How to apply

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This programme requires a relevant Bachelor's degree or the equivalent as well as a very good command of English and submission of your Statement of purpose and Research ideas.

Welcome with your applications on until 15 January!

Degree requirements
- A Bachelor's Degree, or the equivalent, from an accredited university in the country in which the degree has been awarded. Please note that University transcripts must be sent in some cases directly from your University.

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(If the documents are issued in any other language than Swedish, English, French or German, authorised translations that are officially certified are required. Fax copies or emails are not accepted.)

Language requirements
- A very good command of English, documented by an internationally recognized proficiency test. English Proficiency: Certification by an internationally recognised proficiency test. Please see this page for detailed information regarding English Proficiency tests and requirements

Most proficiency test certificates can be uploaded on, but may be sent to:

University Admissions in Sweden
FE 20102
SE-839 87 Östersund

Statement of Purpose and Research Ideas
- All applicants must complete their application with the following, using the templateWord 2007 (word 2007, 60.9 kB) provided:

1) Statement of Purpose — where you explain why you have selected this specific programme and what you have to offer the Master´s programme (max 250 words, in English only)

2) Research Ideas: what research questions interest you for your Master´s thesis. Your research question(s) must fit into at least one of the Centre's research themes, as well as identify a project(s) and/or researcher(s) at the Centre that you would like to work with. We strongly recommend you contact researchers directly to explore your research ideas before submitting your application, though this is not a requirement given the varied availability of researchers during the application period due to field work, conferences and other obligations. (max 250 words, in English only)

Statement of Purpose and Research Ideas must be written in English, using the template provided and the instructions therein. Both need to be emailed to both Miriam Huitric ( and Jessica Slove Davidson ( by 1 February.

Swedish universities have introduced application and tuition fees.

Applicants from countries outside the EU, the EEA and Switzerland are required to pay both an application fee and tuition fees for all studies. More info about the fees is found at:


Information on scholarships/grants is available

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