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Entrance requirements

If you want to study in Sweden, you must meet the general entrance requirements outlined below. Some courses and programmes may have additional (specific) entrance requirements, such as more in-depth knowledge of mathematics or previous academic studies within certain areas.

Entrance requirements Bachelor's level

General requirements

In order to meet the general entrance requirements, you must present evidence of completion of upper secondary school (high school) in the form of final and official diploma and transcripts.  Note that the transcripts must specify all coursework completed.  Proficiency in English is also required. Knowledge of Swedish is not necessary for courses offered in English.

Completed courseworks in mathematics equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course Mathematics 1 (approximately 10 years of mathematics courses) is required if you graduated from upper secondary school after 31 December 2009.

An assessment of your upper secondary (high school) qualifications in relation to the general entrance requirements will be made by
University Admissions in Sweden.

Specific requirements 

Specific entrance requirements may include previous university studies or a specific upper secondary subject/course completed with a certain minimum grade. The specific entrance requirements are specified in each course/programme description, which can be found here.

An assessment of your qualifications in relation to the specific entrance requirements will be made by the University of Gothenburg.

Entrance requirements Master's level

General requirements

To meet the general entrance requirements for programme studies at the Master's level, you must have graduated from an accredited university with a degree equivalent to at least a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS).

An assessment of your previous academic qualifications in relation to the general entrance requirements will be made by the University Admissions in Sweden.

Please note that you must provide adequate supporting  documentation in the form of diplomas or official transcripts specifying all courses completed, including any transferred credits from previous schools, both in the original language and translated into English, German, French or any of the Nordic languages by an official translator.

Specific requirements 

Specific entrance requirements may consist of previous university studies within specific subjects. The specific entrance requirements are specified in the description of each course/programme.

Course descriptions

An assessment of your qualifications in relation to the specific entrance requirements will be made by the University of Gothenburg.

English language requirement

In order to be eligible for university studies in Sweden, applicants must demonstrate that they meet the English requirement for the course or programme they wish to apply for. For most courses and programmes in which English is the language of instruction, the English language entry requirement corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, called English 6.

Please note that some courses/programmes have their own requirements regarding English proficiency. It is very important that you check the course/programme description page for each course or programme to find out what you need.

Entrance requirements exchange studies

You must be nominated by your home university in order to be eligible to study at the University of Gothenburg. Read more about this under Application Exchange Students.

Contact Information

Section of Admissions

Educational Affairs, Box 100, SE-405 30 Gothenburg

Visiting Address:
Rosenlundsgatan 4, 3rd floor
Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:00.

Phone:
46 31-786 1050
Monday & Wednesday, 9:00-11:00

Fax:
46 31-786 4387

Application rounds

Learn more about the key dates for the application rounds.

Page Manager: Admissions office|Last update: 12/16/2015
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