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Universitets- och högskolerådet, ENIC-NARIC Sweden
Swedish Council for Higher Education [ENIC-NARIC Sweden]

P.O. Box 45093
SE-104 30 Stockholm
Visits: Wallingatan 2

Phone: +46 10 470 0300
Fax: +46 10 470 0301
E-mail: enic-naric.sverige@uhr.se
Web Site: http://www.uhr.se
Contact person: Mr Lars Petersson, Head of Department
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Swedish Institute

Svenska Institutet

Slottsbacken 10

SE 103 91 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 453 78 00
Fax: +46 8 20 72 48
E-mail:
Web Site: https://si.se/en/
Contact person:

National education bodies

Utbildningsdepartementet
Ministry of Education and Research
Link(s): Swedish, English
Universitets- och högskolerådet
Swedish Council for Higher Education

The council is a public agency in the field of higher education responsible i.a. for admissions to higher education, information about study programmes, mobility and recognition of foreign qualifications.

Link(s): Swedish, English
Universitetskanslersämbetet
Swedish Higher Education Authority

The authority oversees higher education institutions in Sweden.

Link(s): Swedish, English
Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan
The National Agency of Higher Vocational Education

is responsible for all publicly funded courses in vocational higher education throughout the country, coordinates and supports a national network for validation, serves as the national coordinator for EQF.

Link(s): Swedish, English
Skolverket
The Swedish National Agency for Education

is the central administrative authority for the Swedish public school system for children, young people and adults, as well as for preschool activities and child care for school children.

Link(s): Swedish, English

System of education

The Swedish Education System

Skolverket - The National Agency for Education


is the central administrative authority for the public school system, publicly organised preschooling, school-age childcare and for adult education.

University education

Chart of national higher education structure
Link(s): English
Study in Sweden, Swedish Institute

Learn about Sweden and discover Sweden´s higher education institutions.

Link(s): English
University Admissions in Sweden

Search for courses in all Swedish higher education institutions.

Link(s): English
Swedish Council for Higher Education

Introduction to Higher Education, Study levels and degrees, Application process, What´s it like to study in Sweden, Information for asylum seekers etc.

Link(s): English
HIgher Education in Sweden Online version of the annual status report of 2017

In the online version of the 2017 status report you can easily search for specific data, copy texts and figures and print pages or create your own pdf.

Link(s): English

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Universitetskanslersämbetet

Swedish Higher Education Authority evaluate the quality of higher education and research. It is vital for students, employers and society at large that all Swedish higher education and research are of high quality. Four separate evaluations form a national system for quality assurance.

Link(s): Swedish, English

Post-secondary non-university education

Myndigheten för yrkeshögskolan

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education is a governmental agency located in Västerås and Hässleholm. It administrates government grants and supervises all Higher Vocational Education in Sweden.

Link(s): Swedish, English

Recognised higher education institutions

List of recognised higher education institutions in Sweden

This page contains a list of higher education institutions that participate in quality assurance reviews, have been granted degree-awarding powers and are officially recognised.


Quality assurance in higher education and the granting of degree awarding powers to higher education institutions are the responsibilities of the Swedish Higher Education Authority Universitetskanslersämbetet.


Link(s): English
List of non-recognised higher education institutions in Sweden

Swedish Council for Higher Education lists non-recognized higher education institutions in Sweden.

Link(s): English

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Universitets- och Högskolerådet

The Swedish Council for Higher Education evaluates foreign qualifications in order to provide support for people looking for work in Sweden, people who wish to continue studying, or for employers who wish to employ someone with foreign qualifications.


Short information in different languages is also available here.



Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

A portal for new arrivals

This portal is for everyone who is new to Sweden and wants to find information about Swedish society quickly and easily.

Link(s): English
Evaluation of foreign qualifications

The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) evaluates foreign qualifications in order to provide support for people looking for work in Sweden, people who wish to continue studying. The credential evaluation carried out by UHR aims to describe the foreign qualification in a recognition statement that can be used for these purposes. Here you can find everything you need to know about applying for an evaluation of your foreign qualification. Information is available in Arabic, Farsi and other languages.

Qualifications Framework

Framework

Sveriges referensram för kvalifikationer (SeQF)
Link(s): Swedish

Self Evaluation Report

Certification of the Swedish National Qualifications Framework

The Swedish reference framework (adopted in November 2008, was revised in October 2010 and is a living document that is reviewed regularly and revised to take changes in the regulations, qualification structure etc into account.

Link(s): English

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Universitets- och högskolerådet
Swedish Council for Higher Education

P.O. Box 45093
SE-104 30 Stockholm
Vists: Wallingatan 2
111 60 Stockholm

Phone: + 46 10470 03 00
Fax: + 4610 470 03 01
E-mail: uhr@uhr.se
Link: Swedish

Additional information:
Diploma Supplement has been mandatory since 1 January 2003 for all state higher education institutions. Since 1 July 2007 the Diploma Supplement is also mandatory for the third cycle degrees. The Diploma Supplement is automatically issued in English. The Swedish template follows the template recommended by the UNESCO/Council of Europe/European Commission.

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Information on Diploma Supplemen. Swedish template

The Swedish Government has decided every degree certificate will have a diploma supplement attached which describes the qualification and its place in the education system (Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 6, Section 10).


The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) determines what a Diploma Supplement should include (Ordinance (2012:172)). It should facilitate recognition and credit transfer for a Swedish qualification in case of employment and continuing studies abroad, but also within Sweden.


UHR has issued more detailed regulations for the diploma supplement (UHRFS 2013:9).


Link(s): English
Chart of national higher education structure
Link(s): English