Applications to the International Masters Programme in Environmental Social Science are processed once a year. Admission decisions involve two steps. In the first step, applicants’ general eligibility is processed by University Admissions at Stockholm University. In the second step, the Department of Political Science checks the special requirements and then makes a selection from the eligible candidates.

When should you apply?

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Applications to the International Masters Programme in Environmental Social Science are submitted electronically at (English) or (Swedish).
Deadline for applicants from abroad (outside the EU/EEA):
January 16, 2017.

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Deadline for applicants living in Sweden, EU/EEA and abroad:
April 18, 2017.

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Please note that all parts of the application must be submitted directly to or No documentation is to be sent to the department. Please also observe that applications to this programme should not include your Bachelor’s Thesis, a statement of relevant work and/or research experience, or a motivation letter.

Information about tuition fees and the application fee

Admission Requirements – General and Special Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in a social science subject or Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in one of the following subjects and specializations: Geography with a specialization in human geography, History with a specialization in environmental history, Law studies with a specialization in environmental law or Environmental science with a social science specialization.
Language requirements:
English 6 (Swedish upper secondary school course) or the equivalent;
for example one of the following tests:
• IELTS: 6.5 (with no section below 5.5).
• TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with minimum score 4,5 in the written test).
• TOEFL (internet based): 90 (with minimum score 20 in the written test).

You can read about the different ways to fullfill the English requirement here.


The selection of students is based on a cumulative assessment of the grades of academic courses and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme. Emphasis will be put on the grades of academic courses.


If you have questions about the admissions process please contact University Admissions directly see ( Please also pay particular attention to the instructions on the website, including the procedure for correctly documenting eligibility. If you have other questions about your application and admission, please contact Please note that the Department is unable to answer questions about the admissions process.


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The Swedish Institute also offers a limited number of scholarships for students coming to Sweden to study. However, the number of available scholarships varies from year to year, and competition is keen. Most foreign students in Sweden finance their stay without help from scholarships. Read more on the Study in Sweden website []

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