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
A Bachelor's degree (Bakkalaureus/Bakkalaurea or a Bakkalaureus/Bakkalaurea (FH) of at least 3 years) meets the general criteria.
Meeting the English requirement
You can meet the English requirement with the following upper secondary studies:
with English in a Reifeprüfung / Reifeprüfungszeugnis / Matura, or
with at least 12 hours English in Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis / Diplomprüfungszeugnis
If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide documentation demonstrating you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated for bachelor’s level studies.
You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.
In order to complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documents so they arrive at University Admissions by the deadline.
1. Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s) from an internationally recognised higher education institution.
The certificate/diploma must be officially issued by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university.
2. Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. If you have had courses credited/transferred from previous studies, you must also submit official transcripts for those courses.
The documents must be officially issued by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university.
3. Proof of English language proficiency
4. Proof that you meet the specific entry requirements
It's important you check your university's website for information regarding the specific entry requirements for the course or programme you have applied to and any other documentation they may require, such as dissertations, essay summaries, letters of recommendation, or letters of intent. Please do not submit any additional documentation unless it is specifically requested by the university.
5. 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 some other identification document.
Academic documents issued in English by the university can be accepted (no translation is required) if the title of the degree is clearly stated on the documents.
If you submit your diploma in German, no translation is required.
If you submit your transcript of completed courses and grades in German, you must also provide an official translation of your documents. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. Accepted languages for translations are Swedish or English.
Special document instructions
If your diploma supplement lists all your courses, it can replace the transcript of records. Final certificate (Abschlusszeugnis) can also replace the transcript of records if all programme modules are adequately presented.
All pages with text/writing/stamps must be submitted, even back pages.
A computer-generated transcript of records with clearly stated verification code for online verification can be accepted. Documents without an online verification code or stamp and signature will not be accepted, even if it states “valid without signature”.
Please note that entries in academic record books cannot be accepted as transcripts of records.
A diploma supplement is not required when applying to studies in Sweden. However, if you have a diploma supplement, it alone cannot be used as proof of your degree. Your diploma supplement together with your degree certificate is acceptable in place of an official academic transcript, if courses and grades are clearly stated. The students name and/or reference number must be written on every page of the diploma supplement.
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.
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.
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.