Master’s Studies


Your application


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 2016. The first application period, which is open to all international applicants, is from 16 October 2015 to 15 January 2016. We strongly encourage ALL international students to apply during the first application round. Applications are made through

The second application round is primarily for Swedish students, and is open from 15 March to 15 April 2016. Applications are made through

When to Apply

International Application Round
For the international application round, most Master's programmes require you to apply through the website 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, 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

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 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 on 15 July 2016. 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 Please contact the programme coordinator before applying. 

Step-by-Step Application Guide

Application Deadlines

16 October 2015 Online application period opens

15 January 2016 Online application period closes

1 February 2016 Deadline for receiving supporting documents

1 February 2016 Last day to pay your application fee (if required)

29 March 2016 First notification of selection results released

14 April 2016 Last day to respond to your offer of admission

27 April 2016 Second notification of selection results released

1 June 2016 Last day to pay your tuition fee (if required)

29 August 2016 Autumn semester commences

Late Applications

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 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.

Procedures for late applications differ in the second application period, where students apply through the Swedish website 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 or 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.

Deferment 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.


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, writing to us on Skype ( or uppsala.university2) or through our Facebook page ( 

We hope to hear from you soon!