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How to apply for the Master's programme in Public Health Science

Do you want to study the Master's programme in Public Health Science? In order to be accepted you must meet the basic entrance requirements, submit certain documents and fill out our CV template. Apply in the first admission round, October-January, if you are an international fee-paying student.

Entrance requirements

In order to be accepted for the Master's Programme in Public Health Science, students must meet the basic entrance requirements, hold a Bachelor's degree or a professional degree worth 180 credits in a health science, social science, science, economics, arts or engineering field of education, and English B/English 6 at upper secondary level or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.
More information about English language requirements


When should you apply?

All international students are encouraged to apply in the first admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of the semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive a residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

  • Application period: October – January
  • The deadline for submitting all documentation is in February

The admissions results for the second admissions round are published in July, which means that students who require a residence permit for studies in Sweden (non-EU/EEA citizens) will not have enough time to have their residence permit application processed and approved, before the start of the semester. We do not recommend that you apply in the second round unless you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland. 

How to apply?

You need to submit a number of documents in your application.

Submit these documents:

  • A complete CV form (only use our CV form)
  • A verification of your Bachelor's degree or equivalent 
  • Documentation of your English proficiency, such as Engelska B/Engelska 6, TOEFL-, IELTS-test.

The motivational letter in the CV form should embrace the following:

  • a short description of earlier education
  • a short description of earlier work experience relevant to the field of public health
  • motivation to apply for this programme 

Use our CV template in your application.
The motivational letter should be written in English. Only applications using this template will be considered. 


Applications will be ranked by the Institute of Medicine based on an overall assessment from the specific CV form for this particular Master in Public Health Science programme. A verification of degree and English requirements must be submitted together with our CV form. Only complete applications with our CV form will be evaluated.

Apply at

Apply for the Master's programme in Public Health Science at

Submit your verification of Bachelor's degree, documentation of your English proficiency and CV form in your application at
More information about the documents you need to submit here

Tuition fees

Swedish and foreign students who are citizens of an EU country are not charged tuition fees. Students from countries outside the EU pay a tuition fee each academic year. How much you need to pay is shown in the program page.

Students from partner universities, where formal agreements have been signed, are exempted from course fees. Students from countries outside the EU will be able to apply for a grant, in competition with other applicants.
More information about tuition fees