In order to be offered a place in bachelor's (first cycle) courses and programmes taught in English, you must meet certain general and specific entry requirements.

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

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/English B. See English Language Requirements.

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

  • The student must have successfully completed courses in mathematics to reach the level of the Swedish courses Mathematics 1a, 1b or 1c / Mathematics A (approximately 10 years of mathematics studies).

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 achievement.

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: Guide to Swedish upper secondary courses

Upper secondary school and university qualifications

If you have previous university studies, you must submit your upper secondary (high school) qualifications in addition to your university qualifications. For some courses and programmes, students are only offered places based on their upper secondary qualifications and NOT on their university qualifications. 

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