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In most programmes at Chalmers, you can make one or several course selections. The programme overview defines if and when this applies in your programme. You are responsible for selecting courses that contribute to fulfilling the degree requirements for your programme. Make sure to be oriented on the information on this page and any specific course selection information shared by your programme.

Important note!

The information on this page does not apply to incoming exchange students. Incoming exchange students should contact Chalmers International Mobility for questions about course selection.

Upcoming course selections

Course selection in Chalmers’ study programmes takes place four times a year.

Ladok: Study documentation system
Ladok: Study documentation systemLadok for students is your page in Ladok where you can plan your studies.

Should I make a course selection?

  • Students that have compulsory elective/elective courses in their programme overview for the study period need to make a course selection. If this applies to you, you will receive course selection information from your programme around the time the course selection opens.
  • You should not select compulsory courses in your programme overview; you only have to register for them in Ladok during the period for registration. Students in programmes that only have compulsory courses in the programme overview in the study period should not make a course selection.
  • If you have been newly admitted to a master’s programme you should normally not make a course selection for study period 1, first semester.

To keep in mind when selecting courses

  • In the programme overview, you see which courses are included in your program. It states which courses are compulsory or compulsory elective and required for your degree and which courses are elective in your programme. You are responsible for selecting courses that contribute to meeting the degree requisites for your programme.
  • In the course syllabus you can see the prerequisites for the course. You are responsible for ensuring that you meet the prerequisites for the courses you apply for.
  • In the course syllabus you can also see if the course has a maximum number of participants. Always select reserve course/-s if you select a course/courses with a maximum number of participants.
  • You should plan your courses according to the block schedule.

How to select courses

You do the course selection at (or for corresponding webpage in Swedish). Please make sure that you have the correct email address registered at, otherwise you might not receive the notification of results. Follow the steps below to make your selection:

After the course selection

Last day to select courses at 23.59 – the course selection closes. Then a selection is made among all applicants. You will receive a notification of selection results with the course(s) you have been offered, see dates above.

Selection for courses with limited seats

The selection is based on prioritizing between different selection groups. In short, the following rules apply:

  • Master’s programme students have priority to courses within their own study programme over master’s programme students from other programmes.
  • Master’s programme students have priority over exchange students.
  • The lowest priority is given to students that make a late application.

Reserve/waiting list

A student who is not offered a seat is placed on a reserve list. The ranking in the reserve list is based on which selection group you belong to. If a seat becomes available, the first student is offered the seat. If the student declines, the offer goes to the next student on the list, and so on.

Register on courses

During the registration period you must register in Ladok on the courses you have been admitted to.

Information for students paying tuition fee

The tuition fee covers 30 credits per semester, and you are responsible for not signing up for more credits per semester. For any deviations from this, please read the regulations below. Courses can be replaced with another course according to Chalmers’ rules and dates for the academic year. In the event of an early interruption, you can replace a course with another without paying a new fee until Tuesday study week two (last day to register Chalmers decision C2022-1458). In case of late interruption an additional tuition fee for a new course must be paid before registration. Chalmers will check the number of registered course credits and issue an invoice for the number of credits that exceed the allowed maximum that is covered by the fee. Therefore, check your registrations regularly so that you are not registered on courses you do not intend to take.

What do I do if I miss the deadline for the course selection, or want to adjust it after it has closed?

If you miss the deadline for the course selection, you may still apply for courses during the late application period. Late application is also done at

Not all courses will be open for late application. Late applications are given the lowest priority and you will be placed at the back of reserve lists if a course is full.

Notification of selection results for late applications are sent out continuously, but earliest 3-4 working days after your application.


  • Please have a look at our Q&A on course selection.
  • If you have any questions about courses related to your programme, please contact the director of studies for your programme.
  • Contact the student guidance counsellor or the director of studies for your programme if you belong to a previous year of admission, are studying out of pace with your programme or have and individual study plan.
  • If you are having technical problems when doing your course selection, please let us know by using our contact form

Contacts for master's programmes

Contact details for the Director of the Master's programme, the Director of studies and the Student guidance counsellor.

Tracks courses

In addition to the courses offered by the educational programmes, you can also choose to take cross-disciplinary and thematic Tracks courses. Within Tracks, students will meet and learn to collaborate across programme boundaries and take on relevant challenges with a basis in real-world problems together. Tracks courses are selected outside of the general course selections – contact the person responsible for each course to find out more. Read more about Tracks courses.