The Admissions Process – This is how it works
At the top right corner of each program, you will find a direct link to the application labelled “Apply now”. This will take you to yh-antagning.se, where you can submit your application. Admissions for the autumn semester are open from the beginning of February until May 2023.
If you are thinking of applying as an international student, please proceed to our international student page and follow the instructions listed under the tab “Apply”. If you are uncertain whether you qualify as a Nordic or as an international student, you can check if you meet the requirements on our international student page under the section “Apply” and “Nordic Applicants”.
Which documents should you submit?
For your application to be considered, it is important that it is complete. To submit a complete application, upload the following documents:
It is important to keep the following in mind when uploading documents or screenshots for your application:
If you have international qualifications:
Name Your Documents Correctly:
When applying, it is important to upload the correct documents to reduce the risk of missing information or being ineligible for the course. Therefore, please name all uploaded documents correctly to ensure that your application is complete. For example: “firstname_lastname_documenttype”.
Applying Through Real Competence:
If you do not meet the requirements, such as not having achieved a secondary school diploma, you are still able to apply, it is important to know that equivalent skills (Real Competence) can be acquired in several other ways. You may have further education or have work experience in game development, or related fields, in which case you can demonstrate your real-life skills in your application. Please note that you will need to be able to prove your competence with other documents such as a record of your work experience at a company.
As education providers, we also have the option to adopt the 20% rule, which allows us to make exceptions to the formal qualification requirements in cases where we believe that the applicant has sufficient experience and will be able to complete the education and be active in the profession after graduation. We can only apply this rule to 20% of the total number of places on the course. This means that there is fierce competition for these places, so it is recommended that you demonstrate eligibility by demonstrating your skills and interest in other ways.
If you lack grades in Swedish 2, English 6, Mathematics 2, or Programming 1, you can still apply if you take the entrance/Qualification Tests in time. (See Qualification Test below)
Once you have submitted your application, we will begin assessing your eligibility. There are two types of qualifications you must meet to be eligible for admission to a program:
Upper secondary school diploma or municipal adult education with at least 2,250 credits and passing grades in English 5, Mathematics 1, and Swedish 1, or equivalent. You may have also studied at a folk high school or a foreign upper secondary school or have other education or practical experience that gives you the necessary qualifications for the course.
Each program has specific qualification requirements for admission. This could include a grade in a specific upper secondary course or a requirement for work experience. When professional experience is part of the application, it is important to be able to prove your experience, for example, through a work certificate or other official documentation from a previous employer.
To ensure that a certificate for work experience is accepted and registered, the following information must be clearly stated:
Please note that a certificate of employment cannot be used as proof of professional experience.
Own Company: In some cases, you may have acquired professional experience by working in your own company. In this situation, it is important to have proof of the company as registered such as through a professional association or an accountant. You will also need to state the extent of the work – full time/ part time etc.
You can find out which qualifications apply to the specific course you want to apply for on the course’s respective website page.
How the selection process works:
In cases where we have more eligible applicants than available places, a selection is made. The selection methods used differ for each programme and may include a work test, written test, or oral test.
Taking the selection method offered for each programme will increase your chances of being admitted.
The test will assess your knowledge within certain criteria depending on program, and all applicants will be ranked on a points-scale to determine who will be offered a place on the course. To learn more about the selection process and criteria please visit the program specific page.
The Boards of Education for the respective educations will then decide who will be admitted to the course, and you will receive a response regarding your application by the end of June 2023.
If you are eligible, you may be admitted or placed on a reserve list.
Admission and reserves
Admission notices for the autumn semester of 2023 will be sent out at the end of June 2023.
You will receive the following notification via email and your YH Admissions account:
“Accepted” means that you will be offered a place. Those who are accepted have accumulated the most credit points in the selection process.
“Reserve” means that you have a good chance of getting a place on the programme if one of the accepted applicants declines the offered place.
You can track your reserve number on yh-antagning.se. Please note that you have the possibility to get into the desired programme even after the programme has started.
“Ineligible” means that you are not eligible for the programme. If you are ineligible, you will always be notified via yh-antagning.se as soon as we have processed your application.
It is important that you keep up to date throughout the spring, so you don’t miss out!
If you have been offered a place on the programme, you must accept within seven (7) days of being notified. Please note that your place will be offered to another applicant if you do not respond within the response time.
You can read more about eligibility and admission here: https://www.yrkeshogskolan.se/om-yrkeshogskolan/ansokan-och-antagning/
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About School, Starting Your Studies, and CSN
This section covers what you need to know before starting your studies at Futuregames.
Starting Your Studies
Once you have been accepted to a program, you will receive a welcome letter from your Head of Education via YH Admissions. This letter includes information about your program and the date for the rollcall when you are required to be present (on-site with the possibility of online registration) and the introduction to the education.
Around 2-4 weeks before the term begins, you will receive a start-up letter with updated information about the start-up/roll call. One week before the start, you will receive login details for your school account and our IT handbook. It is important to log in to these systems before the term starts.
Attendance at roll call is required to secure your place in the education. The time for roll call is provided in the start-up letter. Your attendance is also necessary for reporting to CSN (Centrala studiestödsnämnden), which is done after the semester begins. Everyone who attends the roll call will be reported to CSN digitally.
CSN is the government agency that administers student financial aid in Sweden. Your attendance at the roll call is a prerequisite for reporting to CSN. If you are eligible for student financial aid, you must apply for it yourself. You can find more information about CSN on their website.
A common question we get before the start of your studies is regarding CSN. Here we answer some of the questions about how to apply for student grants:
Each program has different study periods and YH credits, so it is important to make sure you enter the correct times/credits for your program.
When can I apply for CSN?
You can apply for student funding once you have been accepted to a program, but you will not receive any payment until you have submitted a declaration of study. We report digitally to CSN that you have started your study period.
What is meant by a study declaration?
The declaration of study means that you promise and certify to CSN that you are studying. This is usually done under “my pages” on csn.se. No written certificates, signatures, or stamps are usually needed. You simply press a button. In special cases, CSN may ask you to submit the study declaration in another way, for example by filling in a form. CSN will then give you instructions on how to do this. You can send the declaration of enrolment to CSN no earlier than 7 days before the start of your course.
For more information on how to apply for student loans and submit a study declaration, please refer to the following resources:
How many credits are there per study period?
For full-time courses, each week is worth 5 YH credits. For half-time education, each week is worth 2.5 YH credits.
About the School
Futuregames has multiple locations throughout the country, including Stockholm, Karlstad, Skellefteå, Boden and Malmö. You can learn more about our values and mission here: https://futuregames.se/about
Educational support for people with functional variation
If you have a functional variation, you can receive special educational support. At Futuregames, we want to provide equal opportunities for all students to study with us.
Once you have been admitted to a program
Please, contact the education coordinator/head of education if you require special educational support.
Inform us about your support needs
Inform us of your support needs so that we can provide you with the right conditions and determine the necessary support to help you succeed in your studies. We will follow up on the support measures to ensure they have been effective and helpful, allowing you to become more independent in your studies in the long term. The support we provide should be necessary and allow you to study in a comparable way to other students.
As studying with us requires a certain degree of independence, the amount of support you can receive is limited. You will also need a certificate confirming your functional variation, documented by a qualified assessor.
If your need for support is due to a recognized permanent disability, the school may apply for a financial contribution from the Swedish Agency for Higher Education for certain support measures.
You cannot receive educational support to compensate for leave or sick leave, or for support for returning to study after a long absence.
For more information on educational support, visit CSN’s website for student grants for higher rates for those with functional variation or Yrkeshögskolan’s website for information on educational support and accessibility.
When are you not eligible for educational support?
You cannot apply for special educational support to compensate for time off or for sick leave. Also, the fact that it has been a long time since you last studied is not a reason to receive special educational assistance.
For more information on educational support, please refer to the following resources: https://www.csn.se/bidrag-och-lan/for-din-situation/funktionsnedsattning/studiemedel-for-hogre-takt-an-du-studerar.html
We are now offering qualification tests. If you lack qualifications in a specific subject, you can prove your competence through a written test.
Who is eligible for a qualification test?
If you believe you have the necessary knowledge to pass a test, but lack the required qualifications for a particular subject, you can take a qualification test. If you pass the test, you will be qualified in the subject.
The deadline to register is June 9, and the deadline to take the test is June 13.
To register for entrance exams, click on the respective subject link:
The exam fee is 400 SEK. Once payment is made, your place in the exam is confirmed. Upon passing the test, you will receive a certificate confirming your qualification.
Within 24 hours of registration, you will receive an activation email with login details to a student portal. It is important that you complete the test before 12:00 PM on June 13. You can take the test at your convenience before that time.
If you do not receive the activation email within 24 hours, please check your spam folder first.
The test will be taken digitally and remotely. You will have 60 minutes to complete the test, except for Mathematics 2/B, which allows 2 hours.
If you fail the test and want to retake it, you will need to pay and re-register.
If you pass the qualification exam, your certificate will be delivered via email. You can use the certificate for Changemaker Education/Futuregames courses. Remember to upload it in your application at yh-antagning.se.