Recognition of prior studies
If a student has completed a higher education study programme that lasted less than two years at undergraduate level or one year at postgraduate level or any self-contained courses at a higher education institution in another country and wishes to have these studies recognised in order to continue studying in Sweden, they should contact the study adviser at the higher education institution (HEI) they would like to attend.
It is up to the individual HEI to decide how these course and short programmes should be accredited for further study. If students have completed a Bachelor´s degree and wish to continue studying in Sweden at Master´s level, they should also approach the HEI directly.
InformationThe information required by the HEIs may vary and individuals should contact the HEIs directly for further information.
RegulationsAll HEIs must comply with the regulations on accreditation in chapter 6, sections 6-8 of the Higher Education Ordinance, and the Lisbon Convention. HEIs have also agreed on a number of principles for accreditation. These have been compiled by Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbund, SUHF, (Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions) and stress the importance of enabling students to receive credit for prior studies.
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Responses and appealsHEIs are obliged to respond in writing to an application for credit recognition. Any decision may be appealed and information about how to appeal can be obtained from the HEI in question.