Required documents

After submitting your electronic application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the courses and programmes you've applied for.

Knowing what documents to submit

Exactly what you need to submit, and how you need to submit various documents, depends on a number of factors including:

  • The specific entry requirements a university may have for a course or programme
  • Additional document requirements a university may have, such as essays, motivation letters, etc.
  • The country where you studied

Important to note: Do not submit recommendation letters, essays, CVs, motivation letters etc. unless the course/programme specifically states that these documents are required. Documents that haven't been requested will not be considered and will delay the processing of your application.

Can I just submit my university documents?

Even if you've completed university studies, you must submit your upper secondary documents if you're applying to bachelor's level courses and programmes.

  • Your upper secondary studies are used to determine if you meet the general and specific entry requirements, not your university studies.
  • In order to compete for places, you must have a merit rating. This rating is based mainly on your upper secondary grades.

Not all upper secondary documents are listed

We have listed the most common, current upper secondary certificates on the country pages, but we also accept other types of studies and certificates. Among these are vocational studies, older leaving certificates, etc. In general, if the studies you completed in a previous country grant you general eligibility for university studies there, they most likely will meet the general eligibility requirements for university studies in Sweden.

First, check the course/programme page at the university's website

You can find a link at your application page where the courses you've applied to are listed. At the university website you'll find out what - if any - additional documentation you may need for the course or programme. 

Select your country of study and go!

We've provided information on what you need to submit - and how - according to your country of study. Simply click on the right country to find out more. 

If your country isn't listed

This is no problem. You can find out all you need to know at the general document information page.

A

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan

B

Bahrain 
Bangladesh

Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi

C

Cambodia
Cameroon - British
Cameroon - French
Canada
Cape Verde
Caribbean
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China (Mainland)
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Democratic Republic (Kinshasha) (formerly Zaire)
Congo, Rep. (Brazzaville)
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic

D

Denmark
Djibouti
Dominican Republic

E

East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
European Baccalaureate

F

Fiji
Finland
France

G

Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea (Conakry)
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana

H

Honduras
Hong Kong, China
Hungary

I

Iceland
India
Indonesia
International Baccalaureate (IB)
International High Schools
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast

J

Jamaica
Japan
Jordan

K

Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan

L

Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

M

Macau
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)

N

Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands, The
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
North Macedonia
Norway

O

Oman

P

Pakistan
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal

Q

Qatar

R

Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda

S

San Marino
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Scotland
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan, Republic of
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Surinam
Swaziland
Switzerland
Syria

T

Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan

U

Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
United States of America 
Uruguay
Uzbekistan

V

Venezuela
Vietnam

Y

Yemen

Z

Zambia
Zimbabwe

Å

Åland 

Last updated: 29 January 2021