How to apply - from application to admission

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This is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a master's programme at Chalmers University of Technology. Submit your application through universityadmissions.se from mid-October until mid-January. The master's programmes at Chalmers commences in the autumn semester only. We look forward to receiving your application!

Chalmers participates in what is called the "First admission round" from October to January only. At universityadmissions.se  two application rounds for the autumn semester are published, Chalmers does not participate in the second round from March to April. Also the second admission round must not be confused with what Chalmers refers to as a late application.

Application procedure

The instructions are general and apply to all applicants from other universities in Sweden and worldwide included. For bachelor’s students at Chalmers, there is a separate, local admissions round.

  1. Find the master's programme of your interest.
  2. Read through the general and specific entry requirements for the programme before applying.
  3. Submit your online application. 
  4. Pay the application fee, if this applies to you.
  5. Submit the supporting documentation to your account.
  6. Check your personal account regularly and read any published notifications. 
  7. If you are a fee-paying applicant, you may separately apply for scholarships

Key dates

This is an overview of important dates throughout the application process, up to the beginning of your master’s studies.

Key dates

Find all important dates related to your application

Entry requirements for master’s studies

To be eligible for master's programmes you must meet the general and specific entry requirements. Note that all applicants must also prove their English language proficiency.

General entry requirements

  • To fulfil the general entry requirement for a master's programme at Chalmers (at advanced level/the second cycle), the prospective student must hold a degree that is equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor degree (minimum 3years, 180 Swedish higher education credits) in either Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture.
  • All applicants must document their formal academic qualifications to prove their eligibility. Only documentation from internationally recognized universities will be approved by the Swedish Council for Higher Education which manages the website universityadmissions.se.
  • If an applicant is also holder of a second degree such as a Master's degree, that may be as to fulfill the specific entry requirements. A Master’s degree cannot fulfill the general entry requirement, it may complement the Bachelor’s degree, never replace it.

English language requirement

For second cycle (master’s programme) the requirement is the equivalent of the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. Find out what applies when you apply to Chalmers in section 3 (Proof of English language proficiency) in the list of Required documents at this webpage.

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Specific entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements and English language requirements, applicants must meet the programme-specific entry requirements. 

The programme-specific requirements include one or several possible fields of study (majors) and prerequisites such as courses, portfolio or interview for the programme.
Master's programmes at Chalmers

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Required documents 

The list of required documents applies to all applicants, including those with a Swedish personal identity number and/or Swedish citizenship. This list is more extensive than the minimum requirements listed at universityadmissions.se. For your application to be processed, all of the required documents must be submitted at your account at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se by the deadline for supporting documentation. All deadlines are listed at Key dates.
Take note that you will not receive a confirmation of whether you have uploaded the complete set of documents or if they are correct. You have to make sure to follow the instructions.

The 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 you must also provide an official translation. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translator company or a person who works as a translator.

Do not submit any other documents than the ones listed below. Documents that haven't been requested won’t be considered and will delay the processing of your application.

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Selection and admissions results

All students who apply on time and who meet the general and specific entry requirements, compete with one another for the places that are available at Chalmers. Chalmers does not apply a minimum CGPA requirement for our programmes, as admission to Chalmers is subject to place availability and the general overall strength of your application, in addition to fulfilling the entry requirements.

After the notification of selection results

After the admissions selection, the result is posted in your account at universityadmissions.se in the Application section. At this page you will find out what to do next and that admitted students must register online in Ladok.

Late application or reapply

Some master's programmes may still have vacant study places and will therefore open for late applications. You will find the opening day at Key dates.

If you did not make an application on time, search for available alternatives at universityadmissions.se and read about Late application (universityadmissions.se) and the conditions applied by Chalmers below.

If you already applied on time but were rejected, you will find a reapply button next to the programme which have the possibility of reapplication in the 'Application' section of your account. If you were previously rejected, a reapplication will not change your result. Rather you need to find out the reason for the rejection and complement your application with the missing documents or academic merits. Read about Reapplying (universityadmissions.se) and the conditions applied by Chalmers below.

In both cases, always check the entry requirements for the programme and prepare a complete application along with all required documentation before you apply. There is no separate documentation deadline when submitting a late application. Eligible applicants will participate in the selection in chronological order, based upon the date of application. There is neither a guarantee of being evaluated nor of being offered a place, even when the application fee has been paid.