Find out what you need to submit, what previous studies meet the general entry requirements, how to meet the English requirement and any special instructions for your country of study.
Meeting the general entry requirements
A Secondary School Certificate meets the criteria.
To document your eligibility, please submit your Secondary School Certificate and transcript of grades for all upper secondary years (Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore/Diploma of State Matura/ Dëftesë pjekurie and Vleresimet Viti 1-4)
If your Diploma is deposited at your university, an official Certificate (vërtetim me nota) must be submitted.
Meeting the English requirement
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.
Many courses and programmes have specific entry requirements. These indicate what Swedish upper secondary courses are required for a specific course or programme. International students must show they have successfully studied the equivalent of these courses. We've provided a chart that shows what upper secondary subjects and length of studies in Albania are comparable to these Swedish courses.
Where can I found out if there are specific requirements?
The course/programme page at the university's website has information on specific entry requirements.
Comparison of Albanian and Swedish courses
Subject in English
How to meet the requirement
Completed course in Mathematics with passing grade in year 10
Mathematics studied two of the four years
Mathematics included in the School Leaving Certificate
Two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology included in the School Leaving Certificate
If civics-related subjects listed in final school grades
Subject listed in School Leaving Certificate
Modern language studied in every year of upper secondary school
Modern language studied from year 5 through year 12
Albanian was language of instruction
Idrott och hälsa 1
Physical education and health
If a similar course is included in final school grades
Idrott och hälsa 2
Physical education and health
1. Your upper secondary programme has a physical education profile/ specialisation
2. Studied physical education at least 3 years and also a subject in the area of health
General document requirements
To complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documentation:
1. Record of completed upper secondary (high school) education
For your eligibility for courses and programmes at the bachelor's level to be determined - and for you to compete with other applicants for available places in courses and programmes - you must submit your upper secondary qualifications.
This completed education must qualify you for higher education studies in the country you received it.
2. Identification document
To speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or a similar identification document.
What about university records?
Your university qualifications cannot be considered instead of your upper secondary (high school) qualifications. However, the results from your previous university studies may help you meet the specific entry requirements for a course or programme. We therefore recommend that you submit documentation of your university studies.
You must submit your documents in the original language. You must also provide an official translation of your documents. Official means that your translation must be completed, signed and stamped by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. Accepted languages for translations are Swedish and English.
If your school can issue your documents in English, these alone are usually accepted. Please note that in some instances, we may also require documents issued in their original language.
It's your responsibility to ensure that you have read and understood the application requirements and have gathered and submitted all the necessary components of the admissions application by the deadline.
University Admissions in Sweden checks the authenticity of your documents with the issuing institution. University Admissions in Sweden reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent.
Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.
Your name and birthdate must match on all documents
For your documents to be accepted:
the name and birthdate provided must be the same on all your documents (ID, transcripts, degree certificate, etc.)
the name on your documents must match the name you reported in your account at Universityadmissions.se
If the names are different, you must provide us with documentation (for example, a marriage certificate if you've been married) as to why they don't match.
If the birthdate on any of your documents is different from your passport, the difference must be explained with official documentation.
This documentation must be either issued in English or Swedish or, if issued in another language, officially translated to Swedish or English.
The easiest way to get your documentation to us is by uploading it here at Universityadmissions.se.