FAQ - Course selection

On this page you will find frequently asked questions and answers about how you course selection. Click the links below to go directly to questions and answers in that category.​

  • How do I know if I should make a course selection?
  • Should I select the compulsory courses for my programme?
  • How do I make the course selection?
  • When is the course selection open?
  • How can I apply to take extra courses/study more than full time?
  • What happens if I miss the deadline for course selection?

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 selection?
  • I do not see any courses on universityadmissions.se?
  • I only see courses in Swedish/English?

Admission and allocation, general questions​

  • How many credits will I be admitted to in the course selection?
    • Does it matter when I apply during the course selection?
      • How are courses allocated among students?
        • Why haven't I received notification of results?
          • I did not get courses for full-time studies/I did not get all my selected courses. What do I do?
            • I am on the reserve list for my first-hand choice and have been admitted to a lower priority course. Will I lose my place in the reserve list if I register for the course I am admitted to?
              • I am on a reserve list, when will I know if I can have a place in the course?

              Admission and allocation, only regarding course selection for spring, study periods 3-4​

              • Why are there two notification of selection results?
              • What happens if I miss replying to my offers that I receive in the first notification of selection results?
              • Do I have to accept my place on the reserve list?
              • I have been admitted to the wrong number of courses in the study periods. What can I do now?

              Selecting and prioritizing courses

              • How many courses should I select?
              • How many courses can I select?
              • I have previously been registered on a specific course, should I select it again in the course selection?
              • Do I have access to all courses at Chalmers at universityadmissions.se?
              • Will I be able to prioritize courses?
              • How should I prioritize my courses at universityadmissions.se?
              • Will I be able to re-prioritize courses in a late application?
              • Where do I find the curriculum for my programme?
              • Can I select courses that extend over several study periods?
              • Can I select a course when the course syllabus states "Only students with the course round in the programme plan"?
              • I am enrolled in a master’s programme and selecting courses that are going to be included as elective courses in my master’s degree. Which courses can I select?

              First cycle courses/second cycle courses

              • I am studying at second cycle level (master level), can I select first cycle courses?​

              Re-apply, late application and withdrawal from course

              • How do I re-apply for a course?
              • How and when can I withdraw from course?
              • I have used all my choices but need to make further choices in late application. What should I do now? 
              • 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 notification of results for my late application?
              • Why have I been placed on a waiting list during late application period even though there are vacancies on the course?
              • How can I see if a course has vacancies when making a late application?

              Course selection for specific student groups

              • How should I make a course selection as a tuition fee-paying student?
              • I am a tuition fee-paying student. What should I do if I need 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?
              • 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 select courses if I am an incoming exchange student?
              • I am suspended. Can I make a course selection?
              • How should I make a course selection if I am a doctoral student?

              General questions about course selection​

              Question: How do I know if I should make a course selection?
              Answer: You should make a course selection if you have compulsory elective/elective courses in their study programme for the coming study period/-s. If this applies to you, you will receive course selection information from your programme around the time the course selection opens. Students in programmes that only have compulsory courses in the curriculum for the study period/-s should not make a course selection. Find study programme.

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

              Question: Should I select the compulsory courses for my programme?
              Answer: No, you should not select the compulsory courses. However, you must register for the compulsory courses in Ladok during the registration period.

              Question: How do I make the course selection?
              Answer: You make your course selection at universityadmissions.se. You will have more information about course selection from your programme. See also the Student portal information pages on course selection.

              Question: When is the course selection open?
              Answer: Course selection in Chalmers' study programmes takes place three times a year. See the Student portal information pages on course selection.

              Question: How can I apply to take extra courses/study more than full time?
              Answer: Select the extra course during the period for late applications. You can find the dates for late application on the Student portal information pages about course selection – go to the information page for the relevant study period.

              Question: What happens if I miss the deadline for course selection?
              Answer: You will be able to make a late application. Dates for late application is available in the time table on the Student portal information pages about course selection. Since the regular selection has already been made, courses that are full will not be open for late applications. Course selections in the late application period will have the lowest priority and you will be placed last in reserve lists if the course is full. Late application is made at 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.

              Question: I have previously studied at Chalmers, but I do not have an active CID- account. How should I make a course selection?
              Answer: You can use your login credentials from your universityadmissions.se account to access both universityadmissions.se and Ladok to make your course selection and register for your courses. Once registered in Ladok your CID will be reactivated. 

              Question: I do not see any courses on universityadmissions.se?
              Answer: First you must find out if you should make 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 it is usually because you are not a part of the course selection this period. Contact your student guidance counsellor if you belong to a previous year of admission, do not study according to your programme curriculum or if have an individual study plan. 

              If you have confirmed that you should make a course selection, make sure you pick the correct semester and Chalmers as your university. (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.)

              If you still do not see any courses, contact us by using this contact form.

              Question: I only see courses in Swedish/English?
              Answer: All courses on antagning.se have their Swedish name, including second cycle courses.
              At universityadmissions.se​, all courses will be visible with their English name, including first cycle courses.​


              Admission and allocation, general questions

              Question: How many credits will I be admitted to in the course selection?
              Answer: You will be admitted to the number of credits stated as elective in your study programme.

              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, allocation is made by first come-first served per application day (time of day does not matter). For more information about selection and allocation, see the question "How are courses allocated among students?”.

              Question: How are courses allocated among students?
              Answer: For seat limited courses selection is made according to the criteria in the following decision (only available in Swedish)


              A short summary:  Allocation is based on the value the course has related to your study programme; compulsory elective, elective or outside study programme. If there is need for further allocation between students, this is done primarily by the highest number of achieved credits in the current education programme. If the numbers of credits are the same, a draw is made. Grade point average is thus not used as an allocation criterion.

              In the late application period, allocation is made according by first come-first served per day (time of day does not matter), and then a draw. You have the best chance of getting a place in a course if you apply for it during the first day of late application. The relation of the course to the program curriculum and the highest number of points taken have no effect in late application period.

              Question: Why haven't I received notification of results?
              Answer: Notification of results is sent to the email address you have registered at universityadmissions.se once allocation of courses is finished. Check that you have correct email address at universityadmissions.se. Remember to check your spam folder as well.

              Question: I did not get courses for full-time studies/I did not get all my selected courses. What do I do?
              Answer (only valid for course selection for study period 1 or 2): In the late application period, you can select additional courses to add up to full-time studies.
              Answer (only valid for course selection for study periods 3 and 4): You must reply to the offers you received. If you are placed in a reserve list for a course you want to take, it is important that you accept your reserve place. In the late application period, you can select additional courses to add up to full-time studies.

              Question: I am on the reserve list for my first-hand choice and have been admitted to a lower priority course. Will I lose my place in the reserve list if I register for the course I am admitted to?
              Answer: No. It is important that you register in Ladok on the courses during the registration period. If you are later admitted to a higher priority course, it is important that you decline your place in the course/-s that you will not take.

              Question: I am on a reserve list, when will I know if I can have a place in the course?
              Answer: If places become available students are admitted from the waiting lists on an ongoing basis from the date for notification of selection results, but no later than the last day for registration. Do not forget to register in Ladok on the course/-s you have been admitted to. Registration on lower priority courses does not prevent later admission from the reserve list to a higher priority course.

              Admission and allocation, only regarding course selection for spring, study periods 3-4

              Question: Why are there two notification of selection results? (only valid for course selection for study periods 3 and 4)
              Answer: Because the selection covers two study periods, two admission rounds are needed. 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 results, 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 receive in the first notification of selection results? (only valid for course selection for study periods 3 and 4)
              Answer: You need to reply to keep the places you have been offered, or to remain on the reserve list. If you do not reply, the place on the course will go to another student.

              Question: Do I have to accept my place on the reserve list? (only valid for course selection for study periods 3 and 4)
              Answer: If you want to remain on the reserve list you must accept. If you accept there is a possibility that you van have a place in the course later. If you decline or if you forget to reply, you will lose your place in the reserve list.

              Question: I have been admitted to the wrong number of courses in the study periods. What can I do now?  (only valid for course selection for study periods 3 and 4)
              Answer: If you have the wrong number of courses for one or more study periods, you need to accept the courses that you want to take and decline the courses that you do not want to take at universityadmissions.se. During the late application period you can then select additional courses to add up to full-time studies.


              Selecting and prioritizing courses​

              Question: How many courses should I select?
              Answer: Select the number of elective courses stade in your programme curriculum. You are also recommended to select one, preferably two, reserve courses for each seat limited course.

              Question: How many courses can I select?
              Answer: In the course selection for study period 1 or study period 2 you can select a maximum of eight courses. In the course selection for study periods 3-4 you can select a maximum of nine courses. You are recommended to select at least one reserve courses for each course with limited seats. You do not have to select reserve courses for courses with unlimited seats. If you fill the maximum number of courses, you will not be able to add more courses in the late application period. Use this contact form if you have filled the maximum number of courses.

              Question: I have previously been registered on a specific course, should I select it again in the course selection?
              Answer: No, if you previously have been registered on a course, you must re-register on the course in Ladok during the registration period. Note that an early withdrawal from course is the same as withdrawal from registration, so if you have an early withdrawal you need to select the course again. 

              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 selecting a course, you must check that the course does not overlap with another course in your study programme and that the course can be included in your degree.

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

              Question: How should I prioritize my courses at universityadmissions.se?
              Answer: Place the course/courses that you prefer firsthand at the top of the list, and place reserve courses after that. On the Student Portal pages about course selection for the current study period there are some examples about how to prioritize courses.

              Question: Will I be able to re-prioritize courses in a late application?
              Answer: You are not able to re-prioritize course in a late application, it is only possible to add courses.

              Question: Where do I find my study programme (programme plan)?
              Answer: You find it by searching for your programme in the Search Programme service.

              Question: Can I select courses that extend over several study periods?
              Answer: Yes. You select these courses in the course selection round for the study period when the course starts.

              Question: Can I select a course when the course syllabus states "Only students with the course round in the programme plan"?
              Answer: Courses with this marking can only be selected by students in programmes that have the course in the study programme.

              Question: I am enrolled in a master’s programme and selecting courses that are going to be included as elective courses in my master’s degree. Which courses can I select?
              Answers: Courses that are going to be included as elective courses in the master’s degree:
              • Must be courses at university level (but may be first cycle/bachelor level courses)
              • May be in another main field of study than the master’s programme
              • Must not overlap in terms of content with other courses that are to be included in your Master’s degree or with courses that are included in your Bachelor’s degree
              • Must not have been grounds for admission to the maste’sr programme (or overlap with courses that were)

              Note! Other rules apply for elective courses in first cycle programmes.

              If you are unsure if a course can be part of your master’s degree, contact the director of studies for your master’s programme.

              First cycle courses/second cycle courses

              Question: I am studying at second cycle level (master level), can I select first cycle courses?
              Answer: Yes, but courses given in Swedish will require Swedish 3-qualification. You also need to ensure​ that you fulfil the prerequisites and that the course can be included in your degree before selecting the course.​​
              Question: How do I re-apply for a course?
              Answer: If you have “delete status” for a course in Notification of selection results, because you have already been admitted to too many credits or because you failed to answer yes, 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: How and when can I withdraw from course?
              Answer: Please withdraw from a course as soon as you know that you will not take it so that students that are on reserve lists can have the place instead and so that teachers get a correct list of students in the course. How to withdraw:
              1. Withdraw in Ladok by clicking Show more by the course in question and selecting I no longer wish to attend.
              2. Withdraw at universityadmissions.se by clicking the option I wish to decline this place, next to the course.
              Note! If you withdraw close to the start of the course it will no longer be possible to withdraw at universityadmissions.se – then it is sufficient to withdraw in Ladok.

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

              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 notification of results for my late application?
              Answer: Earliest about three to four working days after your application.

              Question: Why have I been placed on a waiting list during late application period even though 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: How can I see if a course has vacancies when making a late application?
              Answer: In the syllabus, see “Status, available places”. Courses that are full and have a long reserve list are usually not open for late applications.

              Course selection for specific student groups​

              Question: How should I make a course selection as a tuition fee-paying student?
              Answer: Make a course selection at universityadmissions.se according to the same procedure as other Chalmers programme students."

              Question: I am a tuition fee-paying student. What should I do if I need 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 guidance counsellor 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: 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 an individual study plan?
              Answer: You should not make your course selection at universityadmissions.se. Please contact your student guidance counsellor.

              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 select 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: 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​.

              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. 

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              Page manager Published: Wed 15 Jun 2022.