How to apply

For the international admission round, most Bachelor's and Master's programmes require you to apply through the national applications system run by University Admissions in Sweden, www.universityadmissions.se.

You can apply for several different programmes and/or courses at different universities in Sweden with one application. On this page, you are able to create a user account, search for programmes and courses, create an online application, submit supporting documents, pay the application fee (if required) and check status of your application.

When applying for several different Bachelor's or Master’s programmes, you must rank them in order of preference. You will also be required to provide documentation to support your application, such as 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 and www.universityadmissions.se.

Follow our step-by-step guide to ensure you submit a complete application.

Check the application guide

When to apply

International admission round

We strongly encourage all international students to apply for programmes in the international admission round. The application period for international Master's programmes usually opens mid-October and closes mid-January. You apply through the website www.universityadmissions.se

Swedish admission round

If you are an EU/EEA citizen (or if you already have a residence permit in Sweden or the EU/EEA) and you have missed the international application round, it may be possible for you to apply for some programmes and courses in the Swedish admission round. However, please note that most international programmes will not be open for applications in this admission round.

In the case that you are able to apply for your programme in the Swedish admission round, you apply at the national application website for Swedish students www.antagning.se. The website is entirely in Swedish, but the steps for applying are the same as when you apply through www.universityadmissions.se.

Please be aware that the admission results are announced very close to the start of the academic semester. Therefore, students who need 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 admission round must also be aware that it will be extremely difficult for them to arrange accommodation at such a late time.

This information also applies to applications to freestanding courses.

Some of Uppsala University’s Bachelor's and Master’s programmes taught in English may be open for late application in July. However, only students who are EU/EEA citizens will be able to make use of this opportunity. Students must contact studentservice@uu.se in early July for information on which programmes are available for late application. If any programmes are available, students must apply through the Swedish application system www.antagning.se.

Country-specific information

We welcome applicants from all over the world. On universityadmissions.se you can find specific information about entry requirements, English requirements and documentation for your country.

Find you country

In some countries we have partners who can assist you with applications and/or other specific resources available.

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Entry requirements

To be admitted as a Master’s student at Uppsala University, applicants must meet the general and programme-specific entry requirements.

General entry requirements include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an internationally recognised university.
  • Sufficient knowledge of written and spoken English.

See requirements & selection

Supporting documents

Regardless of what Master’s programme you are applying for, you are required to submit a number of documents in support of your applications. These documents enable our admissions officers to confirm that you have completed your Bachelor’s studies (or are in your final year of Bachelor’s studies), possess sufficient English language skills, and have completed the required number of courses in your respective academic discipline, among other things.

See supporting documents

Late applications

Don't miss the deadlines! We strongly encourage you to apply to programmes, pay your application fee, and submit all required supporting documents (including certified proof of your citizenship) by the given deadlines. Do this to ensure that your application will be processed and considered. Applications received after the deadline are regarded as late and there is no guarantee that your late application will even be processed.

See the deadlines on the website universityadmissions.se.

Late applications: If you submit your application, pay your application fee, or submit any supporting documents after the given deadlines, your 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 only if there are still places available in the programme, late applications will be considered.

Procedures for late applications differ in the second admission round, where students apply through the Swedish application 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.

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

Last modified: 2022-07-08