Please note that there is now only one application round for our 3 LLMs: the application period is between mid-October to mid-January each year for commencement the following autumn semester.




Select a programme Entry requirements Apply online Document your eligibility Conditionally admitted applicants


All prospective students, regardless of their country of origin, must apply via the central Swedish application system website called University Admissions. Applications take place in 4 steps:

  1. Find a programme
  2. Check that you meet the entry requirements
  3. Apply online
  4. Document your eligibility

Step 1. Select a Programme

The Department of Law at Stockholm University offers three LLMs, all with English as the language of instruction.


Step 2. Entry requirements

In order to be eligible, you have to fulfil the general entry (eligibility) requirements as well as the specific requirements for the chosen programme.


General entry requirements

For admission to our LLM programmes, applicants must have completed at least 3 years of full-time legal studies equivalent to 180 ECTS and provide documents supporting proficiency in English. English proficiency can be supported with:

  • Upper secondary school studies
  • Previous university studies
  • Internationally recognised English tests

Read more about how to fulfil the English requirement on the University Admissions web page.

Specific requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements, each of our LLMs has a specific entry requirement:

  • EEL: One course in EU law (or an equivalent topic) of at least 7,5 ECTS.

  • EIPL: One course in intellectual property law (or an equivalent topic) of at least 7,5 ECTS.

  • ICAL: One course in procedural law (or an equivalent topic) of at least 7,5 ECTS.

Step 3. Apply online

Online applications are made solely via University Admissions. You should only create one account with University Admission and use this account for all applications to Swedish universities that you may submit. When your application has been received, you will get a confirmation e-mail and an application number.


Step 4. Document your eligibility

In order to document your eligibility, you must provide University Admissions with copies of your previous study information, as well as document of your English proficiency and all the other entrance requirements specified for the LLM of your choice. 

Note that all documents must be sent to University Admissions and not to Stockholm University. It is very important that you carefully read all the information from University Admissions about what you need to submit, and how your documents must be submitted.

IMPORTANT –Translation Requirements 

Applicants may have to provide an official translation of certain documents they must submit. Be sure to check what specifically applies to your country, in the “Translation requirements” section.


Step 5. Selection Criteria

In addition to the documents mentioned in Step 4, applicants must also submit the following in English:

  • a CV
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement


Conditionally admitted applicants

Being "conditionally admitted" means that there is something left for you to do in order to be officially admitted. You could be in one or both of the following situations:


Applicants in their final year of bachelor's studies

If you have been conditionally admitted because you are in the final year of your bachelor’s degree, you are offered a place on a study programme on condition that you have completed your Bachelor’s degree by the time the semester starts, and can produce the appropriate documents to prove it. If you are not able to do so, your admission will be withdrawn.

If you do not hold the required law degree but are registered for the last year of a programme leading to such a degree, Stockholm University allows a conditional admission if you can provide:

  • Provide a transcript for all completed semesters to date
  • An official document stating that you are likely to be awarded the degree by the start of the Swedish programme. The document has to be issued through and certified by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, The Examinations Office or equivalent of the institution. Certification from other staff members, such as faculty or college staff members, will not be accepted. Use this Statement of enrollment status and upload it through your account on University Admission.

When the semester starts, you will need to show certified copies of your degree certificate and transcripts from the last semesters to the coordinator at the Office of International Affairs of the Department of Law to be able to register for the programme you have been admitted to. 


Applicants who are required to pay tuition fees

Applicants who are required to pay tuition fees will be listed as 'conditionally admitted' on their notification of selection results. After the second notification of results has been published, admitted students will receive an e-mail asking them to confirm that they want an electronic invoice sent to their email address. If confirmed you will receive the electronic invoice. When the invoice has been paid, the payment will be registered in our computer database, which is available for the Swedish Migration Agency to see. On the basis of this, they will start processing admitted students' application for residence permit based on studies.


At this time, University Admission’s computer system cannot record when an applicant has paid the first installment of their tuition fee. Your status will still be listed as 'conditionally admitted,' even after you have paid the tuition fee.





All applications from eligible applicants are assessed on basis of the grades from earlier legal studies, relevant extra-curricular/professional experiences, one personal statement and two letters of recommendation. Applicants are selected on basis of a weighted assessment of all the information provided. Typically, the grades from legal studies and extra-curricular/professional experiences carry most weight. If applicants have similar academic qualifications, the motivation letter is of key importance. Strong letters of recommendations can also become decisive on occasion.


Reserve (waiting list)

Students who qualify for a programme but have a merit rating lower than other students who have applied, can be offered a so called reserve place. This means that the student has been placed on a waiting list. What are then the chances of being offered a place? It depends on several factors:

  • The popularity of the programme. In order to be offered a place, students who have been admitted need to decide not to accept their place. This seldom happens with the more popular programmes.
  • How many students offered a place who do not accept their place. Reserve students are only offered place left vacant by students who have been accepted. How many of the students offered places actually decide to keep them can vary from year to year.
  • Your reserve number. If you have a lower reserve number, there are fewer students in front of you that will be offered any place that becomes available. Please note that, considering the popularity of different programmes, having a reserve number of "1" does not mean that you will be offered a place.





There are no fees for EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens. Fees do not apply to students who are citizens of countries within the EU/EEA/Switzerland, or students who have been granted Swedish residency for reasons other than studies. Feel free to read more about application and tuition fees general criteria.

Applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay both an application and tuition fee. The application fee for students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland applying to study at higher education institutions in Sweden is set at SEK 900. The tuition fee per academic year for studies within the Humanities/Social Sciences/Law is SEK 90,000. 

General information regarding tuition fees, including how to pay tuition fees, can be found on University Admissions' page on fees and scholarships.






Scholarships at Stockholm University

The scholarship scheme at Stockholm University is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland who are required to pay tuition fees. Please note that priority will be given to students with Stockholm University as their first choice in the national application rounds.  Stockholm University scholarships cover tuition fees only, which means that students will need to cover their own living costs.


Scholarship offered by the Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students and are awarded for studies in Sweden starting in an autumn semester. The scholarships are intended for full-time master's level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees.


Scholarships for the ICAL programme

In addition to the scholarships above, two scholarships will be available to specifically study the master programme in International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL), sponsored by the Stockholm Arbitration Scholarship for China (SASC) and the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) Scholarship. The two scholarships cover the cost of the tuition and are therefore a funding oppportunity for students with citizenships outside the EU/EEA. The application round opens i n March and closes in April.