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Entrance requirements, selection and application

Entrance requirements

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • a Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) or equivalent.
  • at least 60 credits in Political Science of which at least 30 credits from in depth courses in the first cycle, or equivalent skills. 60 credits is the equivalent of one year of full time coursework.
  • English proficiency. This requirement is filled through English B/6 level or equialent. To find out what is deemed as equialent, please read here.


Please note

Admissions decisions are based on the degree work you will have finished by the start of the programme. In other words, you do not have to have completed your bachelors degree when you apply. You must, however, have completed all coursework when the programme begins. No exceptions will be made in this regard.

Selection

If there are more applicants than there are places, the selection is based on an overall assessment of your academic and professional experiences, and how well the program fits into your broadly defined career goals.

We therefore ask that, in addition to documents related to the entry requirements (i.e. transcript, degree, and certification that you meet the language requirement), you also up-load a Statement of Intent. Upload the Statement of Intent to universityadmissions.se no later than February 1 (if you apply in the first admission round) or May 1 (if you apply in the second admission round). Applicants who do not upload the Statement of Intent will not be considered for admission. The CV and Statement of Intent should be in English.

Please use the form, Statement of Intent, which will be available below. Name the document with the name of the programme before up-loading it on universityadmissions.se.The form is fixed and the space is limited. The Statement of Intent should address the questions below, and be well structured and written, in clear and concise language.

In your own words, please tell us:

• How have your past experiences (both academic and non-academic) shaped your interest in the Master’s programme in Political Science (MaPS)?
• How have these experiences prepared you for MaPS?
• What are your professional aims and aspirations and in what way do you think MaPS might help you develop toward those goals?

Statement of Intent MaPS


You need to download the above Statement of Intent and open with Acrobat reader to fill out the form.

Application

This Master Programme starts every September. There are two application periods for the programme but each application period is directed to specific groups of students. 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. When no application period is open, no programmes will appear at the websites, so make sure that you submit your application within the time limit.

No documents sent to the University will be considered. All documents have to be submitted following the instructions given at www.universityadmissions.se and/or www.antagning.se.

If you are unsure of what documents to submit, please read above under "Entrance requirements" and "Selection". We do not want any letters of recommendations, 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.

First application round for non-Swedish applicants November 1 - 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 page. All documents must arrive in Östersund by the date stated on the webpage, to be considered. Therefore make sure that you send in all documents well before the time limit as the mail deliverance from several countries may take long time. The strict time limits for application are due to visa applications, among other issues. You must pay the application fee of 900 Swedish kronor by this date as well.

Please note that your TOEFL-test results (code 9520) must be sent directly from the test centre to Östersund to be valid. Some nationalities have to have their University transcripts sent directly as well.

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) och www.universityadmissions.se (in english). Follow all the instructions that are given on the page. All documents must arrive in Östersund by the date stated on the webpage, to be considered.

Please note that your TOEFL-test results (code 9520) must be sent directly from the test centre to Frösön to be valid. Some nationalities have to have their University transcripts sent directly as well. APPLICATION FEE: 900 SEK (Does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students).
 

Page Manager: Webbredaktionen|Last update: 6/21/2017
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