How To Increase Your Chances Of Getting Admitted And Winning Yourself A Full Master's Scholarship In SWEDEN!
October 31, 2021
One of the most important first steps to take when applying for admission and the scholarship in Sweden is to select the list of Master's programmes you want.
And since you can't get the SI Scholarship if you don't get an admission place in a program, what should be your first target?
Now, the problem is, how do you improve your chances of getting admitted?
By applying for the least competitive Master's programs.
In other words, you should apply for programmes that don't have a lot of competition for their admission slots, compared to others.
So, how do you know which programs are the least competitive?
>> By using past admission data for each program.
For example, if in 2020, University A only admitted 20% of applicants for Economics, and University B admitted 42% of applicants for their Economics programme, which of the 2 programs has more competition?
You're right. It's University A's Economics program.
Because they admitted fewer applicants for their Economics program than University B.
So, as someone who's interested in Economics and wants to increase their chances of getting admitted, what do you do?
You apply for Economics at University B.
That is how to be intentional about this application process.
You work with data.
So, how do you get admission data?
Now, the problem is, it's quite difficult to get admission data for most universities abroad.
Why they're hiding this data, I no know for them.
But, Sweden is different.
They've published admission data for all Master's programmes in Sweden for the past years.
And I'm going to show you how to get this data for each program you're interested in, and how to interpret the data to be able to make an informed decision.
All right, let's dive into the deep.
Past admission data for Master's programmes in Sweden can be found at https://uhr.se/statistik
(Just discovered that the statistics webpage is currently down, and I believe they're working on it. Meanwhile, I'll share screenshots from it with you so that when it's back up, you can be able to use it)
When you type the website address in your browser, the page that opens is in Swedish, but no worries, you can easily translate the page to English in Google Chrome.
You'll see a search field where you can search for programs by application period, and enter in the name of the programme you want to check statistics for.
Let's say we want to see the admission data for Master's programme in Molecular Biology at Lund University...
...With application code: LU-18045, in the last application round (Autumn 2021).
We'll select Autumn 2021, because that was the last Autumn application period, and let's search for "Molecular Biology".
After clicking on the "Search" button, you'll see a list of programs to the right and a couple of filters to the left:
On the left side, we'll select "Program" because we're looking for a program, not just a course.
A course is like a subject within a full Master's programme.
After this, go through the list of programmes on the right side for the particular program you're looking for.
Make sure you get the programme's application code right so that you're sure it's that particular programme you're looking for.
We're looking for Master's programme in Molecular Biology at Lund University with application code: LU-18045
When you're sure that's the particular program you're looking for, click on it.
This is what you'll see next:
Click on "View all basic data" to see the admission data for that program:
Click on "Show more" under Applicant, and "Show more" under Selection 1.
Why Selection 1?
Selection 1 means the first selection round.
There are usually 2 selection rounds when universities are making a final list of admitted candidates.
We're only concerened about Selection 1 because the SI Scholarship is only available for candidates who get admitted in Selection 1.
After clicking those links, you'll see a detailed breakdown of admission statistics for that program:
For this program, 265 candidates applied.
And 20 were admitted, while 37 were placed on reserve.
Placed on reserve means they're qualified for that programme but because of limited seats, they're placed on reserve.
Some candidates from Selection 1 could decline their admission offer, leaving open some slots for candidates on reserve.
Usually, when a program has a high number of reserves, it means that program is quite competitive.
So, you use the ratio of reserves to admitted candidates, and ratio of admitted candidates to total number of applicants to determine how competitive a program is.
Did you find this confusing?
Don't worry, you're not alone.
I also found this confusing the first time I used it.
Just take your time...go through it again from the beginning.
But, if it's still confusing, you can use the Program Selector Tool, that we developed.
You can use this tool to select the programs that are eligible for the scholarship and that will offer you the best chances of getting admitted.
You don't have to do any calculation, you don't have to worry about how to interpret the admission numbers.
We've done all that hard work for you in the Program Selector Tool.
See how it looks like:
Note that without this tool, you would just be selecting courses based on vibes only, without data, just dabbling in the dark.
I just hope you don't go selecting programs that receive thousands of applications yearly.
This tool will be available in the first week of November.
However, because of the amount of work we put into developing the tool, we're only opening it FREE of charge to paid members of our Prepclass.
If you've not joined the Prepclass, here's your chance.
Admission application has started. Enrollment for the Prepclass ends soon!!
WHAT YOU ALSO STAND TO GAIN AS A PARTICIPANT IN OUR ONGOING SCHOLARSHIP PREPCLASS
- 1How to avoid mistakes that can cost you admission/scholarship in Sweden.
- 2How to select the least competitive Master’s programmes.
- 3How to understand the ECTS credit requirements for each course.
- 4How to accurately fill the required documents for the scholarship: motivation letter, CV, reference letter, proof of work & leadership experience.
- 5How to correctly apply on the admissions and scholarship website.
- 6How to apply and win between 50% - 100% university tuition fee waivers, even if you graduated with Second Class Lower.
- 7How to position yourself for a job/PhD in Sweden before you finish your Master's studies.
- 8How to attain permanent residence and citizenship in Sweden, through the Master's studies route.
- 9Access to our Support group for guidance and support from me throughout the application process.
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