The admission process differs depending on which course or program you wish to apply to. Click the course or program you are interested in below for instructions:
January 15th - February 15th.
The following programs are open to applicants from outside the EU:
Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for university studies in Sweden. The fee at University College Stockholm is 40 000 SEK per year.
There is also a service fee of 1 200 SEK / semester for all students. The service fee covers refreshments, insurance, administration, and some materials. Course literature is not covered, and is the students own responsibility.
In addition, there is a fee of 650 SEK / month for meals at the seminary.
Students who live at the seminary also pay a fee of 1000 SEK - 4500 SEK / month (depending on the type of room).
Students can apply for a scholarship that covers tuition and boarding fees for their studies. More information.
If you do not meet the following requirements your application will be rejected:
Seek the advice of your priest and others whom you trust to help you discern whether seminary is the path for you. Keep in mind that we will expect a blessing from your bishop, as well as a recommendation from your parish priest.
Apply as early as possible.
Request transcripts and letters of recommendation early.
Make a copy of your application, and ask references to keep copies of their letters of recommendation.
1. Fill out our online application form.
2. Send the following documents to us:
Send the documents to:
or by e-mail to:
Interviews are required as part of the application process. Eligible applicants will be contacted after the application period is over to arrange an interview.
The Admissions Committee will evaluate complete applications after February 15th and will inform applicants of their decision at the beginning of March. After being accepted into one of our programs, applicants need to apply for a residence permit in Sweden.
A residence permit in Sweden is necessary in order to study at Sankt Ignatios.
The applicant is responsible for his or her own application for residence permit. More information.
Read the instructions and prepare your documentation carefully. The application process takes about three to four months, after which time a decision will be communicated to the applicant.
The residence permit must be supplied to us before an applicant can begin his or her studies, and before an applicant can be fully granted a scholarship.
Please note that acceptance to, and completion of a seminary program does not constitute a guarantee of ordination in any Church. Only ecclesiastical authorities have the power to decide if a person should be ordained.
For questions regarding applications, contact Daniel Öhrvall.