif

Posted by: pebbletots 18.Jan.2017, 05:19 PM

Yes Rafael8 that is basically my "wild card" choice and I have a a VERY slim chance of getting in, which I knew when applying. But I knew they would just move on to my next choice if I wasn't considered (hopefully I was right and it won't have any bad results!). I won't be surprised or sad if I don't get into that, especially as I did my undergrad in Communications. I think my highest chance is getting into digital leadership or global governance. I'm glad I know about the merit system now! We don't use that in the US so that was new information to me.

Posted by: Rafael8 18.Jan.2017, 05:39 PM

QUOTE (pebbletots @ 18.Jan.2017, 05:19 PM) *
Yes Rafael8 that is basically my "wild card" choice and I have a a VERY slim chance of getting in, which I knew when applying. But I knew they would just move on to my next choice if I wasn't considered (hopefully I was right and it won't have any bad results!). I won't be surprised or sad if I don't get into that, especially as I did my undergrad in Communications. I think my highest chance is getting into digital leadership or global governance. I'm glad I know about the merit system now! We don't use that in the US so that was new information to me.


I have been student of architecture(5 yr prog) and i intended to apply in international pro.man. chalmers but i had this feeling of not getting in due to reasons of my low cgpa than 70% aggregate and somehow managed to predict that theres gona be alot of students in pro management because its criteria is not so complex and mainly for all fields (mostly students dont give a shit about program, they just want to get in sweden, LITERALLY JUST ! tongue.gif so you all in the same boat). I mailed them and theyve told me "we make overall assessment of a single application so we might consider you and encourage you to apply as we cant beforehand give you any answers". This is itself a denial statement i think. Well there is more coming in near future than we think...

Posted by: Mugarura Amis 19.Jan.2017, 08:47 AM

Hello,

I have applied to jonkoping, Gavle, Uppsala, and karlstad.

International Logistics and Supply Chain Management(Jönköping University)-IN PROGRESS

Master Programme in Business Administration (Gävle)-IN PROGRESS


Master Programme in Business and Management - Marketing (Uppsala)-IN PROGRESS


Master Programme in Marketing, (Karlstad)-CONDITIONALLY QUALIFIED (Academic Credits (HS)Your merit rating in this selection group is: 180,0 of a maximum 999.9)

At first i thought the merit rating was too low comparing with the over all of almost 100 MR, 180.0 seemed too small to me. who knows more abaout these merit rtatings? please help me understand this more.

Posted by: Sinjanthu 19.Jan.2017, 09:15 AM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 17.Jan.2017, 04:17 PM) *
Did the qualification and your merit scores come in, like, today? Because the application deadline was yesterday and the website says that they're only gonna review applications after the document deadline is up

Yes. I paid the application fees back in December mid and I applied for a different university. ( karlskrona) and got unqualified. So I changed my 4th option to karlstads uni and got qualified yesterday. May be that's just the bachelors 180 credits I got.

Fingers crossed.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 19.Jan.2017, 11:32 AM

So I take it the ones who have received their merit ranking are the ones required to pay fees?

Posted by: Sinjanthu 19.Jan.2017, 01:27 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 19.Jan.2017, 11:32 AM) *
So I take it the ones who have received their merit ranking are the ones required to pay fees?

Maybe

Because I'm also have to pay tution fees.

Posted by: Jamie_39 20.Jan.2017, 12:00 PM

Hi, I've applied for a couple of MS programs for this years entry, but I have a few questions which I was wondering if anyone could help me out with?

I'm a "mature" student (36), and as such, my original B and M. Eng. degrees (from the UK) weren't completed using the credit system used now, and my uni hasn't kept a full transcript either (I only did 11 exams in my whole university career, so it doesn't look that impressive either, although I did manage to get them to state that the language of instruction was English, so hopefully that fulfills that requirement!). I also have a PhD from a relatively good UK university though, and almost 10 years of industrial experience with some of it in the field I want to study, which I'm hoping will help a little. Do you know how these will be considered in the merit ranking system though?

Also, do I need to go and try and get my parents to dig out my A level school certificates before the 1st Feb? It's been so many years since I last needed them, (and they date from 1999) that I don't keep a copy of the certificates myself! Do you think they will have a positive influence?

My two applications are both listed as "In Progess" at the moment, so fingers crossed!

Posted by: emmie 21.Jan.2017, 08:32 AM

Hey all, it's interesting to see that some people have already gotten a merit rating this early! Anyway, I've applied to Gothenburg, Uppsala, Umea and Lund - all are in progress. Good luck to everyone!

PS: who's applied for the S.I scholarship? Waiting on Wednesday!

Posted by: Nkemjika 21.Jan.2017, 11:42 AM

Hello people. Happy to have found this forum.

I applied to:

1)Linnaeus University
Mathematical statistics and Financial mathematics
Status: In progress

2)Linköping University
Statistics and data mining
Status: In progress

3)Örebro University
Applied Statistics
Status: In progress

4)Umea University
Economics
Status: In progress

Fingers crossed. We are all Hopeful.

Posted by: Aal22 21.Jan.2017, 01:39 PM

QUOTE (emmie @ 21.Jan.2017, 10:32 AM) *
PS: who's applied for the S.I scholarship? Waiting on Wednesday!


I have. Fingers crossed for step 1 on Wednesday! I'm so anxious.

Posted by: emmie 21.Jan.2017, 04:59 PM

QUOTE (Jamie_39 @ 20.Jan.2017, 02:00 PM) *
Also, do I need to go and try and get my parents to dig out my A level school certificates before the 1st Feb?


Are your A level certificates required? Because I imagine they'd want to see your more recent academic certification which would probably be your bachelors..

Posted by: Jamie_39 21.Jan.2017, 11:29 PM

I'm hoping that they wouldn't need them, but I want to give myself as best a chance as possible! I'm panicking a little as the course I really, really, want to do asks for 45 credits in a subject I don't have, so I'm trying to strengthen my application as much as possible!

Posted by: Kam 22.Jan.2017, 04:45 AM

Hi everyone, I've applied for:

Master of Science Programme (120 credits) in International Development and Management
120 Credits, Lund University, IN PROGRESS

Master of Science Programme (120 credits) in Development Studies
120 Credits, Lund University, IN PROGRESS

The number of applicants of both programme have reached over 1000. So nervous! Finger crossed!

I'm also waiting for SI step 1 on Wednesday.

Good luck to us all!

Posted by: emmie 22.Jan.2017, 07:47 AM

QUOTE (Jamie_39 @ 22.Jan.2017, 01:29 AM) *
I'm hoping that they wouldn't need them, but I want to give myself as best a chance as possible! I'm panicking a little as the course I really, really, want to do asks for 45 credits in a subject I don't have, so I'm trying to strengthen my application as much as possible!



In that case, your best bet would probably be to get in touch with the department that you're applying to and raise your concerns about your eligibility. I did the same thing a while back and found it helped because I was able to email them my transcripts and knew as early as December which courses I could apply for and which ones would be a gamble, based on the feedback I was given. Email them as early as you can so that you beat the 1st Feb deadline?


QUOTE (Kam @ 22.Jan.2017, 06:45 AM) *
The number of applicants of both programme have reached over 1000. So nervous! Finger crossed!


Whoa, I saw that too! Those programs are pretty popular in Lund, the MS in Development Studies has a little over 1200 applicants this year, but the consoling factor is that not all who begin filling in their application go through with it till the end. Some people (non EU residents) end up not paying the application fee while others don't send in the required documents. Crossing my fingers for you!

Posted by: sr357 22.Jan.2017, 10:06 AM

Hello all!

It's my first time in this forum and I hope someone could try and help me figure a few things out.

My applications are

University of Gothenburg, Atmosphere, climate and ecosystem master's programme, GU-61898, IN PROGRESS
Örebro University, Master of chemistry in environmental forensics, ORU-59714, CONDITIONALLY QUALIFIED 120/999
Uppsala University, Master programme in forensic science, UU-M3801, IN PROGRESS
Luleå University of technology, Master programme in exploration and environmental geosciences, LTU-95001, IN PROGRESS

I am obviously freaking out because 120/999 seems crazy low... I tried checking the statistik website but it's really hard to make anything out of it as my Swedish is still very basic. I wonder if anyone could help me figure out if my rank is really al low as it sounds?

I will appreciate any kind of help. I am really counting on these applications! Thank you!

Posted by: Rafael8 22.Jan.2017, 10:09 AM

The number of applicants of both programme have reached over 1000. So nervous! Finger crossed!

Hey all,

Same goes for master in sustainable dev, Uppsala with 997 students this year. Couldn't expect much tho but it seems it's hell of one competition. I have quoted few things in previous chats that needed to be sure if fullfilled coz thats the only way you get admitted. smile.gif have a good day

Posted by: Kam 22.Jan.2017, 12:45 PM

QUOTE (emmie @ 22.Jan.2017, 08:47 AM) *
IWhoa, I saw that too! Those programs are pretty popular in Lund, the MS in Development Studies has a little over 1200 applicants this year, but the consoling factor is that not all who begin filling in their application go through with it till the end. Some people (non EU residents) end up not paying the application fee while others don't send in the required documents. Crossing my fingers for you!


Thanks emmie! Yes, based on the statistics, not all of them completed their applications in the end. But it still seems more competitive this year. Anyway, let's wait for Wednesday first. Good luck!

Posted by: Kam 22.Jan.2017, 01:35 PM

QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 22.Jan.2017, 11:09 AM) *
Same goes for master in sustainable dev, Uppsala with 997 students this year. Couldn't expect much tho but it seems it's hell of one competition. I have quoted few things in previous chats that needed to be sure if fullfilled coz thats the only way you get admitted. smile.gif have a good day


Yeah, I've read them. Thanks for sharing! Looks like we are in the same boat. Good luck!

Posted by: itsmegeorge 22.Jan.2017, 04:31 PM

QUOTE (sr357 @ 22.Jan.2017, 11:06 AM) *
I am obviously freaking out because 120/999 seems crazy low... I tried checking the statistik website but it's really hard to make anything out of it as my Swedish is still very basic. I wonder if anyone could help me figure out if my rank is really al low as it sounds?

I will appreciate any kind of help. I am really counting on these applications! Thank you!


Are you paying fees also? That would explain your early receipt of ranking

Posted by: Jamie_39 22.Jan.2017, 05:40 PM

QUOTE (Kam @ 22.Jan.2017, 01:35 PM) *
Yeah, I've read them. Thanks for sharing! Looks like we are in the same boat. Good luck!


I'm one of those 997 too! I also applied for the environmental forensics course at Örebro, but it was a bit of a last minute decision, so that one's gone as a late application. My first two choices were both in on time. I've emailed the admin office once and got a generic reply from them, so I'll try calling them tomorrow I think! Thanks for the support, and good luck to everyone!

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 23.Jan.2017, 02:33 PM

Hello all!

My situation is similar to most:

KTH Civil and Architectural Eng. - IN PROGRESS (937 applicants)
Chalmers Structural Eng. and Building Tech. - IN PROGRESS (415 applicants)
KTH Engineering Mechanics - IN PROGRESS (522 applicants)
Lulea Wood Technology - IN PROGRESS (59 applicants)

Are they my fellow Civil/Structural Eng. applicants in here?

I would also like for anyone in here to answer me as to how the KTH merit rating system is - what makes up the 75 total (what contribution is past uni ranking, gpa, TOEFL, cv, recommendation, motivation, etc)

And also, is there like priority to past application - as compared to 'First Time Applicant', or what does the first time actually mean?

Best of luck y'all!

Posted by: Rafael8 23.Jan.2017, 10:10 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 23.Jan.2017, 03:33 PM) *
Hello all!

My situation is similar to most:

KTH Civil and Architectural Eng. - IN PROGRESS (937 applicants)
Chalmers Structural Eng. and Building Tech. - IN PROGRESS (415 applicants)
KTH Engineering Mechanics - IN PROGRESS (522 applicants)
Lulea Wood Technology - IN PROGRESS (59 applicants)

Are they my fellow Civil/Structural Eng. applicants in here?

I would also like for anyone in here to answer me as to how the KTH merit rating system is - what makes up the 75 total (what contribution is past uni ranking, gpa, TOEFL, cv, recommendation, motivation, etc)

And also, is there like priority to past application - as compared to 'First Time Applicant', or what does the first time actually mean?

Best of luck y'all!

I am from architecture but i have applied in lund for masters in energy efficient building instead. KTH rankin merits are tough and high and such numbers with 937 applicants, its a competition. my first priority is sus, dev in uppsala with 997 applicants. what kills is numbers tongue.gif lol. well i consider less than 400 is safe and bit closer to get admitted ...

Posted by: Nkemjika 23.Jan.2017, 10:49 PM

QUOTE (sr357 @ 22.Jan.2017, 10:06 AM) *
Örebro University, Master of chemistry in environmental forensics, ORU-59714, CONDITIONALLY QUALIFIED 120/999

I also applied to Örebro University for masters program in applied statistics. My status as of this moment is displaying IN PROGRESS. How come yours has been assessed as CONDITIONALLY QUALIFIED so soon while mine is still in progress?

Posted by: itsmegeorge 24.Jan.2017, 04:15 PM

QUOTE (Nkemjika @ 23.Jan.2017, 11:49 PM) *
I also applied to Örebro University for masters program in applied statistics. My status as of this moment is displaying IN PROGRESS. How come yours has been assessed as CONDITIONALLY QUALIFIED so soon while mine is still in progress?


Are you paying fees?

Posted by: Ayrah 24.Jan.2017, 05:01 PM

Hello everyone! I am a first time applicant so can anyone explain this merit rating thing? 100/999 is good or 999/999? And how one can judge whether he could get admission or not by analysis MR?

Posted by: Nkemjika 24.Jan.2017, 11:53 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 24.Jan.2017, 04:15 PM) *
Are you paying fees?

Yes I am paying fees

Posted by: Nataliii 28.Jan.2017, 12:48 PM

Hello smile.gif
I am applying for Chalmers University and University of Goteborg.
All the documents are already uploaded but i wonder about statistics. I know the page with the statistics, but it looks very weird to me. I would want to know the overal number of students applying and then see rejected/reserved/accepted . Does anyone know where to find that information? And if possible not in Swedish only?
In my home country technical courses are not so popular so it is usually very easy to get in. I suppose in Sweden it doesnt work that way..

Posted by: Nataliii 28.Jan.2017, 01:24 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 23.Jan.2017, 02:33 PM) *
Hello all!

My situation is similar to most:

KTH Civil and Architectural Eng. - IN PROGRESS (937 applicants)
Chalmers Structural Eng. and Building Tech. - IN PROGRESS (415 applicants)
KTH Engineering Mechanics - IN PROGRESS (522 applicants)
Lulea Wood Technology - IN PROGRESS (59 applicants)

Are they my fellow Civil/Structural Eng. applicants in here?

I would also like for anyone in here to answer me as to how the KTH merit rating system is - what makes up the 75 total (what contribution is past uni ranking, gpa, TOEFL, cv, recommendation, motivation, etc)

And also, is there like priority to past application - as compared to 'First Time Applicant', or what does the first time actually mean?

Best of luck y'all!



Hello, where did you get the numbers of applicants? I really cant find it anywhere .. thanks!

Posted by: Sinjanthu 28.Jan.2017, 02:51 PM

QUOTE (Nataliii @ 28.Jan.2017, 02:24 PM) *
Hello, where did you get the numbers of applicants? I really cant find it anywhere .. thanks!


http://statistik.uhr.se/

Posted by: Aal22 28.Jan.2017, 04:39 PM

QUOTE (Kam @ 22.Jan.2017, 06:45 AM) *
Hi everyone, I've applied for:

Master of Science Programme (120 credits) in International Development and Management
120 Credits, Lund University, IN PROGRESS


Hello Kam,
I have the same programme as my 1st choice. Is there any change in the status of your application? Good luck!

Posted by: Nataliii 29.Jan.2017, 09:07 AM

QUOTE (Sinjanthu @ 28.Jan.2017, 02:51 PM) *
http://statistik.uhr.se/


Of course i saw that statistics before, but if i understand it correctly there is no number of appliciants for this year.
Thanks

Posted by: Annika 29.Jan.2017, 10:00 AM

Hello, everyone!

QUOTE (Nataliii @ 29.Jan.2017, 09:07 AM) *
Of course i saw that statistics before, but if i understand it correctly there is no number of appliciants for this year.
Thanks


You should enter MASTERHT17 to see this year number of applicants.

Posted by: Kam 29.Jan.2017, 01:32 PM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 28.Jan.2017, 04:39 PM) *
Hello Kam,
I have the same programme as my 1st choice. Is there any change in the status of your application? Good luck!


Hi, nice to meet you! Nothing has changed yet smile.gif

Posted by: Nataliii 29.Jan.2017, 03:41 PM

QUOTE (Annika @ 29.Jan.2017, 10:00 AM) *
Hello, everyone!



You should enter MASTERHT17 to see this year number of applicants.



Ah, thank you! I see that now, 462 applicants to my number 1 choice, and only 139 to my number 2 choice.. doesnt look as bad as i expected!

Posted by: itsmegeorge 30.Jan.2017, 01:52 PM

Do you guys think that, if a programme has, like, 45 applicants, all of them could be admitted, or is that a big number?

Posted by: riemann 30.Jan.2017, 04:22 PM

Applied for three programs:

1. MSc Mathematics - University of Gothenburg
2. MSc Mathematics - KTH / Stockholm University dual program
3. MSc Mathematics - Uppsala University

All three say 'In Progress' so far. Not much competition for spots it seems in mathematics. I am one of only two people that has a Swedish personal number that has applied to Gothenburg University so far. We will see, best of luck to all!

Posted by: dr_MadGeek 30.Jan.2017, 07:56 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 30.Jan.2017, 01:52 PM) *
Do you guys think that, if a programme has, like, 45 applicants, all of them could be admitted, or is that a big number?


It depends on the university that is offering the programme .. I have seen in past, my department cancelled some program when the number of applicants were less than 50.

Posted by: Nataliii 30.Jan.2017, 10:54 PM

QUOTE (riemann @ 30.Jan.2017, 04:22 PM) *
Applied for three programs:

1. MSc Mathematics - University of Gothenburg
2. MSc Mathematics - KTH / Stockholm University dual program
3. MSc Mathematics - Uppsala University

All three say 'In Progress' so far. Not much competition for spots it seems in mathematics. I am one of only two people that has a Swedish personal number that has applied to Gothenburg University so far. We will see, best of luck to all!


Ah really? in total we are 125 applicants smile.gif i also applied there but as a last choice . Lets see then! smile.gif good luck

Posted by: Netsec 30.Jan.2017, 11:33 PM

There are positions only for people having a Swedish personal number?

Posted by: Rafael8 31.Jan.2017, 07:53 AM

QUOTE (Nataliii @ 28.Jan.2017, 01:48 PM) *
Hello smile.gif
I am applying for Chalmers University and University of Goteborg.
All the documents are already uploaded but i wonder about statistics. I know the page with the statistics, but it looks very weird to me. I would want to know the overal number of students applying and then see rejected/reserved/accepted . Does anyone know where to find that information? And if possible not in Swedish only?
In my home country technical courses are not so popular so it is usually very easy to get in. I suppose in Sweden it doesnt work that way..

Sweden is more technical than artistic or anything else. They highly prioritize physics, chems, mathmatics grades (or any technical subjects relevant to your majors) on overall gpa. I am an architectural student and I had correspondence with their admission officers. They have elobrated and helped me alot understanding the system. smile.gif

Posted by: itsmegeorge 31.Jan.2017, 12:04 PM

QUOTE (dr_MadGeek @ 30.Jan.2017, 08:56 PM) *
It depends on the university that is offering the programme .. I have seen in past, my department cancelled some program when the number of applicants were less than 50.


I get that, although this doesn't really answer my question on how many people in general get accepted for a Master's programme annually. Hope I'm not being rude here.

Posted by: riemann 31.Jan.2017, 02:54 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 31.Jan.2017, 12:04 PM) *
I get that, although this doesn't really answer my question on how many people in general get accepted for a Master's programme annually. Hope I'm not being rude here.


You can look through all the past admissions statistics here: https://statistik.uhr.se/

Some programs are very specialized like theoretical physics which takes a handful whilst others are huge and take hundreds like public health.

I think the statistics can be a bit misconstrued, it's my belief that many people that are applying and don't have a Swedish personal number are applying to multiple countries and many will face various visa issues (especially the last three years due to the refugee crisis overloading the visa system) and housing issues (housing can be impossible to find in the major cities) so even though it looks like many are applying and have accepted that is not really indicative of the actual amount that end up on the course.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 31.Jan.2017, 04:46 PM

QUOTE (riemann @ 31.Jan.2017, 03:54 PM) *
You can look through all the past admissions statistics here: https://statistik.uhr.se/

Some programs are very specialized like theoretical physics which takes a handful whilst others are huge and take hundreds like public health.

I think the statistics can be a bit misconstrued, it's my belief that many people that are applying and don't have a Swedish personal number are applying to multiple countries and many will face various visa issues (especially the last three years due to the refugee crisis overloading the visa system) and housing issues (housing can be impossible to find in the major cities) so even though it looks like many are applying and have accepted that is not really indicative of the actual amount that end up on the course.


There are no statistics for the Master I am referring to. It's new and it's going to start in September for the first time.

Posted by: riemann 31.Jan.2017, 05:02 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 31.Jan.2017, 04:46 PM) *
There are no statistics for the Master I am referring to. It's new and it's going to start in September for the first time.


Then email the program director and ask them directly. I personally chatted with a few program directors before applying and they were all very pleasant and welcoming to answer any of my questions.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 31.Jan.2017, 05:35 PM

QUOTE (riemann @ 31.Jan.2017, 06:02 PM) *
Then email the program director and ask them directly. I personally chatted with a few program directors before applying and they were all very pleasant and welcoming to answer any of my questions.


I did, but no reply. sad.gif
Oh well, I guess we will see.

Posted by: Albert100791 31.Jan.2017, 07:29 PM

Hello all!

I'll share my experiences with this clear and relaxing selection process tongue.gif
Here are my choices for the masters I want to study.

1. MSc Strategic HRM & Labour Relations - Göteborg University.(In progress)
2. MBA Business Adm. Organization - Linköping University. (In progress)
3. MSc Management, Knowledge and Change - Lund University. (In progress)
4. MBA Management - Umeå University. (In progress)

So, here's is my background: I think I have strong chances to get admitted to my first option, as I hold a bachelor in Labour Relations (240hec). The info on the webpage says that selection is based upon credits with a max of 225 hec thus.. I should be fine (I guess ? ) It's pretty confusing, as I'm not used to get involved into this kind of selections. Also, they separate the selection in 3 groups : Group 1: The ones who hold a bachelor in HR or Labour Relations Group 2: The ones who hold a Social Sciences related bachelor (HRM included) and Group 3: The others who fulfill the requirements. The question now is.. Can I take part in 2 selection groups?
I have some Swedish friends and told me that it is common to participate in more than 1 selection groups.

Although as anecdote, Linköping changed my status twice from Qualified to In progress.. That was right after 16th January. I was a bit surprised because it was way too fast.. but, I'm in progress again. Should I be worried?

Posted by: itsmegeorge 31.Jan.2017, 09:41 PM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 31.Jan.2017, 08:29 PM) *
Although as anecdote, Linköping changed my status twice from Qualified to In progress.. That was right after 16th January. I was a bit surprised because it was way too fast.. but, I'm in progress again. Should I be worried?


Lmao how nerve racking!! Although I will say I too have 240 ECTS and my programme says maximum 225 and I'm like... worried

Posted by: Albert100791 31.Jan.2017, 10:00 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 31.Jan.2017, 09:41 PM) *
Lmao how nerve racking!! Although I will say I too have 240 ECTS and my programme says maximum 225 and I'm like... worried


Yeah.. same here. I'm a bit concerned about the lack of transparence regarding selection process. As far as I know, they don't take grade point average, CV or letter of intention into considerantion, so I don't know what they really evaluate. I think they just check if the subjectes are well linked to the field of study you wanna take...

Btw George, does your masters programme website say anything more about the selection criteria? I hope this madness finish soon...

Posted by: itsmegeorge 31.Jan.2017, 10:13 PM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 31.Jan.2017, 11:00 PM) *
Yeah.. same here. I'm a bit concerned about the lack of transparence regarding selection process. As far as I know, they don't take grade point average, CV or letter of intention into considerantion, so I don't know what they really evaluate. I think they just check if the subjectes are well linked to the field of study you wanna take...

Btw George, does your masters programme website say anything more about the selection criteria? I hope this madness finish soon...


Uh well I got three choices listed basically, two are Computational Linguistics and then I have Medieval and Classical Philology, this one's a new programme and it says 225 maximum so I don't know. This one doesn't require anything other than the degree but the other two wanted a statement of intent. But if a programme wants a letter they do look at it and it basically makes or breaks the application.

Posted by: Albert100791 1.Feb.2017, 07:29 AM

Let's keep our fingers crossed then smile.gif

Posted by: Albert100791 1.Feb.2017, 11:41 AM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 31.Jan.2017, 10:13 PM) *
Uh well I got three choices listed basically, two are Computational Linguistics and then I have Medieval and Classical Philology, this one's a new programme and it says 225 maximum so I don't know. This one doesn't require anything other than the degree but the other two wanted a statement of intent. But if a programme wants a letter they do look at it and it basically makes or breaks the application.


I've just checked the statistics and are really discouraging... I don't really know what to think ! 700 total applications submitted!

Posted by: Albert100791 1.Feb.2017, 12:58 PM

QUOTE (riemann @ 31.Jan.2017, 02:54 PM) *
You can look through all the past admissions statistics here: https://statistik.uhr.se/

Some programs are very specialized like theoretical physics which takes a handful whilst others are huge and take hundreds like public health.

I think the statistics can be a bit misconstrued, it's my belief that many people that are applying and don't have a Swedish personal number are applying to multiple countries and many will face various visa issues (especially the last three years due to the refugee crisis overloading the visa system) and housing issues (housing can be impossible to find in the major cities) so even though it looks like many are applying and have accepted that is not really indicative of the actual amount that end up on the course.



I think exactly the same. For example, I'm aware that many of the applications didn't come through to the final steps of the process due to numerous reasons (English test results weren't on time...). Although it's really discouraging seeing more than 1000 applications. To be honest, I still don't know how do they select the candidates... We will see smile.gif

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 1.Feb.2017, 03:45 PM

QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 31.Jan.2017, 08:53 AM) *
Sweden is more technical than artistic or anything else. They highly prioritize physics, chems, mathmatics grades (or any technical subjects relevant to your majors) on overall gpa. I am an architectural student and I had correspondence with their admission officers. They have elobrated and helped me alot understanding the system. smile.gif


Well Rafael, if there are any other relevant info that they gave you (that would give us even the slightest of 'closure' in this waiting period), please do share! I figure these are pretty uncertain times unsure.gif

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 1.Feb.2017, 04:19 PM

Does anyone know how long it takes for TOEFL results to reach SW admissions? (This question has become a bit of a cliché but is a need to know for me) And, if they haven't arrived by today will this lead to disqualification for this admissions round?

Posted by: Nataliii 1.Feb.2017, 05:50 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 1.Feb.2017, 04:19 PM) *
Does anyone know how long it takes for TOEFL results to reach SW admissions? (This question has become a bit of a cliché but is a need to know for me) And, if they haven't arrived by today will this lead to disqualification for this admissions round?


Well on TOEFL page they say it is 4-6 weeks , but from my experience it was a week, sometimes only 4 days, but they wont disqualify you, or better to say - if your toefl comes like a week - 10 days after the deadline, they said it is ok, but if more it will be concidered as late application. You can still get in but i am sure that wont make a good oppinion on your organization skills - but you wont be disqualified.

Posted by: Nataliii 1.Feb.2017, 05:56 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 1.Feb.2017, 03:45 PM) *
Well Rafael, if there are any other relevant info that they gave you (that would give us even the slightest of 'closure' in this waiting period), please do share! I figure these are pretty uncertain times unsure.gif


hmm I am not that sure about this . I know few people with excellent grades but with no work experience, no interships who didnt get in, and i know also people with average grades who had a bit more experience and they got in (for the same program ) . So i dont think grades is what matters the most.

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 1.Feb.2017, 06:11 PM

QUOTE (Nataliii @ 1.Feb.2017, 06:50 PM) *
Well on TOEFL page they say it is 4-6 weeks , but from my experience it was a week, sometimes only 4 days, but they wont disqualify you, or better to say - if your toefl comes like a week - 10 days after the deadline, they said it is ok, but if more it will be concidered as late application. You can still get in but i am sure that wont make a good oppinion on your organization skills - but you wont be disqualified.


Thanks Nataliii, I've also checked with ETS and they've told me, according to my order date, the results should've already reached Admissions... biggrin.gif

Posted by: Nataliii 1.Feb.2017, 08:53 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 1.Feb.2017, 06:11 PM) *
Thanks Nataliii, I've also checked with ETS and they've told me, according to my order date, the results should've already reached Admissions... biggrin.gif


How long did it take if i might ask? smile.gif

Posted by: Rafael8 1.Feb.2017, 09:34 PM

QUOTE (Nataliii @ 1.Feb.2017, 06:56 PM) *
hmm I am not that sure about this . I know few people with excellent grades but with no work experience, no interships who didnt get in, and i know also people with average grades who had a bit more experience and they got in (for the same program ) . So i dont think grades is what matters the most.

Yes nataliiii ! lol ! I know a guy with low average grades and no work experience but they got him in because his university credits were exceptionally high. I exactly don't remember how much the credits were but it was indeed. As i mentioned earlier at starting posts, higher education credits worth a lot (higher education credit means how many credits you are awarded with your bachelor degree by higher education councils in your home country and includes both the ranking of your home uni and workload per semester leading to number of years) making your application powerful along what course/program you go for.
Those programes who basis their selection criteria on CV and letter then they mean it. All i know they evaluate them thoroughly but how they evaluate its a mystery.
Like in KTH uni they ask almost everything ,Degree,grades, CV, Letter of intent, portfolio(if required) and working experience of atleast 1 year. If this is the case, then they take degree,grades, CV, and portfolio (if required) highly into consideration.

In short, it freaking hard to evaluate their way of evaluation tongue.gif sometimes its highly based on programe. The least that could have ever happened is already happened to my friend. His grades were 50% with no intern mention on cv. i think it was only statement of purpose.

Posted by: Sinjanthu 2.Feb.2017, 12:15 PM

QUOTE (Sinjanthu @ 17.Jan.2017, 03:22 PM) *
Hi everyone
I have applied for:

Master Programme in Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University
IN PROGRESS

Software Engineering and Management Master's Programme, University of Gothenburg
IN PROGRESS

Software Technology, Linnaeus University
IN PROGRESS

Master Programme in Information Systems,Karlstad University
QUALIFIED


now got Qualified for Software Technology, Linnaeus University also

Posted by: itsmegeorge 2.Feb.2017, 01:38 PM

QUOTE (Sinjanthu @ 2.Feb.2017, 01:15 PM) *
now got Qualified for Software Technology, Linnaeus University also


Lucky! Did you get a merit ranking too?

Posted by: Sinjanthu 2.Feb.2017, 01:53 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 2.Feb.2017, 02:38 PM) *
Lucky! Did you get a merit ranking too?



it says
"Eligible without merit-based evaluation (ÖS)"


for my other masters in Karlstad university it says
"Academic Credits (HS)
Your merit rating in this selection group is: 180,0 of a maximum 999.9"

Posted by: itsmegeorge 2.Feb.2017, 02:29 PM

QUOTE (Sinjanthu @ 2.Feb.2017, 02:53 PM) *
it says
"Eligible without merit-based evaluation (ÖS)"


for my other masters in Karlstad university it says
"Academic Credits (HS)
Your merit rating in this selection group is: 180,0 of a maximum 999.9"


Congrats looks like you're in smile.gif do you get an email notification when you get the ranking?

Posted by: Sinjanthu 2.Feb.2017, 03:16 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 2.Feb.2017, 03:29 PM) *
Congrats looks like you're in smile.gif do you get an email notification when you get the ranking?


no. Its just I'm qualified, not selected. And I paid the application fees of 900SEK before the Jan 15th. so I think the must have processing the early applications/paid applications from non EU`

Posted by: Aal22 2.Feb.2017, 04:01 PM

Oh wow, I wish I hadn't found out about the statistics website haha. I was so hopeful and now that I've checked, my 1st choice is (1466) applicants blink.gif , 2nd choice (830), 3rd choice (349), and 4th choice (330). These numbers have got me really discouraged.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 2.Feb.2017, 04:34 PM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 2.Feb.2017, 05:01 PM) *
Oh wow, I wish I hadn't found out about the statistics website haha. I was so hopeful and now that I've checked, my 1st choice is (1466) applicants blink.gif , 2nd choice (830), 3rd choice (349), and 4th choice (330). These numbers have got me really discouraged.


I got kind of discouraged too. At first I thought my first choice had, like, 40 applicants, but turned out I wasn't checking the Master's entries and I found out my programme has 140 applicants, and that is only first admission round.

Posted by: Aal22 2.Feb.2017, 04:43 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 2.Feb.2017, 06:34 PM) *
I got kind of discouraged too. At first I thought my first choice had, like, 40 applicants, but turned out I wasn't checking the Master's entries and I found out my programme has 140 applicants, and that is only first admission round.


Isn't the applicants no. the total? and only the admitted are selection 1 and 2?
Also, I don't understand why the number of admitted in selection 2 is close to the number in selection 1. I thought selection 2 was only a few spots for late or from the reserve applicants. Is that not the case?

Posted by: Nkemjika 2.Feb.2017, 05:18 PM

QUOTE (Sinjanthu @ 2.Feb.2017, 03:16 PM) *
no. Its just I'm qualified, not selected. And I paid the application fees of 900SEK before the Jan 15th. so I think the must have processing the early applications/paid applications from non EU`

I guess not. I am also a NON-EU applicant and I paid my SEK900 application fee on the 24th December 2016 yet my status for Mathematical statistics and Financial mathematics(msc) at LINNAEUS UNIVERSITY is still displaying IN PROGRESS as at now. Perhaps the various program committee deliberate on application by their own pace. Might be wrong though. Just a thought.

Posted by: pebbletots 2.Feb.2017, 05:46 PM

For those of us who don't have to pay fees, does anyone have any idea when we can expect to be "qualified/disqualified"? How long does it take especially since some have already found that out.

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 2.Feb.2017, 06:14 PM

QUOTE (Nataliii @ 1.Feb.2017, 09:53 PM) *
How long did it take if i might ask? smile.gif


Can't say for sure. The shipping date was the 16th of Jan.

Congrats to all already QUALIFIED! Fingers crossed for the rest of us! rolleyes.gif

Posted by: a1b2i3 3.Feb.2017, 07:00 PM

I have applied to -

1. Master's in Embedded and Intelligent Systems, Halmstad University - IN PROGRESS

2. Master's in Electrical Engineering, specialisation Signal Processing & Wave Propagation, Linnaeus University - QUALIFIED Eligible without merit-based evaluation (ÖS)

3. Master Programme in Solar Energy Engineering, Dalarna University - IN PROGRESS

4. Master's in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication Systems
Blekinge Institute of Technology- QUALIFIED Guaranteed place (PG)


As I understand ÖS is Other applicants, Applicants who do not have the applicable qualifications to earn a merit rating in one of the relevant selection groups. But I believe I have the applicable qualifications and should be considered for APAV group.

Did it happen to anyone else?

Posted by: itsmegeorge 3.Feb.2017, 11:57 PM

I just saw my transcript does not have ECTS on it, even though my university works with ECTS sad.gif I have a 4 year BA. Do you think I'm gonna have a problem? Are they gonna assume I have 240 credits?

Posted by: Kakuru 4.Feb.2017, 02:02 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 3.Feb.2017, 11:57 PM) *
I just saw my transcript does not have ECTS on it, even though my university works with ECTS sad.gif I have a 4 year BA. Do you think I'm gonna have a problem? Are they gonna assume I have 240 credits?


Do you have a diploma or just the transcript? The number of years/semesters should be stated somewhere.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 4.Feb.2017, 04:22 PM

QUOTE (Kakuru @ 4.Feb.2017, 03:02 PM) *
Do you have a diploma or just the transcript? The number of years/semesters should be stated somewhere.


I have both the degree and the transcript, they both state the number of years and semesters detailed, but I don't have ECTS credits.

Posted by: Nkemjika 4.Feb.2017, 07:58 PM

I just saw a disheartening and surprising development on my account at UAS- I am unqualified in 3 out of my 4 choices. The other choice is still in progress.

I am "unqualified" for allegedly not meeting upto 180 ECTS or equivalent. I believe this is unfounded because I hold a 4-year(8 semesters) bachelor degree from my home country(Nigeria), with a grading system of ABCDE and F(fail). A has 5points, B has 4points, C has 3points, D has 2points, and E has 1point. This points are then multiplied by the unit credit of the course which can be 2,3,4 or 6. For example my bachelor essay was 6credit unit, A score of B in the essay will give the student 6x4= 24 credits out of possible 30credits.

I think the universities I applied to in Sweden just counted the unit credits on my transcript and came to the conclusion that I don't meet 180 ECTS. This to me is really strange because so many people in my country(Nigeria) and home university has no problem gaining masters admission in other developed countries like the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Norway and even Sweden etc.

I don't know how Universities in Sweden calculates and reaches decision of whether an applicant meets the general entry requirements or not. Does any one have an idea of the criteria they use in calculating ECTS credit.

Hey people, I believe the total credit in my bachelor degree should be worth at least equivalent of 240 ECTS. How do I remedy this impasse and ensure my degree is recognized accordingly.

Posted by: Kakuru 4.Feb.2017, 08:25 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 4.Feb.2017, 04:22 PM) *
I have both the degree and the transcript, they both state the number of years and semesters detailed, but I don't have ECTS credits.


I think it should be fine then – I mean, it's probably generally understandable that each year corresponds to 60 ECTS in this case. But who knows, mine was a 3,5 years long one and I still think they may accidentally count it as 180 anyway wink.gif

QUOTE (Nkemjika @ 4.Feb.2017, 07:58 PM) *
Hey people, I believe the total credit in my bachelor degree should be worth at least equivalent of 240 ECTS. How do I remedy this impasse and ensure my degree is recognized accordingly.


Well, I believe you should fill and upload the appeal form and make them count the points again... Most likely just a mistake.

Posted by: Nkemjika 5.Feb.2017, 01:49 AM

QUOTE (Kakuru @ 4.Feb.2017, 08:25 PM) *
Well, I believe you should fill and upload the appeal form and make them count the points again... Most likely just a mistake.

Where do I obtain the said form please?

Posted by: smokedsardines 5.Feb.2017, 04:22 AM

QUOTE (Nkemjika @ 5.Feb.2017, 04:58 AM) *
I just saw a disheartening and surprising development on my account at UAS- I am unqualified in 3 out of my 4 choices. The other choice is still in progress.

I am "unqualified" for allegedly not meeting upto 180 ECTS or equivalent. I believe this is unfounded because I hold a 4-year(8 semesters) bachelor degree from my home country(Nigeria), with a grading system of ABCDE and F(fail). A has 5points, B has 4points, C has 3points, D has 2points, and E has 1point. This points are then multiplied by the unit credit of the course which can be 2,3,4 or 6. For example my bachelor essay was 6credit unit, A score of B in the essay will give the student 6x4= 24 credits out of possible 30credits.

I think the universities I applied to in Sweden just counted the unit credits on my transcript and came to the conclusion that I don't meet 180 ECTS. This to me is really strange because so many people in my country(Nigeria) and home university has no problem gaining masters admission in other developed countries like the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Norway and even Sweden etc.

I don't know how Universities in Sweden calculates and reaches decision of whether an applicant meets the general entry requirements or not. Does any one have an idea of the criteria they use in calculating ECTS credit.

Hey people, I believe the total credit in my bachelor degree should be worth at least equivalent of 240 ECTS. How do I remedy this impasse and ensure my degree is recognized accordingly.


Hi Nkemjika,

Did you receive a message in the "My messages" tab telling you that you do not fulfill the entry requirements? I received the following message and it makes me really anxious:

QUOTE
You do not currently fulfill the entry requirements for admission. Applicants to master's programmes must have completed undergraduate studies that are equivalent to three years of study at a Swedish university, i.e., a bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen (180 HE/ECTS credits).

If you have other university studies (courses and programmes) that you have completed but have not notified us of, please submit official documentation of these studies as soon as possible.

Please submit your documentation as soon as possible to University Admissions in Sweden. Your application will not be processed further until all requested documents have arrived here. If you submit your documents after the deadline, your application will be considered late. Late applications may be considered by the university if there are places available after on-time applications have been processed and admissions selection has been completed. Please note that if you've submitted your documents so that they arrive after the deadline, in most cases you must reapply to the courses you wish to be considered for in order for your new documentation to be reviewed. You can read more about reapplying at Universityadmissions.se.


I think it came from UniversityAdmissions and not from the universities I applied to because all of them still have "in progress" status. What worries me is that the universities might not even look thoroughly at my application just because UniversityAdmissions already identified me as ineligible sad.gif

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 5.Feb.2017, 07:52 AM

QUOTE (smokedsardines @ 5.Feb.2017, 04:22 AM) *
I think it came from UniversityAdmissions and not from the universities I applied to because all of them still have "in progress" status. What worries me is that the universities might not even look thoroughly at my application just because UniversityAdmissions already identified me as ineligible sad.gif


Hey, smoked; I'm not much of an expert but I suspect one of two things: one is, if you are in your final year of your Bachelor program in your home country and hadn't uploaded the 'Statement of Enrollment Status' to show that you are heading to a complete degree before the start of the Masters' program, then this could be the cause of the message; or two, if you have completed your Bachelor program, check out this site http://employers.grb.uk.com/international-degree-equivalents. It compares all international degrees to the UK but you can use it to see your country's qualifications as compared to the Swedish bachelor’s degree (kandidatexamen)- with the UK one as a reference, get it!!

Apart from that, I'm as clueless as anyone else as to the inner workings of UAS.

And Nkemjika, I'm from Tanzania and I used the site above. Check it out and, if it seems to be equivalent, try to contact Admissions. I, on the other hand, am still IN PROGRESS. mellow.gif

Posted by: Nkemjika 5.Feb.2017, 09:40 AM

QUOTE (smokedsardines @ 5.Feb.2017, 04:22 AM) *
Hi Nkemjika,

Did you receive a message in the "My messages" tab telling you that you do not fulfill the entry requirements? I received the following message and it makes me really anxious:

Hi Smokesardines

I did not receive such message in "my message" tab. I only got the "unqualified message " in the status below the programs I applied for.

I have resolve to send a strongly worded email to university admissions in Sweden and the institution involved. Another funny thing is that one of the schools in Sweden also wrote that I don't fulfill the English requirement whereas my country(Nigeria) is exempted from any English proficiency test because English is our official language and the language of instruction in our institutions. This is clearly stated in the country-specific requirements for Nigeria on UAS website

Posted by: Nkemjika 5.Feb.2017, 10:33 AM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 5.Feb.2017, 07:52 AM) *
And Nkemjika, I'm from Tanzania and I used the site above. Check it out and, if it seems to be equivalent, try to contact Admissions. I, on the other hand, am still IN PROGRESS. mellow.gif

Thank you for the link. It was helpful. I glanced through the link and I saw that a Nigerian bachelor degree with honours( Which is the type of degree I hold) is equivalent to the standard British bachelor degree) which is also equivalent to the Swedish bachelor (kandidatexamen) degree. I think I will mail UAS for clarification . Cheers.

Posted by: Kakuru 5.Feb.2017, 11:58 AM

Nkemjika,
check this: https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Application-process/Notification-of-selection-results/Appeals/

It may be a better way than just writing them an email; I had to contact them before and all the responses I got looked like automatically generated with no relevance to my question wink.gif

Posted by: malik 5.Feb.2017, 02:07 PM

my all application status changed to unqualified in my all 4 choices i dont know why,and it states that



You are missing the general entry requirements
Academic Degree consisting of 180 ECTS or equivalent
You are missing the following specific entry requirements:
The English requirement has not been fulfilled

Posted by: itsmegeorge 5.Feb.2017, 02:16 PM

QUOTE (malik @ 5.Feb.2017, 03:07 PM) *
my all application status changed to unqualified in my all 4 choices i dont know why,and it states that



You are missing the general entry requirements
Academic Degree consisting of 180 ECTS or equivalent
You are missing the following specific entry requirements:
The English requirement has not been fulfilled


This means you haven't uploaded a proof of English document. Where are you from?

Posted by: malik 5.Feb.2017, 02:23 PM

thansk for replying

I have submited BE electrical(telecommunication) degree and transcript from pakistan,which is more then general entre requirment (126 credits) and Students from India or Pakistan with a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences or Technology unless it is documented that the language of instruction for the programme was a language other than English, meet the English requirement.

Posted by: Kakuru 5.Feb.2017, 03:16 PM

Hi Malik,
So it seems like all your documents got ignored? Have you got any messages about that?

Huh, seems like more people have similar issues.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 5.Feb.2017, 03:20 PM

I think you should call them. If you have the Viber app on your phone, buy some credits and call them; that's how I call people in Sweden to talk.

Posted by: malik 5.Feb.2017, 06:16 PM

ok ,I will call universityadm ,thanks

Posted by: Nkemjika 5.Feb.2017, 07:06 PM

QUOTE (malik @ 5.Feb.2017, 02:07 PM) *
my all application status changed to unqualified in my all 4 choices i dont know why,and it states that



You are missing the general entry requirements
Academic Degree consisting of 180 ECTS or equivalent
You are missing the following specific entry requirements:
The English requirement has not been fulfilled

Hi Malik.

Perhaps your bachelor diploma and transcript has not been verified by the issuing University in Pakistan. I had same problem and I message UAS to challenge the unqualified status and I got this reply from them:

"Dear Student,

Thank you for contacting us with questions regarding admission in Sweden.
As long as we haven't received an answer to the verification of your document your status will be unqualified since you do not fulfill the requirements until we have."

I never knew my academic credentials are still unverified by my institution. I will visit my school tomorrow to see what I can do.

I suggest you mail University admission student for clarification. You own case might be different to mine though.

Posted by: Aal22 5.Feb.2017, 08:15 PM

Hey Nkemjika and Malik,

If you don't mind me asking, when did you pay your application fee? I'm wondering how long they wait for a response from the issuing institute before they mark the degree as unverified. I'm worried because my university is not very good with responding to e-mails but all my programmes are "in progress" still.
Hope this gets resolved for both of you soon.

Posted by: Albert100791 5.Feb.2017, 09:33 PM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 5.Feb.2017, 08:15 PM) *
I'm worried because my university is not very good with responding to e-mails but all my programmes are "in progress" still.
Hope this gets resolved for both of you soon.


I think that ANY university is good at responding e-mails tongue.gif. Nevertheless, it seems there are a lot of problems regarding admission process this year... Maybe just because the Visa system is overloaded :/ Fingers crossed for everyone! I'm still in progress as well.

Posted by: Sinjanthu 6.Feb.2017, 04:54 AM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 5.Feb.2017, 10:33 PM) *
I think that ANY university is good at responding e-mails tongue.gif. Nevertheless, it seems there are a lot of problems regarding admission process this year... Maybe just because the Visa system is overloaded :/ Fingers crossed for everyone! I'm still in progress as well.


Yes. True.
The student permit is overloaded. They get more applications each year. 's I think they decided to cut down some of it by rejecting at the university admission state.

And from last semester, (Jan intake 2017) they started to conduct an interview at visa permit statge. And ask questions about the course you studied at will study at Sweden. Be prepared for that too

Posted by: Rafael8 6.Feb.2017, 06:54 AM

That means the ratio between fee paying and non fee paying will increase to 3:1. fee paying would more likely to get admitted because its a strict business : ))))))))

Albert and sinjanthu, where you from?

Posted by: Nkemjika 6.Feb.2017, 07:36 AM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 5.Feb.2017, 08:15 PM) *
Hey Nkemjika and Malik,

If you don't mind me asking, when did you pay your application fee? I'm wondering how long they wait for a response from the issuing institute before they mark the degree as unverified. I'm worried because my university is not very good with responding to e-mails but all my programmes are "in progress" still.
Hope this gets resolved for both of you soon.

Hi Aal22

I paid my application fee on the 24th December 2016.

I suggest you visit your university(that is what I will be doing today) to ensure your documents are verified. Unfortunately, in most cases, especially in developing countries, we the applicants need to visit the institution to speed up the process of having them verified our transcript and diplomas. Relaxing and thinking some of them will reply the email is akin to taking a dangerous gamble on ones admission chances

Posted by: Albert100791 6.Feb.2017, 08:42 AM

QUOTE (Sinjanthu @ 6.Feb.2017, 04:54 AM) *
Yes. True.
The student permit is overloaded. They get more applications each year. 's I think they decided to cut down some of it by rejecting at the university admission state.

And from last semester, (Jan intake 2017) they started to conduct an interview at visa permit statge. And ask questions about the course you studied at will study at Sweden. Be prepared for that too


Wow!, Yeah I think it's an easy way to cut down some applications.. It's actually scaring!


QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 6.Feb.2017, 06:54 AM) *
That means the ratio between fee paying and non fee paying will increase to 3:1. fee paying would more likely to get admitted because its a strict business : ))))))))

Albert and sinjanthu, where you from?


Rafael, I don't think they are more likely to get admitted ( although it's true they need money anyway ) Think about the ones who are applying for a schoolarship as well, and the overloaded system visa, so, we'll all be in the same boat at the end...

I'm from Barcelona, so as an EU member I don't need to apply for a VISA. Anyway, the statistics got me really discouraged... More than 600 applications!

The selection for my course is based upon number of higher education credits so.. I think I should be fine.. Spain and Greece are the only EU countries with 4 years Bachelor ( I THINK ).

Where are you from Rafael?

Good luck for everyone!

Posted by: Aal22 6.Feb.2017, 11:44 AM

QUOTE (Nkemjika @ 6.Feb.2017, 09:36 AM) *
Hi Aal22

I paid my application fee on the 24th December 2016.

I suggest you visit your university(that is what I will be doing today) to ensure your documents are verified. Unfortunately, in most cases, especially in developing countries, we the applicants need to visit the institution to speed up the process of having them verified our transcript and diplomas. Relaxing and thinking some of them will reply the email is akin to taking a dangerous gamble on ones admission chances


Hi Nkemjika,

Yes, I am from a developing country as well and I agree with having to actually make sure everything is getting done. Unfortunately, I cannot visit my university since I'm not in my home country right now. I will try calling them though. Thank you Nkemjika!

Posted by: Nkemjika 6.Feb.2017, 12:16 PM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 5.Feb.2017, 08:15 PM) *
Hey Nkemjika and Malik,

If you don't mind me asking, when did you pay your application fee? I'm wondering how long they wait for a response from the issuing institute before they mark the degree as unverified. I'm worried because my university is not very good with responding to e-mails but all my programmes are "in progress" still.
Hope this gets resolved for both of you soon.



QUOTE (Aal22 @ 6.Feb.2017, 11:44 AM) *
Hi Nkemjika,

Yes, I am from a developing country as well and I agree with having to actually make sure everything is getting done. Unfortunately, I cannot visit my university since I'm not in my home country right now. I will try calling them though. Thank you Nkemjika!

Okay Aal22

It is good to do everything possible to ensure your chances are not marred. Good luck to us

Posted by: malik 6.Feb.2017, 12:23 PM

Hi Nkemjika Aal22

i called universities admission offices, i think they contact universityadmission and today my status changed to in progress ,thanks god

Posted by: Ayrah 6.Feb.2017, 12:29 PM

QUOTE (malik @ 6.Feb.2017, 12:23 PM) *
Hi Nkemjika Aal22

i called universities admission offices, i think they contact universityadmission and today my status changed to in progress ,thanks god


Hi
In which universities you had applied ?

Posted by: malik 6.Feb.2017, 12:33 PM

lund ,linköping

Hi Nkemjika Aal22

you should call them,I sugest you to call university and ask them about your satuation,thanks.

Posted by: malik 6.Feb.2017, 02:22 PM

new message i have recieved

As we spoke this morning your documents hadn´t been registered yet. Now your degree from Pakistan has been registered as well as your English proficiency.

You are still unqualified in the computer system as your application is still pending.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 6.Feb.2017, 02:53 PM

Has anyone got any updates from Uppsala or Gothenburg. All 3 applications of mine are still in progress and I'm so anxious

Posted by: Albert100791 6.Feb.2017, 03:09 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 6.Feb.2017, 02:53 PM) *
Has anyone got any updates from Uppsala or Gothenburg. All 3 applications of mine are still in progress and I'm so anxious


George, I think they are firstly reviewing the fee paying applications and then, the EU/non fee paying applications, then they would start the selection process. It would take some more time for us. I'm not expecting any change till the first days of March... ( I'm still in progress )

Posted by: itsmegeorge 6.Feb.2017, 03:16 PM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 6.Feb.2017, 04:09 PM) *
George, I think they are firstly reviewing the fee paying applications and then, the EU/non fee paying applications, then they would start the selection process. It would take some more time for us. I'm not expecting any change till the first days of March... ( I'm still in progress )


On my godddddddd I'm not gonna cope lmao

Posted by: Nkemjika 6.Feb.2017, 03:58 PM

QUOTE (malik @ 6.Feb.2017, 12:33 PM) *
lund ,linköping

Hi Nkemjika Aal22

you should call them,I sugest you to call university and ask them about your satuation,thanks.

Okay Malik.. I will call them

What did they say was reason for the previous "unqualified" status.

Posted by: malik 6.Feb.2017, 04:04 PM

your documents not been registered,
In which universities you had applied ?

Posted by: Netsec 6.Feb.2017, 04:27 PM

QUOTE (malik @ 6.Feb.2017, 05:04 PM) *
your documents not been registered,
In which universities you had applied ?

When you say not registered you mean that you are unqualified?Or that universities have not checked the degrees yet? Registered and qualified is the same thing?

Posted by: itsmegeorge 6.Feb.2017, 04:38 PM

QUOTE (Netsec @ 6.Feb.2017, 05:27 PM) *
When you say not registered you mean that you are unqualified?Or that universities have not checked the degrees yet? Registered and qualified is the same thing?


Registered probably as in scanned/validated/confirmed they are legit.

Posted by: malik 6.Feb.2017, 04:51 PM

registered mean that all matarial is complete and ready for advisor to check and that universities have not checked the degrees yet? Registered and qualified is the not same i think.it is placed in qeu for advisor to check

my documents are now registered.

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 6.Feb.2017, 05:29 PM

Hello fellow anxious!

Just checking, is the UA.se website like this for anyone else:

"Oh no, what bad timing! Universityadmissions.se is currently unavailable.
We are currently working on improving the site. We should be finished shortly - please try again later."

Posted by: Aal22 6.Feb.2017, 05:32 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 6.Feb.2017, 07:29 PM) *
Hello fellow anxious!

Just checking, is the UA.se website like this for anyone else:

"Oh no, what bad timing! Universityadmissions.se is currently unavailable.
We are currently working on improving the site. We should be finished shortly - please try again later."


Yeah, same here. It has happened before, should be back on soon smile.gif

Posted by: Rafael8 7.Feb.2017, 09:12 AM

Did someone find any change in the UA portal ? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: Albert100791 7.Feb.2017, 09:38 AM

QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 7.Feb.2017, 09:12 AM) *
Did someone find any change in the UA portal ? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


I think I can see a slightly difference regarding the interface.. lol

Posted by: Sinjanthu 7.Feb.2017, 09:39 AM

QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 7.Feb.2017, 10:12 AM) *
Did someone find any change in the UA portal ? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


they added a small yellow box to say that

QUOTE
Your application is being processed
biggrin.gif

Posted by: emmie 7.Feb.2017, 09:50 AM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 6.Feb.2017, 04:53 PM) *
Has anyone got any updates from Uppsala or Gothenburg. All 3 applications of mine are still in progress and I'm so anxious


Same thing with me, I've been waking up thinking "today is the day my status will change" but nothing happens - both Gothenburg and Uppsala are still in progress! Super anxious, but like someone said, we most likely will get merit ratings from both Uppsala and Gothenburg in March..

Posted by: Rafael8 7.Feb.2017, 09:51 AM

Yeah right lol.

For all those who haven't find any change regarding statuses yet, well stay cool because there is nothing to worried about as me too experiencing the same pace.This is the first week of feb not march, lol. calm your mind, fire your heart is the only thing they want from us now tongue.gif

Posted by: Netsec 7.Feb.2017, 10:13 AM

QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 7.Feb.2017, 10:51 AM) *
Yeah right lol.

For all those who haven't find any change regarding statuses yet, well stay cool because there is nothing to worried about as me too experiencing the same pace.This is the first week of feb not march, lol. calm your mind, fire your heart is the only thing they want from us now tongue.gif


Sure but still in process, at least we can get qualified. j/k. Too early I guess.

Posted by: Aal22 7.Feb.2017, 11:20 AM

What I do is check the website 10000 times a day. That doesn't speed the process up?? laugh.gif hahah

Posted by: Albert100791 7.Feb.2017, 11:42 AM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 7.Feb.2017, 11:20 AM) *
What I do is check the website 10000 times a day. That doesn't speed the process up?? laugh.gif hahah


I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one doing this lol.
Although I'm utterly discouraged checking the statics over and over... I wish I wouldn't have known about them haha. Actually, from 700 applicants from last year, they cutted down to just 90 elegible... I wonder what they do!

Posted by: itsmegeorge 7.Feb.2017, 12:25 PM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 7.Feb.2017, 12:42 PM) *
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one doing this lol.
Although I'm utterly discouraged checking the statics over and over... I wish I wouldn't have known about them haha. Actually, from 700 applicants from last year, they cutted down to just 90 elegible... I wonder what they do!


How do you know how many are eligible?

Posted by: Albert100791 7.Feb.2017, 01:16 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 7.Feb.2017, 12:25 PM) *
How do you know how many are eligible?


Well, I've just done some maths tongue.gif ( I'm talking about last year admissions year ) You have the total number of applications. Then you go to Urval 1 or Urval 2 and you have the admitted students and the rseserved ones. In my case, it was a total of 700 applications. 32 admitted, 60 reserve.

I have free time at work. lol.

Posted by: Aal22 7.Feb.2017, 02:28 PM

Hi all,

Is anyone here applying for the Global Scholarship at Lund University? Also, does anyone know how many scholarships they usually grant a year?

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 8.Feb.2017, 11:40 AM

My worst fear just came to life...got this form ua.se today:


Please note that the TOEFL result slip must be sent directly from ETS to University Admissions in Sweden with 'Institution code: 3477'. Make a request to ETS to send the result as soon as possible.

You can find more information regarding what English tests are accepted and what scores are required at Universityadmissions.se.


Its crazy though, right!? What exactly is the transport mechanism that TOEFL results take weeks (my shipping date was Jan 16) to move from Princeton, New Jersey (ETS HEAD Offices) to reach Stockholm, Sweden... angry.gif

Anyway, I take comfort at the fact that I already had a fail-safe (and it has worked). Before taking my TOEFL i submitted another form of English proficiency proof and, according to a correspondent I just talked to from uas, that was enough for English Level 6 requirement. My TOEFL gives me Level 7 status. Hurraay... biggrin.gif

But still, someone please calm my frustration, angry.gif , 4-6 weeks NJ to Stockholm...????!!!!???

Posted by: Rafael8 8.Feb.2017, 12:09 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 8.Feb.2017, 12:40 PM) *
My worst fear just came to life...got this form ua.se today:


Please note that the TOEFL result slip must be sent directly from ETS to University Admissions in Sweden with 'Institution code: 3477'. Make a request to ETS to send the result as soon as possible.

You can find more information regarding what English tests are accepted and what scores are required at Universityadmissions.se.


Its crazy though, right!? What exactly is the transport mechanism that TOEFL results take weeks (my shipping date was Jan 16) to move from Princeton, New Jersey (ETS HEAD Offices) to reach Stockholm, Sweden... angry.gif

Anyway, I take comfort at the fact that I already had a fail-safe (and it has worked). Before taking my TOEFL i submitted another form of English proficiency proof and, according to a correspondent I just talked to from uas, that was enough for English Level 6 requirement. My TOEFL gives me Level 7 status. Hurraay... biggrin.gif

But still, someone please calm my frustration, angry.gif , 4-6 weeks NJ to Stockholm...????!!!!???

It is always be the best if you are exempted. If you have this option, and you can document it then go for it without taking any sec further. English proficiency test results create a big mess when it comes to UAS. Huge number of students failed to achieve the requirement every year and their applications go vain. Well i see, you had a luck and it counted. you must proud that you documented every test, Good for you.

Posted by: Aal22 8.Feb.2017, 01:13 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 8.Feb.2017, 01:40 PM) *
My worst fear just came to life...got this form ua.se today:


Please note that the TOEFL result slip must be sent directly from ETS to University Admissions in Sweden with 'Institution code: 3477'. Make a request to ETS to send the result as soon as possible.

You can find more information regarding what English tests are accepted and what scores are required at Universityadmissions.se.


Its crazy though, right!? What exactly is the transport mechanism that TOEFL results take weeks (my shipping date was Jan 16) to move from Princeton, New Jersey (ETS HEAD Offices) to reach Stockholm, Sweden... angry.gif

Anyway, I take comfort at the fact that I already had a fail-safe (and it has worked). Before taking my TOEFL i submitted another form of English proficiency proof and, according to a correspondent I just talked to from uas, that was enough for English Level 6 requirement. My TOEFL gives me Level 7 status. Hurraay... biggrin.gif

But still, someone please calm my frustration, angry.gif , 4-6 weeks NJ to Stockholm...????!!!!???


I know! It is crazy the time it takes to arrive. I ordered mine to be sent Dec 18th thinking I was way early. It was sent Dec 26th and arrived 3 days before the deadline (Jan 27th). It was very nerve-racking. I had also submitted that my bachelor degree was taught in English but didn't know if they would accept that. Anyway, I agree, the mailing time is ridiculous. One more thing, when I contacted ETS they said "Our records indicate that this institution has access to the ETS Data Manager and is able to view your score report online.", so why don't they just do that I wonder.

I'm glad you had back up!

Posted by: Albert100791 8.Feb.2017, 01:41 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 8.Feb.2017, 11:40 AM) *
My worst fear just came to life...got this form ua.se today:


Please note that the TOEFL result slip must be sent directly from ETS to University Admissions in Sweden with 'Institution code: 3477'. Make a request to ETS to send the result as soon as possible.

You can find more information regarding what English tests are accepted and what scores are required at Universityadmissions.se.


Its crazy though, right!? What exactly is the transport mechanism that TOEFL results take weeks (my shipping date was Jan 16) to move from Princeton, New Jersey (ETS HEAD Offices) to reach Stockholm, Sweden... angry.gif

Anyway, I take comfort at the fact that I already had a fail-safe (and it has worked). Before taking my TOEFL i submitted another form of English proficiency proof and, according to a correspondent I just talked to from uas, that was enough for English Level 6 requirement. My TOEFL gives me Level 7 status. Hurraay... biggrin.gif

But still, someone please calm my frustration, angry.gif , 4-6 weeks NJ to Stockholm...????!!!!???


Oh my god... that's unbelievable!! Your comment scared me regarding my English proficiency.
I've submitted just the CAE certificate, where they state the final results ( Cambridge ESOL )

Should be enough right? I don't think they needed the statement of results as well...

· You must submit a scan/copy of your Certificate. A Statement of Results cannot be accepted.

· Upload a scan of your original test results using the document uploading function on this website. You can also send a copy of your test results to us via regular post.

So.. I don't understand the second point. I'm a bit lost right now!

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 8.Feb.2017, 02:55 PM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 8.Feb.2017, 02:13 PM) *
I know! It is crazy the time it takes to arrive. I ordered mine to be sent Dec 18th thinking I was way early. It was sent Dec 26th and arrived 3 days before the deadline (Jan 27th). It was very nerve-racking. I had also submitted that my bachelor degree was taught in English but didn't know if they would accept that. Anyway, I agree, the mailing time is ridiculous. One more thing, when I contacted ETS they said "Our records indicate that this institution has access to the ETS Data Manager and is able to view your score report online.", so why don't they just do that I wonder.

I'm glad you had back up!


This is the same thing an ETS correspondent told me via phone. So it means uas only waits for hardcopy results or what... dry.gif

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 8.Feb.2017, 02:41 PM) *
Oh my god... that's unbelievable!! Your comment scared me regarding my English proficiency.
I've submitted just the CAE certificate, where they state the final results ( Cambridge ESOL )

Should be enough right? I don't think they needed the statement of results as well...

· You must submit a scan/copy of your Certificate. A Statement of Results cannot be accepted.

· Upload a scan of your original test results using the document uploading function on this website. You can also send a copy of your test results to us via regular post.

So.. I don't understand the second point. I'm a bit lost right now!


Hey Albert, I'm not so sure about other English proficiency tests, but concerning TOEFLs, uas seems pretty strict that they want it straight from ETS. I think the same applies for IETLS (maybe, I don't know). If they've not poked you yet, you're in the clear!


And for those calling uas directly via phone (using local charges), make sure your balance is good.. laugh.gif lmaooo!!! UAS waits you out for like 2-3 minutes before allowing a correspondent to take your call...what's with that..

Posted by: Albert100791 8.Feb.2017, 04:21 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 8.Feb.2017, 02:55 PM) *
Hey Albert, I'm not so sure about other English proficiency tests, but concerning TOEFLs, uas seems pretty strict that they want it straight from ETS. I think the same applies for IETLS (maybe, I don't know). If they've not poked you yet, you're in the clear!


Well, I've submitted my English Advanced Certificate. This certificate shows the overrall score of the test, and the scores of each section ( Reading, Listening... )

This is what is stated on university admissions:

"Cambridge English Language Assessment
For English 5 - Cambridge English: First (First Certificate in English) grade A, B or C
For English 6 - Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)
For English 7 - Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

* Please note: the Cambridge English First Certificate no longer fulfils the general entry requirements for studies in Sweden.

Submitting your Cambridge English test results

·You must submit a scan/copy of your Certificate. A Statement of Results cannot be accepted.

·Upload a scan of your original test results using the document uploading function on this website. You can also send a copy of your test results to us via regular post.

So.. I can take that uploading the certificate where the results are shown, should be enough right? I'm so worried right now lol.

Posted by: Aal22 8.Feb.2017, 04:31 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 8.Feb.2017, 04:55 PM) *
This is the same thing an ETS correspondent told me via phone. So it means uas only waits for hardcopy results or what... dry.gif


Yes, only hard copies.

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 8.Feb.2017, 06:21 PM) *
Well, I've submitted my English Advanced Certificate. This certificate shows the overrall score of the test, and the scores of each section ( Reading, Listening... )

This is what is stated on university admissions:

"Cambridge English Language Assessment
For English 5 - Cambridge English: First (First Certificate in English) grade A, B or C
For English 6 - Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)
For English 7 - Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

* Please note: the Cambridge English First Certificate no longer fulfils the general entry requirements for studies in Sweden.

Submitting your Cambridge English test results

·You must submit a scan/copy of your Certificate. A Statement of Results cannot be accepted.

·Upload a scan of your original test results using the document uploading function on this website. You can also send a copy of your test results to us via regular post.

So.. I can take that uploading the certificate where the results are shown, should be enough right? I'm so worried right now lol.


You know I have found that the best way to get a response is to ask University Admissions on the "chat" option. You have to wait until it's working hours but you get an immediate answer and it's not automatically generated like when you send an email. The chat agent will check your application and if they tell you your English proficiency is already registered and given a level (English 6 or 7) then it has been accepted and you are good.

Posted by: Metatron 8.Feb.2017, 05:27 PM

Master's Programme:
Electrophysics,KTH
IN PROGRESS


Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering, Chalmers
IN PROGRESS

Master's programme in Wireless Communications, Lund
IN PROGRESS

I can't wait one more month...

Posted by: Albert100791 8.Feb.2017, 05:40 PM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 8.Feb.2017, 04:31 PM) *
Yes, only hard copies.



You know I have found that the best way to get a response is to ask University Admissions on the "chat" option. You have to wait until it's working hours but you get an immediate answer and it's not automatically generated like when you send an email. The chat agent will check your application and if they tell you your English proficiency is already registered and given a level (English 6 or 7) then it has been accepted and you are good.


Yeah.. I think will do that. thanks smile.gif !
I'm just worried that if I submit something after the deadline would be considered as a late application :/

Posted by: Aal22 8.Feb.2017, 07:17 PM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 8.Feb.2017, 07:40 PM) *
Yeah.. I think will do that. thanks smile.gif !
I'm just worried that if I submit something after the deadline would be considered as a late application :/


No problem smile.gif Yeah, I understand what you mean, that's why this is the best thing you can do. Then you can relax and stop worrying for a bit haha. I know the feeling!

Posted by: Kakuru 8.Feb.2017, 11:30 PM

I got a message stating that I haven't uploaded the transcript (even though I did, obviously). Great.

Posted by: riemann 9.Feb.2017, 02:34 AM

Still 'In Progress' for all three schools... perhaps that is a good sign? Maybe they get to us with a Swedish personal number last? I want to know now!!!! Takes forever to find an apartment in Sweden, need as much time as possible.

Posted by: Jamie_39 9.Feb.2017, 08:15 AM

Woohoo!!!! I got "Qualified" for my first choice! Only 180 out of 285 (HPAV group), but they had a selection requirement for 45 credits in environmental related studies, which I don't have, so I was worried I wouldn't be considered at all! Last year they accepted people with 158, but obviously this year there are more applicants per place so nothing is guaranteed. Glad I'm in HPAV and not in OS, which I thought might have also been possible. Fingers crossed, just a waiting game now!

PS My 2nd choice is still "In Progress" and my 3rd choice is not processed yet as it was a late application.

Posted by: Albert100791 9.Feb.2017, 08:43 AM

QUOTE (Jamie_39 @ 9.Feb.2017, 08:15 AM) *
Woohoo!!!! I got "Qualified" for my first choice! Only 180 out of 285 (HPAV group), but they had a selection requirement for 45 credits in environmental related studies, which I don't have, so I was worried I wouldn't be considered at all! Last year they accepted people with 158, but obviously this year there are more applicants per place so nothing is guaranteed. Glad I'm in HPAV and not in OS, which I thought might have also been possible. Fingers crossed, just a waiting game now!

PS My 2nd choice is still "In Progress" and my 3rd choice is not processed yet as it was a late application.


Jamie, where are you from ? I just want to know if they've started reviewing the EU applications smile.gif

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 9.Feb.2017, 09:22 AM

QUOTE (Jamie_39 @ 9.Feb.2017, 09:15 AM) *
Woohoo!!!! I got "Qualified" for my first choice! Only 180 out of 285 (HPAV group), but they had a selection requirement for 45 credits in environmental related studies, which I don't have, so I was worried I wouldn't be considered at all! Last year they accepted people with 158, but obviously this year there are more applicants per place so nothing is guaranteed. Glad I'm in HPAV and not in OS, which I thought might have also been possible. Fingers crossed, just a waiting game now!

PS My 2nd choice is still "In Progress" and my 3rd choice is not processed yet as it was a late application.


Woow! That's amazing Jamie! Congrats - even getting a QUALIFIED status counts at these times. Which uni was that?

Posted by: Ayrah 9.Feb.2017, 09:26 AM

Hi folks!
Anyone (non-fee payer) get change in their admission status?

Posted by: Albert100791 9.Feb.2017, 09:29 AM

QUOTE (Ayrah @ 9.Feb.2017, 09:26 AM) *
Hi folks!
Anyone (non-fee payer) get change in their admission status?


Not yet.. Everything is still "in progress"...

Posted by: Ayrah 9.Feb.2017, 09:32 AM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 9.Feb.2017, 09:29 AM) *
Not yet.. Everything is still "in progress"...


Thanks @Albert100791

I think they might start processing non-fee paying application after paid ones..

Posted by: Albert100791 9.Feb.2017, 09:47 AM

QUOTE (Ayrah @ 9.Feb.2017, 09:32 AM) *
Thanks @Albert100791

I think they might start processing non-fee paying application after paid ones..


Yeah, I think so. Although , in the last week of January, one university changed my status from "In progress" to "Qualified". I was qualified for around 3 days, and then They put me "In progress again". I don't know if it was a system mistake, or that they haven't noticed that I'm a non fee paying candidate tongue.gif

Posted by: Jamie_39 9.Feb.2017, 10:30 AM

Hi again - I am a Swiss resident, UK citizen, so my application falls in the non-fee paying category. The program that I have been qualified for (hopefully not temporarily as some of you have experienced) is Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development at Mid-Sweden University, so one of the smaller ones with fewer applicants I guess?

The whole admissions system is a complete mystery to me, and the more I try and understand it, the more confused I get! Delving into statistics from the previous years just adds to my confusion!

I'm checking on here, and on my admissions at least twice a day to follow updates and hopefully give, and get, useful info - I'm rooting for us all!

Posted by: a1b2i3 9.Feb.2017, 11:00 AM

I have been put in the ÖS group. But I think I belong in the APAV group. Can anyone suggest me what to do?

Posted by: malik 9.Feb.2017, 11:03 AM

i have been qualified in one program but no MR i dont know why no MR

can any one tell me where we can check MR in my acount

Posted by: Aal22 9.Feb.2017, 12:20 PM

Many seem to be getting status changes these couple of days. I am a fee paying applicant but still all "in progress".

Posted by: Jamie_39 9.Feb.2017, 12:31 PM

I think it really depends on how many applicants there are for certain courses! If an admissions office has to go through 700-800 applicants, qualifying the applications is going to take much longer than if there are only 50! Also, it depends if they take into account letters of motivation, thesis proposals etc. which obviously take time to read, or just grades. I wouldn't worry just yet! My second choice has almost 1000 applicants - I'm not expecting to get any status update from them until March!

Posted by: malik 9.Feb.2017, 12:51 PM

what does it mean qualified no more information about MR ?

Posted by: Gvantsa 9.Feb.2017, 01:16 PM

Hello folks,

Today my application status changed in Qualified, but without MR. It stated the following

"You compete in the following selection groups:
Eligible without merit-based evaluation (ÖS)"

anyone with the same situation?

Posted by: emmie 9.Feb.2017, 01:30 PM

Hey guys, I happened to go through previous years' posts regarding this whole process and came across an encouraging comment for 2015 MS applicants from someone who applied in 2014.. took screenshots to share with you all as it might ease someone's concerns as much as it did mine, but for some reason it can't be attached..

Posted by: itsmegeorge 9.Feb.2017, 02:07 PM

Everyone has been getting status changes, mine are all still in progress sad.gif

Posted by: Aal22 9.Feb.2017, 02:31 PM

Hey, everyone with status changes would you please share what University/Programme has qualified you?

Posted by: a1b2i3 9.Feb.2017, 02:36 PM

QUOTE (Gvantsa @ 9.Feb.2017, 02:16 PM) *
Hello folks,

Today my application status changed in Qualified, but without MR. It stated the following

"You compete in the following selection groups:
Eligible without merit-based evaluation (ÖS)"

anyone with the same situation?


Which University and program?

Posted by: davgregu 9.Feb.2017, 03:53 PM

Hello my fellow applicants!

I am a 23 year old wondering if there are any more mexicans applying this year. So far all my 4 options are still IN PROGRESS:


Posted by: Gvantsa 9.Feb.2017, 04:07 PM

Priority 2: Tourism and Sustainability, Master Programme 120 Credits, Linnaeus University, Location: Kalmar

Posted by: Gvantsa 9.Feb.2017, 04:12 PM

QUOTE (a1b2i3 @ 9.Feb.2017, 05:36 PM) *
Which University and program?



Linnaeus University - Tourism and sustainability

Posted by: Gvantsa 9.Feb.2017, 04:18 PM

Guys,

To say honestly, I went also through past years posts regarding to MR and SG's. So far, my impression is the following: we should ignore Merit Ratings, because our appli's are still in process, therefore everything is changeable. Hope for the best, let's see what happens in the following weeks! Good Luck everyone

Posted by: vsli 9.Feb.2017, 07:32 PM

I'm conditionally qualified for my first and third choice. smile.gif
Accounting / Stockholm University
Operations Management and Control / Stockholm University

Posted by: Lo Jobair 9.Feb.2017, 08:33 PM

Hlw,
IT SHOWED THAT I am qualified in Master in Sport Physiology and Medicine in Orebro University.
Somebody could explain me what does it mean and how they calculate it and how is my position?

Higher education credits (TP)
Your merit rating in this selection group is: 180,0 of a maximum 999.9

Best Regards,

Posted by: itsmegeorge 9.Feb.2017, 08:54 PM

QUOTE (Lo Jobair @ 9.Feb.2017, 09:33 PM) *
Hlw,
IT SHOWED THAT I am qualified in Master in Sport Physiology and Medicine in Orebro University.
Somebody could explain me what does it mean and how they calculate it and how is my position?

Higher education credits (TP)
Your merit rating in this selection group is: 180,0 of a maximum 999.9

Best Regards,


180 is probably your ECTS credits, was your BA 3 years? That would explain the rating.

Posted by: vildeka 9.Feb.2017, 09:04 PM

Hey guys!

Im a 23 year old student from Norway, so non-fee paying.
I have applyed for:
KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Master's Programme, Molecular Techniques in Life Sience
IN PROGRESS
Karolinska Institutet - Master's Programme in Biomedicine
IN PROGRESS

Exited to hear that a lot of you are getting satus changes, still I'm not expecting to much yet as I am from EEA country and it is almost 600 applicants where I have applied.

Posted by: wahabsahab 10.Feb.2017, 07:48 AM

Master Programme in Applied Biotechnology 120 Credits, Uppsala University, Location: Uppsala
IN PROGRESS
Animal Science - Master´s Programme 120 Credits, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Location: Uppsala
IN PROGRESS
Master's programme in Biotechnology 120 Credits, Lund University, Location: Lund
IN PROGRESS
Applied Ethology and Animal Biology, Master's programme 120 Credits, Linköping University, Location: Linköping
IN PROGRESS angry.gif

All these Universities i think have hell of Applicants, That's why my status is still in progress. Nothing to do except waiting. Lets hope for best to all the applicants.

Posted by: shabnam 10.Feb.2017, 12:35 PM

Hi everyone.
I have just got QUALIFIED from Linkoping University Ethnic and Migration Studies, but without any infoormation, like MR or explanation. Is it normal?

Posted by: Aal22 10.Feb.2017, 01:41 PM

I woke up with this terrible feeling that my application sucks. My statements of purpose are bad and CV is weak. I am doubting all my qualifications and believing I wont get any acceptances. Man, this admission process is driving me crazy.

Posted by: Albert100791 10.Feb.2017, 01:50 PM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 10.Feb.2017, 01:41 PM) *
I woke up with this terrible feeling that my application sucks. My statements of purpose are bad and CV is weak. I am doubting all my qualifications and believing I wont get any acceptances. Man, this admission process is driving me crazy.


+1 Haha. I think we all have the same feeling... lol

Posted by: itsmegeorge 10.Feb.2017, 02:01 PM

Upload a new letter then. I revised mine so many times that I uploaded the statement 4 times. It's allowable.

Posted by: Albert100791 10.Feb.2017, 02:05 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 10.Feb.2017, 02:01 PM) *
Upload a new letter then. I revised mine so many times that I uploaded the statement 4 times. It's allowable.


George, As far as I know, if you upload any documentation after the 1st February Deadline, your application would be considered late. I've uploaded the letter of intention like 3 times too because I had gramatical mistakes and it wasn't clear enough, but before the 1st of February.

Posted by: Aal22 10.Feb.2017, 02:09 PM

@Albert100791.. hahah hopefully the remaining time flies by and we get accepted! smile.gif

@itsmegeorge.. No, you are not allowed to upload anything new past the Feb 1st deadline if you want the document to be considered "on time". You can only do that before.

Posted by: Rafael8 10.Feb.2017, 02:18 PM

QUOTE (Nataliii @ 1.Feb.2017, 05:56 PM) *
hmm I am not that sure about this . I know few people with excellent grades but with no work experience, no interships who didnt get in, and i know also people with average grades who had a bit more experience and they got in (for the same program ) . So i dont think grades is what matters the most.

Nataliiii
I just saw your pr. message now lol !

Posted by: itsmegeorge 10.Feb.2017, 02:33 PM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 10.Feb.2017, 03:05 PM) *
George, As far as I know, if you upload any documentation after the 1st February Deadline, your application would be considered late. I've uploaded the letter of intention like 3 times too because I had gramatical mistakes and it wasn't clear enough, but before the 1st of February.


lmao my worst fear is that they won't review the latest one, or that they will see how many times I've uploaded a revised version of it and it won't look good on my application. But I guess we'll see lol

Posted by: Gvantsa 10.Feb.2017, 03:00 PM

We are all on the same boat .. I want to sleep today and wake up on 24th of March. Lol biggrin.gif

Posted by: Rafael8 10.Feb.2017, 03:03 PM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 10.Feb.2017, 02:41 PM) *
I woke up with this terrible feeling that my application sucks. My statements of purpose are bad and CV is weak. I am doubting all my qualifications and believing I wont get any acceptances. Man, this admission process is driving me crazy.

Calm your nerves lol. Everyone wants to get admitted and going thru the same phase (tho not the dream part)

Posted by: Aal22 10.Feb.2017, 03:10 PM

QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 10.Feb.2017, 05:03 PM) *
Calm your nerves lol. Everyone wants to get admitted and going thru the same phase (tho not the dream part)


Hahah yes, I am trying to do that.

Posted by: Sinjanthu 10.Feb.2017, 05:12 PM

QUOTE (Gvantsa @ 10.Feb.2017, 04:00 PM) *
We are all on the same boat .. I want to sleep today and wake up on 24th of March. Lol biggrin.gif


lol. biggrin.gif
I'm counting days. 42 days more

Posted by: Albert100791 10.Feb.2017, 06:51 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 10.Feb.2017, 02:33 PM) *
lmao my worst fear is that they won't review the latest one, or that they will see how many times I've uploaded a revised version of it and it won't look good on my application. But I guess we'll see lol


You shouldn't worry at all about that. They have hundreds of applications, they are not gonna be aware how many times you have uploaded a document, they are used to it. lol. I had problems with the internet conection and I've uploaded the same document twice because of that.. so no worries!

Also.. I've found this!

SG stands for Selection Group
This means (common logic) that you have been allocated a specific group, inside which you are "fighting" for your place. Your direct contestants are part of the same group.

The Selection Group is often a Swedish abbreviation, so no wonder you cannot figure out what they mean. Also on the English version you do not get the description of the Selection Group. In order to get the Swedish description you need to switch to the Swedish version of your Application page. In order to do so just go to the browser's address bar and add "&lang=sv" and hit Enter.
At the bottom of the Swedish version, you will find descriptions for all your Selection Groups

--
MR stands for Merit Rating
Regarding Master Aplicants, Common logic and experience says that the number shown under Merit Rating is the equivalent of the number of ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) that are relevant to your chosen course/programme.

Some applicants will have quite a high rating, 700+, 900+.
That Merit Rating is somehow including other aspects as well - for instance country of residence.
Look at that like a subdivision of the Selection Group. It is a marker, since this is simply INTERNAL evaluation. That doesn't mean that they are more qualified than somebody else with MR 180. It just means they are seen as.. special smile.gif by the university or with regards to the course/programme.

There are voices that say even that the more points you have, the less "adequate" you are for the course/programme, so you have fewer chances of getting accepted.

--
Bottom line is that even if you know exactly what your SG and MR means, you cannot have any perspective regarding your acceptance probability.

Firstly, you do not know how the others are doing (their MR for instance). So you cannot compare yourself with others.

Secondly, the MR is not the overall rating. It doesn't specify how high on the list of students you are. The MR only relates to some basic educational aspects. You can consider it like your application relevance in regards to the chosen course/programme.

Thirdly, both the SG and MR are university, if not department based. Therefore you cannot have a good reference to compare with. Remember! SG and MR are just for internal evaluation.

That is why the best thing to do after you send all your documents, and before the processing deadline passes, is to just enjoy life. Don't worry about what SG and MR you have.

Posted by: Rafael8 10.Feb.2017, 07:12 PM

so.. what important is now to get qualified ! Rest all is depend on 15-23 march biggrin.gif

Posted by: itsmegeorge 10.Feb.2017, 07:55 PM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 10.Feb.2017, 07:51 PM) *
I had problems with the internet conection and I've uploaded the same document twice because of that.. so no worries!


lol wtf exact same thing happened to me too. Had to check with them to see if it was a double entry indeed and if it was readable

Posted by: Albert100791 10.Feb.2017, 08:48 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 10.Feb.2017, 07:55 PM) *
lol wtf exact same thing happened to me too. Had to check with them to see if it was a double entry indeed and if it was readable


Haha really? What did they say then? see? They are used to it haha.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 10.Feb.2017, 09:46 PM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 10.Feb.2017, 09:48 PM) *
Haha really? What did they say then? see? They are used to it haha.


Nothing, I just asked if all my files were readable and they said they were

Posted by: Kakuru 10.Feb.2017, 09:49 PM

Some of the documents I uploaded show as double too wink.gif But I figured they would tell me if something else was wrong with it

Posted by: Aal22 11.Feb.2017, 11:05 AM

Today Halmstad changed my status to "Unqualified" because I don't have a Business Degree. I have a 4-year Business Degree..

Posted by: Gvantsa 11.Feb.2017, 11:12 AM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 11.Feb.2017, 02:05 PM) *
Today Halmstad changed my status to "Unqualified" because I don't have a Business Degree. I have a 4-year Business Degree..



I read somewhere on the page of Lund, that your status changed to unqualified does not mean that it will not change to qualified. But there are also cases when you have to contact them. In this case I do not know your situation, but as it seems you have degree to meet entry requiremenets. Hence, my advice is to write them as soon as possible.

Posted by: Gvantsa 11.Feb.2017, 11:13 AM

http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/international-admissions/bachelors-masters-studies/applying-for-studies/your-application-status#process

This is Lund's post, but maybe it is also the same for other Universities. Anyway I put it here for you guys.

Posted by: Gvantsa 11.Feb.2017, 11:18 AM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 11.Feb.2017, 02:05 PM) *
Today Halmstad changed my status to "Unqualified" because I don't have a Business Degree. I have a 4-year Business Degree..




"Accordingly, the status of your application on your page at universityadmissions.se may show 'unqualified' at various stages of the application and selection process until the relevant documents or evaluation steps determine that you are qualified."

Posted by: Aal22 11.Feb.2017, 11:18 AM

QUOTE (Gvantsa @ 11.Feb.2017, 01:12 PM) *
I read somewhere on the page of Lund, that your status changed to unqualified does not mean that it will not change to qualified. But there are also cases when you have to contact them. In this case I do not know your situation, but as it seems you have degree to meet entry requiremenets. Hence, my advice is to write them as soon as possible.


Yes, I just did that. I hope it's just a misunderstanding. Thank you Gvantsa.

Posted by: Gvantsa 11.Feb.2017, 11:21 AM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 11.Feb.2017, 02:18 PM) *
Yes, I just did that. I hope it's just a misunderstanding. Thank you Gvantsa.



Best of luck for your selection process.

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 11.Feb.2017, 11:41 AM

So it appears KTH and Chalmers applicants are REALLY waiting for March for a status change...I WAS holding on to optimism... dry.gif

Posted by: Rafael8 11.Feb.2017, 11:56 AM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 11.Feb.2017, 12:41 PM) *
So it appears KTH and Chalmers applicants are REALLY waiting for March for a status change...I WAS holding on to optimism... dry.gif

KTH , Chalmers, Gothenberg and Uppsala. they are high ranked universities with abundant applications to compete.
They all probably be start saying something by the first week of march.

Posted by: Gvantsa 11.Feb.2017, 12:12 PM

Should we expect some changes on Saturday and Sunday?

Posted by: Bashar 11.Feb.2017, 12:54 PM

To Gvantsa

Yes I think so they have changed my status today to -Qualified-.
so they are working on Saturday wink.gif

Posted by: Gvantsa 11.Feb.2017, 01:00 PM

QUOTE (Bashar @ 11.Feb.2017, 03:54 PM) *
To Gvantsa

Yes I think so they have changed my status today to -Qualified-.
so they are working on Saturday wink.gif



Thanks for your answer.

Posted by: Netsec 11.Feb.2017, 02:39 PM

Does anybody have any news from Lulea or Stockholm universities?

Posted by: Rafael8 11.Feb.2017, 04:04 PM

So, the extra 10 days have just passed. If you haven't got any message from university admissions that means your application is ok with documents you have submitted. Now, its the matter of get qualified, unqualified or conditionally qualified before selection run that probably will start by the mid of march. Have fun amigos...

Posted by: vsli 11.Feb.2017, 05:01 PM

If you have applied to Uppsala University, you should check your e-mail / junk folder. They are doing webinars, where they'll be talking about, among other things, what they look at in our applications. Many of you seem to have lots of questions about that so there's your chance to ask them! smile.gif The webinars are on February 20 and 21 but you have to register in advance!

Posted by: iz.fakhro 11.Feb.2017, 07:42 PM

Hello, I am applying for masters:
1- Design and Construction Project Management - Chalmers
2- Architecture and Urban Design - Chalmers
3- Master's Programme, Real Estate and Construction Management - KTH
4- Master's Programme, Sustainable Urban Planning and Design - KTH
Till now are all in progress, hands crossed .. Anyone from those universities got merit rating or news ?

Posted by: ocagiran 12.Feb.2017, 11:15 AM

Hello to all,

This is my first message on this website but feeling that we work on the same purpose makes me feel happy.

I have applied for 3 differents master's programme for chalmers. Yesterday I got an e-mail saying that my prep school date and duration is not indicated in my transcript so until I provide a proper document, they are not going to consider my application.

So yes that made me down so much since I have uploaded every document in time. I have studied a full year prep school and passed with grade 86 but in my transcript it is only written that I successfully passed with grade 86/100.

So my question is I will get the proper certificate from my university on monday and upload the document on the system. My application status is still in progress. (Not unqualified)
Do you think this issue is going to effect negatively to my application or will I be considered as late? or is it just a normal warning?

Please share your comments, thank you so much.

Posted by: Bashar 12.Feb.2017, 12:00 PM

Hello ocagiran

I don't think that will effect on your application, it is normal if the admission asked for some details in your application, since you will be able to provide the right document so it will be no problem at all..

I hope the best for you!

Posted by: wahabsahab 12.Feb.2017, 12:41 PM

QUOTE (ocagiran @ 12.Feb.2017, 11:15 AM) *
Hello to all,

This is my first message on this website but feeling that we work on the same purpose makes me feel happy.

I have applied for 3 differents master's programme for chalmers. Yesterday I got an e-mail saying that my prep school date and duration is not indicated in my transcript so until I provide a proper document, they are not going to consider my application.

So yes that made me down so much since I have uploaded every document in time. I have studied a full year prep school and passed with grade 86 but in my transcript it is only written that I successfully passed with grade 86/100.

So my question is I will get the proper certificate from my university on monday and upload the document on the system. My application status is still in progress. (Not unqualified)
Do you think this issue is going to effect negatively to my application or will I be considered as late? or is it just a normal warning?

Please share your comments, thank you so much.



It should consider as late, because i also facing this type of problem last year, My degree was not countersigned by university and they considered it as late. But i will advise you to upload your documents as soon as possible.

Posted by: Bashar 12.Feb.2017, 02:23 PM

Hi,

I checked https://statistik.uhr.se/

I selected MASTERHT17 and I got some information about the number of applicants for each University program.


Good luck everybody...

Posted by: Kakuru 12.Feb.2017, 03:31 PM

I have a question for those who got "unqualified" earlier and received messages about not meeting some basic requirements. Has it been resolved? Have you got any new messages?

The support still claims I haven't sent my transcript (even when I specified which file it's in), but was told to wait earlier, because my application is still being processed. I would understand if it was a "wrong" transcript for having an incorrect format or something like that, but insisting that I haven't sent it is a bit weird. I don't know if I should wait or call again wink.gif

Also: is there anyone who applied while in their last year?

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 12.Feb.2017, 04:32 PM

QUOTE (Kakuru @ 12.Feb.2017, 03:31 PM) *
Also: is there anyone who applied while in their last year?


Hey Kakuru...yeah! I'm one-applicant in the final year of a Bachelor degree. Still IN PROGRESS, but already got the messages notifying me about my exemption of the general requirement of a complete degree. I got these even before the new year.

You on the same boat?

Posted by: Kakuru 12.Feb.2017, 05:26 PM

Yes, last semester. Thank you for responding smile.gif

I see now that I could've sent my documents earlier wink.gif Instead, I was waiting till late January to try to include my latest grades. Now the only message I got is that the application is incomplete – I suppose nothing like that happened in your case?

Posted by: geof_TZ_2243 12.Feb.2017, 06:07 PM

QUOTE (Kakuru @ 12.Feb.2017, 05:26 PM) *
Yes, last semester. Thank you for responding smile.gif

I see now that I could've sent my documents earlier wink.gif Instead, I was waiting till late January to try to include my latest grades. Now the only message I got is that the application is incomplete – I suppose nothing like that happened in your case?


Oh noo! I couldn't take the chance. It's just last week that the semester ended so there was no way I could include more results, so I just used the ones I had and it seems to have worked out...

Did you upload the Statement of Enrolment Status to prove that you're finalizing ur degree from where u are? I think that that is as essential as ur transcript. In any case, upload whatever they need ASAP!

Posted by: Kakuru 12.Feb.2017, 06:29 PM

QUOTE (geof_TZ_2243 @ 12.Feb.2017, 06:07 PM) *
Did you upload the Statement of Enrolment Status to prove that you're finalizing ur degree from where u are?


Of course – the one my university issues is very detailed, so I don't think that's the problem. And there's nothing more I could upload, so I just hope they haven't checked everything yet...

Posted by: Liza 12.Feb.2017, 07:10 PM

QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 11.Feb.2017, 05:04 PM) *
So, the extra 10 days have just passed. If you haven't got any message from university admissions that means your application is ok with documents you have submitted. Now, its the matter of get qualified, unqualified or conditionally qualified before selection run that probably will start by the mid of march. Have fun amigos...


Hello Rafael! Please, explain: if I am still "in process" and I didn't get any messages it means that I have provided all documents necessary and they are correctly certified? blink.gif Don't they ascribe a "qualified" status when everything is alright with documents? If no then what does "qualified" status proves? Waiting very much for your answer!

Posted by: Jamie_39 12.Feb.2017, 07:34 PM

Liza, I believe that qualified status is only attributed by each uni when they've checked that your qualifications match the course requirements. That's why different universities will qualify or reject applicants at different times. My application to Uppsala is still in progress, I don't expect it to change until nearer the decision date! Don't worry yet! It looks like people whose applications are missing parts are being contacted, so at the moment, no news is good news!

Posted by: Rafael8 12.Feb.2017, 09:36 PM

Dear liza,
The whole process is 3 step process. I thought everybody was aware of that but pretty much seems like not a lot of you have gone through how they have asked you to follow your application and it usually ends in panic. Yes! UAS! they do qualify but they don't mention it until it is the university who put one qualified though they un-qualify you and it could be any reason (lacking of basic documents, their proof, lack of genuine entry req. etc) which for any betterment they mention it beforehand(before selection) so you can upload the mssing as soon as possible. The methods of evaluation of UAS and universities are different just as each of university has different appraisal formula. I hope you get the qualified status as soon as possible smile.gif Best wishes smile.gif

Posted by: katecramey 13.Feb.2017, 08:17 AM

Alright all, this is my first time posting and I have a puzzler for you.

I applied to three masters programs as a non-EU/EA student from the United States:
1. Master Program in Early Modern Studies-Uppsala
2. Master Program in Global Environmental History-Uppsala
3. Master Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies-Uppsala

While my program selections, application fee, and most documentation were completed on time, a hold up in my former University from which my transcripts were coming ultimately resulted in them arriving on 2/2 dry.gif
So, you would assume that my application would no longer say "In Process", but it did. I also recieved a messaged requesting that I mail (because you must if you are from the U.S.) my transcripts A.S.A.P. That same day, the status of my applications all changed to "UNQUALIFIED", yet my applucation continues to say that it is "In Process".

I checked the documents tab to see whether my stinking transcipts had been registered because their delay was the cause for this small start to a dumpster fire of a situation lol There was no section for documents recieved by post. At this point, since I had already experienced my prior university make the mistake of mailing my transcript to the wrong location, I was concerned that they never arrived so I contacted UA.se about it and was told to send any shipping/tracking/delivery information I had for my transcripts via email to make sure that the transcripts did arrive and had been identified to my application. By end of business, my documents delivered by post section had appeared on my account with the date 2/2. So, at this point, I'm assuming my application will no longer be in process as it is now late. Yet, it remains "In Process", my status "UNQUALIFIED", and I'm just over here clueless.

Is my application late? Do I need to reapply? When will my application cease to say "In Process" and my programs be deleted so I know what to do next? Is it possible that they are allowing me to remain in the first round of notifications group, possibly because Uppsala accepts late applications until 2/16?

I've done my own bit of research and what I've come up with is this:
-if any one thing is late, the entire application is late (I still don't know when you will be notified that your application is late)
-There is a possibility that the university you applied to will still consider your application after the deadline depending on course popularity, qualifications of the applicant, and policy of the university in question (this means that although your application was "late", they will not process it as late-awful nice of them lol)
-UA register late documents after Notification of Selection Results/admission results are published (for on time applicants, it can still take some time to scan and enter documents into their admission system...it can take 2-3 weeks after sending your documents for them to be registered)
-Okay, does registered mean scanned or that they have been looked over? According to UA.se, you will see when documents have been registered when they appear in the "documents" section of your account under "documents recieved by post"

I know I'm reading way too deeply into this but, based on this information, I'm going to go ahead and make some deductions lol
So, if your application is late, then your documents will not be registered/appear on your account until the first round of notification of selection results is complete. Right? So, if my documents appear on my account, despite their "late" status, does that mean that my application is not late? I'm staying up late tonight to make a call over and clear things up just so I know that they have what they need from me and where to go from here if my application is in fact late. Hålla Tårna, allihoppa!

Posted by: a1b2i3 13.Feb.2017, 09:38 AM

Just received this, not sure whether good or bad.

Studieavgiftsskyldiga (AVG)
Your merit rating in this selection group is: 600 of a maximum 999

Posted by: Rafael8 13.Feb.2017, 10:03 AM

QUOTE (katecramey @ 13.Feb.2017, 09:17 AM) *
Alright all, this is my first time posting and I have a puzzler for you.

I applied to three masters programs as a non-EU/EA student from the United States:
1. Master Program in Early Modern Studies-Uppsala
2. Master Program in Global Environmental History-Uppsala
3. Master Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies-Uppsala

While my program selections, application fee, and most documentation were completed on time, a hold up in my former University from which my transcripts were coming ultimately resulted in them arriving on 2/2 dry.gif
So, you would assume that my application would no longer say "In Process", but it did. I also recieved a messaged requesting that I mail (because you must if you are from the U.S.) my transcripts A.S.A.P. That same day, the status of my applications all changed to "UNQUALIFIED", yet my applucation continues to say that it is "In Process".

I checked the documents tab to see whether my stinking transcipts had been registered because their delay was the cause for this small start to a dumpster fire of a situation lol There was no section for documents recieved by post. At this point, since I had already experienced my prior university make the mistake of mailing my transcript to the wrong location, I was concerned that they never arrived so I contacted UA.se about it and was told to send any shipping/tracking/delivery information I had for my transcripts via email to make sure that the transcripts did arrive and had been identified to my application. By end of business, my documents delivered by post section had appeared on my account with the date 2/2. So, at this point, I'm assuming my application will no longer be in process as it is now late. Yet, it remains "In Process", my status "UNQUALIFIED", and I'm just over here clueless.

Is my application late? Do I need to reapply? When will my application cease to say "In Process" and my programs be deleted so I know what to do next? Is it possible that they are allowing me to remain in the first round of notifications group, possibly because Uppsala accepts late applications until 2/16?

I've done my own bit of research and what I've come up with is this:
-if any one thing is late, the entire application is late (I still don't know when you will be notified that your application is late)
-There is a possibility that the university you applied to will still consider your application after the deadline depending on course popularity, qualifications of the applicant, and policy of the university in question (this means that although your application was "late", they will not process it as late-awful nice of them lol)
-UA register late documents after Notification of Selection Results/admission results are published (for on time applicants, it can still take some time to scan and enter documents into their admission system...it can take 2-3 weeks after sending your documents for them to be registered)
-Okay, does registered mean scanned or that they have been looked over? According to UA.se, you will see when documents have been registered when they appear in the "documents" section of your account under "documents recieved by post"

I know I'm reading way too deeply into this but, based on this information, I'm going to go ahead and make some deductions lol
So, if your application is late, then your documents will not be registered/appear on your account until the first round of notification of selection results is complete. Right? So, if my documents appear on my account, despite their "late" status, does that mean that my application is not late? I'm staying up late tonight to make a call over and clear things up just so I know that they have what they need from me and where to go from here if my application is in fact late. Hålla Tårna, allihoppa!

Well, your application still says " being in process" for following reasons (first two-highly cased):
1- Among the programs/courses you applied to, your first choice is open for late application than the rest.
2- If the problem is the system, not you then they haven't put you as a late applicant (they will process you as "on time" but its the university whose going go take the "late" decision after completing the whole evaluation of your application).
3- They have considered you late but didn't mention it(unless you get any message).Since, UAS is more active in first three weeks of february, if your application is still being in process that means its not about your application, its the UAS running the general evaluation (evaluation period before selection).mostly the status gets changed without being notified (check the upper left corner of your application or any text message you received).

Posted by: itsmegeorge 13.Feb.2017, 02:19 PM

Another week of relentless refresh of the UA page begins. Lol

Posted by: Rafael8 13.Feb.2017, 02:45 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 13.Feb.2017, 02:19 PM) *
Another week of relentless refresh of the UA page begins. Lol

LOl !
The day you stop refreshing the page tongue.gif the day may be you can come up with something tongue.gif

Posted by: Gvantsa 13.Feb.2017, 03:31 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 13.Feb.2017, 05:19 PM) *
Another week of relentless refresh of the UA page begins. Lol



Same here!! I am just like addicted to check my profile in every 10 minutes biggrin.gif LoL

Posted by: Aal22 13.Feb.2017, 04:28 PM

QUOTE (itsmegeorge @ 13.Feb.2017, 04:19 PM) *
Another week of relentless refresh of the UA page begins. Lol


Hahah oh yeah! I used to give myself a break and limit my refreshing on the weekend to 2-3 times. I got a status change last Saturday and now the relentless refreshing continues through the weekends. Lol.

Posted by: katecramey 13.Feb.2017, 08:47 PM

QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 13.Feb.2017, 01:03 AM) *
Well, your application still says " being in process" for following reasons (first two-highly cased):
1- Among the programs/courses you applied to, your first choice is open for late application than the rest.
2- If the problem is the system, not you then they haven't put you as a late applicant (they will process you as "on time" but its the university whose going go take the "late" decision after completing the whole evaluation of your application).
3- They have considered you late but didn't mention it(unless you get any message).Since, UAS is more active in first three weeks of february, if your application is still being in process that means its not about your application, its the UAS running the general evaluation (evaluation period before selection).mostly the status gets changed without being notified (check the upper left corner of your application or any text message you received).



I know that Uppsala accepts late applications (all three of mine are still open for late application) until Feb 28th, but I'm not sure how the process is going now. My application is, according to UA answers to FAQ, late which means that I would have to wait until after March 24th to get an email telling me how to apply late. But then why would Uppsala continue to take late applications until the end of this month if I cannot apply late until the first round of notifications have gone out?

Posted by: Netsec 14.Feb.2017, 12:09 AM

Late applications are until the end of February?And in case I upload an additional degree I will be considered late, right?

Posted by: Jamie_39 14.Feb.2017, 08:15 AM

QUOTE (Netsec @ 14.Feb.2017, 12:09 AM) *
Late applications are until the end of February?And in case I upload an additional degree I will be considered late, right?


I think it depends on the course as to what date they close applications. In my case, I added a third choice to my application just before the 1st Feb (Hadn't seen it before - an oversight on my part) and although my documentation for my first and second choices were all in on time, and the third choice didn't require anything in addition to what was already uploaded, it was classified late - my first and second choices are still considered to be on time though!

If in any doubt, I'd contact the admissions office by chat to check, but I'd imagine anything you add now will be late, but if your other applications are already in progress it shouldn't have any effect on them.

Posted by: Netsec 14.Feb.2017, 08:30 AM

QUOTE (Jamie_39 @ 14.Feb.2017, 09:15 AM) *
I think it depends on the course as to what date they close applications. In my case, I added a third choice to my application just before the 1st Feb (Hadn't seen it before - an oversight on my part) and although my documentation for my first and second choices were all in on time, and the third choice didn't require anything in addition to what was already uploaded, it was classified late - my first and second choices are still considered to be on time though!

If in any doubt, I'd contact the admissions office by chat to check, but I'd imagine anything you add now will be late, but if your other applications are already in progress it shouldn't have any effect on them.

Thanks m8

Posted by: donnicolito 14.Feb.2017, 07:12 PM

Hej people!

I applied to:
Human Geography - Lund - In progress
Human Ecology - Lund - In Progress
Urban Studies - Malmö - Qualified.

Is everyone who applied to Lund still in progress?

Greetings

Posted by: katecramey 14.Feb.2017, 07:12 PM

Has anyone with a late application had their programs "deleted" yet?

Posted by: Gvantsa 14.Feb.2017, 07:56 PM

QUOTE (donnicolito @ 14.Feb.2017, 10:12 PM) *
Hej people!

I applied to:
Human Geography - Lund - In progress
Human Ecology - Lund - In Progress
Urban Studies - Malmö - Qualified.

Is everyone who applied to Lund still in progress?

Greetings



Yes, my app is still in progress

Posted by: donnicolito 14.Feb.2017, 07:59 PM

Thanks Gevantsa!

Posted by: shabnam 15.Feb.2017, 07:14 AM

Hi everyone. Could please anyone help me? What does Eligible without merit-based evaluation (ÖS)mean? I just got it from Malmo University. Is it true that applicants in this group are selected after others?

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 09:07 AM

QUOTE (shabnam @ 15.Feb.2017, 10:14 AM) *
Hi everyone. Could please anyone help me? What does Eligible without merit-based evaluation (ÖS)mean? I just got it from Malmo University. Is it true that applicants in this group are selected after others?



I have also the same status at linnaeus University, but when I made a quick search of past years experiences, we should just ignore this because it is changeable.

Posted by: wahabsahab 15.Feb.2017, 09:41 AM

I have got Qualified in Swedish University of Agriculture, and my group is DA. Other three courses are still in progress. I think Lund and Uppsala have open their courses for late applicants that's why the process seems very slow. unsure.gif

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 10:35 AM

I have this post from past year comments:

Each uni has different SG and MR rules.
KTH has 52 highest MR; Halmstd has 1300 highest MR;KI has 15 highest MR;Lund has 999 highest MR;Orebro has 999 highest MR and so on.
SG is also useful to predict something about your MR.
MR=999 with SG=DA means you have been accepted without any doubt.
MR=999 with SG=OS/PG(Place Guaranteed) etc means you have been considered as eligible candidate but decision has to be taken.
For example You applied to programme XYZ which has 10 places.
Admission commitee found 15 candidates as eligible and assign them MR=999.
Here the final decision will be based on gender (some uni prefer female) and your previous academic background. If you have excellent academic record then other candidates, you will receive admission letter but in case you don’t have a good academics then you will be asked to wait for 2nd round of admission and if any place is not accepted by admitted candidate then you will be offered that vacant seat.
Many people who got MR=999 but SG=DA have received admission letters from universities( allthough officially admissions will be announced on 8th) but SG=DA is a something very special case and DA stand for Direct Admission.
If you got OS at Uppsala then you will have to wait till 8th as I can’t say anything about this selection groups just I can translate OS as “Eligible without merit based evaluation”
You should conclude from above facts about your selection group.


All I knw about your selection group SG=AU is that this is very good selection group and stands after DA which is the best.
People with DA have >95% chances of being admitted.
People with AU have >75% chances of being admitted.

Posted by: Albert100791 15.Feb.2017, 11:42 AM

[quote name='Gvantsa' date='15.Feb.2017, 10:35 AM' post='905599']

For example You applied to programme XYZ which has 10 places.
Admission commitee found 15 candidates as eligible and assign them MR=999.
Here the final decision will be based on gender (some uni prefer female) and your previous academic background. If you have excellent academic record then other candidates, you will receive admission letter but in case you don’t have a good academics then you will be asked to wait for 2nd round of admission and if any place is not accepted by admitted candidate then you will be offered that vacant seat.
Many people who got MR=999 but SG=DA have received admission letters from universities( allthough officially admissions will be announced on 8th) but SG=DA is a something very special case and DA stand for Direct Admission.


Hello Gvantsa. As long as I know, the selection criteria used is different for each university, isn't it? I know some people with excellent grades that didn't get in, and others with very low grades that got in ( for the same program ) so, I don't exactly know what's the selection criteria used... It's a mistery!. In my case, for example, it's stated that selection criteria is based upon HEC ( Higher Education Credits ) The more HEC you have, more chances to get admitted. They didn't say anything about grades, cv, or other stuff.. so I don't know. I'm a bit worried, because I think that I have strong chances to get in, but my grades are average ( not extremely low, but not outstanding ) 6,52/10 that would be like a C ECTS Grading Scale. The master is HRM and Labour Relations, and I hold a bachelor in HR and Labour Relations with and internship and the maximum of HEC required ( the program says maximum 225 HEC and I have 240ECTS) and IELTS 7.0 . Do you think I have chances to get admitted?

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 12:01 PM

Dear Albert,

To say honestly I have no idea even on my chances, because as you have mentioned there is a long internal process, which is hidden from us. Therefore, I think that we should wait. Hope, we will get admitted in our first choices !!! Best of luck

Posted by: shabnam 15.Feb.2017, 12:20 PM

Thank you Gvatsa and Albert. I am just a little worried because I got unqualified from Gothenburg, with no explanation and they don't answer to my email, however I sent it a week ago, and also Qualified that I got from Linkoping doesn't state anything, just qualified. It all seem a little weird to me

Posted by: Albert100791 15.Feb.2017, 12:24 PM

QUOTE (Gvantsa @ 15.Feb.2017, 12:01 PM) *
Dear Albert,

To say honestly I have no idea even on my chances, because as you have mentioned there is a long internal process, which is hidden from us. Therefore, I think that we should wait. Hope, we will get admitted in our first choices !!! Best of luck


Haha, We are all in the same boat I guess... What really kills me is the lack of transparency along all the selection procedure. So.. I guess that you are right, we should just wait! Although, I think we shouldn't take the statistics under consideration.. they can be taken as a huge misunderstanding.

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 12:24 PM

QUOTE (shabnam @ 15.Feb.2017, 03:20 PM) *
Thank you Gvatsa and Albert. I am just a little worried because I got unqualified from Gothenburg, with no explanation and they don't answer to my email, however I sent it a week ago, and also Qualified that I got from Linkoping doesn't state anything, just qualified. It all seem a little weird to me


As i read on lund page, some Universities have limited our excess to Merit Ratings. Therefore From my point of view, the most crucial for us now is to get the status - Qualified. Also they stated that in some cases when you get Unqualified it can change after some time in qualified. Because it is long process and the documents have different stages to pass.

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 12:26 PM

From my experiences, when I got through last years comments, in first weeks they were in total panic (same as we) and than they all got admissions biggrin.gif So, lets see what life has in stock for us biggrin.gif

Posted by: Liza 15.Feb.2017, 01:09 PM

QUOTE (shabnam @ 15.Feb.2017, 12:20 PM) *
Thank you Gvatsa and Albert. I am just a little worried because I got unqualified from Gothenburg, with no explanation and they don't answer to my email, however I sent it a week ago, and also Qualified that I got from Linkoping doesn't state anything, just qualified. It all seem a little weird to me


Hello! Do not worry! If you didn't get a message then it is alright. I called to Lund this week and I talked to a very nice woman, who explained me why this can happen. Automatically their system considers everyone to be "unqualified" until they check docs. So their system "label" on everyone who has not been processed/properly processed yet is "unqualified". So this can appear automatically sometimes. The main thing is that you didn't get a message. That means that everything is fine - you just haven't been evaluated yet smile.gif Especially if you were qualified for the other programme already... most likely your docs are alright! Good luck!

Posted by: Jamie_39 15.Feb.2017, 01:38 PM

I'm trying not to worry that it could go the other way - I have "qualified" now for my first choice - but what happens if later on they review my documents and change it!?!?!

I think I should go and hibernate until the 24th March, with just a special alarm to alert me to status changes that might require an input from me - clarifications etc.! I'm going on vacation next week, so I'll try and switch off a little from this process - at least the lack of 24h internet connection will stop me checking the UA page 200x a day! Who knew that applying for something could be so stressful!

Posted by: itsmegeorge 15.Feb.2017, 01:57 PM

I have three different applications to Uppsala and Gothenburg and not one of them has changed my status. So annoyed and anxious. And it's not even like my programmes have many applicants, third choice has, like, 50 of them.

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 02:12 PM

Guys, I am wondering if our app status changes several times during the evaluation process? For instance: from one SG to another SG, before the final dicision is made?

Posted by: Albert100791 15.Feb.2017, 02:58 PM

QUOTE (Gvantsa @ 15.Feb.2017, 12:24 PM) *
As i read on lund page, some Universities have limited our excess to Merit Ratings. Therefore From my point of view, the most crucial for us now is to get the status - Qualified. Also they stated that in some cases when you get Unqualified it can change after some time in qualified. Because it is long process and the documents have different stages to pass.


Gvantsa, what do you mean when you say that some universities have limited our excess to Merit Ratings? Is it a way to cut down the applications you mean smile.gif ?

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 03:00 PM

QUOTE (Albert100791 @ 15.Feb.2017, 05:58 PM) *
Gvantsa, what do you mean when you say that some universities have limited our excess to Merit Ratings? Is it a way to cut down the applications you mean smile.gif ?


I mean that it is unavailable for us to see our MR. So has stated Lund in its post, which I saw in somebody's comment in last year posts.

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 03:10 PM

No, of course not to cut down. Just to give us more space I think biggrin.gif to avoid us from uncertain situations biggrin.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: emmie 15.Feb.2017, 03:25 PM

Saw this comment to MS Applicants of 2015 from someone who got accepted in 2014:


"Hi Everyone - I just wanted to post quickly cause I know you're all super excited and nervous about your merit rankings and applications. Here's the deal - there are so many moving parts in the application game, when they say 'don't worry about it, there's no way you can know what your merit ranking means,' they're totally right. I had a really low merit ranking in my group last year, and I got selected and became the chair of my class. From your end, the number means next to nothing besides freaking you out a bit. The only thing it means is that you've qualified in the first round and they're looking at your applications. There are a bunch of things that are going on behind the scenes that you can't know based on the number. So try to breathe through the next three weeks. I know it's hard (I was there, too), but most of you will be OK.

If you have contacts at your schools, check in with them. Don't be afraid to call up professors in the program(s) you're applying for and ask to have a conversation with them about your qualifications and the program in general. Make yourselves known, and make it known you're interested. But don't over-do it. But, the best advise I can give you is to try and relax and not check your application every 20 seconds (I know, easier said than done!). Spend time doing what you love and let these next few weeks go by as they will."

Hope this makes someone feel better!

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 03:34 PM

[quote name='emmie' date='15.Feb.2017, 06:25 PM' post='905664']
Saw this comment to MS Applicants of 2015 from someone who got accepted in 2014:


Thanks emmie !!! It is a disaster for us to check our UA in every minute. All we need is relax now biggrin.gif cool.gif

Posted by: Aal22 15.Feb.2017, 03:39 PM

I wish I was stressing about understanding my MR haha. I am still on the part of just getting a "Qualified" status.. all in progress still.

Posted by: shabnam 15.Feb.2017, 03:45 PM

Thank you guys, I feel much better now

Posted by: shabnam 15.Feb.2017, 03:49 PM

Also trying not to check the application every 30 seconds

Posted by: Rafael8 15.Feb.2017, 04:06 PM

people! why? lol

Posted by: donnicolito 15.Feb.2017, 04:44 PM

I wrote to admissions office of Malmo hoegskola, and they told me this:
"Merit ratings for all applicants will be fixed later, before the selection. Since international credentials aren’t registered in our system automatically, merit ratings must be checked manually."

So relax for now smile.gif

Posted by: Gvantsa 15.Feb.2017, 05:05 PM

QUOTE (Rafael8 @ 15.Feb.2017, 07:06 PM) *
people! why? lol


As I understand you do not check your UA frequently yeah? Happy you unsure.gif I am kind of addicted to check in every 10 minutes biggrin.gif

Posted by: mastersaspirant 15.Feb.2017, 05:25 PM

Has anybody in the forum applied to the erasmus mundus program in innovative medicine?

Posted by: emmie 15.Feb.2017, 05:48 PM

QUOTE (Aal22 @ 15.Feb.2017, 05:39 PM) *
I wish I was stressing about understanding my MR haha. I am still on the part of just getting a "Qualified" status.. all in progress still.


Lol you're not alone, I've applied to Gothenburg, Uppsala, Umeå and Lund and all four applications are still in progress, we've got no choice but to hang in there and be patient!

Posted by: Aly 15.Feb.2017, 06:30 PM

Both my Uppsala and Lund applications are still 'In Progress.' Do I have to mention that I'm totally freaking out?

Posted by: katecramey 15.Feb.2017, 08:52 PM

QUOTE (Aly @ 15.Feb.2017, 09:30 AM) *
Both my Uppsala and Lund applications are still 'In Progress.' Do I have to mention that I'm totally freaking out?


Uppsala apparently still has applications open for late application, so it seems that even those who applied on time will be "in progress" a bit longer.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 15.Feb.2017, 09:31 PM

QUOTE (katecramey @ 15.Feb.2017, 09:52 PM) *
Uppsala apparently still has applications open for late application, so it seems that even those who applied on time will be "in progress" a bit longer.


Yes, they do have them open for late applications. Does this mean they'll start reviewing applications later?

Posted by: katecramey 15.Feb.2017, 09:38 PM

From what I've heard from University Admissions/Uppsala, yes. Other programs that do not have late application are ahead in processing as they have all of the applications they are going to get and can get started sorting them out. But schools like Uppsala are still receiving applications so they won't have as much of a start to sorting.

That's my understanding at least lol I wish they were less transparent because I feel completely hopeless and clueless right now as my application is apparently late due to my transcripts arriving 2/2 ): but stuck "in processing" and "unqualified". I'm told there will be no way to reapply until after the first round of admissions notifications, but that doesn't tell us exactly when Uppsala stops accepting late applications. My present applications is basically already rejected and there is nothing I can do about it until March 24th when I can reapply for a tiny chance at getting into any program UGH

Posted by: itsmegeorge 16.Feb.2017, 02:27 AM

QUOTE (katecramey @ 15.Feb.2017, 10:38 PM) *
that doesn't tell us exactly when Uppsala stops accepting late applications


Well let's hope it's soon. Lund has started processing applications, Goteborg too.

Posted by: Aly 16.Feb.2017, 10:16 AM

QUOTE (katecramey @ 15.Feb.2017, 10:38 PM) *
From what I've heard from University Admissions/Uppsala, yes. Other programs that do not have late application are ahead in processing as they have all of the applications they are going to get and can get started sorting them out. But schools like Uppsala are still receiving applications so they won't have as much of a start to sorting.


Now I'm even more worried. I hoped Uppsala (which is my first choice) at least did some initial review of my documents.
Katecramey, I think if they still accept late applications,there is hope that your status is just temporary. It's like they've noticed that you didn't have transcripts, and automatically disqualified you. But when they process your application again at a later stage of review, they will see that Uppsala is ok with late application, and you'll be fine.

Posted by: qadir 16.Feb.2017, 08:27 PM

Master's Programme in Biology 120 Credits, Stockholm University, Location: Stockholm
IN PROGRESS

2
Nordic Master´s Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics 120 Credits, Stockholm University, Location: Stockholm
IN PROGRESS

3
Master's Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change 120 Credits, Stockholm University, Location: Stockholm
IN PROGRESS

4
Master's Programme in Ecology and Biodiversity 120 Credits, Stockholm University, Location: Stockholm
IN PROGRESS

All in Progress... Don't know what will happen. Keep fingers Crossed!!!

Posted by: Gvantsa 16.Feb.2017, 08:42 PM

Anyone got Qualified from Lund? my app is still in progress

Posted by: donnicolito 16.Feb.2017, 08:55 PM

QUOTE (Gvantsa @ 16.Feb.2017, 04:42 PM) *
Anyone got Qualified from Lund? my app is still in progress

Still in progress for Lund's human geography and human ecology. Also my "qualified" status in Malmö got reversed to "in progress" haha, I hate this system.

Posted by: Nkemjika 16.Feb.2017, 10:08 PM

Hej all

I believe some of you here must have taken note of one of my post where I lamented my disqualification ( for 3 out of 4 of my choice programs) for allegedly not meeting the general entry requirements.

I got a heartening development now. All my programs are now back to "in progress" after they have been "unqualified" for more than 2weeks now.

I think getting a status change for now is never sacrosanct as status can swing from "unqualified" to "in progress" to "qualified" and vice versa until proper selection begins.

So with this we should be hopeful for the best outcomes. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: katecramey 17.Feb.2017, 06:32 AM

Right now I'm just frustrated because I'm in progress but unqualified, which is because my transcripts were a day late which is fine. All I want to know is if I will be automatically considered for Uppsala due to their late application period or if I am going to miss out since UA is telling me to reapply via email after March 24th.

Constantly refreshing your page gets a lot more interesting when you have no idea what notification round you're in haha

Posted by: Aysnz 17.Feb.2017, 12:44 PM

Hi all,

I got qualified for my second and third choices (Malmö and Örebro) .

Funny thing is that I got qualified for Örebro before, maybe on 17th of Jan or sometime like that. But after that, I added new docs (transcripts for a masters program that I have one semester left). They are saying that my selection group is TP- Higher Education Credits. But even though I added 60 more credits to my documents. Still, my merit was 180 before, and it is 180 now. Who knows what they are really thinking.. blink.gif

Posted by: Nkemjika 17.Feb.2017, 01:14 PM

"AN ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR HAS CURRENTLY LOCKED YOUR APPLICATION, MAKING IT UNAVAILABLE"

Could anyone throw some light on the meaning of the above quote please?

Posted by: Gvantsa 17.Feb.2017, 01:58 PM

QUOTE (Nkemjika @ 17.Feb.2017, 04:14 PM) *
"AN ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR HAS CURRENTLY LOCKED YOUR APPLICATION, MAKING IT UNAVAILABLE"

Could anyone throw some light on the meaning of the above quote please?



What does it mean that my application is locked?

Your admissions application is an electronic application. All of your documents and information have been electronically placed into the admissions system. This has been done so that admissions officers at different universities all have access to your application. When an admissions officer is in your applicaiton and reviewing it - a normal part of the admissions process - your application becomes locked. There could also be an electronic process happening with your application, which will also temporarily lock it. As soon as the review or process is completed, your application will be available to you again.

Applications are reviewed a number of times by different universities and officers. It is not unusual to see that your application is locked.

Posted by: itsmegeorge 17.Feb.2017, 04:34 PM

Has anybody from the EU got Qualification from Uppsala or Goteborg? Mine are all still in progress... omg.

Posted by: Nkemjika 17.Feb.2017, 05:58 PM

Just got QUALIFIED for Örebro University.

My selection group is based on HEC( Higher education credit)with a merit rating of 180 of a maximum 999,9)

Still hopeful. Fingers crossed

Posted by: katecramey 17.Feb.2017, 06:56 PM

Finally got an answer from someone at Uppsala!

"Dear Kaitlin,

Thank you for your email. At Uppsala University, we will automatically convert your application to a late one (received February 2) so you do not have to re-apply yourself, we will do that for you."

So I'm apparently out for this round :/ but good to know they will still consider it and that they will take care of it. Also that they process late applications in order of receipt date, so having it in the 2nd isn't the worst (the 1st would have been better).

My programs generally received fewer applicants this year, except my first choice, of course lol

1. MP Early Modern History-Uppsala: 44 applicants, 17 first choice
2.MP Global Environmental History-Uppsala: 89 applicants
3. MP Holocaust and Genocide Studies: 117 applicants

Last year my first choice received 29 applications, 17 first choice. They admitted 7 the first round with MR 900, and then 6 second round with MR 900. There was also one SA with MR 962, so hopefully there will be room for me somewhere in there!

Posted by: katecramey 17.Feb.2017, 06:57 PM

Finally got an answer from someone at Uppsala!

"Dear Kaitlin,

Thank you for your email. At Uppsala University, we will automatically convert your application to a late one (received February 2) so you do not have to re-apply yourself, we will do that for you."

So I'm apparently out for this round :/ but good to know they will still consider it and that they will take care of it. Also that they process late applications in order of receipt date, so having it in the 2nd isn't the worst (the 1st would have been better).

My programs generally received fewer applicants this year, except my first choice, of course lol

1. MP Early Modern History-Uppsala: 44 applicants, 17 first choice
2.MP Global Environmental History-Uppsala: 89 applicants
3. MP Holocaust and Genocide Studies: 117 applicants

Last year my first choice received 29 applications, 17 first choice. They admitted 7 the first round with MR 900, and then 6 second round with MR 900. There was also one SA with MR 962, so hopefully there will be room for me somewhere in there!

Posted by: Khartoum 17.Feb.2017, 11:24 PM

Anyone got Qualified from Karolinska? Gothenburg? Umea?
My application is still saying "in progress" !!

Posted by: Tenwang 17.Feb.2017, 11:31 PM

all my program applications are still in progress: umea, skovde and Lomma

Posted by: a1b2i3 18.Feb.2017, 06:23 AM

Finally an explanation -

“Eligible without merit-based evaluation, ÖS” is a selection group all eligible applicants to the Master programme of Electrical Engineering are placed in. This is normal procedure when the Admission Office needs to review every application manually for a merit rating.

Posted by: Netsec 18.Feb.2017, 06:44 AM

At the statistics page, the second number from the the right is "First Choice applicants" or "First time applicants"? I think it's first time and not First Choice as someone wrote in an earlier post. Can we find out how many First choices are for a given program?

Posted by: a1b2i3 18.Feb.2017, 07:44 AM

QUOTE (Netsec @ 18.Feb.2017, 07:44 AM) *
At the statistics page, the second number from the the right is "First Choice applicants" or "First time applicants"? I think it's first time and not First Choice as someone wrote in an earlier post. Can we find out how many First choices are for a given program?


Why do you think it is First time applicants? Not all translation on google translate are reviewed. I think "First Choice applicants" makes sense. 1:a is första means first and handssökande means something to the extent of choice or preliminary applicants.

Posted by: Gvantsa 18.Feb.2017, 09:06 AM

QUOTE (a1b2i3 @ 18.Feb.2017, 09:23 AM) *
Finally an explanation -

“Eligible without merit-based evaluation, ÖS” is a selection group all eligible applicants to the Master programme of Electrical Engineering are placed in. This is normal procedure when the Admission Office needs to review every application manually for a merit rating.


It should be noted that I am also in the same SG but in Linnaeus University. I wrote them e-mail, but no reply from them.

Posted by: Nkemjika 18.Feb.2017, 12:54 PM

Has anyone gotten a Qualification or merit for linnaeus or Linköping University?

Posted by: a1b2i3 18.Feb.2017, 01:27 PM

QUOTE (Gvantsa @ 18.Feb.2017, 10:06 AM) *
It should be noted that I am also in the same SG but in Linnaeus University. I wrote them e-mail, but no reply from them.

This reply was from Linnaeus University. I emailed them two weeks ago, they replied yesterday.

Posted by: Gvantsa 18.Feb.2017, 01:46 PM

QUOTE (a1b2i3 @ 18.Feb.2017, 04:27 PM) *
This reply was from Linnaeus University. I emailed them two weeks ago, they replied yesterday.


wow, if it is from Linnaeus it means the same for me. Now I feel more relaxed, because I thought it was not competitive group and I was worried about my chances.
Thank you for sharing this e-mail.

Posted by: Almonds 19.Feb.2017, 10:21 AM

Hey everyone!

I was checking my application, and one of the programs I applied for (in Stockholm U) now shows me as qualified!

My selection group is:
No selection (PGIU)

Can anyone confirm what this means please? My Google fu tells me this is a guaranteed selection, but I wanted to make sure before I explode with happiness.

Also: still waiting from Lund and Gothenburg - both inprogress still!

Posted by: ocagiran 19.Feb.2017, 10:31 AM

In progress for 3 programmes for Chalmers.
Anyone here got mr for chalmers?

Posted by: Gvantsa 19.Feb.2017, 10:48 AM

QUOTE (Almonds @ 19.Feb.2017, 01:21 PM) *
Hey everyone!

I was checking my application, and one of the programs I applied for (in Stockholm U) now shows me as qualified!

My selection group is:
No selection (PGIU)

Can anyone confirm what this means please? My Google fu tells me this is a guaranteed selection, but I wanted to make sure before I explode with happiness.

Also: still waiting from Lund and Gothenburg - both inprogress still!


As I know PG= Place Guaranteed

congrats !!

Posted by: Netsec 19.Feb.2017, 02:17 PM

QUOTE (Almonds @ 19.Feb.2017, 11:21 AM) *
Hey everyone!

I was checking my application, and one of the programs I applied for (in Stockholm U) now shows me as qualified!

My selection group is:
No selection (PGIU)

Can anyone confirm what this means please? My Google fu tells me this is a guaranteed selection, but I wanted to make sure before I explode with happiness.

Also: still waiting from Lund and Gothenburg - both inprogress still!


Almonds can you please tell us for which programm got a PG?

Posted by: Almonds 19.Feb.2017, 03:11 PM

QUOTE (Gvantsa @ 19.Feb.2017, 11:48 AM) *
As I know PG= Place Guaranteed

congrats !!


Thank you! I'm so happy

For the other person asking; it's for molecular biophysics!

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