United Kingdom, 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

In order to meet the entry requirements for as many subjects as possible, you must upload all of your certificates and diplomas from your British upper secondary education, for example GCE, GCSE, IGCSE and BTEC.

In order to meet the general eligibility requirements, you must have one of these combinations:

  • At least two GCE A level + all subjects from GCSE/ IGCSE/ Ordinary level, at least five different subjects in total.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, 180 credits / BTEC National Diploma  + all subjects from GCSE/ IGCSE/ Ordinary level, at least five different subjects in total, or BTEC level 1+2.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma, 120 credits / BTEC National Certificate + all subjects from GCSE/ IGCSE/ Ordinary level, at least five different subjects in total, or BTEC level 1+2.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (AHED recognised by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education)

Please submit the following documents:

  • Final Diploma
  • Final Transcript for all years included in your degree

Please note that:

  • All documents must be officially issued by an Examination Board. Notification of results or statement of results will not be accepted.
  • If you have lost your original certificate, you can submit a replacement examination certificate or a certified statement of results issued by an Examination Board.
  • If you have a BTEC degree, you must submit both Certificate and Notification of Performance.
  • In order to meet the requirements for English and mathematics, you must submit documents that confirm you meet the requirements in these subjects, for example GCSE (BTEC level 1+2 cannot be used to confirm).

Meeting the English requirement

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with the GCSE/IGCSE, grade C/4.

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

In order to complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documents so they arrive at University Admissions by the deadline.

Record of completed upper secondary (high school) education

In order 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, along with the awarded degree certificate or diploma, must qualify you for higher education studies in the country you received it. 

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.  

For more information about submitting university documentation, see the information for your country of study for master's applications.

Identification document

In order 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.

Translation requirements

Upper secondary (high school)

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.

University level studies 

You must always submit your certificate/diploma and transcripts in the official language of the country where you studied.

For your certificate/diploma

If the issued language is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, French or German, you must also provide an official translation. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. This translation should be in Swedish or English.

For your transcripts

If the issued language is not Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English, you must also provide an official translation. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. This translation should be in Swedish or English.

Your name and birthdate must match on all documents

In order 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 or an affidavit explaining the discrepancy.

You can contact us if you're not sure what you should submit. The easiest way to get your documentation to us is by uploading it here at Universityadmissions.se. 

Incomplete documentation

It is 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.

Information regarding Brexit

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on 1 February 2020. This has resulted in some changes regarding the application and tuition fee requirements for British citizens and their families. 

There were rules that applied during the transitional period, and rules for after that period was concluded.

During the transitional period

A transitional period was put in place until 31 December 2020. During this time, British citizens and their family members continued for the most part to have the same rights as they had before. Among other things, this meant that they were exempt from paying application and tuition fees for higher education studies in Sweden.

After the transitional period

The transitional period expired on 31 December 2020. Currently, British citizens and their family members designated in article 10 of the Withdrawal Agreement - those who exercised their right to reside in a Member State before the end of the transitional period, and continue to do so - are not required to pay application and tuition fees.

British citizens not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement - or any other fee exemptions - are required to pay both application and tuition fees starting 1 January 2021.

Information from the Swedish government on Brexit

Information from the Swedish Migration Agency on Brexit

Required documentation from 1 January 2021

If you're covered by article 10 of the Withdrawal Agreement, you'll need to document your status in order to not pay the application fee. 

From 1 December 2020, you can apply for residence status for British citizens with the Swedish Migration Agency. When you receive your residence status, scan the original document verifying your status and upload it to your account here at Universityadmissions.se.

If your residence decision has not arrived

If you've applied for but haven't yet received your residence decision, please scan and upload the following documents in order to document your status:

  • a scanned copy of the certificate indicating that you have submitted an application for residence status for British citizens with the Swedish Migration Agency
  • an identification card in which your British citizenship and address in Sweden are included

Find out more about applying for residence status as a British citizen at the Swedish Migration Board's website

Last updated: 11 January 2021