The Högskoleprovet - or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test, as it's called in English - is a standardised test that can be used as a way to be offered a place in courses and programmes at Swedish universities.

Who can take the test?

Anyone can take the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test. There are no restrictions regarding citizenship, residency status or age. However, the test is only given in Swedish so it's important to have learned Swedish sufficiently to be successful.

Dates and fees

The application fee for the test is 450 kronor. The test is given twice a year - once in the autumn and once in the spring.The application period opens about a month before the application deadline. The test is always on a Saturday and is given at a number of locations throughout Sweden. 

Your test results are valid for 5 years.

How are test results used?

Test results are used in order to compete for places in a course or programme when there are more people who have applied than places available. First, you must be eligible for the course you're applying to, meaning you must meet the general and specific eligibility requirements. In the case of more applicants than places, a selection takes place. Applicants are divided into different selection groups - one of them is Högskoleprovet. At least 1/3 but not more than 2/3 of the places available are to be given to students based on their grades or their test result. You can compete in both the grades group and the test group for courses and programmes you are eligible for.

Only for admission in Sweden

Your Högskoleprovet result can only be used in Sweden - the test is not valid in other countries.

What's the test like?

The Högskoleprovet is divided into two main sections - quantitative and verbal. The quantitative section has questions in the following areas (all in Swedish):

  • Mathematic problem solving
  • Quantitative comparisons
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Diagrams, tables and maps

The verbal section is also divided into four areas of questions:

  • Vocabulary (in Swedish)
  • Reading comprehension of Swedish texts
  • Sentence completion (in Swedish)
  • English reading comprehension

When you're ready for the Högskoleprovet

In order to succeed at the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test, you must first become good at the Swedish language. A guidance counsellor can help you to determine if you're ready for the test. When that day comes, you can find plenty of information about the test at Studera.nu in Swedish. Just follow the link below:

Högskoleprovet - information in Swedish

Page last updated 2016-05-12