General entry requirements

All applicants must document their formal academic qualifications to prove their eligibility. Only documentation from internationally recognized universities will be reviewed.

A Bachelor's degree or in the final year (ongoing studies)

To fulfil the general entry requirement for the second cycle (master’s level), the prospective student must either hold a

  1. Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (minimum 3 years/ 180hp) in Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture from an internationally recognized university, according to the official guidelines by the Swedish Council for Higher Education published at
    The master’s programme, Entrepreneurship and Business Design does however, admit applicants with bachelor’s degrees from other fields.
    (If an applicant is a holder of a Master's degree, that may be as to fulfil specific (course) requirements, it never replaces the Bachelor's degree requirement.)
  2. or be in their Final Year of Bachelor's Studies in the above fields (All countries including Sweden)
    An applicant enrolled in his/her final year of his/her bachelor’s studies that is equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen, (180hp/3 years) can be eligible if he/she fulfils certain conditions. The applicant’s university must confirm through a separate official document that the student is expected to complete his/her studies and receive the degree before the start of semester at Chalmers. The document must also state the length of the applicant’s education programme, and how many semesters that the applicant has completed.

Applican​ts with Swedish credits in Ladok

An applicant who is enrolled in a Swedish first cycle (bachelor’s level) programme as above, fulfils the general entry requirements, if the applicant has completed a minimum of 150cr out of 180cr (150/180hp) within his/her present programme by the deadline for receipt of supporting documents, and provided that a certificate of on-going studies which leads to an expected degree has been submitted.

Do you have Swedish academic records (courses and credits) registered in Ladok and a Swedish personal identity number and/or Swedish citizenship?
Read further instructions here (in Swedish only)

All applicants must meet the general and specific entry requirements

For more information follow the links below

Specific entry requirements
English language requirement is also a specific entry requirement


Degrees which are constructed on one another cannot consist the same course

Applicants who fulfil the general entry requirements for second cycle (master’s level) programmes and eventually specific entry requirements can be admitted to a master’s programme. Applicants cannot be evaluated as unqualified in the qualifying academic merits which include courses from the programme’s plan in those programmes that they have applied for, if that occurs.
Courses included in an earned first cycle degree (bachelor’s level) or professional qualification of at least 180 cr. (180hp) or the equivalent foreign qualification that are prerequisites for master’s qualifications may not be included in the higher qualifications. This also applies to prerequisite courses for master’s programmes, regardless of whether they are included in the underlying qualification. *
*) Local Qualifications Framework for Chalmers University of Technology - first and second cycle qualifications.

Restrictions for Citizens from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Chalmers cannot admit applicants with citizenship of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea only to any programme or course, due to the Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 of 30 August 2017 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and repealing Regulation (EC) 329/2007.

Applicants with double citizenships of which one is of Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the other of another country, the citizenship of the other country has precedence in this respect.​

Page manager Published: Tue 24 Nov 2020.