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 during the admissions process.

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 don't meet the general or specific entry requirements, you can appeal this decision.

What can't I appeal?

Examples of things that cannot be appealed are

  • late or incomplete applications
  • cancelled courses or programmes
  • the selection result - whether or not you were offered a place

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

How do I submit an appeal?

You submit your appeal at It is important to follow the instructions given regarding information to include and submission instructions.

Appeals, at

Page last updated 2023-12-21