Master’s Programme in Global Media Studies FAQ

  1. Am I eligible? Will I be admitted?
    We can unfortunately not give a straight answer to this question. Please see the the page "Am I Eligible"
  2. 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"
  3. When is the application deadline? 
    All applicants: January 15. EU/EEA/Swiss applicants only: April 15. Deadlines are repeated every year.
  4. 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.
  5. Is the Program taught in English?
    Yes, all advanced level (graduate courses) in Media and Communication Studies, including courses offered within the Master's Program are given exclusively in English. No knowledge in Swedish is necessary. 
  6. My thesis is not written in English, do I have to translate it? 
    Yes please, translate a 2-page abstract/ summary into English. Use our template.
  7. What should the Letter of Intent include? 
    Instructions are provided in the template
  8. If I have a letter of recommendation, where do I send it? 
    International Coordinator, Section for Journalism Media & Communication, Stockholm University, Box 27 861, SE-115 93 Stockholm, SWEDEN. Mark the envelope 2-year master. Letters of recommendation are not required.
  9. What are the academic requirements? 
    See the "Am I Eligible?" page
  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 before enrolling at Stockholm University. You must present your Bachelor's degree to us to register for studies. Follow instructions on how to document your eligibility at
  11. Do you offer any scholarships
    Yes, mostly for non-EU/EEA or Swiss students. The program usually havs grantees on Swedish Institute scholarships every year. Scholarships for studies at SU
  12. I have questions about my international grades and exams, who will help me?
    Contact our Admissions Office or
  13. Where can I find key dates and deadlines for the application? 
    Please visit >> for current information.
  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? 
    No, there is no 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 or hold a visa valid for studies in Sweden.
  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. Can I send my application to you at the Department directly? 
    Never send anything to us directly unless instructed to do so. We will not accept your application nor make any preliminary assessments. All application documents to most universities in Sweden 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 >>
  21. 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"
  22. Where can I find semester dates? 
    Please consult the University's Academic Calendar Semester/term Dates
  23. My question remains unanswered after reading everything on your website and at - where can I turn? 
    Please call or e-mail using the contact details found on this page.
  24. Will Stockholm University help me find accomodation? No. All national/international master's students need to find accomodation on their own. Helpful information is available from the SU Housing Office.