Undergraduate Admission Guide

Please note: On 21 October at 9 p.m. Swedish time, our website will be down for scheduled maintenance and it will not be possible to place an application on our portal. Functionality will gradually return during the night and be completely restored on the morning of 22 October.


This application is for international students only

STEP 2 Check Eligibility

  • Check the specific programme requirements (listed on each programme page under "Facts and Requirements")
  • Check English requirements. For students who don't meet English requirement, we offer pathway programmes.

STEP 3 Apply Online

Local JU Admission open: 16 October - 2 May
Deadline to receive all supporting documents: 15 May

Apply directly to us. We recommend our local Jönköping University admission as we are able to process applications faster.


  • If you have already applied through universityadmissions.se (the Swedish central admission open October 16- January 15), you should not place an additional application for the same programme through our local JU admission. One application is sufficient. Make sure to include proof of payment
  • If you submit your application through our local admission, you must always upload your documents through our system.

STEP 4 Upload Documents

Most applicants may upload their documents. However, for a few countries, different rules apply. Read more about specific country requirements here.

Important before uploading

  • Make sure you have all your available documents for uploading
  • The upload feature allows you to return to your application to upload additional documents.

Documents to upload

  1. High School Diploma (which entitles the student to university studies in his/her home country)
  2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades
     NOTE: Students in their final year of high school/upper secondary school, can only apply through our local JU admission and only if the following criteria are met: official semester grades for all high school years including the second-to-last semester of the final year can be submitted and the final official diploma/certificate can be presented during the introduction week in August. Predicted grades are not accepted.
  3. Proof of English proficiency. See our language requirements. (Note: Regarding TOEFL tests, please notify the Admissions Office when you have placed your order with ETS. Our institution code is: 8487.)
  4. A copy of your passport (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens may submit a copy of a valid identity card which clearly states citizenship).
  5. Letter of Motivation: letter should be no longer than 1000 words. Work experience that relates to the programme is considered an asset.
  6. JU Scholarship Application. Read more and download here.


Note: File names should only include characters: A-Z, and numbers: 0-9. No special characters are possible.


Always submit documents in the official language of the country where you studied, along with an official translation in English. Note: We also accept documents in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and German without requiring a translation.

When uploading documents:

  • You must upload your documents in PDF-format. We only accept PDFs.
  • Any documents that you scan for uploading must be from officially issued, original documents.
  • If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
  • Remember to include all pages of documents, front and back, no matter what the content is on the page.
  • Be sure that everything on the document is visible on the scan, especially embossed stamps.

If sending documents by post

If sending documents by post instead of uploading, they need to be certified, stamped and signed copies, not original documents. Make sure to include your application form, if sending by post. Read more here and see below for further instructions.


STEP 5 Processing and Offer

  • Admissions begins processing your application once the application is complete and all documents have been uploaded.
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation via e-mail once an application has been placed.
  • Web-based interview via Skype may be conducted as part of the admissions process.
  • An offer will be sent via e-mail. The applicant must accept the offer through the link in the e-mail, in order to receive the Letter of Acceptance (also via e-mail) as well as further instructions.
  • NOTE: The application period may close early, if a programme becomes full, before the deadline.

Special Selection

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) reserves a limited number of places within some bachelor programmes for applicants who are considered particularly suited to the education and JIBS’ profile. Read more.

Sending application documents by post

If sending documents by post instead of uploading, they need to be certified, stamped and signed copies, not original documents. Read more here.

After printing out the application form, make sure to sign and send it along with all supporting certified documents, by post to

Regular Post (plain envelope and stamps):

Jönköping University
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 1026 SE-551 11
Jönköping, Sweden


Courier Service (e.g. FedEx, UPS, DHL):

Jönköping University
Admissions Office
Gjuterigatan 5
SE-553 18
Jönköping, Sweden

When your application and all enclosed documents have reached the Admissions Office, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail.


Read our FAQ  for answers to some common questions.

Application Fee

All Swedish Universities charge a mandatory application fee of 900 SEK (approx. 100 Euro) to citizens outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. More information regarding who is required to pay fees.

Content updated 2020-10-16