Ethiopia, 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

To meet the general criteria, please submit an officially issued certificate or replacement certificate of one of the following:

  • Secondary School Leaving Examination (SSLE)
  • The Ethiopian University Entrance Examination Certificate  (EUEEC)
  • University Entrance Examination Certificate (UEEC)
  • University Entrance Examination (UEE)
  • The Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Qualification Certificate (EHEEQC) from 2010.

For the above-mentioned, we require at least 7 subjects to meet the general entry requirement.

  • The Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Qualification Certificate (EHEEQC) with at least 5 subjects
  • The Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination (EHEECE) with at least 4 subjects
  • Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate (ESLC) with at least 5 subjects including English and Mathematics

Please note that the Ethiopian General Secondary Education Certificate does not meet the minimum requirements.

Meeting the English requirement

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with a passing grade in English in one of the certificates that meet the minimum requirements.

Students with a completely documented Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in Ethiopia are considered to have sufficient level of English. Find out how to document this at the master's page for Ethiopia.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through 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 of documents not required

As documents from this country are normally issued in English, you don't need to provide translations.

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

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 

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.


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: 19 October 2022