Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Afghanistan, with information about meeting the English requirement, what previous studies meet the basic entry requirements, and any special documentation instructions. 

Start with Step 1 - Finding out what I need to submit

There are general instructions for all applicants; it is important that you start with Step 1 and then work your way through the remaining steps in order to submit the right documents in the right way.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

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. Find out more at the following link:

English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and must be documented

For bachelor's level studies:

12 Grade Graduation Certificate. The authenticity will be verified with the Afghani authorities.

ﺑری ﻟﯾﮏ دﺛﺎﻧوی ﺗدرﯾﺳﺎﺗو رﯾﺎﺳت

For master's level studies:

See the general instructions for all countries in Step 1.

Specific document instructions

Some documents from Afghanistan cannot be uploaded and must therefore be sent in via regular post. 

Documents that cannot be uploaded

  • Your upper secondary (if applying for bachelor's studies) and university certificates, diplomas and transcripts must be submitted via regular post. Send them to: University Admissions in Sweden, FE 20102, SE-839 87 Östersund, SWEDEN
  • If your university requires copies of essays from your previous university studies, these must be sent directly to them and not to University Admissions.

You can always submit your documents via regular post - uploading is not a requirement.

Attesting and verification of your documents

Please note that you must have your identity and educational documents attested by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul. Contact an Afghani Embassy or Consulate to have your identity and educational documents attested if you are applying from abroad.

  • The authenticity of your qualifications will be verified with the issuing institutions.
  • The qualification verification process takes time. It is therefore important that you apply early and ensure that your study documents are received by University Admissions in Sweden as early as possible. The later your documents are received, the less chance you have of being considered.

If you currently reside in Sweden, you will find information at www.embassyofafghanistan.se.