If you want to study in Sweden, you must meet the general entrance requirements, which you will find below.
For certain courses and programmes there are specific entrance requirements, such as more in-depth knowledge of mathematics or previous academic studies within certain subjects.
In order to meet the general entrance requirements you must have graduated from upper secondary school with a complete education supported by certified copies of final and official diploma and transcripts, thereby meeting the general entrance requirements for higher education in your home country. You are required to send in your final diploma and your high school transcripts for all courses – including any transferred credits from previous universities. Proficiency in English is also required. Mastery of Swedish is not necessary for courses given in English.
If you have you recently graduated from upper secondary school, please note that completed courses in Mathematics equivalent to Mathematics course A (approximately 10 years of mathematics courses) is required if you graduated from upper secondary school after 31 December 2009.
Proof that your knowledge of English meets the general entrance requirements can be provided by one of the following international tests:
Test results applicable from 1 December 2010 (for courses and programmes starting after June 6th 2011)
Proof of sufficient knowledge of English can sometimes be provided as part of your upper secondary education. In this case an individual assessment will be made, since it depends on the length and level of your studies in English language at lower and upper secondary school in your home country. Your level of English must be equivalent to one of the tests above, i.e. to English courses at lower and upper secondary school in Sweden.
Some courses and programmes require a higher test score than those mentioned above. In such cases, this will be stated in the entrance requirements in the course or programme description.
Special entrance requirements can be previous university studies or specific subjects with a minimum grade taken in upper secondary school, corresponding to a national Swedish programme.
Entrance requirements are specified in the description of each course. Please note that most of the courses or programmes given in English require previous university studies in the corresponding field. Please contact the study counsellor at the University of Gothenburg for the course or programme in question for advice about eligibility.
To meet the general entrance requirements for second cycle/master's level, you should have graduated from an accredited university with the minimum of a degree equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree (at least 180 credits).
An individual assessment of your previous academic education will be made by the university. Please note that you must provide adequate documentation to confirm your eligibility. This consists of official transcripts of all courses – including any transferred credits from previous schools and diplomas – both in the original language and translated into English, German, French or any of the Nordic languages by an official translator.
These documents need to be officially certified copies by either the university or a notary public. For some countries there are specific requirements – see universityadmissions.se for further information.
Please note that most of the courses or programmes given in English require previous university studies in the corresponding field. Please contact the study counsellor at the University of Gothenburg for the course or programme in question for advice.
Programmes for the autumn semester (HT) for all international students, especially those in need of a resident permit.
Some courses and programmes for the autumn semester (HT) for students from EU/EEA countries and others not in need of a resident permit.
Some courses and programmes for the spring semester (VT) for students from EU/EEA countries and others not in need of a resident permit.
Make your application at universityadmissions.se. All information about our courses, programmes and requirements are available at our website.
For more information about admission rounds, read under Application dates at How to apply.
Student Affairs, Box 125, 405 30 Gothenburg
Karl Gustavsgatan 29, Monday-Wednesday 9:00-11:00.
46 31-786 1050, Monday - Wednesday 9-11
46 31-786 4387