In order for your application to be processed, all required documents must be submitted. You can find out here what you need to submit to University Admissions.

Required documentation for all master's applicants

In order to complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documents so they arrive to University Admissions by the deadline. Please do not submit documents that are not listed here, unless they are required by the university to which you are applying.

Please note that there are different translation requirements for your certificate/diploma and your transcripts.

1. Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s) from your country/countries of study. The universities where you studied must be internationally recognised higher education institutions. 

  • The degree must be equivalent to a Swedish bachelor’s degree (kandidatexamen). 

  • The certificate/diploma must be 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. If you submit copies of your documents via regular post, they must be certified true copies of these documents. When uploading, be sure to scan your officially issued documents in colour.

  • You must always submit your certificate/diploma in the official language of the country where you studied. If this language is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, French or German, you must also provide an official translation of the certificate/diploma. This translation should be in Swedish or English. 

  • Have you finished your studies but have not yet received your diploma? In this case, you must submit an official statement from your university stating that you have finished your studies and will be receiving your diploma. 

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.

  • You must always submit your transcripts in the official language of the country where you studied. If this language is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English, you must also provide an official translation. This translation should be in Swedish or English. 

  • Certain countries have specific requirements regarding what documents are required and how they should be submitted. Be sure to check the information for your country of study for information and instructions.

  • 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. If you submit copies of your documents via regular post, they must be certified true copies of these documents. When uploading, be sure to scan your officially issued documents in colour.

3. Proof of English language proficiency

4. Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements (check your university's website for information regarding the specific entry requirements for the course or programme you have applied to).

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.

What about a diploma supplement?

A diploma supplement (available in European countries) is not required when applying to studies in Sweden. However, if you have a diploma supplement, it alone cannot be used as proof of your degree. Your diploma supplement together with your degree certificate is acceptable in place of an official academic transcript, if courses and grades are clearly stated. The students name and/or reference number must be written on every page of the diploma supplement.

Read more about the Diploma Supplement

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 on Universityadmissions.se.

Always check the course/programme description page

Some universities require other supporting documentation from applicants. It is important that you check the course/programme description page on the university's website to find out if anything else is needed. You can go directly to these pages from your search results here at Universityadmissions.se. Just click on "More information" under each programme in your result list. Please do not submit any additional documentation unless it is specifically requested by the university.

Examples of documents the university may ask for are dissertations and essays, essay summaries, letters of recommendation, or letters of intent. 

 

Last updated: 20 February 2020