How to apply to the Master's Programme in Theology
Information about the entry requirements, selection criteria and application process for the Master's Programme in Theology.
Two admissions rounds for the programme
- All international students are encouraged to apply in the first admissions round, regardless if they apply for the programme at campus or online. This round takes place several months before the programme starts and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive a residence permit (if required), find housing, etc. The International admission round for programmes starting in the fall, such as Master’s programme in Theology, opens in the middle of October. Final application date is in the middle of January.
First admission round at www.universityadmissions.se
- The second admissions round normally opens 15 March and is suggested for students from Sweden. Even applicants from an EU/EEA country have the possibility to apply, since they do not need to pay tuition fee or apply for a residence permit. This also applies to students who already live in Sweden and therefore do not need to apply for a residence permit. The application deadline for the second admission round is normally 15 April.
Second admission round at www.universityadmissions.se
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. The applicant's university education must include a thesis, dissertation, degree project or substantial term paper, or equivalent proof of proficiency in academic writing.
In order to specialize in biblical studies, applicants need, in addition, at least 15 credits of either biblical Greek or Hebrew.
Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.
Applicants must submit their degree diploma, transcript and their thesis, dissertation, degree project, term paper or equivalent. Projects written in other languages than English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian must be officially translated into English.
Letter of Intent/CV and Selection criteria
If there are more applicants than there are places, the selection is based on an assessment of the academic and professional merits of applicants leading to judgment of their overall ability to successfully complete the programme.
We therefore ask that you to, in addition to documents related to the entry requirements, submit a Letter of Intent/CV. Please note that your Letter of Intent and CV form a key part of your application to the programme.
Please follow the instructions regarding Letter of Intent/CV below.
Create a document (PDF or Word) with the following content:
1) Your name and address
2) Letter of Intent
Answer the following questions:
A) Why are you applying to the Master Programme in Theology? What are some topics or questions that are you interested in examining, and why? Maximum 2 500 characters (including blank space).
B) How have past experiences (academic, professional, or personal) shaped your interest in studying theology and prepared you for successful completion of the programme? Maximum 2 500 characters (including blank space).
3) Curriculum Vitae, CV
A) Previous education. Please list in the following order: completed bachelor (BA) or other undergraduate degrees (and, if applicable, postgraduate degrees); academic field; university and country; year of completion or expected completion.
B) Individual academic work, such as independent final work and assignments on BA and MA levels, including thesis, term/course paper, or essay.
C) Professional experience, employment and internship.
D) Additional information that may strengthen your application (e.g., international experience, language proficiency, familiarity with faith traditions and theology, etc). Maximum 1 500 characters (including blank space).
- 1 February (if you apply in the first admissions round)
- 2 May (if you apply in the second admissions round).
N.B. Applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent/CV will get 0 as credit value.
It is very important that you submit the Letter of Intent/CV.
For questions about admission please turn to the Admissions Office at the University of Gothenburg: firstname.lastname@example.org