The Swedish Higher Education Authority - Universitetskanslersämbetet - evaluates higher education programmes to ensure that your chosen programme is of high quality.

The objectives of UKÄ’s reviews are to assess the performance of the study programmes and contribute to the HEIs’ work with quality improvements in higher education and research.

New system for evaluating higher education

In 2017, a new quality assurance model was developed by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) in close dialogue with universities and university colleges. The new model will be used from 2017-2022.

Read more about the quality assurance at the Swedish Higher Education Authority's website (In Swedish)

Revokation of degree-awarding powers during an application period

If a university or university college loses its degree-awarding powers for a degree programme during an application period, the programme is deleted from the admission application. Normally, the university cancels the programme and notifies the applicant, either through 'My pages' on or 'Mina sidor' on, or via a special letter sent to the home address.

It's a good idea to apply for several courses and programmes. Doing so will give you other choices in case your first choice is cancelled. Courses and programmes can be cancelled for other reasons as well.

Page last updated 2019-02-07