In order to be eligible for bachelor's (first cycle) courses and programmes taught in English, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

If you meet these requirements, you will compete for a place with other students who also applied to and are eligible for the same course or programme.

General entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for bachelor's level studies, all students must:

  • have successfully completed their upper secondary (high school) education (post-16).

  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in English. The entry requirement for studies at the bachelor's level in Sweden is the equivalent of the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. See English Language Requirements.

For students who received their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry requirement for mathematics:

Please note: Students from the Nordic countries are exempted from the mathematics requirement.

Specific entry requirements

Most courses and study programmes have specific entry requirements in addition to the general requirements listed above. These are often linked to the area of study of the course or programme. For example, an economics course may require a higher level of upper secondary school mathematics.

These specific requirements are outlined in individual course or programme descriptions which can be found on the website of the university. You can go directly to these course or programme descriptions from your search results here at Just click on 'More information' at the bottom of each course and/or programme in your result list. Click on the picture below to see where the link is located:


Understanding Swedish courses and subject levels

You can find out more about Swedish courses/subjects at our helpful Guide to Swedish upper secondary courses.

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Last updated: 18 March 2020