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 applicants won't 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. 

Find out more about the residence permit

If you haven't yet completed your IB/EB programme

First admission round applications

If you haven't 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 admissions 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 haven't yet completed your IB/EB programme but are in your last year at the time of application, we recommend you apply to the second admission round only if you're a citizen of an EU/EEA country. Non-EU/EEA citizens are not encouraged 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 need to 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 show 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 2022

  • In order for University Admissions to access your IB results for the first selection in July, you must ask the IB coordinator at your school to make your results available through the IB's Result Service. When submitting results together with your coordinator via IB’s Results Service, use recipient code “UHR”. The coordinator should make your results available to University Admissions by 5 July.
  • If you're doing retakes in May 2022, ask the IB coordinator at your school to make your results available to "UHR" through the IB's Result Service as soon as possible but no later than 5 July. You must also submit your earlier diploma/certificate by the document deadline for the admissions round you've applied to. Find out more at Key dates.

Submit any other grades you need to fulfil the entry requirements, e.g. Pre-IB grades, by the document deadline as indicated on Universityadmissions.se.

Find out more at Key dates

For applicants with an IB Diploma awarded 2021 or earlier

  • If you already have an IB Diploma, submit scans/copies of your original diploma including test results. These documents must reach University Admissions by the document deadline for the admissions round you've applied to. Don't use the IB Result Service to submit your documentation.
  • Other required documents, such as transcripts from Pre-IB, must arrive at University Admissions by the document deadline for that admissions round. 

Retakes awarded 2021 or earlier

If you already have an IB Diploma but have completed retakes, submit scans/copies of the original diploma/certificate and the new IB Diploma - both are required. Your documents must reach University Admissions by the document deadline for the admissions round you've applied to.

Submitting your documents

Wondering how to get your documents to University Admissions? Follow the instructions at Submitting your documents

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 entry requirements.

For master's level studies:

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

For autumn semester applicants graduating with an EB diploma in the spring of 2022

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

  • In order for University Admissions to access your EB diploma results for the first selection in July, your results must be sent directly to University Admissions by your school. If you have any questions, contact your EB coordinator.
  • Submit any other grades you need to fulfil the entry requirements, e.g. transcript with courses and credits (or School report semester 2) from year S5 and S6, when you apply or by the last day to submit supporting documentation as noted on Key dates and deadlines.

For applicants with an EB diploma awarded 2021 or earlier

  • If you already have an EB diploma, you must upload a scan of your European Baccalaureate certificate and final transcript of grades, in its original language.
  • You must also submit any other documents that may be required in order to fulfil the entry requirements, e.g. transcript with courses and credits (or School report semester 2) from year S5 and S6.

These documents must reach University Admissions by the supporting documentation deadline for the admission round you've applied to as noted on Key dates and deadlines.

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 in Swedish or English. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. We also accept official translations issued by your EB school.

 

 

 

Last updated: 17 October 2021