Application for Admission



International applicants Målsidan är på engelska!:

This programme has a two-step application process for international applicants:

Step 1

In Sweden, applications are processed by a central body called University Admissions which is separate and independent from BTH and the MSLS staff. 

Apply on-line via Before applying, make sure you read all instructions from BTH for prospective students, as well as the guidance posted at

A direct link to our programme at can be found here.

* Please be sure that when you apply online that you carefully rank the programmes to which you apply. If you are accepted by your top ranked programme, you will not have the option to attend any lower ranked options, even if you would have been accepted by these lower ranked programmes

For Swedish and EU applicants, please send an attested (signed by another person, including their printed name and phone number) copy of your EU passport to University Admissions in order to qualify for free admissions.

For non-EU Applicants please pay the application fee as listed on University Admissions for your application to make it to step 2 below.

exclamation markThe online applications are officially open from November 1, 2014 to January 15, 2015 (Round 1). There will be a 2nd round of applications and therefore we will continue to accept late applications until March 30th 2015. 

Step 2

Send by post or courier the information as outlined below (complete with your registration number received in Step 1). Your documents must be sent to**:

University Admissions in Sweden
FE 20102
SE-839 87 Östersund

This year you are now able to submit some of your documents online depending on the country your bachelors is from. Please check online to see what you can up-load and what you must send by post. All documents uploaded must be originals.

** Do not send these document to the MSLS Office nor to BTH Admissions Office. Note that many courier companies (e.g. DHL, FedEx, etc.) have declined to deliver documents to University Studies in Sweden. Unfortunately, this is outside our control, so please contact your local courier company early to confirm whether or not they can deliver. Plan ahead!

Applications by all international students must meet standard requirements established by the AND specific requirements related to this Master's programme as listed below.

exclamation markTo be considered in the first round, all documentation must be received prior to February 2, 2015. Documents that arrive after this date will be considered as  2nd round (late) applications.


Required Documents

1. General Requirements for all International Master's Students at Blekinge Institute of Technology:

a) An online application form is available at and will cover the criteria listed below:

  • Your full name and permanent contact address, email address, fax, telephone number, passport number (and Swedish identity number, if available)

b) must also receive:

  • University graduation certificate*; Bachelors degree* or higher education (*Original certificate or a noterized copy)
  • University transcripts* (course lists), i.e. subjects from each semester containing marks/grades (*Original certificate or a noterized copy)
  • Where English is not your native language, certificate from specific eligibility in English language, scoring at English B level. See here for more info on English requirements.
  • A scanned attested* copy of your passport (*signed by another person)


**For details about the official documents you must submit, please click here. Note that certain countries have special requirements for how the documents should be sent. As an example: If your degree was awarded in Cameroon, Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, or USA, an official transcript of record must be sent directly from your university in a sealed envelope, to the address above. Also note that there are certain exemptions (see them here) from the proof of English ability requirements. BTH and the MSLS staff cannot assist with further exemptions, so please contact to discuss your case.


2. Specific requirements related to the Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability masters programme:

exclamation mark(Please mail these along with any other mailed documents to University Admissions)

  • An essay explaining your interest in the programme and providing some information on your relevant personal or professional experience - maximum 5 pages / 2500 words.
  • Written recommendations from two individuals knowledgeable about your skills and abilities. You may receive these directly and place them in the package of all documents.
  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume) - maximum 2 pages, 12 font.


Further Questions? Please visit the Prospective Students page from BTH and/or the Frequently Asked Questions page from for all issues related to documentation. The MSLS Office is not able to assist in these matters. If your question is not answered by the Frequently Asked Questions pages, please contact the MSLS office for special assistance - note that this might take a bit longer for follow up.


Key Dates for Applications and Admissions

For more information on the important dates,for both applications and admissions (i.e. When will I know if I'm admitted?), please visit BTH's key dates section. Be sure to scroll down to Master's degree dates!



For information about how applications are evaluated:

Our evaluation process is based on the following criteria, each point 'weighted' equally:

  • Academic standing in previous university-level study
  • Relevance of degree (and constituent courses) for a transdiscipline, science-based Master's degree in strategic sustainable development
  • Demonstrated relevant work/volunteer experience
  • Demonstrated interest in "strategic leadership towards sustainability" ("SLS")


Help for non-EU Applicants

If you require help with your admissions process, Please get in touch with Kitesh which is an organisation which offers free help to assit students to get through the applications process to attend MSLS. Their information can be found here. Kitesh logo





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