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XR Creative Developer Program

Want to become a successful XR Creative Developer?

Download the program syllabus and find out how!

FORMAT

Full-time

LOCATION

Stockholm

DURATION

80 Weeks

TUITION FEE

Government-funded or 216,000 SEK

TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER

The program will provide the knowledge and skills required to help you launch your career as an XR Creative Developer. The program responds to a demand for competence that can design an immersive experience with a holistic approach to user behavior, pedagogy, value creation, and ethics.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

Anyone who is curious to learn how to build three-dimensional worlds and next-level user experiences. You who are eager to explore things, test and fail, and try again.

 

How the metaverses and other immersive worlds are going to look and feel are still very visionary and things are not set in stone yet. So, this is a program for those who want to be part of mapping out what this future actually looks like. It’s really about breaking new ground.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Swedish Government-funded applicants: April 15th, 2024
International applicants: April 15th, 2024

Got questions?

Book a call with our Admission Team.
We are here to help you find the best solution for you.

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Swedish Government Funded Seats Available.

PERIOD

August 5, 2024  – March 27, 2026
80 weeks (67 on campus – 13 on internship)

The Application Process

  • SWEDISH GOVERNMENT-FUNDED SEATS
  • INTERNATIONAL SEATS

Applications for the Government funded seats will be open until April 15th, 2024.

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To be considered a student who qualifies for a Swedish government funded YH education (Yrkeshögskolan) you must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:


1) Be a citizen of Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland or any of the related territories.
2) Have permanent right of residence in one of the countries mentioned above
3) Have temporary right of residence in Sweden for the full duration of the program. This permit can’t be study or work dependent. You may be asked to upload proof of your right of residence before the program starts.

Note! By program start, August 5, 2024, you must hold a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer), coordination number (samordningsnummer). This also applies to residents of the Nordic countries mentioned above.

Your residency in Sweden must not be dependent on your studies at Hyper Island. Please note that Hyper Island is unable to provide immigration support or sponsorship of any kind to students applying for a Swedish government funded seat.

 

You must also meet at least one the following entry requirements:

1) applicants need to have at least a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or equivalent from Komvux

2) have a Swedish or foreign education that is equivalent to the requirements in item 1

3) resides in Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway and are eligible for an equivalent education in that country

4) through Swedish or foreign education, practical experience or in any other way meet the conditions to be granted admission in the program

 

Applicants applying for a Swedish government funded seat must also meet the following eligibility requirement:

  • Have basic knowledge of the Swedish language, or any of the other Scandinavian languages (danish, faroese, icelandic or norwegian)*. 
    • You may be asked to upload proof that you meet the language requirements
      • Proof can include, but is not limited to:
        • Grades from Swedish high school course 2 or 3, alternatively Swedish as a second language 2 or 3, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries
        • Proof of completed or enrolled in the SFI (Swedish for Immigrants) course A1 and/or A2, or higher, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries. The SFI course, or equivalent from other Scandinavian countries, must be completed by program start. 
        • Letter from employer stating the applicant’s knowledge of Swedish or other Scandinavian language gained through work experience or other real life experience. 

 

Sufficient knowledge in a Scandinavian language is needed in order for Hyper Island to help and support students find a successful industry placement (internship= LIA) in Sweden. The industry placement is a required part of the YH program. 

 

More information about entry requirements for government-funded seats in Higher Vocational Schools in Sweden can be found by visiting the Higher Vocational Education (Yrkeshögskolan) website.

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Swedish residents may qualify for financial support (from CSN) while studying. Please check here or contact CSN directly.

 

Eligible candidates can apply for the newly introduced financial support “Omställningsstudiestöd”.

 

For those applying from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the Faroe Islands, you should contact your local education support provider.

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Successful applicants need to have at least a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or a foreign equivalent and have a basic knowledge of Scandinavian language (for more information, please refer to Tab 1). No previous work experience is required.

Studying your last year at high school?

If you have not graduated from high school yet but are on track to graduate in Spring 2024, you can still apply to Hyper Island.

 

Please ask your school to provide a certificate with your predicted grades and submit that document as your education backup. You will need to send your final grades to us as soon as you receive them.

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Our application portal will be open from January 2024 until April 15, 2024.

We do not accept any applications past the deadline.


List of documents you need to attach:

  • Submit your Application Task.

  • One-page CV in English.

  • Proof of education: show that you have completed at least high school, whether that's in Sweden or another country. Click here to see which document you need to upload. We do not require your education documents to be translated.

  • Please note that some of our programs have additional requirements, so you may need to provide extra supporting materials.

  • Proof of basic knowledge of the Swedish language, or any of the other Scandinavian languages (Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, or Norwegian). Proof can include, but is not limited to:

    • Grades from Swedish high school course 2 or 3, alternatively Swedish as a second language 2 or 3, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries

    • Proof of completion or enrollment in the SFI (Swedish for Immigrants)  course A1 and/or A2, or higher, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries. The SFI course, or equivalent from other Scandinavian countries, must be completed by program start.

    • Letter from employer stating the applicant’s knowledge of Swedish or other Scandinavian language gained through work experience or other real-life experience.

    Sufficient knowledge of a Scandinavian language is needed for Hyper Island to help and support students to find a successful industry placement (internship = LIA) in Sweden. The industry placement is a required part of the YH program.
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You'll be notified and invited to join the second step of our admissions process in May 2024.

Get the final decision expand_more expand_less

You'll be notified with the final decision starting late June. Seats are offered from the reserve list until the end of the third week of school.

Applications for the International seats will be open until April 15th, 2024

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Hyper Island will provide the necessary documentation for applications to the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) for students requiring a student residence permit. In order to receive this backup documentation from Hyper Island you must be a fee-paying international student who has gone through the international admissions process with us. If you are unsure about whether you are an international student, please contact us.

Check the entry requirements expand_more expand_less

Successful applicants need to have at least a high school diploma. No previous work experience is required.

Studying your last year at high school?

If you have not graduated from high school yet but are on track to graduate in Spring 2024, you can still apply to Hyper Island.

Please ask your school to provide a certificate with your predicted grades and submit that document as your education backup. You will need to send your final grades to us as soon as you receive them.

Send in your application task and documents expand_more expand_less

List of documents you need to attach:

  • Submit your Application Task.

  • One-page CV in English.

  • Proof of education: You must have at least a high school diploma.

  • Please note that some of our programs have additional requirements, so you may need to provide extra supporting materials.
 
Ready for a new journey? Start today and apply here.
Attend the Digital Admissions Day (DAD) expand_more expand_less

Upon submitting your application, you'll be notified if you have made it to the next round, which is the admissions day. You will be invited to an admissions preparatory meeting to get all your remaining questions answered and we will prepare you for the next step, Digital Admissions Day. This day consists of a personal but informal interview and an interactive group task with other international applicants. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information. 

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If you have successfully gone through the whole admissions process, you will be notified on your admissions decision a week after joining a full Digital Admissions Day.

Swedish Government
Funded Seats
STATUS:

Applications are open until April 15th, 2024, at 18:00 CEST.

We use the Classter platform for these seats.
If you already have an account, click Continue your application, otherwise Start your Application.

International
Student Seats
STATUS:

Applications are open until April 15th, 2024.

If you are an international student, your application starts here.

Click above and follow the instructions.

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Program Overview

7 Areas of Study expand_more expand_less

During the XR Creative Developer program, you will explore 7 courses:

  • Foundation Weeks
  • Programming & Game Engines
  • The World In 3D
  • Holistic Development
  • Industry Simulation 1.0
  • Individual Project
  • Internship
Internship expand_more expand_less

Experiential learning is at the core of the Hyper Island methodology, therefore, the internship course is an essential part of each program.

The internship provides you with opportunities to develop a deeper understanding in your field of specialisation by being in a professional environment with the guidance of industry professionals in Sweden or anywhere else in the world.

EXPERIENCE
The Hyper Island Way™

REAL WORLD READY

Through experience-based learning you will have the opportunity to learn while working with real clients on their challenges.

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SEIZE YOUR POTENTIAL

Upon graduation you will equipped to get hired or to start your own business. 

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STUDY IN OUR
STOCKHOLM CAMPUS

You will study in our Global Head Office, located in Hammarby Sjöstad, close to the water in a new building where we each year welcome over 500 people from all over the world.

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Loved by Lifelong learners

Danny Mallas Hyper Island Alumni working at Spotify

“Hyper Island values experimentation and failure as a learning method and brings students close to the industry, which is priceless.

I had an amazing time in this program. It was challenging, however, that was exactly what I was looking for deep learning experiences and non-conventional learning methods, as well as great connections and opportunities.”

 

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Danny Mallas

Product Manager @ Spotify

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"Hyper Island gave me the foundation to approach creative challenges effectively. I gained an understanding of team dynamics and how to manage processes and culture. Focusing on how to work to optimize creativity and feedback within each team."

Linus Hultkrantz

UX Designer @ Valtech

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"Hyper Island was my most eye-opening year to that date. At times terrifyingly challenging – and for the same reasons incredibly rewarding!"

Hanna Reuterwall

Marketing Manager @ Netflix Nordics

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"As a practical person who prefers learning by doing, I found a perfect match in Hyper Island. I had the chance to explore new ways of thinking and creating that challenged my status quo."

Marius Pedersen

Head of Content @ Red Bull

Got questions?

Our Admissions Team is available to provide guidance. Contact us and let us help you move towards reaching your goals.

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