Sweden

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)
  • Högskoleförberedande examen (Higher Education Preparatory Diploma) (up to and including 2013)

 

Eligibility Requirements from 2014+

Subject pass mark for University purposes: 

E (on a scale F-A where A is best)

Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation:

The minimum eligibility criteria follow. Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

 

Level 8

 

2 H5 required

6 distinct recognised subjects of which at least 5 must be mid-level or better and which must include 2 with Grade C

English Language Competence:

The minimum acceptable level of English is Level 6 (with at least grade E) in the Avgångsbetyg or equivalent English Language competence. Note applicants whose school-leaving examinations are more than two years old should present additional proof of English.

Specific Subject Requirements:

To compare the subject requirements in terms of the Irish Leaving Certificate as specified on the UCC website, use the following table:

                                         Subject Grade Comparison:

                    NB NOT for points conversion  -  for this see separate table below 

LC Higher Swedish exam LC Ordinary Swedish
H1 A (Mid-Level) or B (Highest Level) O1 C (Mid-Level)
H2 B (Mid-Level) or C (Highest Level) O2 D (Mid-Level)
H3 B (Mid-Level) or C (Highest Level) O3 D (Mid-Level)
H4 C (Mid-Level) O4 A (Basic Level)
H5 C (Mid-Level) O5 C (Basic Level)
H6 D (Mid-Level) O6          E (Basic Level)        
H7 E (Mid-Level)    

 

Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA

Points Comparison

Guideline Indicative Points Score (IPS) equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points:

Indicative Points Equivalence

 

Average grade Mid-level

Numeric Value

IPS

The average of the best 6 distinct mid-level grades can be scored to a maximum of 480

A

20.0

480

B

17.5

406

C

15

344

D

12.5

312

E

10

240

 

Indicative Points Equivalence

 

Average grade Highest - level

Numeric Value

IPS

The average of the best 3 distinct highest – level grades can be scored to give an additional score of up to 120.  Subjects counted at mid-level can be counted again at the highest level

A

20.0

120

B

17.5

102

C

15

86

D

12.5

78

E

10

60

Level A subjects do not count for points.

Scores are calculated counting up to 6 distinct recognised level B subjects.

Additional points can be awarded for up to 3 subjects at level C or higher and these will be required in order to attain more than 480 points.

The level C subjects may be the same as subjects already counted at level B.

Only subjects at 100 hours or greater will count for points.

Bonus Points for Maths in 2021

Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for Mathematics Level 3C, grade E or better where mathematics is one of the subjects counted for points

Single Sitting: As subjects are taken over the three years of the senior cycle, a single sitting, points are calculated based on a single sitting which is deemed to be first presentation of certificate. Subjects added subsequently will not be considered for points calculation.

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