Alternative selection process for Entrepreneurship and business design

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Seeking the potential in each individual is an important step in the alternative selection process for the master's programme Entrepreneurship and business design.

If you want to apply to the master's programme Entrepreneurship and business design, you will have to follow an alternative selection process. 

Chalmers school of entrepreneurship has a tradition of being an environment where talented individuals from different backgrounds come together to actively engage in forming a better future. Our students are committed to identifying new innovations, creating new and improving existing companies, and developing and improving products and services.

In order to create this environment, we have designed an admissions process where we do not only evaluate formal academic merits but also seek potential in the individual. Additionally, we aim to understand how individuals may complement each other in order to have a good mix of students for the class as a whole.

Since we focus on team-based entrepreneurship we seek a student body consisting of different educational backgrounds, different personalities, and different life experiences. Our experience is that students who are willing to learn collaboratively and work hard together can accomplish great things. Hence we admit students to the master’s programme through an alternative selection process.

Please note

When applying through or your application is made to the Chalmers master's programme Entrepreneurship and business design.

Step by step explanation of the alternative selection process

After applying through or you must complete step 1, 2 and 3 for being able to take part in the Alternative Selection Process. This application process is made to the Chalmers master's programme Entrepreneurship and business design.

Make sure to prepare well in advance for the alternative selection process by reading the information below. This programme will not accept any late applications.


Step 1: Eligibility (formal application process)

Non-Chalmers students

Chalmers bachelor's students

  • The application opens March 28, 2024, and must be submitted no later than April 15, 2024 (dates may be subject to change)

Step 2: Suitability, extended application process

Complete the form (link below) with your choice of track, written reflection and resumé. Be observant step 1 and 2 of the alternative selection process share the same deadline:

International students and Swedish non-Chalmers students:

  • The link to the form will only be open from October 16, 2023, until January 15, 2024.
  • It is not possible to submit this mandatory part of the extended application process later.

Chalmers bachelor's students

  • The link to the form will only be open from March 28 until April 15, 2024.
  • It is not possible to submit this mandatory part of the extended application process later.

In steps 2 and 3, the programme will communicate with the applicant via e-mail. The e-mail address used during the application process will be the one stated by the applicant in step 1 (the formal application) at or

Complete the form to complete step 2 (the link works only between the dates above)

Please note that if the form is empty or not working, you have to check your browser settings. 

The data requested in the form is your Choice of tracks

The programme contains of three different profile tracks


You are asked to prioritize the tracks in 1 or 2.

The data requested in the form is your written reflections

Each reflection has a minimum (of 400) and a maximum (of 500) words. You need to devote time and effort to prepare your reflection, ensuring that you provide significant and relevant information while also being coherent and to the point. ​The submitted reflections should be written in English.​
Make sure your text is clear and easy to understand. Proofread for any spelling and grammatical errors, or other mistakes. In the assessment, applicants are anonymous for the reviewer so please don’t include information revealing your identity (such as your name, age, and gender).

  1. Purpose Reflection
    Please describe your motivation for applying for this education as well as motivating why you are a good candidate for the programme (what specific contribution will you bring to the programme, your peers, and the environment). Include a discussion of how you see yourself and significant events or experiences, in particular team experiences, which have shaped your perspective, as relevant to the education.
  2. Vision Reflection
    Please present your future vision: how you intend to use the knowledge gained from the education and how you can make an impact (to others, to society). Include a discussion of key individuals who inspire you, how you aim to emulate them, and what kind of person you want to be.
  3. Résumé – Please note, not a complete CV
    A short list of your most relevant working experiences, extracurricular activities and commissions of trust (if applicable). Maximum 5 items within each category. Include start and end period for each post.

Step 3: Closing the deal with an interview (extended application process)

Based on the written personal statements, a selected number of candidates will proceed to an interview with Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship's admissions committee members. (The admissions committee will allocate an interview time slot to the applicant.)

After the interviews, the admissions committee will make their final decision on which applicants they would like to recommend for admission to the programme.

The interview will take place via digital platforms on the stated dates below.
The interview will be held in English.

Non-Chalmers students

  • February 19-22, 2024. All interviews will take place via digital platforms.

Chalmers bachelor's students:

  • May 6-8, 2024. All interviews will take place via digital platforms.