How to apply

This programme requires a relevant Bachelor's degree or the equivalent as well as a very good command of English and submission of your Motivation letter 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.

For detailed information, please go to
(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

The application process:

  • First register and start your application on This process can be started any time from 15th October until 15th January, but we suggest you start this early so your interest is registered.
  • Once your application is registered you must upload all necessary documents and pay your application fee (if required) by 1st February.
  • You also need to upload a motivation letter and research ideas using the template provided and the instructions therein. The resulting pdf file needs to be submitted no later than 1st February on Note that all has to be written in English!

1) Motivation letter — where you explain why you have selected this specific programme and what you have to offer the Master´s programme

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. While you can try to contact researchers directly to explore your research ideas before submitting your application, this is absolutely no requirement given the varied availability of researchers during the application period due to field work, conferences and other obligations.

  • Applications will be screened for meeting the requirements and reviewed in March at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Decisions will be communicated in April.


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

For information on residence permit, please contact:

Related info

Click here to read more about our Master's programme

How to contact us

Director of Studies and Master's programme Director:
Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development

Miriam Huitric
Office: +46 674 7073

Education Administrator

Cornelia Ludwig
Tel. +46 737 07 85 90

For information about your application, please contact:
Jessica Slove Davidson
Tel. +46 8 16 40 75

Elisabet Weingartner
Telephone: +46 8 16 40 69


Stockholm Resilience Centre is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B
Phone: +46 8 674 70 70

Organisation number: 202100-3062
VAT No: SE202100306201