Find out what you need to submit, what previous studies meet the general entry requirements, how to meet the English requirement and any special instructions for your country of study.
Meeting the general entry requirements
A Bachelor of at least 3 years, level VII, meets the general criteria.
Meeting the English requirement
Upper secondary studies completed in this country do not meet the English requirement for studies in Sweden. Even if you studied English at your upper secondary school, it is not enough to give you eligibility in regard to English.
You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.
In order to complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documents so they arrive at University Admissions by the deadline.
Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s) from an internationally recognised higher education institution.
The certificate/diploma must be officially issued by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university.
Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. If you have had courses credited/transferred from previous studies, you must also submit official transcripts for those courses.
The documents must be officially issued by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university.
Make sure the transcripts are dated so we can clearly see when they were issued.
Proof of English language proficiency
Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements
It's important you check your university's website for information regarding the specific entry requirements for the course or programme you have applied to and any other documentation they may require, such as dissertations, essay summaries, letters of recommendation, or letters of intent. Please do not submit any additional documentation unless it is specifically requested by the university.
In order to speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document.
You must submit your diploma and transcript/Diploma Supplement of completed courses and grades in the original language. You must also provide an official translation of your documents. Official means that your translation must be completed, signed and stamped by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. Accepted languages for translations are Swedish or English.
Academic documents issued in English by the university can be accepted (no documents in the original/native language required) if the title of the degree is clearly stated on the documents. Please note that in some instances, we may also require documents issued in the original/native language.
Special document instructions
If your Diploma Supplement lists all your courses, it can replace the transcript of record. It must always be submitted together with the degree certificate.
All pages with text/writing/stamps must be submitted, even back pages.
Please note that entries in academic record books cannot be accepted as transcripts of records.
Please note that you must scan your documents exactly as they were officially issued to you. For example, if they were issued in colour, you must scan them in colour.
A Diploma Supplement is not required when applying to studies in Sweden. However, if you have a Diploma Supplement, you can submit it together with your degree certificate in place of an official academic transcript. Please note that:
all courses and grades must be clearly stated
all pages of the Diploma Supplement must be submitted
your Diploma Supplement alone cannot be used as proof of your degree.
Your name and birthdate must match on all documents
For your documents to be accepted:
the name and birthdate provided must be the same on all your documents (ID, transcripts, degree certificate, etc.)
the name on your documents must match the name you reported in your account at Universityadmissions.se
If the names are different, you must provide us with documentation (for example, a marriage certificate if you've been married) as to why they don't match.
If the birthdate on any of your documents is different from your passport, the difference must be explained with official documentation.
This documentation must be either issued in English or Swedish or, if issued in another language, officially translated to Swedish or English.
The easiest way to get your documentation to us is by uploading it here at Universityadmissions.se.
It's your responsibility to ensure that you have read and understood the application requirements and have gathered and submitted all the necessary components of the admissions application by the deadline.
University Admissions in Sweden checks the authenticity of your documents with the issuing institution. University Admissions in Sweden reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent.
Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.