In order for your application to be processed, all required documents must be submitted. You can find out here what you need to submit to University Admissions.

Required documentation for all master's applicants

In order to complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documents after submitting your online application. Be sure to submit them so they reach University Admissions by the deadline. Please do not submit documents that are not listed here, unless they are required by the university to which you are applying.

1. Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s) from your country/countries of study. The universities where you studied must be internationally recognised higher education institutions. 

  • Note #1: The degree must be equivalent to a Swedish bachelor’s degree (kandidatexamen). Check the information for your country of study for specific information and instructions.

  • Note #2: The documents must be be officially issued by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university. If you submit copies of your documents via regular post, they must be certified true copies of these documents. When uploading, be sure to scan your officially issued documents in colour.

  • Note #3: You must always submit your documents in the official language of the country where you studied. If this language is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, French or German, you must also provide an official translation. This translation should be in one of those 6 languages. 

  • Note #4: Have you finished your studies but have not yet received your diploma? In this case, you must submit an official statement from your university that you have finished your studies and will be receiving your diploma. You can find out how to get a correct statement here. Be sure to check the special instructions for your country to see if there is anything specific you need to do.

2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. If you have had courses credited/transferred from previous studies, you must also submit official transcripts for those courses.

  • Note #1: You must always submit your documents in the official language of the country where you studied. If this language is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, French or German, you must also provide an official translation. This translation should be in one of those 6 languages. 

  • Note #2: Certain countries have specific requirements regarding what documents are required and how they should be submitted. Be sure to check the information for your country of study for information and instructions.

  • Note #3: The documents must be officially issued by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university. If you submit copies of your documents via regular post, they must be certified true copies of these documents. When uploading, be sure to scan your officially issued documents in colour.

3. Proof of English language proficiency

4. Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements (check your university's website for information regarding the specific entry requirements for the course or programme you have applied to).

5. In order to speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document.

Always check the course/programme description page

Some universities require other supporting documentation from applicants. It is important that you check the course/programme description page on the university's website to find out if anything else is needed from you. You can go directly to these pages from your search results here at Universityadmissions.se. Just click on "More information" under each programme in your result list. Please do not submit any additional documentation unless it is specifically requested by the university.

Examples of documents the university may ask for are dissertations and essays, essay summaries, letters of recommendation, or letters of intent. 

Other documentation

Diploma supplement

A diploma supplement is a document available in European countries that you can have attached to your higher education degree certificate (diploma). The diploma supplement was created in Europe in order to provide a way to more easily compare a European student's qualifications with those of other European students. For more information, please click on the following link:The Diploma Supplement

A diploma supplement is not required when applying to studies in Sweden. However, if you have a diploma supplement, it alone cannot be used as proof of your degree. Your diploma supplement together with your degree certificate is acceptable in place of an official academic transcript, if courses and grades are clearly stated. The students name and/or reference number must be written on every page of the diploma supplement.

Change of name

If you've legally changed your name, for example after getting married, you must provide documentation of this. An example is a photocopy of your marriage certificate.

Evaluation of qualifications by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR)

If you have an evaluation of your university qualifications from UHR (or even from Högskoleverket, the previous agency in charge of evaluations), you should submit this together with all required documents listed in the sections above.

Please note that an evaluation of your university qualifications by UHR is not required for eligibility to continued studies in Sweden. 

You should submit this together with all required documents listed in the sections above for your admissions application to be processed.