Meeting the general entry requirements
For entry to a master's programme, the minimum requirement is a 180 ECTS Bachelor’s degree or Cand.phil, Cand. Scient, etc.
Meeting the English requirement
You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with:
- 12 credits of English if your studies were completed according to the old system (pre-2008)
- 20 credits of English if your studies were completed according to the new system adopted in 2008
If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide documentation demonstrating you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated for bachelor’s level studies.
You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.
Find out more at English language requirements
General document requirements
In order to complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documents so they arrive at University Admissions by the deadline.
1. Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s) from an internationally recognised higher education institution.
The certificate/diploma 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.
Find out more about what officially issued means
Are you in your final year of studies? You'll need to document this! Find out how at the final year of bachelor's studies page
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.
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.
Make sure the transcripts are dated so we can clearly see when they were issued.
3. Proof of English language proficiency
4. Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements
It's important you check your university's website for information regarding the specific entry requirements for the course or programme you have applied to and any other documentation they may require, such as dissertations, essay summaries, letters of recommendation, or letters of intent. Please do not submit any additional documentation unless it is specifically requested by the university.
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.
If your transcript and degree certificate were issued in Icelandic, please submit copies of these original documents as well as an official translation to Swedish or English. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator.
Academic qualifications issued in English by the university are accepted. In this case, you don't need to provide documents in Icelandic.
A Diploma Supplement is not required when applying to studies in Sweden. However, if you have a Diploma Supplement, you can submit it together with your degree certificate in place of an official academic transcript. Please note that:
- all courses and grades must be clearly stated
- all pages of the Diploma Supplement must be submitted
- your name and/or reference number must be included on each page
- your Diploma Supplement alone cannot be used as proof of your degree.
Read more about the Diploma Supplement
Your name and birthdate must match on all documents
For your documents to be accepted:
- the name and birthdate provided must be the same on all your documents (ID, transcripts, degree certificate, etc.)
- the name on your documents must match the name you reported in your account at Universityadmissions.se
If the names are different, you must provide us with documentation (for example, a marriage certificate if you've been married) as to why they don't match.
If the birthdate on any of your documents is different from your passport, the difference must be explained with official documentation.
This documentation must be either issued in English or Swedish or, if issued in another language, officially translated to Swedish or English.
The easiest way to get your documentation to us is by uploading it here at Universityadmissions.se.
It's your responsibility to ensure that you have read and understood the application requirements and have gathered and submitted all the necessary components of the admissions application by the deadline.
University Admissions in Sweden checks the authenticity of your documents with the issuing institution. University Admissions in Sweden reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent.
Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.