Nobel Lottery FAQ

Every year SSCO arrange the Nobel Banquet in City Hall together with the Nobel Foundation. As part of this collaboration, SSCO raffle off a number of couple’s tickets through the Nobel lottery, which usually opens around the beginning of term in autumn. If you wish to purchase lottery tickets you can do so here


The rickets raffled off though the Nobel lottery are for the Nobel Banquet and the awards ceremony in Konserthuset. In case you win the tickets will be sent to the address provided upon registration.


Academic titles

When you fill in the Nobel lottery form, please provide your correct academic title according to the below example. If you are currently doing a degree of 4 years (240 ECT points) or less your title is Undergraduate. Examples are those who attend bachelor programmes. If you are doing a degree of more than 4 years your title is Graduate. Examples are those studying to become civic engineers (Sw. civilingenjör), lawyers or attend masters programmes. If you are a postgraduate or doctoral student your title is Postgraduate. All students studying medicin, doctors students, nurses students, physiotherapists, odontologists, BMA etc. are titled Medical student. The exception to this is students of complementary medicine (naprapath, chiropractor, homeopathy), as these students currently do not have the right to receive an academic title.

If your companion has already achieved a degree you state it according to international standards, i.e. BSc, BA, MSc, PhD, MD, etc.

Correcly entered titles will then be read the following way:

Undergraduate Mr Karl Karlsson
Dr Fredrika Fredriksson, MD
Mr Per Persson, MSc
Postgraduate Mr Lars Larsson


Students’ Nobel NightCap

Everyone attending the Nobel Banquet has the right to attend the Student’s Nobel NightCap, which is the after party that begins right after the dinner. This is not a “vickning” (Swedish midnight meal common at parties and weddings) with pytt-i-panna (Swedish hash of fried meat, potatoes and onions) and punch but an incredibly well-planned and lavish party which takes up to a year to arrange. Of course everyone should go to the NightCap and definitely not miss our on this wonderful end to the Nobel day. The Students’ Nobel NightCap rotates between the five major universities in Stockholm: Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, and the Stockholm School of Economics.

How do I pay?

Through PayPal. You can either pay by card or bank transfer. You do not need to have a PayPay account to be able to carry out the transaction.

Does SSCO make repayments?


How many tickets can you win?

You can only win the opportunity to purchase one couple’s ticket per user (i.e. one ticket for two people).

How many lottery tickets can you purchase?

The lottery ticket purchase is unlimited.

How many couple's tickets are raffled off?

In 2018 40 couple’s tickets were raffled off.

When is the draw and how is it done?

The draw is open and takes place at Studentpalatset at the given date.

Who can participate in the lottery?

Everyone registered at a Swedish college or university, who is a member of a student union and has paid their membership fee are allowed to participate in the Nobel lottery. This also includes postgraduates. All winners must prove that they are students with a copy of their union ID or equivalent. The membership must have been registered before the draw.

Is it a couple's or a single ticket you win?

It is a couple’s ticket you can purchase if you win.

What is the cost if you win?

In 2018 the price for two banquet tickets (one couple’s ticket) was 7,190 SEK and the price for two Students’ Nobel NightCap tickets was 1,590 SEK. Please keep in mind that the prices may change.

Can you resell your tickets?

No, this is not allowed as the tickets are personal. If you break these rules your win is forfeited.

What happens after the draw?

After the draw has been carried out an e-mail will be sent to all contestants in the lottery, who will be informed of whether they have won, are listed as back-ups or have lost out this time. Thereafter the winners have to log in using the link included in the e-mail. If you follow the instructions it will all work out.

Who can you bring as your plus one?

Whoever you want, the person does not have to be a student but they do have to be over 18. The person does not have to be of the opposite sex, but if they are not then we cannot guarantee that you get a dinner partner of the sex gender during the evening.

What is the dress code for the Nobel banquet?

The dress code is white tie.This means:

For women: Evening dress. Do not forget to wear comfortable shoes since you will be dancing all night. Hair after own preference.

For men: Tailcoat including all the accessories (white tie, with tails) and patent-leather shoes (or well-polished black leather shoes). Uniform is not allowed as the dress code is white tie.

Both: The winners of the Nobel lottery are required to wear a Swedish student cap (clean, undecorated and white). Students of technology are permitted to wear a so-called “schmeck” (a student cap for technology students) but without “spegats” and pins. Academic Honors or similar are not accepted at the Nobel Banquet. Please keep in mind that you are attending the party as a student and that you are representing Sweden’s students in front of a worldwide TV-audience.

If you want to know more we recommend Stora Etikettboken by Magdalena Ribbing, Bokförlaget DN.

Can you wear military uniform to the Nobel banquet?

No, only the king’s aide is allowed to wear military uniform at the Nobel banquet.

My plus one is not a student. Do they need to wear a Swedish student cap?

No, it is not mandatory for your plus one to wear a student cap, but it is nice if they do so since you are representing Sweden’s students.

Any other questions can be e-mailed to SSCO’s ceremonial masters at

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