You have the right to appeal certain decisions regarding your application to higher education studies in Sweden. Find out more about how it works.

The Higher Education Appeals Board (Överklagandenämnden)

The Higher Education Appeals Board is the government agency that reviews appeals of specific types of decisions made by universities and university colleges during the admission process.

Read more about the Higher Education Appeals Board

Decisions you can appeal

You can appeal decisions made regarding your eligibility for higher education studies in Sweden. For example, if you are deemed unqualified for a course or programme because you do not meet the general or specific entry requirements, you can appeal this decision. You cannot appeal the actual admission decision if you are not offered a place in a course or programme - just your status as unqualified can be appealed.

Find out more about what decisions you can appeal in the Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 12

How to submit an appeal

  • Fill out and print the Appeals Form available at
  • Print out a copy of your Notification of Selection Results
  • Write a letter in which you state which university the appeal concerns, the decision you're appealing, and the reason for the appeal. In order to make a clear statement, you need to refer to the entry requirements for the bachelor's or master's course or programme in question.
  • Should you want to make an appeal for more than one course or programme, you have to fill in and print a separate form for each course or programme.
  • Upload all appeals documents on You'll have to log in to your account to access the document uploading function.
  • The appeals form must reach University Admissions in Sweden no later than three weeks after you have received your notification.

Read more about appeals at

Page last updated 2017-09-01