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Entry requirements, selection and application

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for the Master´s Programme in Global Studies is:

  • a Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) or equivalent
  • a minimum of 30 credits in a discipline within the field of Global Studies* or the equivalent
  • English proficiency English B/6 level or equivalent, internationally recognised English tests are also accepted. More information about English requirements is found at the www.universityadmissions.se

 
*The field of Global Studies is made up by the following disciplines:
Development Studies, Conflict Resolution, Human Ecology, International Relations, Regional Studies (African, Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern Studies), Global Gender Studies and Social Anthropology. Please note that English, or any other language, as a subject is not defined as a discipline within the field of Global Studies.

Selection criteria

In addition to documents related to the entry requirements (i.e. transcript, degree, and certification that you meet the language requirement) you must upload a Statement of Intent. The Statement of Intent must be uploaded on www.universityadmissions.se no later than February 3 (first admission round) and May 7 (second admission round). The Statement of Intent should be in English.
Please use the assigned form, Statement of Intent, which is available below. Name the document with the name of the programme before up-loading it on www.universityadmissions.se. The Statement of Intent should address the questions below, and be well structured and written, in clear and concise language.

Statement of Intent S2GLS 

You need to download the above Statement of Intent and open with Acrobat reader to fill out the form. NB! If you are using Apple please follow the instructions on www.universityadmissions.se.
 

Application

The Master´s Programme in Global Studies starts every autumn semester and there are two application periods for the programme. Please note that there is one application code for the first period and another for the second. Only the code corresponding to the current application period is open.

All documents must be submitted according to the instructions stated at at www.universityadmissions.se and/or www.antagning.se.

If you are unsure of what documents to submit, please read above under "Entry requirements" and "Selection". We will not consider or review any letters of recommendation, but do not forget to submit your Statement of Intent.

All questions concerning the technical part of your application will be answered by www.universityadmissions.se / www.antagning.se. All questions regarding admission will be answered by the Admission Office at the University of Gothenburg (admissions@gu.se).

Applications for the Master´s Programme in Global Studies are reviewed by the Admissions Office at the University of Gothenburg. Assessments of qualifications equivalent of subjects within the field of global studies are due to individual assessments as part of the regular admissions procedures. The Admissions Office and the School of Global Studies are unable to make any assessments in advance.

Admission to the programme is in part based on your degree work. You do not have to have completed your Bachelor’s degree when you apply. You must, however, meet the requirements when the programme begins.

 

First application round for non-Swedish applicants October 16 - January 15

Non Swedish applicants are:

  • EEA students (EU Member States and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein)
  • non EEA students who require a visa to Sweden

 
EEA students or non-EEA students apply at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow all the instructions that are given on the webpage. The strict time limits for application are due to visa applications, among other issues. Do not forget to pay the application fee. Application fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.


Please note how your TOEFL-test results must uploaded on www.universityadmissions.se.
 

Second application round for Swedish applicants and EEA applicants March 15 - April 15

This application period is open for:

  • Swedish students
  • EEA students (EU Member States and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein)

 
Swedish students or EEA students apply at www.antagning.se (in Swedish) or www.universityadmissions.se (in English). Follow all the instructions that are given on the webpage.

Please note how your TOEFL-test results must uploaded on www.universityadmissions.se.

Application fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

 

Apply to the programme at the University Admissions website

Who to contact

Student counselling
If you have questions about how to plan your studies.

Directors of Studies
If you need more information about the content of specific courses or programmes.

Page Manager: Monica Lindh De Montoya|Last update: 10/14/2019
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