Application, Admission and Visa

Learning Agreement

Only for Erasmus+ students

Your Learning Agreement will be signed at the earliest in the beginning of December (for the spring semester students) and at the earliest in the beginning of June (for the autumn semester students). It is the study advisors of the school to which the majority of your courses belong that will sign it. Please do not send the Learning Agreement in advance. 

Application deadlines

For autumn semester or full academic year: April 15
For spring semester: October 15.

Apply for admission

Please check that your home university coordinator has nominated you in our online nomination form. Deadlines for nominations are April 10 for the autumn semester/full academic year and October 10 for the spring semester. 

The application is made online and includes both admission, course selection and housing. Supporting documents shall be uploaded as pdf-files. No hard copies/emailed copies are needed.

Technical requirements for the application

The online application has been optimized to work with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or higher, Firefox 5 or higher. We cannot guarantee that it will function correctly with other browsers. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print the application form. Adobe Acrobat Reader should be installed before beginning the application process. For the application process, your browser must enable cookies and JavaScript. For security reasons, your log-in session will automatically be timed-out if you have not entered data during this time.

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Mandatory supporting documents

The mandatory supporting documents to the application are:

  • An official transcript of records written in English. The transcript of records must state all courses, grades and credits obtained at university level, both undergraduate level and, if applicable for you, postgraduate/master level.
  • For Music students only: recordings have to be sent via email to This is an email address The recording should contain two instrumental/vocal pieces. 

No English level certificate is necessary.

Documents that needs to be signed

Your home university coordinator has to fill in the online nomination form. A link to the form is sent out directly to the coordinator. No signatures are needed from you or your home university for the application form.

Letter of Acceptance

We will send out your Letter of Acceptance via email to the email address you used in your application to Örebro University. This will be done about 3-4 weeks after the application deadline.


Apply for Residence permit/Visa for studies

Depending on where you come from, you may need to apply for a residence permit and/or an entry visa before you come to Sweden. If so, please make sure to apply as soon as you receive your Letter of Acceptance. Please note that Örebro University cannot assist you in the visa/residence permit application process!

European Union students

If you are a citizen of a member country of the European Union (EU) you do not need a permit to enter Sweden.

The Swedish Migration Agency's information for EU citizens

Swiss students

If you are a Swiss citizen you have to apply for a residence permit in Sweden if your stay exceeds three months.

The Swedish Migration Agency's information for Swiss citizens

Non-EU students

All students with a citizenship in a country outside the European Union (EU) are required to obtain a residence permit before entering Sweden. Please read the information on The Swedish Migration Agency's website or get in touch with a Swedish Consulate/Embassy as soon as possible to get further information on what is required in order to obtain the residence permit. You will need the Letter of Acceptance when applying for the residence permit.

The Swedish Migration Agency's information for non-EU citizens

Residence permit cards for non-EU citizens

When granted a residence permit, you will receive a residence permit card which proves that you have permission to be in Sweden. The card features a microchip that contains your fingerprints and photograph.

The Swedish Migration Agency has decided that people who do not need an entry visa and have been granted residence permits may enter Sweden and have their residence permit card issued here. If so, you should visit an office of the Swedish Migration Agency as soon as possible after you have received a residence permit and have arrived in Sweden. 

The Swedish Migration Agency's information on Residence permit cards