Admission requirements for studies at university in Sweden

General requirements

Undergraduate studies (first cycle)

If you have successfully completed upper secondary studies in one of the signatory countries of the Lisbon Convention, are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher education studies in Sweden. However, you are requested to prove your level of English and/or Swedish. In some cases, you are also requested to take additional qualifying courses.

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Master's studies (second cycle)

If you are applying for a master's program at university in Sweden, you are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor's or equivalent degree diploma.

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PhD studies (third cycle)

In the event you are applying for doctoral studies at university in Sweden, you are required to be in possession of a relevant diploma or master's degree program.

Language requirements for studies at university in Sweden

Swedish

A passing result in TISUS test (Test i svenska för universitets- och högskolestudier, Test in Swedish for University Studies).

If you completed your upper secondary studies having Danish, Norwegian or Icelandic as your mother language, then you meet the requirement in Swedish.

If you completed your upper secondary studies in Findland and your mother language is Finnish, then you must have studied Swedish throughout 3 or more years to meet the requirement in Swedish.

Please, observe that it is not sufficient to have Swedish as mother language to meet the requirement. You will have to prove your knowledge of Swedish by any of the options previously mentioned.

English

You can prove your knowledge of English by showing any of the following documents:

TOEFL: you will need a minimum score of 173 points (computer-based test), or

Cambridge First Certificate in English, with a minimum grade of B, or

Your studies at upper secondary school may also make you meet the basic eligibility. However, since studies of foreign languages vary greatly depending on the school, it is not always possible to meet the basic requirement in English solely with your school studies.

Minimum grade point requirement

Students may be ranked based on their grade point average from previous studies. Therefore, always check with the university or college of your choice about the minimum passing grade point you need to meet.

You may use the European grades comparison chart to learn how you would score in Europe.

Source: VHS - Verket för Högskoleservice (National Agency for Services to Universities and University Colleges in Sweden)