The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) and higher education institutions (universities and university colleges) in Sweden must abide by the principle of public access to official documents.

This means that any data registered in our systems is treated as a public document. In accordance with this, information about your application and qualifications is accessible to the public on request. However, it is not customary for UHR to pass on information of this kind to other sectors. 

Your personal data as well as information about your qualifications is stored in the admissions database. UHR as well as the Swedish higher education institutions process your data to assess your qualifications and decide whether to offer you a place in a course or programme. The management of this admissions database is governed by Swedish legislation (SFS:1153, including amendments).

According to the Personal Data Act (PUL/SFS 1998:204; including amendments), every person registered in the admissions database has the right to receive information about the type of data recorded in his/her name. If you would like a copy of these records, you must apply in writing and the application must be signed by you. According to section 28 of PUL, you are entitled to request that your personal data be rectified, blocked or erased, should it be obvious that the data has not been treated in accordance with current legislation.