Meeting the general entry requirements
For entry to a master's study programme, the minimum requirement is a 4-year Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor's degree followed by a Master's degree (total of 4 years of studies). Some, but not all, study programmes require that first degree to be in a related field.
Consideration will also be given to applicants who have attained a 3-year Bachelor's degree with honours in certain social science or humanities majors.
Students holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree without honours will not satisfy the entry requirements for a Master's programme.
The following degrees do not satisfy the entry requirements for a master's programme:
- A Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from India, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh
- A Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery from India, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh
Meeting the English requirement
Upper secondary studies
Upper secondary studies completed in this country do not meet the English requirement for studies in Sweden. Even if you studied English at your upper secondary school, it is not enough to give you eligibility in regard to English.
In order to document your English eligibility through university studies, you must have one of the following:
- a degree equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen where English is the main subject
- 60 ECTS credits (or the equivalent) from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland where the language of instruction of the course was English
- 60 ECTS credits (or the equivalent) from USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English speaking parts of Canada where the language of instruction was English
- a degree equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen from a university listed in World Directory of Medical Schools where the language of instruction was English.
Please note that, starting with admission to autumn semester 2020, students with a degree from Bangladesh no longer meet the English requirement through university studies taught in English unless the university is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (see above). Neither a formal university transcript or degree certificate stating that the language of instruction for the programme was in English, nor a degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, will be sufficient.
You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through an internationally approved English test.
Find out more about the English language test
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.
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.
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.
Specific document instructions
- The transcripts and Diploma must be issued by the University. Please note that college-issued mark sheets/result cards/transcripts will not be accepted.
- Mark sheets/transcripts must be issued by the Registrar's Office or the Controller or Examinations Office at the university.
- If the transcripts/mark sheets do not contain the names of the courses studied, a syllabus must be submitted. Transcripts/mark sheets where the courses are listed as “Paper1", “Paper2" are not sufficient.
- Documents certified by the issuing institution must be issued through and certified by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or equivalent of the institution. Certification from other staff members, such as faculty or college staff members, is not acceptable.
Further information can be found at Requirements for certification
Submitting your university documents
- Your transcript of record must be sent directly from your university in a sealed envelope. We will not accept your transcript if you or any other individual, courier, agency or similar, sends your transcripts.
- 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.
- Your transcript of record must be issued to University Admissions. It your transcript has been issued to you or any another individual, your documents will not be accepted.
- The documents must be attested (stamped and signed) by the issuing university. If your documents are attested by another university, college or notary, they will not be accepted.
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Your name must match on all documents
In order for your documents to be accepted:
- the name provided on all your documents must be the same (ID, transcripts, degree certificate, etc.)
- the name on your documents must match the name you reported in your account at Universityadmissions.se
It's possible your name is not the same, for example if:
- you used a nickname instead of your legal name when creating your account
- you've gotten married and changed your name
- you've legally changed your name
- other reasons
If this is the case, you must provide us with documentation (for example, a marriage certificate if you've been married) as to why the names do not match. You can contact us if you're not sure what you should submit. The easiest way to get your documentation to us is by uploading it here at Universityadmissions.se.
It is 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.
If any required document is not submitted, or submitted in the wrong way, your application will not be assessed - even if the study documentation is otherwise complete. For example, if your study results from any one year or semester are missing, your study documentation is incomplete and therefore will not be assessed, even if you have submitted documentation for the rest of your studies. The same applies to applicants who upload documents when they are required to have their university send them directly.
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.