In order to study in Sweden, you’ll need to meet general entry requirements in addition to program-specific entry requirements. You can find specific requirements for different academic programs in Sweden on university websites. When you’re ready to apply please contact Precious Education Agency Agents or Student Advisor for the necessary paperwork according to both sets of guidelines.
General Entry Requirements to Study in Sweden
In order to meet the general entry requirements for bachelor’s level studies, all students must
- have successfully completed their upper secondary (high school) education (post-16).
- be able to demonstrate proficiency in English. The entry requirement for studies at the bachelor’s level in Sweden is the equivalent of the Swedish upper secondary course English 6/English B. See English Language Requirements.
For students who received their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry requirement for mathematics as follows:
- The student must have successfully completed courses in mathematics to reach the level of the Swedish courses Mathematics 1a, 1b or 1c / Mathematics A (approximately 10 years of mathematics studies).
How to Apply to Bachelor’s Programs
Upper secondary school and university qualifications
If you have previous university studies, you must submit your upper secondary (high school) qualifications in addition to your university qualifications. For some courses and programs, students are only offered places based on their upper secondary qualifications and NOT on their university qualifications.
To meet the entry requirements for master’s level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must
- Hve been awarded a Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university.
- Be able to demonstrate proficiency in English. You can do this by means of an internationally recognized test, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc. Previous upper secondary studies or university studies completed in some countries can also meet the requirement. Check the website of the university where you would like to study for more information about language requirements as they determine what level is required for Master’s course and program.
Generally speaking, to be admitted to a PhD program, you must:
- Hold a university degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher with a focus in the same subject as the intended field of study. In most cases, a master’s degree is required. Previous studies must have included a degree thesis presenting the results of independent research.
- Have a good command of English. Skills in Swedish are also important in some subjects where lectures and seminars are conducted in Swedish.
Tuition fees in Sweden
How expensive is it to study in Sweden? Yearly higher education costs in Sweden vary depending on the university and program. Tuition fees in Sweden range from approximately SEK 80,000 per year (approximately 8,300 EUR or 9,200 USD as of Oct, 2016) to SEK 130,000 (or approximately 13,000 EUR or $14,600 USD as of Oct, 2016).
All students in Sweden need to buy their own textbooks and on average spend 750 SEK/month for this purpose.
Other costs of studying in Sweden
Students usually join the local student union for a small membership fee. This gives you access to various student activities and student discounts. Fees range from SEK 50-350 per semester, depending on the union.
Living costs depend on the location of study (bigger cities are generally more expensive) but are approximately 8000 SEK per month including rent or 925 USD/830 EUR as of October, 2016.
The cost of healthcare for international students varies depending on whether you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen or not as well as the duration of your studies in Sweden.
How to Apply
For more information on how to apply for admission to study in Sweden please check the Precious Education Admission Application dates and remember the deadlines so you don’t miss a thing, To get the best support please check the forum or contact a Precious Education Agency Student Advisor to guide you on the admission process.