Entrance Requirements at Stockholm University

Entrance requirements for admission to postgraduate studies (Master's or Ph.D. programmes) vary between departments. The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • A Bachelor's Degree (in some cases a Master's Degree), or the equivalent, from a university recognised by the Ministry of Education for the country in which the degree has been awarded; a major in the subject of interest (equivalent to 90-120 ECTS, i.e. at least one and a half to two years of full-time study);
  • A very good command of English;
    for many subjects: a good command of Swedish (see below).
    Some departments have additional requirements and might also demand that the thesis should relate to one of the research projects carried out at the department.
  • Advanced Courses at Undergraduate Level as a Condition for Admission; there is no exact equivalence between academic degrees from different countries. Consequently, foreign students applying to the postgraduate level at Stockholm University often have to take courses at undergraduate level for one or sometimes two semesters in order to acquire eligibility.

Please note that a good command of the Swedish language is an entrance requirement for most undergraduate courses and study programmes. Since students interested in applying to postgraduate studies at Stockholm University are advised to attend advanced courses at the undergraduate level, the issue of command of the Swedish language must be considered at an early stage. Stockholm University does not offer courses in Swedish as a foreign language at a beginner level.

Important! Students applying to postgraduate studies must meet the above requirements before applying.

Stockholm University has no central admission to postgraduate studies. For further questions about entrance requirements please contact the department of interest. 

Knowledge of Swedish

Most departments have no formal requirements regarding command of the Swedish language for admission to postgraduate programmes. However, since lectures and seminars are often held in Swedish, postgraduate students are advised to attend short Swedish language courses simultaneously with their graduate programme. If interested, turn to the professor/director of studies at the university department concerned.

Nevertheless, if certain courses in the undergraduate level at Stockholm University or another institution of higher education in Sweden are required for admission to a postgraduate programme, the issue of command of the Swedish language must be considered at an early stage.

For further questions about entrance requirements please contact the department of interest. 

Application

Stockholm University has no central admission to postgraduate studies. Candidates should contact directly the department of their interest. Address:

Department of........
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden