FAQ Master’s Programme in Cinema Studies, 120/60 ECTS

  1. How much is the tuition fee? 
    There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens. Other applicants can find the fee of any course/program in our course catalogue by clicking on the text: "Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland"
  2. When is the application deadline?
    All applicants/international applicants: January 15. EU/EEA/Swiss applicants only: April 15. Deadlines are repeated every year.
  3. There are two application codes at the university admissions website - which one do I use and are they for the same program?
    Yes, they are for the same program, but for different application periods and applicants. Only one is open at any given time.
  4. My thesis is not written in English, do I have to translate it?
    Yes please, translate at least the abstract or summary into English.
  5. Is the Program taught in English?
    Yes, all advanced level (graduate level) in Cinema Studies, including courses offered within the Master's Program are given exclusively in English. No knowledge in Swedish is necessary.
  6. The application should include a copy of degree dissertation or sample of written academic work, what does this mean?
    A sample of written academic work is an analytic text using a reference system or style manual (ex. Chicago, Oxford or Harvard) of any length. Usually, students send their degree dissertation, but it could also be an essay or an article. It could be a text you have written during your previous education or it could be a text you have written specifically for the application.
  7. What should the Letter of Intent include?
    Please follow the template provided on the Application page.
  8. What are the academic requirements?
    See our Requirements page
  9. My Bachelor's degree is not in Cinema Studies - can I still apply?
    You need to have a BA that has given you enough knowledge and experience to follow advanced courses in Cinema Studies and write an academic master’s degree thesis. Our students usually have a background in Humanities and some in Social Sciences. Your degree should have given you experience to approach academic literature critically and to write academic texts using referencing systems. The programme requires you to read large amounts of theoretical literature and to approach cultural expressions, such as cinema, with an analytical mindset. If you have a degree in Natural Sciences, in Business, Economy or from a practical art school, you might be less likely to fulfil these requirements. If you have a practical degree in Filmmaking, it would also have to include a number of courses on Film Theory or Film History.
  10. If I am in the final year of my BA, can I still apply?
    Yes, but you must provide documentation to prove that you are on track to graduate when applying. You must present your Bachelor's degree to us to register for studies. Follow instructions on how to document your eligibility at the University Admissions website.
  11. Do you offer any scholarships?
    Yes, mostly for non-EU/EEA or Swiss students. Scholarships for studies at SU
  12. I have questions about my international grades and exams, who will help me?
    Contact the Stockholm University Admissions Office or University Admissions in Sweden.
  13. Where can I find key dates and deadlines for the application?
    Please visit www.universityadmissions.se for current information. Qualified applicants will also receive information directly from the Department after the January/April application deadline.
  14. When does the Program begin?
    In late August/early September every fall semester. There is no spring admission.
  15. Can I complete the Program in one year?
    Yes, there is a 1-year/60 ECTS option. Please state in your application that you want to complete your degree in one year. See the Education Plan for more information about the 1-year option.
  16. I missed the international deadline - can I apply in the second round closing April 15?
    Only if you are a EU/EEA or Swiss citizen.
  17. I missed the deadline and the online application is still open – can I still apply?
    Yes, but late applicants cannot be admitted unless all other qualified applicants have declined their admission offers. The comparative quality between applications from qualified applicants with applications submitted on time and late qualified applicants is irrelevant. Late applicants are admitted by the order of time when a complete online application was submitted.
  18. I am planning to apply for scholarships as well, when do I apply?
    In the first round October 16 - January 15
  19. Why can't I send all my application documents to you at the Department directly?
    ID-documents, transcripts, diplomas, degrees, and other documents concering your eligibility are scanned and verified at a central scanning facility and accessed electronically by admissions officers who assess your eligibility. Your application must be available to the person with the right expertise and can therefore not only be sent to the Department.
  20. How do I certify my documents?
    Follow instructions at www.universityadmissions.se
  21. Will I have to pay any tuition fees? Only if you are a non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen.
  22. I am a non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen - how much are tuition and fees?
    Application and tuition fees are adjusted on a year-by-year basis. You will find the cost for each course/program in our course catalogue by clicking on the text: "Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland"
  23. Where can I find semester dates?
    Please consult the University's Academic Calendar
  24. Will Stockholm University help me find accommodation? No. All national/international master’s students, need to find accommodation on their own. Helpful information is available from the SU Housing Office.
  25. My question remains unanswered after reading everything on your website and at www.universityadmissions.se - where can I turn?
    Please call or e-mail using the contact details found on this page.