In order to be offered a place in bachelor's courses and programmes, you must first meet certain general and specific entry requirements.

Bachelor's level requirements

General entry requirements

Upper secondary education

To meet the general admission requirements for Bachelor’s level studies you must have successfully completed your upper secondary education (post-16) that gives access to universities in your home country. Note that for students who received their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry requirement for mathematics. For more information about that, please visit the University Admissions in Sweden webpages.

Proficiency in English

You must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English, corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English B/ English 6). For applicants who have not studied in Swedish upper secondary education, skills in English are normally attested to by means of an internationally recognised test such as:

  • IELTS (Academic modules) with an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL internet-based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test with a total score of 90. 

See other accepted international tests at the University Admissions in Sweden webpages

Skills in Swedish

To be eligible for undergraduate studies conducted in Swedish you must be able to demonstrate skills in Swedish, both written and oral, corresponding to the level of Swedish required to achieve a pass grade in Swedish upper secondary education. Note that students applying for courses/programmes taught in English are exempted from the requirement of skills in Swedish.
For students who have not studied in Swedish upper secondary education, skills in Swedish are normally documented by the nationwide Swedish test TISUS, Test in Swedish for University Studies.

Students with Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic or Faeroese as their mother tongue do not have to verify knowledge of Swedish if their knowledge of their mother tongue is documented by their final upper secondary school certificate.

Finnish students who have studied Swedish in upper secondary education are considered to have the required knowledge of Swedish.

Qualifying courses in Swedish
For more information on Swedish language studies, see

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Specific entry requirements

Most courses and study programmes have specific entry requirements in addition to the general requirements listed above. The specific admission requirements vary from one course to another. For more information on specific requirements, like for example the language requirements, please see information on the webpage of the course or programme you are interested in.

To see course or programme specific requirements, please see the specific course or programme's website