Entry requirements

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Online Application

You apply to all Master's programmes through www.universityadmissions.se

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.

Specific entry requirements for each Master’s programme are found under the heading "Admissions" on each programme page. It is very important that you as an applicant read through this information carefully to ensure you meet all entry requirements before applying.

Along with submitting an online application, you must submit a number of supporting documents that show that you meet both the general and programme-specific entry requirements.

General Entry Requirements for Master's level

A Bachelor’s degree

To meet the entry requirements for Master’s level studies at Uppsala University students must have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognised university.

Students in their final year of Bachelors studies
Students who have not been awarded a Bachelor’s degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted to a Master’s programme at Uppsala University. When applying, an official transcript of records and a document stating that they are likely to be awarded the degree by the start of the Master's programme must also be provided. These documents must be issued through and certified by a member of the Academic Registrar’s Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent department at the student’s institution. Certification from other staff members, such as faculty or college staff members, will not be accepted.

Students who are conditionally admitted must provide their Bachelor’s degree certificate when their Master’s studies commence to be registered in courses. 

English language proficiency

To be admitted to Master’s level programmes and courses, students must demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

Required Test Scores:

  • IELTS ACADEMIC: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5

  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90, or

  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE


Some students may be exempt from documenting their English language capabilities through previous high school or university studies. To find out more about exemptions please visit www.universityadmissions.se.

Read about the supporting documents you are required to submit


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.