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

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate - ISSC/HSSC + statement of marks.

Document verification

1. All Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificates - ISSC/HSSC + Statement of Marks - must be attested and verified with the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen, IBCC. If we can´t verify your qualifications online, you will be requested to contact IBCC and ask them to attest and verify your qualifications and send this proof to University Admissions in Sweden. You will be notified on your account here if you must contact the IBCC yourself. Please note that we accept online verification of Intermediate and Higher Secondary Certificates from some boards.

2. The documents from IBCC must include:

  • your name
  • your father's name
  • your personal identity number or application number (you can find this information under 'Application' when you log in to your account here)

3. The verified documents must be sent in an envelope sealed by IBCC directly to:

University Admissions in Sweden
”Verifications”
Box 45093
SE-104 30 Stockholm
Sweden

4. The verification process can take a long time. We recommend that applicants apply as early as possible in the admissions round and upload correct and complete documentation at the same time.

Please be advised that University Admissions in Sweden does not pay for degree verifications.

For master's level studies:

For entry to a master's programme, the minimum requirement is a 4-year Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor's degree of 126 credits, or a Bachelor's degree followed by a Master's degree. Some, but not all, study programmes require for that first degree to be in a related field.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who have attained a 3-year Bachelor's degree with honours in certain social science or humanities majors.

Students holding only a 3-year Bachelor's degree without honours will not satisfy the entry requirements for a Master´s programme.

Students holding a Bachelor's degree from a university which has been classified as category Z or Y by the Higher Education Commission must have the following to be considered:

  • a Master's degree
  • the length of their university studies must be at least 5 years and the universities are Al Khair University, DHA Suffa University, Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University, Nazeer Hussain University and University of East.

The following degrees do not satisfy the entry requirements for a master's programme:

  • Bachelor's in Homeopathy
  • Bachelor and Master of Technology

Supporting document requirements

1. Please note that college-issued mark sheet/result card/transcript will not be accepted unless they are countersigned by the Controller of examinations at the degree awarding university. College-issued diplomas or provisional certificates will not be accepted.

2. Academic documents (each page of the transcripts and diplomas) must be attested by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The authenticity of your qualifications will be verified with HEC. Please note the following: 

  • Documents certified by the HEC before February 2009 (stamp number under 200,000) cannot be verified. These documents must be attested again by the HEC for them to be considered.

3. You must contact the HEC and ask them to verify your qualifications and send this proof to University Admissions in Sweden. Each page of your academic documents must be attested and signed by the HEC. The documents must include:

  • your name
  • your father's name
  • your personal identity number or application number (you can find this information under 'Application' when you log in to your account here)
  • the name of the university and your degree

4. The verification must be sent in a sealed envelope to University Admissions at the following address:

University Admissions in Sweden
"Verifications"
Box 45093
SE-104 30 Stockholm
Sweden

5. The verification process can take a long time. It is therefore important that you apply early and ensure that your study documents will be sent to University Admissions in Sweden as early as possible. The later your documents are received, the less chance you have of being considered.

Please be advised that University Admissions in Sweden does not pay for degree verifications.

Can I upload my academic documents?

No, your academic documents must be sent in a sealed envelope stamped and signed by the Higher Education Commission, unless you have an “utlåtande” from UHR ENIC-NARIC or HSV in Sweden. You can then upload your academic documents, stamped and signed by the HEC, together with your “utlåtande”.

You can, of course, send your documents via regular post as well.