Canada, 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

Alberta

Previous studies that meet the requirement: Alberta High School Diploma

Documents required: Alberta High School Diploma + Transcript of Achievement

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades

British Columbia/Yukon

Previous studies that meet the requirement: British Columbia Certificate of Graduation

Documents required: British Columbia Certificate of Graduation + Transcript of grades

English language requirement: Passing grade in English, course 12

Manitoba

Previous studies that meet the requirement: High School Diploma

Documents required: High School Diploma + Manitoba High School Statement of Marks

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades

New Brunswick

Previous studies that meet the requirement: New Brunswick High School Diploma

Documents required: New Brunswick High School Diploma + Senior High Transcript of Marks

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades

Newfoundland

Previous studies that meet the requirement: Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma

Documents required: Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma + Official Transcript

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades

North West Territories

Previous studies that meet the requirement: NWT High School Diploma

Documents required: NWT High School Diploma with at least 100 credits + Transcript

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades

Nova Scotia

Previous studies that meet the requirement: Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma

Documents required: Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma + High School Transcript

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades

Nunavut

Previous studies that meet the requirement: High School Graduation Diploma

Documents required: High School Graduation Diploma/School Leaving Certificate + Transcript

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades

Ontario

Previous studies that meet the requirement: Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Documents required: Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum of 30 credits + Ontario Student Transcript

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades

Prince Edward Island

Previous studies that meet the requirement: High School Graduation Diploma

Documents required: High school graduation diploma + Transcript Achievement

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades

Quebec

Previous studies that meet the requirement: Diplome d’Études Collegiales (DEC) + Diplom d’Etudes Secondaire (DES)

Documents required: Diplome d’Études Secondaire (DES) + Releve de notes Examen du Secondaire, and Diplome d’Études Collegiales (DEC) + Bulletin d’études collégiales

English language requirement: Passing grade in English from at least year 11 (DES)

Saskatchewan

Previous studies that meet the requirement: High School Graduation Diploma

Documents required: High school graduation diploma + Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement

English language requirement: Passing grade in English in your final school grades 

Other ways of meeting the English requirement

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through your university studies. If the language of instruction for your bachelor's programme was English, you can document this with your degree certificate and transcript. Other documentation is not required.

You can also fulfill the requirement with an internationally approved English test.

Find out more at English language requirements

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. 

To find out how to submit them, see the information for your country of study for master's applications.

Translation requirements

Documents issued in English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish do not need to be translated.

If your documents are in any other language, you must also submit an official translation of the documents into Swedish or English. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator.

What about translation of my university documents?

If you have university documents to submit, you can find translation instructions by clicking on your country of study at the information for master's applications.

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. 

Incomplete documentation

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.

Verification

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.

Last updated: 22 December 2020