Frequently Asked Questions

What are the entry requirements?
PROMPT courses require professional experience of software development, either for eligibility or to get priority in the selection process. 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. You will find the requirements for each course under
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 on

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

For more information, please watch the following video.

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

  1. Create a user account
  2. Search for the PROMPT courses by the name of the course 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 for eligibility or priority in the selection)
  5. Check your e-mail for any messages regarding your application. If you for example need to make up missing requirements you will receive an e-mail and you must check your application on
  6. Reply to any offers of admission
How apply without having the academic merits needed to meet the entry 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.

If you think your knowledge and competences will qualify you for a PROMPT course, you must fill in the form “Blankett för bedömning av reell kompetens och undantag” see (For the corresponding form in English, click here), and upload your CV, with description of your professional background. Your CV must describe your knowledge and competences in relation to the entry requirements. If we need more information from you, we will contact you.

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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.
Once I get accepted for a course within PROMPT, what do I need to do next?
You will receive a letter of admission with information regarding how to participate in a PROMPT course. It is important that you follow the instructions given in the letter of admission.
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.