Applicants who have studied at the university level may meet the English requirement for the course or programme they've applied to.

On this page, you'll find a list of previous university studies that meet the criteria.

Can I just send in a certificate or letter from my university?

No, that cannot be accepted with just two exceptions:

  • if you have 30 HE credits with English as the language of instruction from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland. (see below for more information)

  • if you have 30 HE credits with English as the language of instruction from Great Britain, Ireland, Malta, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English speaking parts of Canada. (see below for more information)

Any other certificates or letters will not be accepted. 

English as language of instruction

  • Students with a formal university transcript or degree certificate for their Bachelor’s degree where it is clearly stated that the language of instruction for the programme was English meet the requirement.

  • Students with a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction meet the requirement. The university must be listed as only providing instruction in English in the edition of the International Handbook of Universities that was current the year the degree was awarded.

  • Students with a completed 1-year degree at the master's level or higher from a university where English is the only language of instruction meet the requirement. The university must be listed as only providing instruction in English in the edition of the International Handbook of Universities that was current the year the degree was awarded.

English as the main subject

Students with a Bachelor's degree where English is the main subject meet the English requirement. 

30 credits EU/EEA or Switzerland

Students with 30 higher education (HE) credits from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland where the language of instruction of the course was English meet the English requirement. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on official documents. You can also document this by submitting a certificate/letter from your university.

Please note that these credits cannot be from a preparatory programme, or introductory level English courses.

30 credits other countries

Students with 30 higher education (HE) credits from Great Britain, Ireland, Malta, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English speaking parts of Canada meet the English requirement. The language of instruction must be English. You can also document this by submitting a certificate/letter from your university.

Please note that these credits cannot be from a preparatory programme, or introductory level English courses.

India and Pakistan

Students from India or Pakistan with a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences or Technology unless it is documented that the language of instruction for the programme was a language other than English, meet the English requirement.

Turkey

Turkish students who have studied a 1-year preparatory class in English at a university meet the English requirement. For more information please see the country-specific information for Turkey.

Check the country requirements

There are other countries where university studies can meet the English requirement. Check the specific requirements for the country where you studied to find out more.