Required documents

The list applies to all applicants including those with a Swedish personal identity number and/or Swedish citizenship. In order for your application to be processed, all required documents must be submitted. The list is specific to Chalmers.

Translation of documents

From autumn intake HT2020, Chalmers applies the same regulations as stipulated by the official UHR guidelines for the documents that are submitted in accordance to support the application in either Swedish or English language. This regulation applies to all other required documents by Chalmers as well. If the original document is issued in another language, then the translation of the original document must be submitted.

Required documents, to support you application

  1. Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies (students who are enrolled in their final year of bachelor's studies are required to submit an official document that certifies the participation of last year of 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 syllabus must be submitted for each 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.
  5. Relevant pages of your passport or other valid ID, for the determination of your fee status.
    Note: Students who have a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer) will also be checked electronically with various databases  to determine if they are required to pay an application fee.
  6. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  7. Project portfolio, Required only for 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 previous university studies [Top]

Find out what applies; certificates and diplomas, originals and translations, country specific information etc. at

universityadmissions.se (opens in new tab)

For students in their final year of Bachelor's studies
Students who do not hold the completed degree, but are registered for the final semester of a programme leading to the required degree, may apply to Chalmers. If this applies to you a certification from your current university is required. An official document (use the form linked below or one issued by your university) stating that you are a currently enrolled student and participating in your final semester of studies must be submitted with your application.

International student (student with a degree programme from another country than Sweden)

Download the Statement of enrollment status form

Domestic student (student with a degree programme from Sweden)

Chalmers requires a separate form. The required form and 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

universityadmissions.se (opens in new tab)

Academic qualifications requirements for my country

Do you have academic credits/courses registered in LADOK?

A separate transcript is not required if an applicant’s academic merits (courses) are registered in the administration system for higher education (Ladok). Any applicant with a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer) or an interim number can control check his/her academic merits at antagning.se/universityadmissions.se after an application alternative is registered. Older academic merits that are not registered in Ladok must be uploaded. In this case, the applicant must ensure that the personal identity number (personnummer) in the personal account at antagning.se/universityadmissions.se matches the one in LADOK. If not, then none of the academic merits are transferred from Ladok to NYA and records are missing.

3. Proof of English language profiency [Top]

An applicant must prove English proficency 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.
There are three main ways to fulfill the English language requirement at Chalmers

  • certain upper secondary (high school) studies
  • certain university studies
  • an internationally recognised English test

Read more about what applies to your country and prevoius studies

4. Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements - A course syllabus must be submitted for each 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.)

A course syllabus must be submitted for each 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. The course description/syllabus must be provided in either Swedish or English. If a translation is done, then the original language of the course description/syllabus must also be submitted.
  • One or several course syllabus/es must therefore be submitted to prove that each specific prerequisite is met. The content and focus of the particular course must be clearly conveyed.  Pick the relevant syllabus/es only. (Do not submit syllabuses for your complete (degree)programme curricula, since that will not facilitate the assessment.)
  • The syllabus must be issued by your university. If the syllabus is 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.
  • If your syllabus is in any other language than Swedish och English you must provide an official translation together with the syllabus in the original language .
A Specific entry requirement form * (is sent out after the application deadline in January)
  • Chalmers admissions will provide a unique personal link to Chalmers Specific entry requirement form via email (exemptions 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 still mandatory to submit a course syllabus for each specific prerequisite .
  • To complete the form is not mandatory but recommended.
  • Instructions will be provided with the form.
  • The form is only sent out when an application has been submitted on time (it is not used for any late applications).

*) The following programmes have other citeria for provning eligibility and no form will be sent out for those. Design and Construction Project Management lists majors as their prerequisite and Entrepreneurship and Business Design uses alternative selection consisting of a required personal letter and interview(s).

5. Relevant pages of your passport or other valid ID [Top]

It must be submitted for the purpose of determination of your fee status. Read more about this requirement at

universityadmissions.se
Note: Students who have a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer) will be checked electronically with various databases  to determine if they are required to pay an application fee.

More information for anyone with a Swedish personal identity number

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.

Instructions on how to label and how to submit your project portfolio

  • Label the portfolio this way - both the pdf file and the front page of the portfolio:
    Programme code and entrance year, family name in capitals and first/given name, and your application number at universityadmissions.se (the digits for your current application is found in your personal account at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se)
    For example: "MPARC20_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: MPARC20) Portfolio portal
Industrial Design Engineering (code: ​MPDES20)  Portfolio portal
Architecture and Planning Beyond Sustainability (code: MPDSD20) 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 labeling 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, each directed to a 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 motivation 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: Thu 14 Oct 2010. Modified: Wed 13 Nov 2019