FAQ - Course selection

Here we have collected frequently asked questions and answers about how you make the course selection. Click the links below to go directly to the choosen category. 

Re-apply, late application and withdrawal from course

  • How do I re-apply for a course?
  • Can I be admitted to more than full-time studies in late application period? 
  • How are courses allocated among students during the late application period? 
  • When will I receive a result for my late application?
  • Why have I been placed on a waiting list during late application period despite the fact that there are vacancies on the course?
  • I have used all my nine choices but need to make further choices in late application. What should I do now? 
  • How and when can I withdraw from course?  ​

Admission and selection​

  • Does it matter when I apply during the course selection?
  • Why do I receive two Notification of Selection Results?
  • What happens if I miss replying to my offers that I received in the Notification of Selection Results?
  • What is the Notification of Selection Results based on?
  • I did not get courses for full-time studies / I did not get all my chosen courses. What do I do? 
  • I have been admitted to the wrong number of courses in the study periods. What can I do now?
  • Why haven't I received my Notification of results?

General questions about course selection

  • Why has Chalmers changed course selection system?
  • How many credits will I be able to be admitted to in the course selection?
  • What happens if I miss making a course selection in time?
  • Do I have access to all courses at Chalmers at universityadmissions.se?
  • How do I know if I should make a course selection?
  • How do I make the course selection?
  • How can I apply  to extra courses, over nominal speed?
  • I am suspended. Can I make a course selection?
  • How can I see if a course has limited or unlimited places?

Programme curriculum​

  • Where do I find the curriculum for my programme?

Problems on universityadmissions.se​

  • I do not have access to make course selection on universityadmissions.se. What should I do?
  • I have previously studied at Chalmers, but I do not have an active CID- account. 
  • How should I make a course choice?
  • I do not see any courses on universityadmissions.se?
  • I only see courses in Swedish?

Choosing and prioritizing courses

  • Will I be able to prioritize courses?
  • How should I prioritize my courses at universityadmissions.se?
  • Will I be able to prioritize courses in a late application?
  • How many courses can I pick?
  • Can I choose courses that extend over several study periods?
  • I have been registered for a specific course before, should I choose it again in the course selection?
  • Should I choose the compulsory​ courses for the programme?

Undergraduate level/Advanced level

  • As an advanced level student, can I apply for undergraduate courses?

Course selection for specific student groups

  • I am enrolled in a discontinued programme at Chalmers. How will I get access to the right courses in the course selection?
  • How should I choose courses if I am an incoming exchange student?
  • How should I make a course selection as a Tuition Fee-paying student?
  • What should I do if I am a Tuition fee-paying student who needs an extra course for the next semester?​ 
  • How should I make a course selection as a Double Degree student?
  • How should I make a course selection if I have an individual study plan?
  • How should I make a course selection if​ I am a doctoral student?
Question​​:​ ​​How do I re-apply for a course?
Answer: If you have “delete status” for course in Notification of selection results because you have already been admitted to too many credits or because you failed to answer yes. Then you can re-apply during the period for late application. Please note that you cannot re-apply until the first day of the late application period. You don´t need to upload any documents. Read more here​ about how to re-apply. ​

Question​​: Can I be admitted to more than full-time studies in late application period? 
Answer: The late application period has no admission limit. Make sure that you are only admitted to the courses you will participate in. Remember to withdraw from courses you are not going to attend in order not to take up places for other students.

Question​​: How are courses allocated among students during the late application period? 
Answer: See question " How are courses allocated among students?”

Question​​: When will I receive a result for my late application?
Answer: At earliest about three to four working days after your application.

Question​​: Why have I been placed on a waiting list during late application period despite the fact that there are vacancies on the course?
Answer: If an applied course has limited places during late application period, you will first receive information that you are placed on a waiting list. If there are then places left, you will soon after that be able to get admitted. If you are admitted or not, however, follows according to question "How are courses allocated among students?”​.

Question​​: I have used all my nine choices but need to make further choices in late application. What should I do now? 
Answer: See question " How many courses can I pick?”

Question​​: How and when can I withdraw from course?  
Answer: Until you have registered for a course, you withdraw from course on universityadmissions.se. If you have already registered for a course, you need to withdraw from course in Ladok (and on universityadmissions.se until the last day of registration). It is very important that you withdraw from courses you are not going to attend; partly so as not to take up place for other students and partly so that the examiner can get a correct list of participants.

Admission and selection

Question​: Does it matter when I apply during the course selection?
Answer: No, during the regular application round it does not matter as long as it is on time. During late application period, on the other hand, an allocation is made per application day. For more information about allocation, see the question "How are courses allocated among students?”

Question: Why do I receive two Notification of Selection Results?
Answer: After the first Notification of Selection Results, you may have been admitted to the wrong number of courses per study period. By replying to your first Notification of Selection Result, you will be able to adjust so that you are admitted to the correct number of courses per study period. 

Question: What happens if I miss replying to my offers that I received in the Notification of Selection Results?

Answer: You need to reply in order to keep the places you've been offered, or to remain on the reserve/waiting list. If you do not answer, the place on the course will go on to another student.

Question: What is the Notification of Selection Results based on?
Answer: A selection is made for courses with limited seats. In the decision below, you can read in which order different selection groups are prioritized.

Question: I did not get courses for full-time studies / I did not get all my chosen courses. What do I do?

Answer: You must reply to the offers you received. If you are placed in a reserve list for a course you want to study, it is important that you say yes to keeping your reserve place. In the late application period, you can select additional courses to add up to full-time studies.​

Question: I have been admitted to the wrong number of courses in the study periods. What can I do now?

Answer:If the admitted courses are distributed wrongly related to the study periods then you need to answer yes to the courses that you want and no to the courses that you don´t want at universityadmissions.se. You are then refered to make late application to other courses or re-apply for deleted courses during the late application period. 

Question: Why haven't I received my Notification of results? 

Answer: Check that you have correct email address at universityadmissions.se. Notification of Selection Results and and if admitted from the waiting list, the results will be sent to that email address.​

Question: How are courses allocated among students?

Answer: As a starting point, remember that you should never choose your compulsory courses on universityadmissions.se. Allocation only needs to be done on space-limited courses. The following decisions contain information on allocation criteria​ (Only in Swedish). 

Allocation is based on the value the course has related to your programme curriculum; compulsory elective, elective or outside curriculum. If there is then a need to make a further allocation between students, this is done primarily by the highest number of achieved credits in the current education program and if the same number of credits a draw is made. Grade point average is thus not used as an allocation criterion.

In the late application period, allocation is made according to the application date and then a draw. The relation of the course to the program curriculum and the highest number of points taken have no effect in late application period.​

General questions about course selection​

Question: Why has Chalmers changed course selection systems?

Answer: Chalmers chooses to replace an outgoing software in favour of a familiar national software which will facilitate the course selection for students and employees.

Question: How many credits will I be able to be admitted to in the course selection?

Answer: You will be admitted to the number of credits stated in your curriculum. 

Question: What happens if I miss making a course selection in time?

Answer: You will be able to make a late application for the course according to the schedule available on the Student Portal's page about course selection. However, some courses might be unavailable to choose.

Question: Do I have access to all courses at Chalmers at universityadmissions.se?

Answer: Not all courses are available. Some courses are restricted to specific programmes. When choosing the course you have to check that the course does not overlap with another course in your programme’s curriculum and that the course can be included in the degree.​

Question: How do I know if I should make a course selection?

Answer: You must make a course selection if your programme’s curriculum states that you have compulsory elective or elective courses in the spring semester. You will also receive course selection information by your programme. If you only have compulsory courses in the spring semester, you do not make a course selection. Also read "Question: I do not see any courses on universityadmissions.se?"




Question: How do I make the course selection?

Answer: Follow the step-by-step manual in the Student Portal (link will be updated shortly) in order to get guidance on how to make your course selection.

​​Question: How can I apply to extra courses, over nominal speed?

Answer: Choose extra course in the period for late applications​. You can find Key dates here.​

Question: I am suspended. Can I make a course selection?

Answer: Yes, you make your course selection just as usual. If you have problems making your course choice, contact us by using this contact form. Please note, the form is only open during the course selection period. 

Question​: How can I see if a course has limited or unlimited places?

Answer: If there is a headline in the course syllabus with Maximum participants and a number then the course has limited places. If there aren´t any headline and number, then the course has unlimited places. 

Programme curriculum

Question: Where do I find the curriculum for my programme?

Answer: You find it by searching for your programme in the Search Programme service

Problems on universityadmissions.se​

Question: I do not have access to make course selection on universityadmissions.se. What should I do?
Answer: If you cannot log in with your Chalmers ID (CID), try logging in with your universityadmissions.se account. If you still cannot make a course selection. Contact us using this contact form. Please note, the form is only open during the course selection period. 

Question: I have previously studied at Chalmers, but I do not have an active CID- account. How should I make a course choice?

Answer: You can use your login credentials from your universityadmissions.se-account to access both universityadmissions.se and LADOK in order to do your course selection and register for your courses. Once registered your CID will be reactivated. 

Question: I do not see any courses on universityadmissions.se?

Answer: First you must see if you should do a course selection for this period. See question in FAQ:  "How do I know if I should make a course selection?​" If you don´t see any courses then it is because you are not a part of the course selection this period. Contact your student guidance councellor if you belong to a previous year of admission, do not study according to your programme curriculum or have an individual study plan. 

If you have confirmed that you should do course selection then you must pick the correct semester and Chalmers as your university. If you still do not see any courses, contact us by using this  contact form. Please note, the form is only open during the course selection period.​

(Don´t tick the box "Only show courses that I can apply to within my programme​​" under Options for programme students. You will then see fewer courses.)​

Question: I only see courses in Swedish?

Answer: All courses on antagning.se have their Swedish name, including courses at an advanced level. At universityadmissions.se, all courses will be visible with their English name, including courses at the undergraduate level.

Choosing and prioritizing courses​

Question: Will I be able to prioritize courses?
Answer: Yes, you will be able to prioritize courses at universityadmissions.se. If you change your order of priority after the last day of the ordinary course selection period it counts as a late application.

Question: How should I prioritize my courses at universityadmissions.se?

Answer: You will be able to prioritize your courses. Read more at the Student Portal's page about course selection

Question: Will I be able to prioritize courses in a late application?

Answer: You are not able to prioritize course in a late application. 

Question: How many courses can I pick?

Answer: You can choose a maximum of nine courses. You do not have to pick reserve courses for courses with unlimited seats. You are recommended to pick reserve courses for courses with limited seats. Only e-mail kursval.stodet@chalmers.se if it is a question that concerns that you have used up all your choices.

Question: Can I choose courses that extend over several study periods?

Answer: Yes, you will be able to choose courses that extend to both LP3 and LP4 in the course selection.

Question: I have been registered for a specific course before, should I choose it again in the course selection?

Answer: No, if you previously have been registered for a course, you must re-register for the course in LADOK when the registration period opens. But an early withdrawal from course is the same as withdrawal from registration, so if you have an early withdrawal then you need to choose the course again.  

Question: Should I choose the compulsory courses for the programme?

Answer: No, you should not apply for compulsory courses. However, you must register for the compulsorycourses in LADOK during the registration period.

Undergraduate level/Advanced level

Question: As an advanced level student, can I apply for undergraduate courses?
Answer: Yes, but courses given in Swedish will require Swedish 3-qualification. You need to ensure that you fulfil the prerequisites and that the course can be included in your degree.

Course selection for specific student groups​

Question: I am enrolled in a discontinued programme at Chalmers. How will I get access to the right courses in the course selection?
Answer: You are connected to a matching programme at Chalmers and will be able to make a course selection. 

Question: How should I choose courses if I am an incoming exchange student?

Answer: You should not make your selection on universityadmissions.se. You choose courses in your application to Chalmers in MoveOn. You will receive information about the application after a nomination from your home university.

Question: How should I make a course selection as a Tuition Fee-paying student?

Answer: You must make a course selection at universityadmissions.se according to the same procedure as other Chalmers programme students.

Question: What should I do if I am a Tuition fee-paying student who needs an extra course for the next semester?​ 

Answer: If you have remaining credits left from the previous semester for any reason, then it means that you need to take more/extra courses than the regular study rate for the next semester. In this case, you will have the opportunity to apply for those extra courses during late application. However, it is not certain that you will be able to take the exact course you want as it depends if the course has limited study places and if there are places left. Contact your student counselor or director of studies to gain access to the late application period.  

Question: How should I make a course selection as a Double Degree student?

Answer: You must make a course selection at universityadmissions.se according to the same procedure as other Chalmers programme students.

Question: How should I make a course selection if I have a individual study plan?

Answer: You should not do your course selection at universityadmissions.se. Please contact your student councelor.

Question: How should I make a course selection if I am a doctoral student?

Answer: You should not do your course selection at universityadmissions.se. Make course selection according to regular routines at your institution. 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page manager Published: Wed 10 Feb 2021.