Meeting the general entry requirements
For entry to a master's programme, the minimum requirement is a 4-year Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor's degree followed by a Master's degree (4 years of study in total). 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.
Students holding only a 3-year Bachelor's degree without honours will not satisfy the entry requirements for a master's programme. A Post Graduate Diploma is not considered equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen and does not meet the requirement.
Please note that 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
- A Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Surgery from India, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh
Meeting the English requirement
You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with one of the following:
- grades in English and at least three other subjects with English as the language of instruction stated on your official upper secondary certificate
- grades in English that are issued by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
- grades in English that are issued by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from 2008 and onwards
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.
Students with a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences or Technology, unless it is documented that the language of instruction for the programme was a language other than English, meet the English requirement.
You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through 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
To demonstrate your eligibility, you must submit your transcript of record for all four years and your diploma.
- College-issued mark sheet/result card/transcript will not be accepted (unless they are from an autonomous Indian college).
- You should always upload the provisional certificate/diploma issued by the university and not college (diplomas issued by college will not be accepted).
- Diploma and study results from all years of post-secondary education must be submitted if they are required for continued studies, e.g. lateral entry: continuing to the second year of higher education after having completed post-secondary courses.
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. Please note that we cannot accept an affidavit as documentation of your name change.
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.