United States of America, 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

High School Graduation Diploma + Official transcript for all years (9-12 or 10-12).

Meeting the English requirement

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies. If you completed all four years of High School, you fulfil the English language entry requirement (the equivalent of the Swedish course English 6).

Please note the GED examination does not fulfil the English language entry requirements, as it is only equivalent to the Swedish course English 5.

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.

Special document instructions

Your official transcript must be sent directly from your school to University Admissions in Sweden

There are two ways you can arrange this:

1. Your school can send the official transcripts from an official email address to verifications@uhr.se. This is the fastest and most reliable way to have your documents delivered.

Please note that we will not be able to answer any questions sent to this address from senders other than your school.

2. Your school can send the official transcripts in a sealed envelope to the following address: 

PostNord Strålfors AB
Att: University Admissions in Sweden
R 312
SE-190 81 Rosersberg
Sweden

Please note that the envelope may not contain any other documents than the official transcript.

If your school sends us your supporting documentation via a delivery service, such as FedEx or DHL, please ask them to use the address below. Do not use this address for regular post.

PostNord Strålfors AB
Att: University Admissions in Sweden, 070 651 15 01
Järngatan 11
Kaj 21-25
SE-195 95 Rosersberg

Please note that the envelope may not contain any other documents than the official transcript.

If you've studied at an international American high school

Transcripts from International High Schools operating within the American education system must include information about the accrediting organisation so that it is possible to determine whether the school has an accepted regional accreditation in the USA. If this information is not on the transcripts, it must be stated on the diploma or separate appendix.

Applying for programmes with higher requirements in certain subjects 

Bachelor's level programmes and courses in such areas as engineering, natural sciences and medicine require a higher level of completed study in one or more of the following subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. 

To meet the requirements for physics, chemistry and biology from an American high school education, you must have successfully taken Advanced Placement (AP) tests in these subjects. For mathematics, AP Calculus AB or BC is required. For Physics, AP Physics 1 or 2 is required.

If you have not taken AP tests in these subject but have studied them at a higher level, you must upload the curriculum from your school so that we can assess your qualifications. Your curriculum documents must be uploaded by the deadline to complete applications as indicated on Universityadmissions.se.

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.

Last updated: 22 June 2021