Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Iraq, 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 any documentation requirements

For bachelor's level studies:

(وثيقة مدرسية / المرحلة الأعدادية (بكلوريا

Secondary School Certificate, correctly issued by Ministry of Education.

For master's level studies:

  • Academic credentials issued in English by the university are accepted.
  • If your documentation is issued in another language, you need to submit documentation both in the original language and a translation completed by an authorised translator.
  • If you upload your documents, you must scan your original documents; certified copies are not accepted.
  • If you send your documents via regular post, you must send officially certified copies i.e. copies certified by the issuing university or a notary public.
  • The back sides of academic and other documents can have important information so be sure to scan or submit any page, even a back page, that contains seals, stamps, signatures or any other text or marking.
  • Documents must have a stamp from the “Foreign Ministry” (usually on the back side) to be accepted.