United States of America, master's admission

Find out what you need to submit, what previous studies meet the general entry requirements, how to meet the English requirement and any special instructions for your country of study.

Meeting the general entry requirements

For entry to a Master's programme, the minimum requirement is a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

Meeting the English requirement

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies. If you completed all four years of High School, you fulfil the English language entry requirement (the equivalent of the Swedish course English 6).

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.

Please note the GED examination does not fulfil the English language entry requirements, as it is only equivalent to the Swedish course English 5.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through your university studies. If the language of instruction for your bachelor's programme was English, you can document this with your degree certificate and transcript. Other documentation is not required.

You can also fulfill the requirement with 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.

Translation of documents not required

As documents from this country are normally issued in English, you don't need to provide translations.

Special document instructions

Your official transcript must be sent directly from your university to University Admissions in Sweden.

There are two ways you can arrange this:

1. Your university can send the official transcripts from an official email address to verifications@uhr.se. This is the fastest and most reliable way to have your documents delivered.

Please note that we will not be able to answer any questions sent to this address from senders other than your university.

2. Your university can send the official transcripts in a sealed envelope. There are different addresses to use depending on how the documents are sent.

Address for postal service and registered mail

Your university can send the official transcripts in a sealed envelope to the following address: 

PostNord Strålfors AB
Att: University Admissions in Sweden
R 312
SE-190 81 Rosersberg
Sweden

Please note that the envelope may not contain any other documents than the official transcript.

Address for a delivery service

If your university sends us your supporting documentation via a delivery service, such as FedEx or DHL, please ask them to use the address below. Do not use this address for regular post.

PostNord Strålfors AB
Att: University Admissions in Sweden, 070 651 15 01
Järngatan 11
Kaj 21-25
SE-195 95 Rosersberg

Do not include your cover sheet

Do not send your cover sheet to the university/universities you have previously attended and requested transcripts from. If they send your transcripts to University Admissions in Sweden with your cover sheet, your documents will not be accepted. No other documents should be included with your official transcript.

Transfer credits

Please note that not all universities list transferred courses and credits from other higher education institutions on the transcript. It's possible that these courses could help an applicant meet certain entry requirements. If you transferred courses and credits, you should request that your university include them together with the transcript they submit directly to University Admissions. 

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. 

Incomplete documentation

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.

Verification

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.

Last updated: 13 October 2022