Master’s Studies

Apply for a Master's programme!

We are glad that you are considering making an application to one of Uppsala University's Master's programmes.

There are two application periods for Master's programmes and courses starting in the autumn of 2017. The first application period, which is open to all international applicants, is from 17 October 2016 to 16 January 2017. We strongly encourage all international students to apply during the first application round. Applications are made through www.universityadmissions.se.

The second application round is primarily for Swedish students, and is open from 15 March to 18 April 2017. Applications are made through www.antagning.se. Please note that only students who are citizens of a country within the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland can apply during this application round.

Application guide

17 October
 

The online application period for Master's programmes commencing autumn 2017 opens. Applications are made through University Admissions.

16 January

This is the deadline for submitting online applications through University Admissions. Applications received after this date will be considered late.

1 February

All supporting documents must be received by University Admissions by this date. If your documents arrive after this date your application will be considered late. If you are required to pay an application fee of SEK 900, this is the final day that payment can be made.
 

24 March

The first notification of selection results will be sent out on this date. To find out whether you have been admitted, log into your University Admissions account.

12 April

This is the deadline for replying to your offer of admission. If you have not accepted your offer by this date, your place in the programme will be given to another applicant. Reply to your offer by logging into your University Admissions account.

  • Application period opens

    17 October
     

    The online application period for Master's programmes commencing autumn 2017 opens. Applications are made through University Admissions.

    www.universityadmissions.se

  • Deadline for online application

    16 January

    This is the deadline for submitting online applications through University Admissions. Applications received after this date will be considered late.

    www.universityadmissions.se

  • Deadline documents & fee

    1 February

    All supporting documents must be received by University Admissions by this date. If your documents arrive after this date your application will be considered late. If you are required to pay an application fee of SEK 900, this is the final day that payment can be made.
     

    www.universityadmissions.se

  • Notification of selection results

    24 March

    The first notification of selection results will be sent out on this date. To find out whether you have been admitted, log into your University Admissions account.

    www.universityadmissions.se

  • Reply to your offer

    12 April

    This is the deadline for replying to your offer of admission. If you have not accepted your offer by this date, your place in the programme will be given to another applicant. Reply to your offer by logging into your University Admissions account.

    www.universityadmissions.se

When to Apply

International Application Round
For the international application round, most Master's programmes require you to apply through the website www.universityadmissions.se. This is a national central application system, which means that you can apply for several different programmes and/or courses at different universities in Sweden with the one application. On www.universityadmissions.se, you are able to create a user account, search for programmes and courses, create an online application, pay the application fee (if required) and reply to offers of admission. When applying for several different Master's programmes you must rank them in order of preference. You will also be required to provide documentation to support your application, which includes academic transcripts and English test results. Some Master's programmes will also require you to provide more extensive documentation. For more information, please view the individual programme information or www.universityadmissions.se

Swedish Application Round
Students who are citizens of a country within the European Union, European Economic Area, or Switzerland are also able to apply through the second, Swedish application round. Applications are made in Swedish through the website www.antagning.se. The selection results for students who apply during the second application round will be sent out in late July and early August. Therefore, students who require a Swedish residence permit will not have time to obtain one before the start of the semester. Due to the housing situation in Uppsala, students who are admitted during the second application round must also be aware that it will be extremely difficult for them to arrange accommodation at such a late time.

Please note, this information also applies to applications to freestanding courses.

Several of Uppsala University's Master's programmes will also open for application in July 2017. However, only students who are EU/EEA citizens will be able to make use of this opportunity. It is not yet known which programmes will open application in July, and students must apply through the Swedish application system www.antagning.se. Please contact the programme coordinator before applying. 

Don't miss the deadline!

To ensure you have the best chance of being admitted to a programme or course, you should submit your application as early as possible and always before the given deadline. 

At Uppsala University, some programmes and courses stop accepting applications through www.universityadmissions.se after the last date to apply has passed. Other programmes remain open. If students submit their application after the deadline their application will be regarded as late. Once the application period closes, admissions officers will begin by assessing applications that were submitted on time. After this process is completed, and if there are still places available in the programme or course, late applications will be considered.

Find out what programmes you can still apply for on the following link:

Programmes open for late application

Procedures for late applications differ in the second application period, where students apply through the Swedish website www.antagning.se. After the deadline has passed, all programmes and courses close for application. Once applications that were submitted on time are processed, and if there are still places available in the programme or course, it will reopen and students will be able to submit a late application.

Receiving supporting documents after the deadline

Please note, even if you submit your application through www.universityadmissions.se or www.antagning.se on time, if your supporting documents are not submitted correctly or received after the given deadline then your application will be regarded as late.

Students who submit a late application will not be eligible to receive a scholarship. It is therefore important that all students submit a complete application on time.

Deferral of Studies

If you are admitted to a Master's programme and want to delay the commencement of your studies, you can apply for deferment of studies. Applications should be made in a form of a letter addressed to the Admissions Office (Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden). The letter should explain your reasons for deferral and be supported by documents. The university's policy only approves deferment based on extreme circumstances, such as medical reasons or a family crisis. Not being able to afford tuition is not a valid reason for deferment. In fact, you can only be granted deferment if the first instalment of tuition has been made to Uppsala University.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding Master's studies at Uppsala University we are always happy to help. You can contact the International Office by sending an email to masterprogrammes@uu.se, writing to us on Skype (uppsala.university or uppsala.university2) or through our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/uppsalauniversity). 

We hope to hear from you soon!