FAQ about the application

Do you have questions? Here we have gathered frequently asked questions and answers. 

If you can't find the answer to your question below, contact us!

Why do I have to submit work samples to Beckmans?

Beckman's programmes are based on artistic principles and work samples are part of the application process. We want to see students who think creatively and have an interest in our subjects. Work samples give us an idea of how you approach tasks, and provide a picture of your ability to develop. We want you to be prepared for the variety of tasks a designer may face. You should show that you have the interest and ability to work enthusiastically and independently to absorb the training. When you graduate, we want you to have the skills to contribute to the development of the design field!

How do I submit my work samples to Beckmans?

Alla arbetsprover ska laddas upp digitalt i Beckmans ansökningsportal.

What happens after I submit my application?

Urvalet av vilka sökande som skall antas till utbildningarna sker under juni.

I en första omgång bedömer en grupp dina arbetsprover. Gruppen består av lärare och studentrepresentanter.

I en andra urvalsomgången kallar vi ungefär dubbelt antal till intervju mot hur många vi tar in på varje program. Omgång två sker i form av en intervju med lärare från det program som du har sökt.

How are the work samples assessed for Beckmans?

When assessing work samples, we look at:

  • idea work
  • ability to shape your ideas
  • artistic and creative height


When will I be notified if I have been accepted?

Svarsbesked skickas ut via mejl senast i slutet av juni.

How do I supplement my grades?

If you have not received your grades by the Beckmans application deadline, you can complete your application. The grades should then be scanned and sent to ansokan@beckmans.se. See the deadline for submitting your application with grades under Important application dates.

Where is Beckmans?

Since August 2022, Beckmans is located at Agavägen 54 on Lidingö in an old industrial building. Read more about the school's new premises here.

Kostar det att gå på Beckmans?

The university is free of charge and CSN-eligible. You do not pay tuition fees, but you pay for the materials needed for the course. The cost of materials varies from semester to semester and depending on the programme you are studying. 
Utbildning vid högskolan är även avgiftsfri för studenter som är medborgare i en stat som omfattas av avtalet om Europeiska ekonomiska samarbetsområdet (EES) eller Schweiz.

Anmälnings- och studieavgifter för sökande till utbildningar på grundnivå som inte är medborgare i ett EU-land, EES-land eller Schweiz.

Studieavgifter
Studieavgifter ska betalas direkt till Beckmans Designhögskola. Studieavgifter fastställs i svenska kronor. Avgiften, som betalas terminsvis, måste vara betald  innan studenten påbörjar/fortsätter sina studier vid Beckmans..

Beckmans  studieavgifter för studenter utanför EU/EES
Kandidatprogram, 180 hp (3 år)  
Avgift per termin (SEK), 130 000 
Avgift per år (SEK), 260 000  
Avgift totalt (SEK), 780 000

Undantag
Vissa undantag från kravet på att betala anmälnings- och/eller studieavgift finns dock, till exempel för den som: 

• har permanent uppehållstillstånd i Sverige.

• har tidsbegränsat uppehållstillstånd i Sverige av andra skäl än studier.

• är familjemedlem till en medborgare i ett EU/EES-land eller en schweizisk medborgare och har uppehållsrätt eller permanent uppehållsrätt i Sverige.

• har ställning som varaktigt bosatt i Sverige.

• har ställning som varaktigt bosatt i ett annat EU/EES-land och har uppehållstillstånd i Sverige.

• är student vid en utländsk högskola men genomför en begränsad del av din utbildning vid en svensk högskola inom ramen för ett utbytesavtal som innebär att studieavgift inte ska tas ut av den mottagande svenska högskolan.

Undantag från anmälningsavgiften kan beviljas om den sökande kan styrka registrering på en utbildning vid en svensk högskola vid anmälningstillfället.

What preparatory training is good to take before Beckmans?

Många av våra studenter har gått någon form av förberedande konstnärlig utbildning vid en folkhögskola eller fristående konstskola. En del har också gått Beckmans Kvällsskola. Det är viktigt att du väljer en skola som passar dig och dina behov beroende på vad du behöver öva upp.

Exempel på förberedande utbildningar:

product design 180 credits:Nyckelviksskolan, Stenebyskolan, Fidu i Hällefors, Leksands folkhögskola, Konstskolan in Stockholm, BASIS, Grimslövs folkhögskola, Öland Folk High School, Capellagården, Lunds Konst/Designskola, Österlenskolan.

Fashion 180 credits: Tillskärarakademin, Modeskolan, Axevalla folkhögskola, Gamleby Folkhögskola, Mora Folkhögskola, Stenebyskolan, Lunds Konst/Designskola, Textilakademin Värnamo, Österlenskolan, Textilskolen.

Visual communication 180 credits: Broby Grafiska, Nackademin, Nyckelviksskolan, Östra Grevie, Folkuniversitetet, Gothenburg Art School, Media School, Lunds Konst/Designskola, Österlenskolan.

What is a portfolio?

A portfolio contains your collected work and tells you about your knowledge and skills. For training, future assignments and employment in the communications and design industry, the portfolio is important as a merit document.

What is a sketchbook?

The sketchbook shows you how to work. It's a book that you fill with everything that inspires you: inspirational images, such as online clips or newspapers and your own photos, but it can also be a poem or a film that inspires you. 

When can I apply to Beckmans College of Design?

The application is made once a year, in the spring, for admission to the autumn semester. 

Should I search through antagning.se?

No. You apply via Beckman's application portal.

Evening Classes

What is Beckmans Evening School?

Beckman's evening school is a one-year preparatory programme specialising in visual communication, product design or fashion. The course takes place 2 evenings per week and is subject to a fee. There is a scholarship to apply for, the Design Scholarship (which we write more about below).

How much does Beckmans Evening School cost?

Avgiften för kvällsskolan är 37 000 kronor för hela utbildningen (ett läsår). Avgiften betalas före kursens början. De förberedande utbildningarna är inte CSN-berättigad. Genom ett samarbete med Human Finans finns möjlighet att dela upp din betalning i 6 eller 12 månader. Du kan också dela upp betalningen på längre tid men då tillkommer ränta. Läs mer om hur det går till här

When does Beckman's Evening School start each year?

Beckmans Evening School starts in week 35.

What is the Design Scholarship?

There is a scholarship for Beckmans Evening School called the Design Scholarship. It is endowed by the Robert Weil Family Foundation and covers the cost of the Evening School. Anyone can apply for the scholarship provided you have submitted your application to Beckmans Evening School. You can apply for the Design Scholarship here.

Are Beckman's preparatory trainings more suitable for beginners?

Yes. But you apply with work samples for these too.  

Will I get into Beckman's higher education programmes if I have attended Kvällsskolan?

No, it doesn't give priority.

When can I apply to Beckman's evening school?

The application is made once a year for admission in the autumn.

Are you an international student?

The study programmes require a knowledge of Swedish. For those who are not native Swedish speakers with a diploma in Swedish 1-3, it is possible to take the TISUS-test which is recognised by all universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility regarding Swedish language proficiency. 

Registration and tuition fees for applicants to undergraduate programs who are not citizens of an EU country, EEA country or Switzerland.

Tuition fees Tuition fees are paid directly to Beckmans School of Design. Tuition fees are determined in Swedish kronor. The fee, which is paid per term, must be paid before the student begins or continues their studies at Beckmans.

Beckmans tuition fees for students outside the EU/EEA

Bachelor’s program, 180 credits (3 years)
Fee per term (SEK) 130,000
Fee per year (SEK) 260,000
Total fee (SEK) 780,000

Exceptions However, there are some exceptions to the requirement to pay registration and/or tuition fees, such as for those who:
• have permanent residency in Sweden
• have temporary residency in Sweden for reasons other than studies
• are family members of a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and have the right of residence or permanent residency in Sweden
• have a permanent residence status in Sweden
• have a permanent residence status in another EU/EEA country and have a residency permit in Sweden
• are students at a foreign university but are completing a limited part of their education at a Swedish university within the framework of an exchange agreement that exempts them from paying tuition fees to the receiving Swedish university

Exceptions to the registration fee may be granted if the applicant can prove registration at a Swedish university at the time of application.


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