International Application Round

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Please note that this information is for the international application round only.

On this web page, you can find application information for the 2021 intake and information on how to apply for our Master’s Programmes. Application is made through University Admissions.


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Entry requirements

There are general and specific entry requirements for all of our Master’s Programmes. All requirements must be fulfilled. You can find some information on entry requirements on Uppsala University’s web page.

General entry requirements

The general entry requirements are common for all Master’s Programmes at Uppsala University. They are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, equivalent to a Swedish “kandidatexamen”, from an internationally recognised university
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
    • The minimum test scores are:
      • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
      • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
      • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
    • Read more about the English requirements on University Admissions.

The general entry requirements are assessed by the Admissions Office, and questions on this should be asked to them.

Programme specific entry requirements

The specific entry requirements are decided by each department, and may vary from programme to programme at that department. The specific requirements for the Master’s Programmes at the Department of Business studies are:

  • Master’s Programme in Business and Management, 120 credits – all tracks
    • 90 credits in Business studies
  • Master’s Programme in Accounting and Financial Management, 120 credits – all tracks
    • 90 credits in Business studies
    • 15 credits in Statistics
  • Master’s Programme in Entrepreneurship, 60 credits
    • No programme specific requirements
  • Master’s programme in Sustainable Management, 60 credits
    • No programme specific entry requirements

Please note that 60 credits equals one year of full time studies. Each academic year is two semesters, and each semester is 20 weeks, 40 hours per week.  

Selection process

If you fulfil the requirements for the Programme you applied for, you will continue on to the selection process.

Selection in the international application round is based on:

  1. GMAT test result
  2. Higher academic credits (maximum 285 credits)

Fee paying students and non-paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.


GMAT is not mandatory, but students with a GMAT test score are given priority over ones without. Therefore, including a GMAT score will increase your chances of admittance.

The GMAT test must be sent directly to Uppsala University from the test centre, as well as uploaded to University Admissions when you apply. The documents must be received by us no later than the last day to submit supporting documents. Please note that it might take a couple of weeks for the Official Score Report to reach us.

The GMAT test result cannot be older than five years on the last day of application.

Higher academic credits

Different education systems around the world count credits differently. As a basis, foreign degrees count as 180 credits (i.e. the normal length of a Swedish Bachelor’s degree). In order for the degree to count as more if it is longer than three years, it needs to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Swedish credits shown on
  • ECTS credits
  • Transferred credits visible at

Students in their last year of study will be given 150 as the merit value.

Credits need to be completed no later than the last day of application in order to count.

How to apply

Before you apply - make sure you meet the entry requirements that you find on this site or on the Programme web pages.

Application is made on University Admissions during the period 16 October 2020 – 15 January 2021. Detailed information on the application process can be found on University Admissions.

If you are in your last year of studies

Applicants who do not yet hold a Bachelor's Degree, but are registered for the last semester of a programme leading to such a degree, shall submit an official document from your current university stating a date of expected graduation and courses remaining before the application deadline of the Master's Programme. Detailed instructions can be found on University Admissions.

Submitting the required documentation

University Admissions has a check list for finding out what documents you need to submit. Make sure that you submit all required documentation, no later than the last day to complete the application. For the 2021 intake, the last day to submit supporting documents is 1 February.

If you are planning on submitting a GMAT test result, you must send a copy of the Official Score Report directly from the test centre as well as upload a copy to University Admissions. The documents must be received by us no later than the last day to submit supporting documents. Please note that it might take a couple of weeks for the Official Score Report to reach us. The GMAT test result cannot be older than five years on the last day of application.

Please check our Programme web pages for information on whether the Master’s Programme you want to apply to requires programme specific documentation. If it is not stated on the programme web page, you do not need to submit programme specific documentation.

Dates for application

Please find all deadlines and important key dates on University Admissions.

Important dates for the 2021 intake
  • 16 October 2020 – applications open
  • 15 January 2021 – application closes
  • 1 February 2021 – application fee deadline
  • 1 February 2021 – deadline for sending in supporting documents
  • 9 April 2021 – admissions result

Fees and scholarships

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. The tuition fee coordinators at Uppsala University have more information on fees.

If you are a fee-paying student, you might be eligible to apply for a scholarship. Please read more information on Uppsala University’s scholarship opportunities.

Please also find some information on fees and scholarships on University Admissions.  

After the application

Once the application deadline has passed the selection process begins. We have gathered important information about what happens after the application, on one site.

Contact information

TelephoneIf you have questions regarding your application that you cannot find on this site or in the FAQ, please don't hesitate to contact us.

For admissions related or general information:
Contact our applicant support team

For Programme specific information:
Contact the Student Councellor at the Department of Business Studies

Other useful information

General information on Master’s studies at Uppsala University

For visa or migration questions, please contact The Swedish Migration Agency