International Students

Welcome to Futuregames and Changemaker Educations!

Start your games career in Sweden at Futuregames!

We welcome international applicants to our full-time vocational Diploma games programs at three sites in Sweden: Stockholm, Boden and Skellefteå where our educations are taught in English by leading professionals from the games industry, and where a quarter of your study will be on internships at top games companies! 

Why Sweden? 

As most gamers know, Sweden is a global epicenter for games development with a business worth almost EUR 3 billion. You don’t need to take our word for it that Sweden is where game careers take off, just check out the stats from The Swedish Games Industry where amongst other things you’ll discover that every eighth person in the world has played a game made by Swedes! 

Why Futuregames?

With almost 25 years of experience Futuregames has consistently ranked as one of the best game educations in the world and our former students make up over 11% of the Swedish games industry working across game art, game design, programming, game marketing and more.

  • 90% of our students find a job in the industry within 3 months of graduation
  • 11% of the Swedish gaming industry are former Futuregamers
  • 25% of the education is an internship at a top games company

So, whether you’re attracted by working in the capital city of Stockholm where 70% of games companies are located or at Futuregames North where innovative games entrepreneurs are developing totally new approaches to game design, we offer a range of exciting opportunities.

Apply

How do I apply to a program?

Next start for our programs: Fall 2022.
Application period: February 1 - April 25, 2022.
Admission announcement: May/June 2022.

Before applying

If you wish to get more information about the school, our programs or simply want to check if you have the basic requirements to apply, please contact us by sending an email to international@futuregames.nu.

Application process

Step 1. Application documents. Once you are ready to apply, simply send us the following documents to international@futuregames.nu.

  1. Choose a program
    Please write the name of the program/s you want to apply to. You can apply to as many programs as you want!
     
  2. Site preference
    Don’t forget to mention which site/s you prefer to study at: Stockholm, Boden or Skellefteå.
  3. Documents
    Please attach the records of your qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent. The documents must include a diploma together with the transcript of your grades.
  4. Proof of English
    All our programs are taught in English, therefore, we need to make sure that you will be able to follow the classes and communicate with your classmates. We accept the results from these English tests: Duolingo, IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge test. If your native language is English, you don’t need to send us any proof, just mention this in your application.
  5. CV
    Your CV
    must also include your full address (street, postal code, town, country), your date of birth (format: day-month-year) and your phone number.
  6. Personal letter
    In your personal letter, explain what motivates you to study at our school, why you have chosen the specific program, what are your future goals after the graduation, etc.
  7. Work sample
    Please send us a work sample for the program you are applying to. Not all programs require a work sample. Make sure to visit the page of your program of interest to check if this is relevant for your application and to learn more about the work sample requirements.

    Important: All documents must be submitted in English. School diplomas and transcripts of grades must have an official translation in English. If your name/surname has changed since the last time you studied, please send us a document that proves it.

Step 2. Written Test. Once we have received all of the above, we will send you a Written Test. The test is nothing you can prepare for in advance and it is in a form of a questionnaire. This test will help us be sure that we are the right school for you.

Step 3. Decision. Once we have assessed your application, we will contact you with a decision about whether you have been accepted or not. We will guide the accepted applicants through the process of registration, payment of fees, visa application for non-EU applicants, finding accommodation and answer as many of your questions as we can about moving to Sweden!

Program Fees

Programs and fees

For Swedish and Nordic residents all of the programs above are free of charge except the Game Engines course.

Merit Scholarships

Apply for our Merit Scholarships!

Futuregames wants to make difference! Everybody from the whole world should have the chance to be part of our educations and to help with this we have four Merit Scholarships for international students, one each for our schools in Stockholm, Boden, Skellefteå and Karlstad.

The scholarships will cover the full (100%) cost for tuition for study for any full time Futuregames program.

DEADLINE for application for the Fall term 2022 – April 25, 2022. Read more and apply here.

The Swedish Migration Authority / Visa

The Swedish Migration Authority / Visa

Information needed when applying for Resi­dence permit and Visa

Although Changemaker Educations / Futuregames can assist with some issues arising with the Swedish Migration Authority, it is the student’s own responsibility to ensure that they are eligible for a Swedish visa (called Residence permit) for the duration of the study and fulfil all migration requirements.

Course programs at Changemaker Educations / Futuregames fall under the category “other studies”. Please read more and apply here: Residence permit for other studies – Swedish Migration Agency (migrationsverket.se)

Why “other studies”? Since Futuregames’ foreign students do not get a degree but receive a diploma, it is precisely because of this reason your applications are handled as the applications for a residence permit for other studies (and not for higher education). This is despite the fact that the content of education is the same for all students.

List of foreign citizens who require Visa for entry into Sweden.

Important: To fulfill the Residence permit requirements of the Swedish Migration Authority, international students from the non-EU countries, who are accepted to an education are not allowed to undertake any paid work during the time when they are studying as a student. If a student finds employment at the conclusion of their studies they will need to apply for a new visa and would do this in direct contact with the company involved. Please note that the period of internship is regarded as part of their studies but students are also not able to receive any payment from that company whilst they are undertaking the work study internship.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to a program?

Step 1 – Just send us an email to international@futuregames.nu and we’ll set up a short online Teams meeting to chat. Here we can tell you more about us and how we work and check if you have the basic requirements to apply. We love to talk but If you’re happier just sending us something move on to Step 2!

Step 2 – To make an application we will then need you to send the following basic information to international@futuregames.nu 

  • The name of the program/s you want to apply to
  • Your preferred site/s, Stockholm, Boden, Skellefteå 
  • Records of your qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent 
  • CV 
  • Personal letter (letting us know why you have chosen the specific program).
  • Last Application is May 4, 2021

Step 3 – Once we have confirmed your formal application, we’ll ask you to send us work samples for the program you’re applying to and we’ll also send you written application questions that will help us be sure that we are the right school for you.

Step 4 – We’ll contact you with a decision about whether you have been accepted and if so, guide you through the process of registration, payment of fees, visa application for non-EU applicants, finding accommodation and answer as many of your questions as we can about moving to Sweden! 

What kind of diploma do I get?

After a completed program a Professional Diploma is issued by Changemaker Educations/ Futuregames.

Where can I find information about visas?

All information about moving to and living in Sweden is available through the Swedish Migration Agency.

Will the school help with accommodation?

You are guaranteed accommodation in Boden and Skellefteå. The school however does not provide accommodation in Stockholm but we can help out by sharing links on where to look for a place to live.

Can I use my previous study to compliment my education?

Previously documented university study can be used as validation for particular courses. In some cases, a student can use this to be credited for a given Futuregames course with a reduction in fees. However, all students must be studying full-time in order to qualify for a student visa.

Can I apply for a scholarship?

Yes, Futuregames are proud to present the Merit Scholarships. We have four Merit Scholarships for international students, one each for our schools in Stockholm, Boden, Skellefteå and Karlstad. Read more and apply here

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