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. 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 from an internationally recognised higher education institution (university or university college). 

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

  • Note #2: The original documents must be 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 original documents.)

  • 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 Swedish, English, French or German. 

2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. If you have had courses credited from previous education, you must also provide 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 Swedish, English, French or German. 

  • Note #2: Certain countries have specific requirements regarding what documents are required and how they should be submitted. Please see Checking for special instructions for more information.

  • Note #3: The original documents must be 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 original documents.)

3. Proof of English language skills

4. Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements (your university's website will have information regarding the specific entry requirements for the course or programme you have applied to, be sure to check there for what is required).

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.

Documentation that may be required by the university

Some universities require other supporting documentation from applicants. Check the course/programme description page on the university's website to find out if anything else is required 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.

Dissertations and essays

If the specific entry requirements of a university and/or department include a dissertation or essay, send these directly to the university

Essay summaries

Summaries should be submitted according to the instructions given by the university - either directly to them or uploaded on this website. 

Letter of recommendation

These should be submitted according to the instructions given by the university - either directly to them or uploaded on this website.

Letters of Intent

These should be submitted according to the instructions given by the university - either directly to them or uploaded on this website.

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. 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. If you have a diploma supplement, it alone cannot be used as proof of your degree. However, your diploma supplement together with your degree certificate is acceptable in place of an official transcript of records, 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 legally change your name, for example after getting married, you must provide documentation of this. An example is a photocopy of your marriage certificate.