Apply to a Master’s programme

We are glad that you are considering making an application to Uppsala University’s Master’s programmes. On this page, we have gathered all the information you need to complete your application.

Our international Bachelor's and Master's programmes commence in August 2023 with the autumn semester. The application is open from 17 October 2022 to 16 January 2023, and admission results are published in April 2023.

Your application is submitted through the Swedish national application portal University Admissions, at On this page, you can create a user account, search for programmes and courses, create an online application, submit supporting documents, pay the application fee (if required) and see the status of your application.

The basic entry requirements for admission to Master's programmes are a Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university, and English language proficiency. Most programmes also require previous studies in the subject of the Master’s programme.

When to apply

International admission round

We strongly encourage all international students to apply for programmes in the international application round, open from mid-October to mid-January.

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 The website is entirely in Swedish, but the steps for applying are the same as when you apply through

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 Uppsala's housing situation, students admitted during the second admission round must also be aware that it will be extremely difficult to arrange accommodation at such a late time.

This information also applies to applications to freestanding courses.

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

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 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: 2022-10-03