Required documents

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 requirments listed at universityadmissions.se. In order for your application to be processed, all required documents must be submitted.

Documents in Swedish or English

The documents that are submitted to support the application must be in either Swedish or English language.
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

  1. Certificates and diplomas from university studies
  2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades
  3. Proof of English language proficiency
  4. 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 fulfil the specific entry requirements by submitting a course description/syllabus and learning objectives for all the specific entry requirements.
  5. Document your citizenship, for the determination of your fee status.
  6. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  7. Project portfolio, 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.
  8. Letter of (intent) motivation, Note that it is a required document for anyone who applies for a scholarship administrated by Chalmers. The scholarship assessment team will access the documentation at your personal account at universityadmissions.se
  9. Relevant work experience (optional)
  10. 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
  11. Certificate of cumulative grade point average (i.e. CGPA) (optional)

Required documents - in more detail

1. Certificates and diplomas from university studies [Top]

In order for your application to be processed, you must provide documentation of your previous studies and your English language skills. Provide certificates and diplomas from university studies.
Follow the detailed instructions at
universityadmissions.se​

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 expected Degree.

Student with a degree programme from another country than Sweden

Find out what is required if you are enrolled in your final year.

Student with a degree programme from Sweden

Chalmers requires a separate form, more information (in Swedish) is published at chalmers.se

Blankett för dig med pågående studier i Sverige (obligatoriskt).

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 at

Academic qualifications requirements for my country of study​

Academic merits/passed courses from Swedish universities

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 fullfill 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.)

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 requirements.
  • 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.
  • The syllabus/i must be issued by your university. If only available online at your university’s website, please upload a print of relevant web pages via your account at universityadmissions.se. The print must show the URL for each page, so that the contents can be verified.
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.

*) Exemptions
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!

Portfolio content

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 Urban Design (code: MPARC21) Portfolio portal
Industrial Design Engineering (code: ​MPDES21) Portfolio portal
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 nor 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).​

Published: Fri 23 Oct 2020.