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 2015. The first application period, which is open to all international applicants, is from 16 October 2014 to 15 January 2015. 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 16 March to 15 April 2015. Applications are made through

How to apply

International Application Round
For the international application round, you 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 the University Admissions website, 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.

Application Deadlines

Preliminary dates for Master's programmes commencing autumn 2015

16 October 2014 Online application period opens

15 January 2015 Online application period closes

2 February 2015 Deadline for receiving supporting documents

2 February 2015 Last day to pay your application fee (if required)

End of March, 2015 First notification of selection results released

10 April 2015 Last day to respond to your offer of admission

24 April 2015 Second notification of selection results released

1 June 2015 Last day to pay your tuition fee (if required)

31 August 2015 Autumn semester commences

Entry Requirements

To be admitted as a Master's student at Uppsala University, applicants must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an internationally recognised university. Each Master's programme has more specific requirements that you must also satisfy. As all of the university's international Master's programmes are delivered in English, students must also have a good knowledge of written and spoken English. You will need to provide proof of your English proficiency through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS.

More about entry requirements


When the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places on offer in a programme a selection process takes place between applicants. Students are normally ranked on the basis of their qualifications; however, the mode of selection can vary from one programme to another. For more information, please view the individual programme information.

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. However, it is sometimes possible for students to submit late applications.

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. After the application period, admissions officers will begin by assessing applications that were submitted in time. After this process is completed, 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 website After the deadline has passed, all programmes and courses close for application. Once applications that were submitted in time are processed, and if there are still places available in the programme or course, it will reopen on 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 received after the given deadline then your application will be regarded as late. Late applications will only be considered if there are places still available in a programme or course after applications submitted on time are processed. 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.


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!

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