Please note: This application is for international students (EU and non-EU) only, including international students currently studying at JU.


Swedish citizens:
admissions info here

STEP 2 Check Eligibility

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. We recommend applying as early as possible due to the fact that programmes may fill up and close before the deadline, and processing time for residence permit applications (non-EU applicants) can be delayed.


  • If you have already applied through, 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.
  • If you submit your application through our local admission, you must always upload your documents through our system.
  • Only one application per applicant will be processed. If you need to make changes to your application, please e-mail Include your application id number and what should be changed.

STEP 4 Upload Documents

Eligibility for bachelor programmes depends on your upper secondary education. Check your eligibility and which documents to submit through the specific country requirements here.

Important before uploading

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

Documents to upload

  1. High School Diploma/Certificate (which entitles the student to university studies in his/her home country)
  2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades (if issued separately from the Diploma/Certificate)
    NOTE: Students in their final year of high school/upper secondary school, can only apply through our direct JU admission and only if the following criteria are met: official semester grades for all high school years including the second-to-last semester (first of two semester or two of three trimesters) of the final year can be submitted. The final official diploma/certificate and grades must be submitted before the induction week in August (read more about conditional admission here Opens in new window.). For more information about whether you can apply for conditional admission, see the specific country requirements here.
  3. Proof of English proficiency. See our language requirements.
  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: The letter of motivation is where you introduce yourself to us. Read more about the guidelines for your letter of motivation here Opens in new window..


Always submit documents in the official language of the country where you studied, along with an official translation in English. Documents directly issued in English are accepted. Note: We also accept official transcripts and diplomas issued in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, German, French, and Spanish 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.

Naming the files

File names should only include characters: A-Z, and numbers: 0-9. No special characters are possible. Maximum of 45 characters in length.

STEP 5 Processing of the Application

  • Applicants will receive a confirmation via e-mail once an application has been placed.
  • Admissions begins processing your application once the application is complete and all documents have been uploaded.
  • A web-based interview may be conducted as part of the admissions process.
  • 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.

STEP 6 Offer of Acceptance and what to do next

  • If admitted, 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.
  • If you are required to pay tuition fees (who is required to pay? Opens in new window.), the invoice of the first instalment equivalent to one semester tuition fee, will be available a few days after you have received the letter of acceptance. Please note that the invoice should be paid within 3-5 weeks. Your payment needs to reach us by the due date indicated on the invoice. Note: as we approach the application deadline of May 2, admitted students will have less than 5 weeks to pay the fee. This is due to the fact that the processing of an application for residence permit can take up to 3-5 months after the payment has been confirmed by Jönköping University. See the information about residence permit for study.

Country specific requirements for submitting documents

For some countries, documents must be sent directly by the school, university or authority to the Admissions Office, either electronically or by post. Read more about specific country requirements here


Transcripts may be emailed to directly from the issuing school.

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, registered mail):

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. 80 Euro) to citizens outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to process and review an application. More information regarding who is required to pay fees. Also see How to pay the application fee.

Apply for the JU Scholarship

The JU Scholarship is available for tuition fee-paying students. Read more and fill out the scholarship application form here.