Documenting your eligibility for studies
Regardless of what programme you are applying for, you need to submit a number of documents in support of your application. These are referred to as general supporting documents. Most programmes also require programme-specific supporting documents.
These documents enable our admissions officers to confirm that you have completed your Bachelor’s studies (or that you 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.
The following are general supporting documents and 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.
Most applicants can upload their documents digitally at www.universityadmissions.se, except a few exceptions when your transcripts must be sent directly by your university. See how to submit your documents and read about the exceptions.
If you are submitting your documents using postal service or delivery service, you should also include the cover sheet which can be downloaded from your account at universityadmission.se.
There are a number of country-specific rules for submitting academic documents. Check the information specific to your country.
You must always submit officially issued certificates, diplomas and transcript of records in the official language of the country where you studied.
If this language of your transcript is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English you must provide an official translation into English.
If the language of your diploma is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, French or German, you must also provide an official translation into English.
Are you in your final year of your Bachelor's studies and do not yet have your Bachelor's certificate or diploma? Then you must 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. This way, you do not need to submit your Bachelor's degree certificate by the time you apply. However, if you are admitted, you will need to provide your Bachelor’s degree certificate when your Master’s studies start.
University Admissions in Sweden has created a form which you can use to get certification from your current university. This statement must be completed by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office or equivalent of your institution.
If you've completed your studies in Sweden, your academic transcripts will automatically be transferred to the admissions system when you apply. You only need to submit any documents not available in the admissions system. This means that you do not have to submit your diploma or transcript from a Swedish university.
For more information about what you need to submit and applying in the international round, please see Universityadmissions.se
For more information in Swedish, please see the page “Vad ska bifogas till din anmälan?”.
Along with the general supporting documents mentioned above, many Master's programmes at Uppsala University require applicants to submit additional documents to aid the selection process. They are usually referred to as programme-specific supporting documents.
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 “Application and requirements” on each programme page. Please only submit the documents specifically requested by the programme.
Some programmes may provide a template/form for a particular document. If this is the case, you will see the download link under the section “Application and requirements” on the programme page. Otherwise, you are free to write your document in the way you consider to be best for your application. You should, however, follow the instructions indicated, such as page limit.
Some programmes have special instructions on how and where you should submit the programme-specific documents and you must follow the instructions. If there are no special instructions indicated, you should submit them digitally together with your general supporting documents at universityadmissions.se.
Many programmes ask applicants to submit a statement of purpose. Check the programme webpage to see if you ned to submit one or not.
Students often ask about what the statement of purpose (also known as a letter of intent, motivation letter, or personal letter) should include. Usually, a statement of purpose is one page long. You can find the page limit under the section “Application and requirements” on the programme page . Generally, it 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” on the programme page.
Individual document or in an application summary sheet
Some programmes ask applicants to write the statement of purpose directly in the application summary sheet. If the programme you are applying does not have an application summary sheet, please submit the statement of purpose as an individual document.
A Bachelor's thesis, or a Bachelor's degree project, is a piece of independently written academic work of at least 8000 words (unless otherwise specified). You can be asked to either send a copy of the entire thesis or a summary. The Bachelor's thesis or its summary should be submitted in English. If you have not produced such a thesis, it may be possible to send in alternative essays or dissertations. However, it is important that you contact the programme coordinator for confirmation. Their details can be found under the section “Contact” on the programme page.
A CV (or a Curriculum Vitae) is a document which describes your previous education and professional experience.
A letter of recommendation is a statement of support written by present or former teachers or employers highlighting your academic, professional and personal strengths.
Some programmes provide a form called "Application summary sheet" on the programme page. It may include fields for you to fill in your statement of purpose, work experience, research experience, a summary of Bachelor's thesis, or a combination of several of these. In this case, you should download the form and fill it out.
All links below are for pdf files, unless otherwise specified.
Application summary sheets
- Aesthetics Pdf, 182 kB.
- All-Electric Propulsion Systems Pdf, 318 kB.
- Accounting and Financial Management Pdf, 312 kB.
- Applied Biotechnology Pdf, 164 kB.
- Battery technology and Energy Storage Pdf, 357 kB.
- Bioinformatics Pdf, 145 kB.
- Biopharmaceuticals Pdf, 375 kB.
- Biology Pdf, 176 kB.
- Biomedicine Pdf, 288 kB.
- Chemistry: Analytical Chemistry Pdf, 350 kB., Biochemistry Pdf, 330 kB., Organic Chemistry Pdf, 350 kB.
- Comparative and International Tax Law Pdf, 224 kB.
- Computational Science Pdf, 306 kB.
- Computer Science Pdf, 304 kB.
- Data Science Pdf, 315 kB.
- Digital Humanities Pdf, 158 kB.
- Drug Discovery and Development Pdf, 354 kB.
- Early Modern History Pdf, 410 kB.
- Forensic Science Pdf, 359 kB.
- Global Health Pdf, 240 kB.
- Holocaust and Genocide Studies Pdf, 183 kB.
- Humanitarian Action and Conflict Pdf, 162 kB.
- Image Analysis and Machine Learning Pdf, 340 kB.
- Implementation, Transformative Learning and Sustainability Pdf, 186 kB.
- Industrial Management and Innovation (online form)
- Infection Biology Pdf, 326 kB.
- Information Systems Pdf, 361 kB.
- Language Technology Pdf, 336 kB.
- Mathematics Pdf, 411 kB.
- Medical Nuclide Techniques Pdf, 174 kB.
- Medical Research Pdf, 310 kB.
- Modern History Pdf, 367 kB.
- Molecular Medicine Pdf, 398 kB.
- Peace and Conflict Studies Pdf, 353 kB.
- Political Science Pdf, 180 kB.
- Pharmaceutical Modelling Pdf, 354 kB.
- Philosophy Pdf, 182 kB.
- Precision Medicine Pdf, 154 kB.
- Psychology Pdf, 387 kB.
- Renewable Electricity Production Pdf, 389 kB.
- Social Sciences – Digital Media and Society Pdf, 409 kB.
- Statistics and Data Science Pdf, 332 kB.
- Sustainable Development Pdf, 192 kB.
- Water Engineering Pdf, 332 kB.
How to submit your supporting documents
It is very important that documents are correctly certified, translated and submitted in the correct manner. Please see detailed information about documenting your eligibility for studies.
Submitting supporting documents correctly
If an alternate rule applies in regards to submitting documents, it will be stated in the application instructions under the section “Application and requirements” on each programme page. If it is not specified, you should submit your programme-specific documents digitally together with your general supporting documents at universityadmission.se.
If you apply for multiple Master's programmes and need to submit programme-specific documents for several of the programmes, you should indicate in each document name which programme the respective document is for.