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EMP Programme Admission

The EMP programme admits students once per year. We hope that the following information will assist your planning well in advance for a successful future application with us.


The application period opens in mid-October and closes in mid-January. All applications are done via  University Admissions in Sweden, where you will find all necessary information to create an application account, make the application and submit documents.  After the application deadline in mid-January you have an additional two weeks to submit your documentation, but it is strongly recommend that you prepare and submit documents well in advance before the deadline.

General admission requirements

The EMP programme accepts candidates with a completed Bachelor degree (accepted by University Admissions in Sweden) from any subject area of at least 180 credits, or the equivalent foreign degree, from an internationally recognised university. Students in their final year are also welcome to apply but must ensure that they complete their degrees in full before starting the programme and that required documentation is submitted according to the instructions from University Admissions in Sweden.  

In addition English 6 / English course B proficiency is required. 

It is University Admissions in Sweden who evaluates your degree and the English language criteria, according to regulations set up by the Swedish Government. For general information on admission criteria visit University Admissions in Sweden. Make sure to check their country specific information on how to document you eligibility for master level studies.

Programme specific application documents (applies to all applicants)

The programme specific documents required for application are listed below. Please download applicable template and instruction from the right hand panel of this webpage. Please note that updates to templates and instructions are done in September each year. It is essential that you check the latest versions when the application window opens in October.

  • Applicant Summary - download template from the right hand panel. The template is an editable pdf. If it doesn't download as editable, please try with another web browser (should work in Explorer or Google Chrome) Maximum wordcount for each question in the statement of purpose is 250 words . In total 750 words for the statement.
  • CV - can be in any format
  • Two reference letters, preferably one academic and one professional (if this is not possible then only one letter, or two of the same category, is acceptable). Please download the instruction to give to your reference persons from the right hand panel

The Applicant Summare and CV should both be uploaded to your application account on before the deadline. The reference letter/s should be sent from the reference person/s and arrive before the deadline, please see instructions.

Letter of Recommendation

The instructions are currently being updated. The new version will be available at the latest by 10th October 2021. Please share these instructions with the person writing a reference letter in support of your application.