The list of required documents applies to all applicants, including those with a Swedish personal identity number and/or Swedish citizenship. The list at this page is more extensive than the minimum requirements listed at universityadmissions.se. In order for your application to be processed, all required documents must be submitted.
Documents in Swedish or English
documents that are submitted to support the application must be in
either Swedish or English.
If the original document
is issued in another language, then a translation of the original
document must be submitted with the original document.
Required documents, to support your application
- Certificates and diplomas from university studies
- Transcripts of completed courses and grades
- Proof of English language proficiency
- Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements - A course description (syllabus) must be submitted for each course that may meet a specific prerequisite
Applicants are responsible for proving that they fulfill the specific entry requirements by submitting a course description/syllabus and learning objectives for all the specific entry requirements.
- Document your citizenship, for the determination of your fee status.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
, Mandatory document for the programmes Architecture and Urban Design, Architecture and Planning Beyond Sustainability and Industrial Design Engineering. Follow the instructions at section 7 below.
- Letter of (intent) motivation, Recommended for all applicants. A mandatory document when applying for any scholarship administrated by Chalmers. The local scholarship assessment team have access to the documents up-loaded at your personal account at universityadmissions.se
- Relevant work experience (optional)
- Letters of recommendation (optional) Note that it is a required document for anyone who applies for a scholarship administrated by Chalmers. Note that the scholarship assessment team will access the documentation at your personal account at universityadmissions.se
Certificate of cumulative grade point average (i.e. CGPA) (optional)
Required documents - in more detail
1. Certificates and diplomas from university studies [Top]
Provide certificates and diplomas from university studies. Follow the detailed instructions at
For students in their final year of Bachelor's studies
Students in their last year of studies who don't yet have documentation of their soon to be completed degree, can be accepted by Chalmers. Students enrolled in their final year of bachelor's
studies are required to submit an official document that certifies the
Student with a degree programme from another country than Sweden
Find out what is required if you are enrolled in your final year.
2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades [Top]
Submit transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. If possible, sort them in reverse chronological order, i.e.
the most recent on top.
Find out what national requirements for academic merits applies; certificates and diplomas, country specific information etc.
Academic qualifications requirements for my country of study
Any online course including Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) will be assessed in the same way as any other courses used for applying to a master’s programme at Chalmers and must fulfill the same criteria.
Academic merits/passed courses from Swedish universities
The use of online courses in the application process
A print out of the transcript is not required to be uploaded at the account if an applicant’s academic merits/ passed courses are registered under identical Swedish personal identity number (personnummer) or interim number and is used both in the administration system for higher education (Ladok) and at antagning.se/universityadmissions.se when the application is submitted. Only applicants applying via antagning.se can check their academic merits transferred from Ladok, by themselves.
Without identical ID at antagning.se/universityadmissions.se, it means that no academic merits are transferred from Ladok and in this case, the applicant must upload the academic merits by the stipulated deadline.
Older Swedish academic merits are not registered by default in Ladok and the applicant must always check if the academic merits are registered at antagning.se. If otherwise, academic transcripts and degree/diploma must be uploaded by the stipulated deadline.
The deadline for supporting documentation applies to all academic merits (academic merits must have been obtained, latest by the stipulated deadline and Chalmers Admissions checks the academic merits in Ladok up until 20 February).
3. Proof of English language proficiency [Top]
An applicant must prove English proficiency equivalent to or above the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6. International students conventionally substantiate this knowledge by submitting acknowledged tests with a prescribed minimum test result.
How to fulfill the English language requirement
Read more about what applies to your country and previous studies
4. Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements - A course description (syllabus) must be submitted for each course/subject that may meet a specific prerequisite [Top]
Programme-specific requirements include a Bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) with a major in... (one or several alternatives will be listed) and prerequisites (a number of courses which learning objectives are selected as necessary for the specific programme.)
When the prerequisites have a specified number of credits, you may want to find out more about the Swedish credit system.
The Swedish higher education credit system
The course content and learning objectives of relevant passed courses/subjects
- Applicants are responsible for proving that
they fulfil the specific entry requirements by submitting course
description (syllabi) including course content and learning objectives matching all of the specific entry
- Only Swedish or English is accepted. If an official translation is done, then the original
language of the course description (syllabus/i) must also be submitted.
- The purpose is to prove that each specific prerequisite is met. The content and focus of the particular course must be clearly conveyed.
- Pick the relevant syllabus/i only. Do not submit your complete (degree)programme curricula, since that will not facilitate the assessment. It is recommended to add a content table sheet as a cover sheet (created by you) and highlight the relevant courses if possible.
- The syllabus/i must be issued by your university.
- If the syllabus is available online at your university’s website only, save the webpage as a Pdf and upload the Pdf via your account at universityadmissions.se. The Pdf will show the URL, do check that it does before you up load it. The URL must be visible at each Pdf, so the content can be verified.
- Any online course including
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) will be assessed in the same way as
any other courses used for applying to a master’s programme at Chalmers
and must fullfill the same criteria.
The use of online courses in the application process
The following programmes have no specific course requirements and therefore no syllabus is required.; Design and
Construction Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Design.
Chalmers Specific Entry Requirement Form (after the application deadline in January)
- Chalmers admissions will provide a unique personal link to Chalmers Specific entry requirement form via email (exempted programmes are listed below*).
- This form will facilitate the assessment and processing of your application.
- The form does not replace any of the required documentation, and it is mandatory to submit a course syllabus for each specific prerequisite.
- To complete the Specific Entry Requirements form is not mandatory but recommended.
- The form is only used for applications submitted before the deadline in January. It is not used for so called late application (some programmes may keep open for additional applicants).
- Further instructions will be included with the form, once the form has been submitted it cannot be altered or re-submitted.
The following programmes have no specific course requirements and no Specific entry requirement form will be used; Design and
Construction Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Design.
5. Document your citizenship [Top]
Document your citizenship
Students with Swedish personal identity numbers and residence permits
6. Curriculum Vitae (CV) [Top]
This is also a required document for anyone who applies for a scholarship administrated by Chalmers. Note that the scholarship assessment team will access the documentation at your personal account at universityadmissions.se
The CV must be written in Swedish or English, and no standardized forms or templates are required or offered.
Your CV is intended to clearly outline your educational and professional history up until the present date, as well as basic personal facts. It should provide information about your academic background as well as relevant work experience, computer literacy, language skills and possible publications. You should also list important academic and personal achievements, your degrees, awards, special knowledge and active membership in different organizations. If available add your cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for your Bachelor’s studies.
Your CV should also contain contact information to your referees, where one preferably should be an academic contact, and the other with good knowledge of your person from your working life or an organization.
7. Project portfolio [Top]
The project portfolio is mandatory for the following programmes: Architecture and Urban Design, Architecture and Planning Beyond Sustainability and Industrial Design Engineering.
Read the information below thoroughly!
It is important that you show your knowledge and
capability within the applied field. These three programmes have more specific portfolio requirements at the programme's webpage.
How to label and submit your project portfolio
- Label the portfolio this way - both the pdf file and the front page of the portfolio:
For example: "MPARC21_FAMILYNAME_Given-name_application-no"
- The file must be formatted in digital PDF landscape and must not exceed 5MB.
- The portfolio must also include a letter of (intent) motivation as well as a CV. The same letter of (intent) motivation and CV should also be submitted to University Admissions in Sweden (uploaded in your account) along with the other required documents.
- You must submit one portfolio for each Master's programme that you want to apply for (re-label accordingly).
- To be considered as on time, the portfolio must be
submitted no later than the last date for supporting documents.
Check Key dates
- Each programme has a unique link, check the information regarding the portfolio portal below.
The Portfolio Portal at Chalmers
There is a unique link below to each of the three Master's programmes. If applying for more than one
programme - re-label your portfolio correctly.
Architecture and Planning Beyond Sustainability (code: MPDSD21) Portfolio portal
Follow the instructions
- Do not submit the portfolio to your account at universityadmissions.se/antagning.se or to any other address or
e-mail. It will then neither be assessed nor approved.
- Chalmers takes no responsibility for lost files or portfolios
due to incorrect or insufficient labelling or if submitted in other ways than via the unique links above.
- If you submit more than one portfolio to the same Master's programme, only the latest one is considered.
8. Letter of (intent) motivation [Top]
This is a required document for anyone who applies for a scholarship administrated by Chalmers. Note that the scholarship assessment team will access the documentation at your personal account at universityadmissions.se
- It should not exceed 1 page and must be in English.
- The autobiographic section can be fairly brief, since submitting a CV is mandatory when applying to Chalmers.
- You may provide more than one letter of motivation, directed to each specific Master's programme.
- There are no standardized forms or templates required or offered for the letter of motivation, since the letter/s should be personal.
The letter of motivation is an important, yet optional document. State the reason why you have chosen a specific
Master's programme, and also why you have chosen Chalmers University of
Technology. Explain the
connection to your current studies in your choice of programme. How will your
interests and skills contribute to your success as a Master's
student at Chalmers and what you hope to gain by being admitted? What are your expectations for
your future career and for the society where you will practice your
profession? You may also outline a thesis proposal based on your
interests and view on the subject field.
Please note that all
letters of motivation can be read by the different evaluators of your
application at all Universities in Sweden.
9. Work experience (optional) [Top]
Certificates of relevant work experience or other professional certificates, if any.
10. Letter of recommendation (optional) [Top]
This is an optional document in general, but a required document for anyone who applies for a scholarship administrated by Chalmers. Note that the scholarship assessment team will access the documentation at your personal account at universityadmissions.se
- There are no standardized templates for the letter/s of recommendation, since the letter/s should be personal.
- Letters of recommendation are optional unless you apply for a scholarship administered by Chalmers.
Please ask your referees to be
detailed with the reason why you are an excellent candidate for a
specific Master’s programme, describing facts about your academic
qualifications and your person to support this view.
- Before you up-load letter/s of recommendation make sure that
both a date and clear contact information is provided, with the
organization as well as the
referee’s name clearly stated.
- You may submit one or two letters of recommendation. If possible, one letter should be from an academic
referee who knows you well and the other from a person at an employment
or from an organization where you have participated actively.
- If your referee does not want to send or hand over the recommendation letter to you, it cannot be up-loaded electronically. Then you must ask your referee to send it by regular mail directly to University Admissions in
Sweden. Note that this requires that your referee follows the instructions for regular post as well as clarify your identity with more than your name since this is not sufficient data for matching it with your personal account.
- Postal address and instructions for postal service
Do take note that all letters of recommendation can be read by the different evaluators of your application at all Universities in Sweden. As soon as it is submitted to your account, it is not confidential. Documentation submitted in your account at universityadmissions.se is never confidential.
11. Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) (optional) [Top]
All applicants are encouraged to submit official University
documentation, which clearly states the applicant's cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for the Bachelor’s studies. If the CGPA is not provided on the Bachelor's transcript or diploma, submitting a
separate official University document stating this is encouraged as it
will facilitate the processing of both the application for a Master's programme as well as a scholarship application (if a scholarship application has been submitted).