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Application Times and Deadlines for Study in Most European Countries
Applications sent after deadlines are usually rejected and the applicant loses out in the admission process. However, its very important that you start your admission application on time so that you can send it before the deadline.
Admission times vary from country to country. For example, countries like Finland, France and Germany start their application around January. While Sweden, Spain and Hungary begin theirs late in the year. We have compiled a list of European countries with their admission deadlines,as well as, a tabular breakdown to make work easy for you.
When to apply? – Deadlines
If you want to get a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Europe in 2018, it is important to do your research early. In some countries, you may have to submit your applications up to 9 months before the start of term.
When do university applications close?
We have compiled an overview of university application deadlines in Europe – check out the table below. These application dates apply to the majority of universities in the respective countries. Some study programmes, or some private universities, may have different application deadlines before or after the entries in the table. Be sure to do your research early so that you won’t be caught in a hurry.
Europe: Application deadlines for autumn/winter semester 2018
|Country||Common application deadlines|
|Austria||June to September 2018 (varies by university)|
|Denmark||15 March 2018 (Bachelor degrees); varies for Master degrees|
|Estonia||between March and June 2018; deadlines non-EEA citizens are usually earlier|
|Finland||January 2018 (most universities); March/April 2018 (some UAS)|
|Germany||15 July 2018 (most universities/programmes)|
|Ireland||1 February 2018 (online) or 1 May 2018 (late paper applications)|
|Latvia||May/June 2018; varies by university|
|Netherlands (Holland)||1 April 2018 or 1 May 2018 for most universities|
|Norway||15 March 2018|
|Sweden||16 January 2018|
|United Kingdom||varies by university; some accept applications until the summer; some popular courses are full much earlier|
What documents do I need for the university application?
The application closing dates in the table above usually mean that by then you must have submitted your complete application. Check with the universities for the details – but in general, applying for a Bachelor or Master means you have to submit the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae (CV, or resume)
- Previous degree certificates or grade transcripts
- Proof of English proficiency (usually IELTS or TOEFL)
- Copy of your passport or national ID
- Academic reference letters (sometimes)
- Documentation for programme-specific requirements
Can I apply to university later?
It is definitely recommended to apply by the official application deadlines – and in some cases it is even technically impossible to apply later, because the websites through which you would have applied are shut down. However, many universities in many countries allow late entries when there are still places available. If you realise that you have missed the deadline, call or e-mail the university that offers the programme, and ask if they will accept a late application.
You can Bookmark this page for future reference. So find table below, a list of European countries with their admission deadlines:
Generally deadlines differ among study programs or courses. Applications should be done months ahead before the start of the program. Winter semester starts in September and summer semester in February
Ensure that you send your application before these dates to be considered for admission.