Admission requirements for Human Rights and Democracy programs

Requirements for programs and free-standing courses: first cycle

General entry requirements for Swedish college or university studies. For a detailed description, see University Admissions

Applicants can also gain merit through academic credits and practical experience of working with human rights. Priority is given for applicants with credits from EHS. For free-standing courses from semester two, the completion of previous studies in human rights are required (see admission requirements for the course in question). Students can be admitted to later parts of the programme following a special application, provided that the admission requirements are met.

Requirements for master’s programme: second cycle

General entry requirements for Swedish college or university studies.

Specific entry requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in human rights studies or another related field in social or political science, law or the humanities. Students with undergraduate degrees in the natural sciences, engineering or medicine may also be admitted subject to their ability to demonstrate a proficiency in human rights, for instance through professional or voluntary work or activity.
  • If English is not the applicant’s native language, the language proficiency is to be demonstrated by e.g. IELTS test, TOEFL test, Cambridge/Oxford test, a Bachelor’s degree from a study programme taught entirely in English, or a passing grade in English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school.
  • The applicant must submit a CV, as well as a letter of intent (ca 700 words) describing his or her academic and professional qualifications, academic and professional aspirations and reasons for applying to the programme. The letter of intent should also include a description of the applicant’s experience in academic writing, such as previous student theses.

The selection is based on an assessment of the applicants’ suitability and expected ability to benefit from the programme.