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.

Don't miss the deadline!

The deadline for receipt of all kinds of supporting documents is 1 February.

This means that the documents must arrive at the correct receiving address by the deadline. Keep in mind that it can take several weeks for e.g. hard copies or official digital GMAT score reports to be delivered. You must therefore plan ahead and have them completed and sent out in time. If your supporting documents do not arrive on time, your application will be considered late and will also make you ineligible for scholarships.

Required documentation for all Master's applicants

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, 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

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, or if the language of your diploma is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, French or German, you must also provide an official translation into English.

Information about officially issued documents.
Information about official translations.

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.

Statement of enrolment status form for students in their final year (PDF file)

Programme-specific documents

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 “Admissions” on each programme's page. Please only submit the documents specifically requested by the programme.

Some programmes may provide template/form for a particular document. If this is the case, you will see the download link under the section “Admissions” on the programme's page. Otherwise, you are free to write your document in the way you consider to be the 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, such as sending hard copies via regular post to the department at Uppsala University. If there are no special instructions indicated, you should submit them digitally together with your general supporting documents at

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, or max two pages long. You can find the page limit under the section “Admissions” on the programme's 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 & Further Resources” on the programme's page.

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 send an email to the programme coordinator for confirmation. Their details can be found under the section “Contact & Further Resources” on the programme's 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's page. It may include fields for you to fill in your statement of purpose, work experience, research experience, or summary of Bachelor's thesis, or a combination of several of these. In this case, you should download the form and fill it out.

Application Summary Sheets:

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

Most applicants can upload their supporting documents digitally at, except a few exceptions when transcripts must be sent directly by the Bachelor's university.

Some programmes require applicants to submit their programme-specific documents directly to the department at Uppsala University and sometimes hard copies are required. If this is the case, it will be stated in the application instructions under the section “Admissions” on each Master's programme page. If it is not specified in the programme you wish to apply for, you should submit your programme-specific documents digitally together with your general supporting documents at

If you apply for several Master's programmes and you need to submit programme-specific documents for different Master's programmes, you can indicate in each document name which Master's programme the respective document is for.