If you've completed a bachelor's degree in a foreign country and meet the English and/or Swedish requirements for the course or programme, you can apply for master's level studies in Sweden.

Sweden offers a number of master's programmes taught in English. For the autumn semester 2019, more than 1,000 1-year and 2-year master's programmes were offered at Swedish universities. There are also programmes offered at the master's level that are taught in Swedish.

In order to be eligible for higher education studies in Sweden, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements. If you'd like to know what your previous studies are comparable to in Sweden, you can send your qualifications to the Swedish Council for Higher Education (Universitets- och högskolerådet, UHR) to find out if you meet the requirements. Please note that this is not a requirement. You can simply apply for admission and an admissions officer will review your qualifications.

Find out more about recognition of foreign qualifications at uhr.se

What do I need to qualify for master's studies?

In general, if you wish to study a master's course or programme taught in English, you must have a bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university and demonstrate proficiency in English. You must also meet any specific entry requirements for the course or programme. You can find much more information about what is required at Universityadmissions.se.

Read more about entry requirements at Universityadmissions.se

If you wish to study a master's programme of 1 or 2 years taught in Swedish, you can find information about these courses and programmes and what's required at the respective university or university college.

Contact information for universities and university colleges

Are there other ways to meet the English or Swedish requirement?

If you wish to study courses and programmes taught in English, you'll need to prove you meet the English language requirement. You can do this through:

  • certain upper secondary courses (depending on the country of study)
  • taking an internationally recognised English test, such as IELTS or TOEFL
  • studying English at Komvux

If you've achieved an excellent level of Swedish and wish to study at university in Swedish, you can demonstrate your abilities through:

  • studying Swedish at Komvux
  • taking the TISUS test (Test in Swedish for University Studies)

Specific information for countries of study at Universityadmissions.se

Information about internationally recognised English tests at Universityadmissions.se

Information about the TISUS test

Page last updated 2021-02-24