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To study at university, you need to meet certain requirements, known as entry requirements. There are two types of entry requirements: general entry requirements and specific entry requirements.
General entry requirements, such as full marks from upper secondary school, Komvux or folk high school, are required for all university and college studies. If you lack basic eligibility, you can supplement it through municipal adult education or studies at a folk high school.
For most courses, you may also need specific entry requirements, which differ from course to course.
General entry requirements, basic level:
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General entry requirements, advanced level:
General entry requirements for a study program leading to a general or artistic degree at second cycle level are met by those who
- Have a undergraduate degree comprising at least 180 higher education credits or an equivalent foreign degree. Exceptions are allowed for those who meet the requirements for a degree but where a degree certificate has not been issued.
- Through Swedish or foreign education, practical experience or due to some other circumstance, have the conditions to benefit from the education.
Specific entry requirements
Specific eligibility can be knowledge from one or more higher education courses and/or other conditions required by the course or relevant to the professional field for which the course prepares.
Specific entry requirements, upper secondary school prerequisites
The specific eligibility is stated for each program. It is usually formulated as a requirement for knowledge of certain courses or subjects from upper secondary school or upper secondary adult education. For the special entry requirements, you must have at least Pass/3 or E.
Special entry requirements, non-secondary prior knowledge
Professional and work experience, previous university studies or other factors relevant to the course in question may also constitute a special entry requirement. It is important to always substantiate the prior learning requirements, even when the requirements are expressed in a way other than upper secondary school courses.
For artistic programmes, tests of various kinds may form the basis for assessments of the specific entry requirements. Follow the instructions in the program or course description for how to participate in the admission test. Read more under Real competence.