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Entry requirements for bachelor's level studies

In order to be eligible, you have to fulfil the general entry requirements for Bachelor's level studies as well as the specific entry requirements for the programme or course you are interested in.

General entry requirements

The general entry requirement for bachelor's level studies is a completed upper secondary school education. Based on where you have completed your upper secondary education, different  types of qualifications are accepted. Be sure to consult the qualifications information specific to your country of study.

In addition, you need to fulfill the following requirements:

English language requirement

For students who received their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional mathematics requirement: The student must have successfully completed courses in mathematics equal to the Swedish courses Mathematics 1a, 1b or 1c. 

Language requirements for courses with Swedish as language of instruction 

If you have applied for a course or programme with Swedish as language of instruction or that requires previous knowledge in Swedish you also need to fulfil the Swedish language requirement. The requirement can be fulfilled through the Swedish upper secondary school course Svenska 3/Svenska som andra språk 3.
Other ways to meet the requirement are:

Information about the Swedish language requirement on (in Swedish)


Specific entry requirements

Good results in relevant subjects of particular importance for your future studies are required for most programmes and courses. These results should have been completed at upper secondary school or at university level. The specific entry requirements are specified on each course- or programme-page on our course catalogue.

Find courses and programmes

Guide to Swedish upper secondary courses


Documenting your eligibility

In order to document your eligibility, you must provide University Admissions in Sweden with copies of your previous study information, as well as document your English proficiency. Please be sure to read about what you need to submit, and how your documents must be submitted: Bachelor's (first cycle or undergraduate) documentation requirements.


Conditional eligibility

You can be deemed conditionally eligible if you have on-going university studies and it is likely that you will fulfil the eligibility requirements by the start of the course or programme.  

Conditionally eligible or conditionally admitted applicants


Validation of prior learning

If you do not fulfil the entry requirements through formal qualifications you can apply to get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways.

Information on validation of prior learning 

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