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Chalmers University of Technology

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Sweden
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Private
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9,209
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Overview

Chalmers University of Technology is a research-intensive university, continuously rated as the best known as well as the best reputed university in Sweden, in annual public surveys. Chalmers also gets top scores on learning by students in the International Students Barometer.

With more than 70 nationalities represented and 39 English taught two-year master’s programmes Chalmers is a highly progressive international university. Out of 10 000 students, 1 000 are international master’s students. Campus life is welcoming, generous and diverse. The location in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city, on the beautiful west coast makes for great times, studies aside, whether you prefer outdoor life or urban pleasures.

The learning atmosphere is open-minded and informal, encouraging independent thinking and creativity in the tackling of intricate real-life problems with theoretical knowledge – a fertile environment for innovation. With this comes a genuine entrepreneurial spirit, embodied in the subsidiary Chalmers Ventures. Its highly ranked business incubators, are making sure new ideas finds their way to commercial use.

Founded as an industry school for poor children in 1829 Chalmers University of Technology has been deeply rooted in the needs of the industry and committed to societal development ever since.

The spirit of the Chalmers legacy is expressed in the vision – for a sustainable future. A vision, not to be cherished by a chosen few specialising in sustainability matters. Instead, the vision is permeating all activities at the university: research, education, utilisation and daily life on two campuses. Courses addressing environmental issues and sustainability has been integrated in all programmes for more than three decades.

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research in a number of cutting edge infrastructures, such as its clean room, Onsala Space Observatory and AstaZero – the world’s first full-scale test environment for road safety. One of Europe’s biggest ever research initiatives, the Graphene Flagship with a budget of € 1 billion, is coordinated by Chalmers.

As part of a profound commitment to utilisation, Chalmers has strategic partnerships with internationally renowned high-tech companies such as Volvo, Ericsson, SKF and AstraZeneca. The close links to industry and society characterises the education as well as the research conducted at the university, and it provides excellent career opportunities for students.

Chalmers University of Technology has two large campuses in Gothenburg. Both campus areas are near the centre of the city and there are good bus links between them. Each campus has a science park nearby where numerous companies have established their activities, bridging education and industry.


Campus Johanneberg

The oldest and largest campus is located in the city district of Johanneberg. This is where some of the teaching and a great deal of the research are conducted. Those of you who are studying to become architects or engineers will take most of your courses at Campus Johanneberg. The campus is also home to the Student Union building.

Campus Lindholmen
Campus Lindholmen is located to the north of the Göta river, on Norra Älvstranden, in one of the most modern and most rapidly expanding city districts. The area is swarming with innovative companies within mobile communications, intelligent transport and the modern media industry.

Libraries

Chalmers University of Technology has three main libraries where you can:

  • Get advice on litterature and databases
  • Study in assigned quiet areas
  • Recieve writing tutoring
  • Borrow books 
  • Book group study rooms
  • Access e-resources (also off-campus)
  • Borrow lockers, whiteboard pens, ear phones, scanners, usb memory sticks etc.
  • Use the library's computers.


Prayer room
In the student union building there is a prayer room to enable students and staff to practice their religion.

Research Facilities
Chalmers has several advanced research facilities on campus, serving the different types of research conducted here. Master’s students have access to these facilities during their studies, depending on the type of assignments and projects that they undertake. Here are some examples.

Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering

Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering (C3SE) is Chalmers' infrastructure for demanding computing calculations and data storage. It provides researchers with hardware resources as well as software and knowledge of numerical modelling, simulation and analysis.

Chalmers Simulator Centre

The Lindholmen campus has the most comprehensive simulation equipment for training and research in maritime operations.
There are a number of different simulators here representing different parts of a vessel and functions on shore. Several of the simulators are connected which makes it possible to simulate complex scenarios.The Simulator Centre is used for training aspiring marine officers in advanced operations, including preventing and mitigating the consequences of accidents at sea. It is also used in domestic and international research projects with participants from academia, maritime authorities and maritime industries.

Chalmers Power Central

Chalmers Power Central is an advanced energy research facility based at the Johanneberg campus.
Cutting edge research in combustion and gasification of biomass is carried out here in a large-scale research boiler along with flaming combustion and carbon capture. The Power Central also supplies the campus with electricity, heating, cooling and compressed air. Based on thorough intelligence analysis, operations are steered towards the most relevant research questions and the equipment is being continuously updated accordingly.

 
HSB Living Lab

The HSB Living Lab is a collaboration project, consisting of 30 apartments for students and visiting researchers on the Johanneberg campus.
Besides providing residential accommodation, the building serves as a laboratory for the researchers − a living laboratory. This provides a great opportunity to conduct research into sustainable innovations in real-life residential environments. Measurements are collected through sensors in the building, where water recycling, solar panels, smart booking systems, electricity consumption and sustainable building materials and components are tested and evaluated.


Onsala Space Observatory

The Onsala Space Observatory is a national facility for radio astronomy operated by Chalmers on behalf of the Swedish Research Council. The facility is located on the Onsala peninsula, 45 km south of Gothenburg.
The area is home to a 25-metre radio telescope and a 20-metre radio telescope for millimetre waves and the Swedish station in the European radio telescope Lofar. Onsala Space Observatory is also involved in the development of instruments for shorter wavelengths, such as for the Sest telescopes and Apex in the Andes in South America. Techniques developed for radio astronomy are also well suited for observations of the Earth and its atmosphere. Research at the observatory therefore also deals with the measurement of the Earth, navigation and remote analysis. A new instrument – the Onsala twin telescope – is in the process of being acquired to accurately determine continental drift.

Nanofabrication Laboratory

The Nanofabrication Laboratory is a clean room facility for research and development in micro and nanotechnology. Here you will find a wide range of equipment for developing and testing new ideas on a micro and nano scale.

The Nanofabrication Laboratory is part of the national research infrastructure Myfab, and is the national node for nanolithography, which is a method for producing patterns in the nanometre scale. Chalmers' expertise and extensive experience in nanolithography forms the basis for two strategic areas in which microwave electronics and photonics is one, while quantum components is the other. Here you have a complete laboratory fitted out to perform all the steps from material growth to components and circuits.


The National Laboratory in Terahertz Characterisation

The national laboratory in terahertz characterisation is a unique laboratory for the development of technology in the hard to reach terahertz frequency range, i.e. frequencies of the order of a trillion cycles per second.
The vision is to become one of the three most complete and advanced measurement laboratories for high frequencies, open to users from all around the world. A new generation of instruments allows measurements at frequencies up to and above one terahertz. The equipment is adapted to suit multiple research areas: materials, components, circuits, systems, and antennas for high frequencies.

Materials Analysis Laboratory

The purpose of the laboratory is simply to provide access to advanced experimental methods for materials research, both for Chalmers researchers and from other universities and industryies

The base for the laboratory is a collection of instruments of various types of high-resolution, world-class electron microscopes, known as atom probes and equipment to prepare samples prior to electron microscopy. There is also equipment here for optical spectroscopy, surface analysis and chemical characterisation.  



At Chalmers, you’ll experience a real taste of teamwork, from planning and organising, to final delivery and presentation. Through project-based learning, you will use your theoretical knowledge to solve complex, real-life problems, and develop your critical thinking skills as you work your way through them. You’ll live, study, and work with students from over 70 countries, combining different cultural perspectives to broaden your horizons, and contribute to a worldwide network ​of research.​

What do you do when the studies are over for the day?

Within Chalmers Student Union, there are over 170 associations and committees, so there is always something for everyone. From balloon flying, robot constructions, to theatrical plays, we have it all. Chalmers Student Union is a non-profit organization and would not be anything but its committed members. At Chalmers, more than half of the total number of students are active on their department sections or inside Chalmers Student Union during their studies. There are many ways to get involved. For example, students can take part and arrange big events at Chalmers such as Cortègen, CHARM (Chalmers Career Days) or the biggest university party FestU. We also offer Gothenburg’s largest training facility at Fysiken for all Chalmers Student Union members. Fysiken has many different forms of group training and two of Sweden’s most modern and most well-equipped gym.​

Learn more about student life at Chalmers through our current students' blogs.

You can also get in contact with a current student 

There is much more information about living and studying in Gothenburg, as well as practicalities around moving to Sweden through these pages.

Application procedure

  1. Find the Chalmers programme of your interest by checking the pages listing the programmes:

    Chalmers' Master's programmes listed by Area of Education

    Chalmers' Undergraduate programme 


  2. Then check the list of required documents (which differs somewhat from the similar list at universityadmissions.se). Also make sure that you read through the general entry requirements and specific entry requirements for the programme before applying.

    Required documents for all applicants to Chalmers
    General entry requirements
    Specific entry requirements

  3. Now you are ready to make your online application at universityadmissions.se. You can apply for a maximum of four programmes (in Sweden).
    universityadmissions.se

  4. Complete your online application by submitting your documentation, either by uploading it at your personal account at universityadmissions.se or by sending it via regular mail to University Admissions in Sweden. Read more at universityadmissions.se.

  5. Pay the application fee, if required. Check the Chalmers page Fees and scholarships to read more about what applies to citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

    Fees and scholarships


  6. If you are a fee-paying applicant, you may apply for the scholarships offered by Chalmers. Read more at Chalmers scholarships
    Note! 
    To be considered for a scholarship offered by Chalmers your application must have been submitted and completed on time.

*) Further clarification is possible regarding how you do fullfill the specific course requirements

For any programme with specific course requirements (only) a unique link (for each applicant) will be sent via email. The link is sent out after the application deadline. Clicking on the link will open the specific course requirement form where the applicant's Chalmers alternatives and corresponding course requirements will be listed. The applicant is then asked to specify how he/she satisfies the specific course requirements through courses listed on the transcript which he/she has submitted.
Please take note, filling in the form is a way to facilitate the processing of your application, and a way for you as an applicant to evidence your eligibility. It is not mandatory. More information will be provided in the form.

Application and tuition fees

For general information about Fees and scholarships in Sweden, please visit universityadmissions.se  

For specific information on the tuition fees at Chalmers, please visit the Chalmers page Tuition fees

Questions?

Find your answers by checking FAQ at universityadmissions.se and FAQ at chalmers.se


How to submit a late application

Can I submit a "late application"?

If a programme is still open for applications after the deadline for applications on time, then you can make a so called late application. The conditions are outlined at Late application

Programs available

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 9,209

45%
55%

International students - 1,821

18%
82%

Total faculty staff - 1,124

461
663

Total students - 9,209

45%
55%

International students - 1,821

18%
82%

Total faculty staff - 1,124

663
461

Undergraduate Program

< 2,000
16,000 - 18,000

Postgraduate Program

< 2,000
16,000 - 18,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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