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Entry requirements for master’s programmes

In order to be eligible, you have to fulfil the general entry requirements for Master’s Programmes as well as the specific entry requirements for the programme you are interested in.


General Entry Requirements

The general requirement for all Master's programmes is the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System. See what types of qualifications are accepted based on where you completed your studies: Special instructions for my country of study.


Specific Entry Requirements

The specific requirements vary between the programmes. Most programmes have requirements of a specific major subject in your Bachelor's degree. Make sure to read the specific entry requirements for each programme on the programme-page on the course catalogue.

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English language requirement

In addition, you need to fulfil the the English language requirement


Documenting your eligibility

In order to document your eligibility, you must provide University Admissions in Sweden with copies of your previous study information, as well as document your English proficiency.

Instructions on how to document eligibility on University Admissions

Whether or not you need to submit additional documents to those stated on University Admissions is normally clearly stated on the website of the department responsible for the course or programme. If you cannot find the information, or if you have questions, you are welcome to contact the department.

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For students in the final year of their Bachelor's degree

If you do not hold the required degree but are registered for the last year of a programme leading to such a degree, Stockholm University permits admission if you can provide an official transcript for all completed semesters to date and an official document certifying that you are an active student in your last year.  

University Admissions in Sweden has created a form which you can use to get certification from your current university. 

Statement of enrollment status for students in their final year


Conditionally admitted applicants

Information regarding being conditionally admitted


Validation of prior learning

If you do not fulfill the entry requirements through formal qualifications you can apply to get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways. 

Validation of prior learning

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