This Programme requires a Letter of Intent, Thesis, and Letters of Recommendation to be sent by physical post

The application has 2 parts:

  1. Online at
  2. Paper application by post

When to Apply

1st round: All applicants: October 16 - January 15
2nd round: EU/EEA and Swiss citizens only: March 15 - April 15

Admission Results

1st round: Early April
2nd round: Mid-July

Where to Apply?

The below links will only display results during open application rounds >> (English) >> (Swedish, active March 15 - April 15 only)

What to Submit?

All Applicants - Send by Post


  1. A copy of degree dissertation (thesis) or other sample of written academic work. If written in another language than Swedish or English, please provide an extended abstract (use this template) of your thesis or other sample of academic work in English.
  2. A Letter of Intent in English - use this template. If you plan on completing a one-year 60 ECTS master's degree, please state this clearly in your Letter of Intent.
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation from academic referees in English or Swedish.
    1. Please ask referees to write on university letterhead and sign their letters and send directly to the address below or hand to you in a sealed envelope. We cannot not accept copied letters or any electronic formats.
    2. Students with a bachelor's degree in Cinema Studies from the Department of Media Studies are exempt from this requirement (letters of recommendation).

Send the documents listed above (and nothing else) directly to the Section for Cinema Studies:

Graduate Coordinator
Att: MA Cinema
Stockholm University
Box 27 861
115 93 Stockholm

If you are using courier service/delivery, send to:

Graduate Coordinator
Att: MA Cinema
Karlavägen 104, plan 5
115 26 Stockholm


Applicants with Foreign Study Merits

  1. Bachelor's degree certificate/diploma and transcripts from your undergraduate studies - instructions at >>
  2. Proof of English language skills - instructions at >>

Applicants with Swedish Study Merits

Most applicants with Swedish study merits (svensk gymnasieskola, högskola och universitet etc.) will have their merits retrieved automatically. Older merits may need to be submitted by post. Please review your merits and read more about how your merits are retrieved at


  1. See our FAQ
  2. University admissions’ FAQ
  3. Stockholm University Admissions Office
  4. Department of Media Studies

Please do not submit any diplomas, transcrips, language tests or other merits to the Department of Media Studies. Diplomas, transcrips, language tests, and other merits need to be submitted via

Always follow instructions from on how to submit your documents.

Rules may differ depending on your country, please see visit for details on how to submit your documents. Some documents can be uploaded and some may need to be certified and sent by regular post.


If the number of applicants exceed the number of seats, applicants will be ranked. Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their previous academic studies, dissertation project or sample of written academic work, Letter of Intent, and Letters of Recommendation from academic referees. All parts will be considered and weighed together into a comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s merits.

  1. The quality of the submitted text in regards to scientific writing, theoretical and empirical knowledge and the relevance of the research topic for the field of Cinema Studies.
  2. The combination of courses in different (or same) subjects included in the Bachelor’s degree and performances in these courses (grades). Of special significance are courses in Cinema Studies, if the major of the undergraduate degree is another subject or discipline than Cinema Studies.
  3. Letter of Intent
  4. Letters of Recommendation

Waitlist Procedures and Policy

Waitlisted applicants are very rarely admitted. Contact our International Coordinator for inquiries if you are reserve 1-5.