IB and EB studies

There are important things to keep in mind, as well as special instructions, for International and European Baccalaureate students.

If you've completed your IB/EB programme at the time of application

If you've already completed your IB/EB programme, and are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you're welcome to apply to the First or Second admission round. Follow the instructions for documenting your eligibility in this section.

If you've completed your IB/EB programme but are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA, we recommend that you only apply to the First admission round. The Second admission round has much later deadlines and students will not receive their admissions decision until July. This time frame makes it impossible for non-EU/EEA students to apply for and receive a residence permit in time for studies in August. Please apply to the First admission round.

Students who have not yet completed their IB/EB programme

First admission round applications

If you have not yet completed your IB/EB programme, do not apply to the First admission round. University Admissions will not be able to evaluate your application in time for admission decisions in April, as we need to have your completed IB/EB transcript and diploma in order to do so.

Second admission round applications

If you have not yet completed your IB/EB programme, but are in your last year at the time of application - and are a citizen of an EU/EEA country - you are welcome to apply to the Second admission round. Non-EU/EEA citizens are not encourage to apply to the second round.

Read more about the two admissions rounds

Follow the instructions for IB and EB applicants

There are additional instructions for IB and EB applicants. Find out more about meeting the English requirement and what documents you must submit. 

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

You can meet the English requirement with:

  • For English 6 - English B, SL with language of instruction other than English
  • For English 7 - English A1, A2 HL and SL; English B, HL; or English B, SL with English as the language of instruction

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.

Find out more at English language requirements.

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and any special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

International Baccalaureate Diploma (including subjects taken)

For master's level studies:

The International Baccalaureate does not meet the requirements for studies at the master's level in Sweden.

For autumn semester applicants with an IB Diploma awarded in May 2021

  • In order for your IB results to be made available to University Admissions for the first selection in July, you must request an early result from the IB coordinator at your school as soon as possible. When submitting results together with your coordinator via IB’s Results Service, please use recipient code “UHR”. The coordinator should make your results available to University Admissions/Antagningsservice by 5 July.
  • If you are doing retakes in May 2021, ask the IB coordinator at your school to make your results available to University Admissions as soon as possible but no later than 5 July.

Send any other grades you need to fulfil the entry requirements, e.g. Pre-IB grades, when you apply or by the last day to complete applications as noted on Universityadmissions.se/Antagning.se.

For applicants with an IB Diploma awarded 2020 or earlier

  • If you already have an IB Diploma, you must upload the scan of your original (or send in copies via the postal service) of your diploma including test results. These documents must reach University Admissions by the document deadline for the admission round you've applied to. Do not use the IB Result Service to submit your documentation.
  • Other documents that are required, for example transcripts from Pre-IB, must be uploaded or mailed in to University Admissions by the document deadline for that admission round. 

Retakes

If you already have an IB Diploma but have done retakes, you must upload scans of the original diploma/certificate and the new IB Diploma - both are required. You can also submit your documents via rthe postal service. Your documents must reach University Admissions by the document deadline for the admissions round you've applied to.

If you have retakes from May 2021 and have applied to autumn semester:

Contact your IB coordinator and request they make your retake results available 5 July for "UHR", via IB's Result Service. You must upload or send in via the postal service your earlier diploma/certificate by the document deadline for the admissions round you've applied to.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

You can meet the English requirement with English Language 1 or 2 (L1 or L2).

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.

Find out more about English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and any special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

The European Baccalaureat meets the general criteria.

For autumn semester applicants graduating with an EB diploma in the spring of 2021

The EB diploma results are sent directly from the school. If you have any questions, contact them.

For master's level studies:

The European Baccalaureate does not meet the requirements for studies at the master's level in Sweden.

Last updated: 22 September 2020