Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Nigeria, 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

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with:

  • GCE O-level in English

  • English in your SSCE/WASSCE

If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide upper secondary documents in order to demonstrate you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated below under ’For bachelor’s level studies’.

Students with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in Nigeria are considered to have a sufficient level of English.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through 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 special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

One of the following meets the general criteria:

  • West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE), issued by WAEC*, including English, Mathematics and three (3) other subjects.
  • Senior School Certificate (SSCE), issued by NECO*, including English, Mathematics and three (3) other subjects.
  • National Technical Certificate (NTC) issued by NABTEB*
  • National Business Certificate (NBC) issued by NABTEB
  • Senior School Certificate (SSCE), issued by WAEC until 1999, including English, and four (4) other subjects.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE), issued by WAEC until 1990, Your GCE results must include (5) subjects or more which of at least two (2) must be at the advanced level.

You are required to submit the officially issued certificate. Print-outs from the online verification are never accepted. If you have not yet received your official certificate, you may in exceptional cases send Result slips/Statement of results/Notification of Results along with your scratch card details (see below).

If you have lost your certificate, you should ask WAEC/NECO/NABTEB to send a “Confirmation of Result” to: Swedish Council for Higher Education, "Verifications", Box 45093, SE-104 30 Stockholm Sweden

*All certificates must be issued by either the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the National Examinations Council of Nigeria (NECO), or the National Business & Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB)

Submit scratch card for verification

In addition to a copy of your certificate, you are also required to submit a scratch card. Alternatively you can send your serial number and PIN on a piece of paper. You may also submit the scratch card data using the contact form.

For master's level studies:

A Bachelor's degree meets the general criteria.

To document your eligibility, please submit your diploma and transcripts (for all years, including National Diploma/Higher National Diploma if accounted for in the bachelor’s degree).

Please note that students holding only a National Diploma/Higher National Diploma will not satisfy the entry requirements for a Master's programme.

Have your transcript sent directly from your university

Your official transcript of record must be sent directly from your university to University Admissions in Sweden. There are two ways to do this.

1. Your university can send the official transcripts from an official e-mail address (usually from an @edu.ng domain) to verifications@uhr.se.

This is the fastest and most reliable way to have your documents delivered. We will not be able to answer any questions sent to this address from senders other than the university.

2. Your university sends the official transcripts in a sealed envelope, to the following address:

University Admissions in Sweden
R 312
SE-106 53 Stockholm

The transcripts will be sent for verification to the issuing university, a process that may take time. Please be advised that University Admissions in Sweden does not pay for degree verifications.

Last updated: 08 April 2019