Documenting your Eligibility for Studies

Regardless of what Master’s programme you are applying for, students are required to submit a number of documents in support of their 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.

Supporting documents must be sent to University Admissions in Sweden, and arrive before the 1 February 2019 deadline.

Required documentation for all Master's applicants

The following documents are required of all applicants, regardless of what programme you are applying to:

  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • Certificates and diplomas of your completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester of your Bachelor’s programme
  • Proof that you meet the English language requirements

If you are submitting your documents via regular post, you should also include the cover sheet which can be downloaded from your account at

Translation of academic documents
You must always submit your original certificates, diplomas and transcript of records in the official language of the country where you studied. If this language is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English, you must also provide an official translation into English.

Final year Bachelor's students
Are in your final year of your Bachelor's and do not have your Bachelor's certificate or diploma? Then you must instead submit your complete transcript of records for all completed semesters. You also need to submit documentation from your university certifying that you are an active student in your last semester. University Admissions in Sweden has created a form which you can use to get certification from your current university. This form is available below. 

Statement of enrolment status form for students in their final year

This statement must be completed by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office or equivalent of the institution.

Additional Documents

Along with the documents mentioned above, some Master's programmes at Uppsala University require students to submit additional documents to aid the selection process.

Some Master's programmes may require none of the following documents, whilst others may require one or a combination of them. You can check which additional documents you should submit by viewing the section “Admissions” on each programme's webpage.

Please only submit the documents specifically requested by the programme.

Statement of purpose

Students often ask about what the statement of purpose (also known as a letter of intent or personal letter) should include. Generally, a statement of purpose is between one and two pages long, and describes:

  • Why you applied to the programme
  • Your expectations about the programme
  • Any relevant work experience you have had
  • What you hope to achieve as a graduate

If you are still unsure of what to write, or have any specific questions about what to include in your statement of purpose, please send an email to the programme coordinator. Their details can be found under the section “Contact & Further Resources” on each programme's webpage.

Bachelor's thesis

A Bachelor's thesis, or a Bachelor's degree project, is a piece of independently written academic work of at least 8000 words. The Bachelor's thesis should be submitted in English. If students have not produced such a thesis, it may be possible for them to send in alternative essays or dissertations. However, it is important that students send an email to the programme coordinator for confirmation. Their details can be found under the section “Contact & Further Resources” on each programme's webpage.


A CV is a document which describes your previous professional working experience.

Letter of recommendation

A letter of recommendation is a statement of support written by present or former teachers highlighting your academic and personal strengths.

Programme-specific CV form

If the programme you are applying for requires you to submit a programme-specific cv form, you should be able to download it directly from the programme's webpage.

How to submit your supporting documents

It is very important that documents are correctly certified, translated and submitted in the correct manner. For detailed information about documenting your eligibility, please view the following link: Documenting your eligibility for studies

Submitting supporting documents directly to the university

Some programmes require students to submit their additional documents directly to the department at Uppsala University. If this is the case, it will be stated in the application instructions in the section “Admissions” on each Master's programme page.

Contact us!

If you have any questions regarding your supporting documentation, please send an email to or directly to the programme coordinator. You can find the contact details of the department and programme coordinator by viewing the information under “Contact & Further Resources” on each Master's programme webpage.