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Apply to master's

Find detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete and submit an application for master's studies in Sweden.

Apply to bachelor's

If you're interested in bachelor's studies, find step-by-step instructions on how to apply to University Admissions.

Dates and deadlines

A successful admissions process means meeting deadlines. Find out all the important dates for your application.

Your most frequently asked questions

In order to complete your admissions application, there are several things we need from you:

  • Documentation of your previous studies
  • Proof of English skills
  • Payment of the application fee (if required)
  • Documentation of your citizenship status in an EU/EEA country (if you're a citizen)

For more information, please see the following links:

Bachelor's studies documentation requirements

Master's studies documentation requirements

English language requirements

Paying your application fee

Documenting your EU/EEA citizenship

No, you can't. Our application review process will not begin until the student has completed the following:

  • submitted an electronic application by the deadline
  • submitted all required documentation by the deadline
  • paid the application fee, if required, by the deadline. 

If you are unsure about your fee status, please see the information provided on this website. If your question is specifically regarding your residency status, contact the Swedish Migration Agency for more information.

Read more about who is required to pay fees

Information regarding residence permits at the Swedish Migration Agency's website

Applicants aren't notified that everything is OK with their documents; you'll be notified only if there is something more that is required.

University Admissions will notify you by sending a message to your account here at Universityadmissions.se. We may ask for:

  • documents related to previous studies
  • ID documents
  • documentation of English skills

If you're wondering when your documents arrived, you can check the 'Documents' section when you log in to your account. If you uploaded your documents, you'll see a list of the files that you submitted to University Admissions. Unfortunately, you are unable to open and view these files. 

There is also a section for documents submitted by the postal/delivery service. It can take a few weeks to scan in and register the documents you submit this way. When the process is complete, you'll see a listing with a date. The date will be the date your documents arrived.

The application review process takes time

Due to the number of applications we receive, the application review process can take some time. Please note that an evaluation of your application does not automatically occur as soon as your documents are received. The application review process takes place up until the selection process, which occurs right before admissions results are posted. We appreciate your patience while the review process is completed.

University Admissions receives a large amount of documentation and it can take some time to scan and enter documents into our admissions system. It can take up to 2–3 weeks after sending your documents for them to be registered.

You'll see when they've been registered in the 'Documents' section of your account under 'Documents received by regular post'.

No, you can't certify your own copies. Self-certified transcripts, including printouts or screenshots from student self-service websites, are not accepted.

You can find out how to submit officially issued documents here at Universityadmissions.se.

Read more about making sure my documents are officially issued

If you applied to bachelor's level

Applicants to bachelor's studies are required to document their proficiency in English. Even if the language of instruction of the upper secondary school programme was English, applicants are required to document that they have achieved the level of English required for the bachelor's programme they've applied to.

Some completed upper secondary studies in certain countries are enough to demonstrate that you meet the English requirement. If your country is not one of them, you'll need to submit test scores from an internationally recognised English test.

You can find out if you can meet the English requirement through your upper secondary studies by reading the required documents information for your country of study. 

Required documents

Read more about documenting your English proficiency at English language requirements

Please note: We are unable to answer questions or make a decision beforehand regarding documents submitted for the English exemption and ask that you wait until the review of your application is completed.

If you applied to master's studies

All students who wish to study a master’s programme in Sweden must document that they have met the English requirements for the programme. Even students with English as their first language must document that they meet the requirements for the programme they have applied for. However, some students can document this without submitting formal test evidence from an internationally recognised test, such as TOEFL or IELTS.

In general, students who have completed a bachelor’s degree where the language of instruction was English, or where English was the main subject, do not need to submit test scores. There are other exceptions as well. They do, however, need to document their English competence and in a specific way. 

Read more about English language requirements

To qualify for courses and programmes offered at the master's level, you have to meet the:

  • general entry requirements which are the same for all courses and programmes
  • specific entry requirements for the course or programme you're applying for

To meet the general entry requirements for master's level courses and programmes, you must have a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.

All master's level courses and programmes have an English language requirement. Because the university decides what level of English is required, you must read the course description information on the university's website to find out what that is. In general, Swedish universities require a high level of English.

Find out more at English language requirements

Most courses and programmes also have specific entry requirements. You can find out what these are at the course description information on the university's website.

It's important to find out what the specific entry requirements are - and to meet all the requirements - before applying for master's level courses and programmes in Sweden. For more detailed information and instructions, please see Master's requirements