Application is done online at The University admission web site contains all the information you need to be able to apply: key dates, documents you need to upload etc. The staff at University Admissions will assist you with issues regarding the admission process.

Below you will find answers to the most common questions regarding application

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Application process

Where do I find DSV's Master's Programmes with programme description, courses and application requirements etc.?
Here you will find a list of Master's Programmes at DSV

Where do I apply?
Apply online at

What is the application process?
Here you will find a guide for the application process.

The University Admission web site contains all the information you need to be able to apply: key dates, documents you need to upload etc.
Please contact the staff at with issues regarding the admission process.

When is the application deadline?
DSV’s Master’s Programmes start once a year, in September.

Next opportunity to apply is for programme start in the autumn of 2020. The application round is open from October 16, 2019 to January 15, 2020.

Tuition and application fees

Do I have to pay tuition and application fees?
Students with citizenship in countries outside the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for university studies in Sweden.
More information regarding study fees

How much does it cost?
The application fee is 900 SEK (Swedish kronor) for each registration (regardless of the number of search options)

The tuition fee for Master’s Programmes (except Master's programme in Health informatics*) at DSV is 135 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) each academic year.

*Joint Master's Programme in Health informatics is 165 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) each academic year.

Can I pay in instalments?
You pay for one semester at the time in advance. The first instalment of the tuition fee must be paid in order for the Swedish Migration Agency to start processing your application for a resident permit for studies.


Can I get a scholarship?
Information regarding scholarships at Stockholm University
Information regarding scholarships at

Application process - conditional admission

I will finish my Bachelor after the application deadline. Can I apply without my diploma?
Yes, you can apply without your diploma. And if/when admitted you will be admitted with “condition”. This means that you have to show your diploma at the Department when the semester starts to be able to begin your studies here.


I have a Bachelor in XX from XX University. Does my previous studies suffice as the required credits for the specific entry requirements ?
Unfortunately the Department is not able to give advance notice regarding special requirements. All applicants must apply via the central admissions web platform (University Admissions) and upload documents for the admission board to review.

What counts as “independent degree project or thesis”?
An independently written academic essay project or thesis project, which shows that you are able to write a longer academic text with reference to research etc.

I have credits in statistics, will that qualify me for the entry requirements in programming or mathematics?
Not “standard” statistics, but the admission board will consider mathematic statistics.

Will relevant work experience qualify me for the entry requirements?
If you do not fulfill the entry requirements through formal qualifications, you can apply to get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways.
Information on validation of prior learning

Language requirements

I will receive the result of my English-test after the deadline for application. Is that too late?
Deadline for receipt of supporting academic documents is February 1st.

I have studied at XX University. Am I required to take the English-test?
Please consult The Admissions Office of Stockholm University's web pages about entry requirements if you have questions regarding language requirements.


How is the selection done?
The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses.

Where shall I send my CV, letter of recommendation and motivation letter?
The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses. This means that you don’t submit recommendation letters, CV or motivation letter when applying to Master's Programmes at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.

Late application

The admission is closed. Can I make a late application?
If the admission is closed, you are not able to apply. Occasionally some programmes are open for late application. In that case it is indicated at

Reserve list

I have a reserve list number, is it possible for me to get a place?
The Department practices excess admission, which means that normally we do not call for reserves. If places are available, the Department will contact the student in numerical order according to the reserve list.

Distance studies (online)

How does online studies work?
The programme is taught online. All courses will be available through our learning platform, giving students the freedom of being location independent. Distance programmes has no compulsory campus meetings or lectures in Stockholm.

Is it possible to manage professional work and at the same time study full time on your distance programmes?
Full-time studies demand a 40-hour study-week (50%: 20-hour study week)

The programmes are somewhat flexible but you need to follow the programme outline. When the course is scheduled, you will get feedback, help and results on your assignment and group work from the teachers. If you decide to not take or complete one course, you have to wait until the next time the course is scheduled to take or finish it. Some courses are given only once a year.