When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.
Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application has to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).
Uploading instructions - Preparing your documents
Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:
- You must scan your original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
- Be sure to scan ALL document pages, even those that just contain instructions or keys or other information that is not necessarily your grade information. It must be the complete document.
- If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records, language test results etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, print their name and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original. A friend, relative or government official can provide this certification for you.
- The documents must be in PDF-format.
- Please name the file with content and your name for example: CV_ first name_ family name
Documents to upload
A copy of your valid passport or valid national identity card (if applicable for you)
Applicants from non-EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, need to pay application fee for higher education in Sweden, and if admitted a tuition fee. If you are a citizen in an EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, you do not have to pay application or tuition fees. In order to find out which group you belong to, you need to show your citizenship. Therefore, you must upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card.
For the passport/national identity card to be considered valid, your copy must be uploaded a maximum of 3 months after the expiration date has passed. Since last day of application is January 15th 2018, the last valid day for your passport/national identity card must be October 15th 2017.
If you have a Swedish civic registration number, or Swedish citizenship, you do not need to upload a copy of your passport. Remember to state your Swedish civic registration number when you fill in your personal data.
Documentation for the General Entry Requirements
Degree Certificate and Grades
Upload your degree certificate for a degree of bachelor or the equivalent degree including a transcript of records to show that you meet the formal entry requirements for studies at second cycle level
Grades and certificates should primarily be in Swedish, but Danish, English, Faroese, Finish, French, German and Norwegian are accepted too. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.
Certificate from University about Current Studies (if applicable for you)
If you attend last term at a bachelor programme you have to send in a transcript of courses and grades that shows the completed studies. The certificate for a degree of bachelor or the equivalent degree should be received by DOCH at the latest at the start of the autumn term 2017 (before registration).
Application for Recognition of Prior Learning/Exemption (if applicable for you)
If you do not fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme, you may apply for recognition of prior learning or exemption. In other words, that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities can be assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. You will be asked in your application to explain why you think that you will cope with the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements. You also need to upload signed documents/certificates that confirm your merits/experiences that you refer to in your letter. The documents you upload need to be in English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, French or German and marked with your name and day of birth. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.
Here you can find more information regarding prior learning/exemption.
Documentation for the Specific Entry Requirements
Degree Certificate and Grades Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts
Upload your degree certificate for a degree of bachelor of fine arts or the equivalent degree including a transcript of records. Grades and certificates should primarily be in Swedish, but Danish, English, Faroese, Finish, French, German and Norwegian are accepted too. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.
Documentation that shows that you meet the English language requirement (English 6, or the equivalent)
You need to upload documentation that shows that you meet the English language requirement (English 6, or the equivalent) defined in the general entry requirement. English 6 is a course at the Swedish upper secondary school (high school). You have to show that you have the equivalent knowledge. You should upload your grades from upper secondary school/high school, or the equivalent from adult education at upper secondary level.
You can also demonstrate your English abilities through an internationally recognized English test (TOEFEL, IELTS, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations). We need to have your test results no later than June 21st 2018.
You can also take a local language test at DOCH, to be given in conjunction with the selection tests. The test is organized at our school premises in Stockholm. Please note that the local language test is only valid when applying to an education programme within DOCH.
Students, who have studied at university level with English as the language of instruction, may meet the English language requirements through certain exemptions.
Here you will find more information regarding the English language requirements, accepted tests and minimum results required.
Letter of Motivation
- Answer the following questions:
- Why are you applying to the programme?
- What are your expectations of your studies at the programme?
Write maximum one page in English only. Please mark the document with your name
Your Project Description
Upload your project description. The project description must include the following elements:
- the project idea
- how it contributes to or develops your current circus practice
- the problem/-s and/or ideas raised by the project
- the method and process
- the artistic approach in relation to your primary artistic training/background and professional experience
- idea/-s about how you would document your process
The project description should be maximum 1 000 words and in English only. Please mark the document with your name
A written reflection to a given text
Download the text “Writing Practices” that you find in the right column of this course page. What do you understand from the text and how could it be useful for your practice? If not, explain why? The text should be in English and maximum one A4.
A film of Previous Work (maximum length 5 min)
Upload a film, converted (mov, mp4, avi ), of your previous work with a maximum length of 5 minutes (maximum 150 Mb).
Here are instructions on how to convert the film.
Upload your CV. The CV needs to be in English only.
Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.
Confirmation of your application
When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical difficulties with your application?
Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30).