Required documents

The list below 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.

Finding out what to submit with your application

  1. Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies (including students in their final year of bachelor's studies)
  2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades
  3. Proof of English language skills
  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 of the programme/s, to which they have applied. A course syllabus must be submitted for each specific prerequisite.
  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 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. Note that 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 last 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 last semester of studies must be submitted with your application.

Download the Statement of enrollment status form (international)

For students in their final year of Bachelor's studies at a Swedish university, Chalmers requires a separate form.
The required form and more information for students applying with a Swedish Bachelor's degree is published at chalmers.se in Swedish.

Blankett (obligatorisk) för dig med pågående studier i Sverige

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 applies; certificates and diplomas, originals and translations, country specific information etc at

universityadmissions.se (opens in new tab)

Academic qualifications requirements for my country

Do you hold a Swedish Bachelor's degree or academic credits/courses registered in LADOK?

Academic qualifications from Swedish universities, to which Chalmers has access through LADOK, do not need to be uploaded. However, the applicant must ensure that the personal identity/interim number in the personal account at antagning.se/universityadmissions.se matches the one in the Swedish University's LADOK account. If not, no academic records can be accessed. The general deadline for receipt of supporting documentation applies.

3. Proof of English language skills [Top]

For Chalmers master's programmes, the requirement is the equivalent of English 6/English Course B (from the Swedish upper secondary school). You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through:

  • certain upper secondary (high school) studies,
  • certain university studies,
  • or an internationally approved English test.

Read more about the English language requirement here

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 (one or several courses selected as necessary  for the specific programme) and for three particular programmes a portfolio is required.

The programme-specific requirements are provided for each Chalmers Master's programme at the

presentation of current programmes

When is a the syllabus/course description a must?
  • Applicants are responsible for proving that they fulfill the specific entry requirements of the programme/s, to which they have applied. A course syllabus must be submitted for each specific prerequisite. The content and focus of the particular course must be clearly conveyed in the syllabus. Pick the relevant syllabus/es only. Submit those that you want to refer to as fulfilling the prerequisite/s.
  • For instance, if the programme, to which an applicant is applying, requires applicants to have taken a course in Multivariable analysis and that applicant's transcript only lists maths courses entitled ”Maths 1”, ”Maths 2”, etc a course syllabus for the course must be submitted in order to prove that the applicant fulfills the Multivariable analysis course requirement.
  • The syllabus must be issued by your university. If the syllabus is only available online at your university’s website, please upload a copy of the relevant web pages via your account at universityadmissions.se. Any copies of web pages taken from your university’s website must include the URL for each page, so that the contents can be verified.
  • Please take note that if the syllabus is issued in any other language than English or Swedish, a translation performed by an official translator is mandatory. Make sure to always submit the syllabus in the original language as well.
A Specific entry requirement form (first batches will be sent by email in December)
  • Once you have applied for one or more of our Master’s programmes an email with a unique personal link to Chalmers Specific entry requirement form will be sent to you. This form will facilitate the assessment and processing of your application.
  • It does not replace any of the required documentation.
  • The form is not mandatory but recommended.
  • More information will be provided with the form.

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 English, other than this there are no standardized forms or templates. 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 a prerequisite 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. Some of the programmes have more specific instructions 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 (for example MPARC18; Family name in capitals and first/given name; your application number at universityadmissions.se (the 8 digits for your current application is found in your personal account at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se)
    For example: "MPARC18_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.
  • You may not submit more than one portfolio to the same Master's programme.
  • To be considered as on time the portfolio must be submitted no later than the last date for supporting documents. Check the Key dates
  • Use the web link/s below to upload your portfolio.
Note: Portfolios will only be accepted as valid when all of the above listed instructions are followed.
 

The Portfolio Portal at Chalmers

There is a unique link below to each of the three Master's programmes with this specific requirement. If applying for more than one programme - re-label your portfolio correctly.


Note the following:
  • Do not send/submit your portfolio to your account at University Admission in Sweden or to any other address or e-mail. It will then neither be assessed nor approved.
  • Do not send your portfolio as a CD or paper version. 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.

8. Letter of (intent) motivation [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 letter of motivation 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.
  • Other than the above there are standardized forms or templates for the letter of motivation, since the letter/s should be personal.
The letter of motivation is an important - yet optional - document where you should state the reason why you have chosen a specific Master's programme, and also why you have chosen Chalmers University of Technology. In the letter of motivation you should explain the connection to your current studies in your choice of programme, how your interests and skills will contribute to your success as a Master's student at Chalmers and what you hope to gain by being admitted, 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 administared 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.
  • If you submit 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 provide 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. 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.
    Please follow the instructions at universityadmissions.se

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 expedite the processing of the Master's programme application (and scholarship application, if one has been submitted).

Published: Thu 14 Oct 2010. Modified: Thu 07 Dec 2017