Please note! The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education was closed down on 31 December 2012. Instead two new agencies have been established: the Swedish Council for Higher Education and the Swedish Higher Education Authority. This website will continue to operate as the new agencies will have links to information it contains.
The national qualifications framework presents an overview of the higher education system in Sweden.
It contains a description of the higher education sector, the structure of study programmes and qualifications, the admissions process, the quality assurance system and the process for recognising qualifications from abroad.
Appendix 1 presents the structure of qualifications. See diagram below.
Appendix 2 presents the qualification descriptors for first and second cycle.