Bangladesh, bachelor's admission
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
The following diplomas/certificates meet the criteria:
- Higher Secondary Certificate Examination or Intermediate Certificate Examination with a diploma in Commerce, Engineering or Nursing
- Vocational Higher Secondary Certificate Examination
- Pre-University course
- Madrasah Alim Certificate Examination
You can document your eligibility by submitting your Examination Certificate with Marks Sheet, Statement of Marks or Academic Transcripts issued by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) or Bangladesh Technical Education Board (not the school).
Did you graduate after 2009?
If you graduated after 2009, a passing grade in Mathematics is required to meet the general entry requirements for bachelor’s level studies. If you don’t have a passing grade in Mathematics in your Higher Secondary Certificate or Proficiency Certificate, you must also submit your Secondary School Certificate (SSC).
Meeting the English requirement
Upper secondary 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.
To document your English eligibility through university studies, you must have one of the following:
- a degree equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen where English is the main subject
- 60 ECTS credits (or the equivalent) from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland where the language of instruction of the course was English
- 60 ECTS credits (or the equivalent) from USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English speaking parts of Canada where the language of instruction was English
- a degree equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen from a university listed in World Directory of Medical Schools where the language of instruction was English.
Please note that, starting with admission to autumn semester 2020, students with a degree from Bangladesh no longer meet the English requirement through university studies taught in English unless the university is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (see above). Neither a formal university transcript or degree certificate stating that the language of instruction for the programme was English, nor a degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction will be sufficient.
You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through an internationally approved English test.
Find out more about the English language test