Chalmers University of Technology

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At Chalmers University of Technology, students and researchers from around the world work as a team to develop the technology of tomorrow.

Chalmers occupies a prominent international position in education and research in engineering for sustainable development. This means we play a key role in finding solutions to some of today’s urgent and complex global environmental and resource problems.

With teachers and students from various cultural backgrounds, the whole Chalmers experience is designed to broaden your horizons and provide access to a greater network. Here you’ll learn to think independently and to meet future challenges with the help of engineering methods. We emphasise your creativity and believe in free thinking, empowering you to test your own ideas in the real world.

We have a safe and open-minded environment with two campuses, 11 departments, 200 research groups and nearly 10,000 students representing about 60-70 nationalities. Gothenburg is a welcoming and beautiful city with strong student traditions.

What kind of programmes does Chalmers offer?

We offer 40 two-year Master’s programmes (of which 39 are taught in English) within engineering, architecture and technology management, including:

  • Architecture
  • Automation & Mechatronics
  • Biotechnology & Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering for Sustainable Development
  • Engineering Physics, Mathematics
  • Industrial Engineering & Management
  • Information Engineering
  • Mechanical & Industrial Design Engineering
  • Maritime Management

All programmes include a large proportion of project-based assignments. This provides you with hands-on experience of working in a team with everything from planning and organisation to meeting deadlines and presenting results. Through these projects you also learn to apply theoretical knowledge to tackle complex problems, preparing you for real-life situations in your future career.

What’s the alumni network like?

Being a Chalmers alumnus means being a part of a large and lively network of more than 60 000 alumni spread over 120 countries worldwide.

What are ties to local industry like?

The largest private companies in Gothenburg are Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, SKF, Volvo Info Technology and Ericsson and Chalmers has cooperation with all of them. We have developed clear links between our Master’s programmes, research and industry. Teaching staff are also active researchers, meaning that you as a student will be close to the latest findings within your field. During your studies you’ll meet guest speakers from the industry and visit relevant workplaces in your field. There are also many opportunities for you to write your master’s thesis in close cooperation within a company or research team.

We have recently begun a new initiative to further strengthen our support of entrepreneurship, with SEK 300 million over a 10-year period pledged to support new and upcoming entrepreneurial project from Chalmers.


Chalmers University of Technology is constantly ranked among the top universities in the world. Here is an overview of Chalmers’ position in the world, according to different international rankings.

QS World University Ranking

Chalmers is ranked 125 in the world in the QS ranking for 2020.
We are also among the top 100 universities on QS subject specific ranking list for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
Within Architecture we are ranked 37 in the world.

QS Employability Ranking

We are ranked 81 in the world in QS Employability Ranking 2020.

THE Times Higher Education World University Ranking

On the THE Times Higher Education Ranking List 2019 for Engineering and Technology, Chalmers is ranked 82 in the world.

CWTS Leiden Ranking

On the Leiden Ranking 2015 Chalmers is ranked as no. 1 in Sweden and the Nordic countries in the category collaborative research with industry. This indicator shows the proportion of publications that Chalmers has been co-authored with industry partners.
The CWTS Leiden Ranking measures the scientific performance of 750 universities worldwide on measurable indicators, both in terms of the impact of publications and on the level of collaboration with other universities and industry.

Shanghai World University Ranking

The latest Engineering subject ranking list was launched in 2016 and ranked Chalmers 51-75 in the world. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Chalmers 301-400 in 2019.

Kantar Sifo’s Reputation Index for Swedish Universities 2018

Chalmers University of Technology is proud to say that we have achieved the highest reputation for Swedish Universities 2018 by Kantar Sifo’s Reputation Index.

Admissions Information

Entry requirements

All applicants must document their formal academic qualifications to prove their eligibility. Only documentation from internationally recognized universities will be reviewed.

Key dates

  • The application period for next year (2021) will open Mid-October 2020
  • The application period for Master’s programmes starting in autumn 2020

Details can be found here:

Tuition Fees

  • Programmes at both Bachelor’s and Master’s level within all subject areas, with the exception of Architecture, cost SEK 70 000/semester (SEK 280 000 total programme fee, four semesters).
  • The tuition fee for Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes within the field of Architecture is SEK 95 000 per semester (SEK 380 000 total programme fee, four semesters). Consequently, students admitted to Chalmers’ Master’s Programmes within the field of Architecture, namely Architecture and Urban Design and Architecture and Planning Beyond Sustainability, are incurred the aforementioned fee of SEK 95 000 per semester.
  • Single subject courses cost SEK 2 333/credit, with the exception of courses within the field of Architecture, which cost SEK 3 167/credit.

What does the tuition fee include?

For programme students the tuition fee includes:

  • Full-time Bachelor’s or Master’s-level studies; 30 credits/semester
  • An offer of accommodation (not including rental payments)
  • The student union membership fee
  • A Swedish language course


Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master’s students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Some of these are administered by Chalmers and others by external institutions. Below you will find links to scholarships for both prospective and current students.

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