Master's Admission Guide

STEP 2 Check Eligibility

  • Check the specific programme requirements (listed on each programme page) to see if you meet the prerequisites.
  • Check English requirements. For students who don't meet English requirement, we offer pathway programmes.

STEP 3 Apply Online

Local JU Admission open: October 16 - May 2
Deadline to receive all supporting documents: May 15

Apply directly to us. We recommend our local Jönköping University admission as we are able to process applications faster.

Note: If you have already applied through, the Swedish national admission (open October 16- January 15), you should not place an additional application through our local JU admission. One application is sufficient.

STEP 4 Upload Documents

Most applicants can upload their documents. However, for a few countries, different rules apply*.

Important Before Uploading

  • Make sure you have all your available documents for uploading .
  • The upload feature does not currently allow you to return to your application to upload additional documents. This will be possible starting in January.
  • If you need to complete your application with documents before January please contact us.

Documents to upload

  1. Bachelor Diploma from a recognized university Note: If you have not yet received the diploma, but are in your final year, you may submit documentation from your university, certifying that you are an active student in your last semester. The document must be issued through and certified by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or equivalent.
  2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades *
  3. Proof of English proficiency. See our language requirements.
  4. A copy of your passport (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens may submit a copy of a valid identity card which clearly states citizenship).
  5. Letter of Motivation: letter should be no longer than 1000 words. Work experience that relates to programme considered an asset.
  6. We do not require a GMAT,  GRE or CFA, but a good score may strengthen your application to some Master’s programmes at Jönköping International Business School. You are welcome to send a certified copy of your test result with your application.
  7. JU Scholarship Application. Read more and download here.

* If your degree was awarded in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, or USA, an official transcript of record must be sent directly from your university to the Admissions Office, in a sealed envelope. If your degree was awarded in Pakistan, your degrees/transcripts and diplomas awarded must be attested by the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan.


Always submit documents in the official language of the country where you studied, along with an official translation in English. Note: We also accept documents in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and German without requiring a translation.

When uploading documents:

  • You must upload your documents in PDF-format. We only accept PDFs.
  • Any documents that you scan for uploading must be from officially issued, original documents.
  • If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
  • Remember to include all pages of documents, front and back, no matter what the content is on the page.
  • Be sure that everything on the document is visible on the scan, especially embossed stamps.

If sending documents by post

If sending documents by post instead of uploading, they need to be certified, stamped and signed copies, not original documents. Make sure to include your application form, if sending by post.  Read more here and see below for further instructions.

STEP 5 Processing and Offer

  • Admissions begins processing your application once the application is complete and all documents have been uploaded.
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation via e-mail once an application has been placed.
  • Web-based interview via Skype may be conducted as part of the admissions process.
  • An offer will be sent via e-mail. The applicant must accept the offer via e-mail, in order to receive the Letter of Acceptance (also via e-mail) as well as further instructions.
  • NOTE: The application period may close early, if a programme becomes full, before the deadline.

Country Specific Requirements

Not all, but some countries have country specific requirements for academic qualifications. Read more hereexternal link, opens in new window to see if your country has any special instructions or requirements.

Sending application documents by post

If sending documents by post instead of uploading, they need to be certified, stamped and signed copies, not original documents. Read more here.

After printing out the application form, make sure to sign and send it along with all supporting certified documents, by post to

Regular Post (plain envelope and stamps):

Jönköping University
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 1026 SE-551 11
Jönköping, Sweden


Courier Service (e.g. FedEx, UPS, DHL):

Jönköping University
Admissions Office
Gjuterigatan 5
SE-553 18
Jönköping, Sweden

When your application and all enclosed documents have reached the Admissions Office, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail.


Read our FAQ for answers to some common questions.

Application Fee

Sweden requires an application fee of SEK 900 for citizens outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.More information regarding who is required to pay fees.

Content updated 2018-10-23

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