Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply for PROMPT courses?
Visit and perform the following steps:

  1. Create a user account
  2. Search for the PROMPT courses or use the link in the course description on this site
  3. Fill out and send in your application
  4. Upload your required documents (including your Employer’s certificate)
  5. Reply to any offers of admission
Once I get accepted for a course within PROMPT, what do I need to do next?
In order to participate in PROMPT courses, you need to follow a checklist that can be found at (if you get the English version of the page, select “For national new students” option).
I want to apply to a PROMPT course, but the deadline at has passed?
When the last day to apply has passed, it is still possible to submit a late application to courses, but please note that this only applies for courses that are open for a late application. The courses that are still open for application have a ‘Välj’ button next to them in the result list when you complete a search.
What is a ‘Credit’ (‘hp’)?
Credits (‘Högskolepoäng’ in Swedish) are a way to measure the length and scope of academic studies. 1.5 credits correspond to one week of full-time studies (40 hours).
A course of 7.5 credits corresponds to 200 hours of studies. PROMPT courses are normally run at a pace of 25%, which means that a course of 7.5 credits or 200 hours is run over a full semester.
What are the basic admission prerequisites?
PROMPT courses require professional experience of software development. You state this by sending in a proof of your professional experience (Employer’s certificate) together with your academic merits when applying for a course. On the PROMPT web page you find the requirements for each course.
How to complete an Employer’s certificate
Download a template below and add your personal details and your employer’s signature. You should then upload the certificate together with your course application.

  • Arbetsgivarintyg (Swedish) DOCX PDF
  • Employer’s certificate (English) DOCX PDF

For more information, please watch the following video.

How apply without having the academic merits needed to meet the admission requirements?
Even if you don’t have the formal academic merits needed for a specific PROMPT course, your background may make it possible for you to be qualified for the course through Validation.

Validation is “a process of a structured assessment, valuing, documentation and recognition of knowledge and competences that an individual has gained, irrespective of how they have been acquired”. (Government definition DS 2003:23)

This means an assessment of an individual’s knowledge and competence, regardless how, where or when they were acquired – in the formal education system or in some other way in Sweden or abroad, just recently or a long time ago.

Through validation the real knowledge and competences that an individual has gained, are being identified and documented. The knowledge and competences could have been acquired through formal learning (organized education within the official education system), through non-formal learning (education organized beside the official education system) or through informal learning (from working or of everyday life).

If you think your knowledge and competences will qualify you for a PROMPT course, please see for more information about how to document your real competence. (For the corresponding form in English, click here. For more information, please contact us at