Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Afghanistan, with information about meeting the English requirement, what previous studies meet the basic entry requirements, and any special documentation instructions. 

Start with Step 1 - Finding out what I need to submit

There are general instructions for all applicants; it is important that you start with Step 1 and then work your way through the remaining steps in order to submit the right documents in the right way.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

Upper secondary studies completed in this country do not meet the English requirement for studies in Sweden. Even if you studied English at your upper secondary school, it is not enough to give you eligibility in regard to English.

You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test. Find out more at the following link:

English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and must be documented

For bachelor's level studies:

Grade 12 Graduation Certificate (ﺑری ﻟﯾﮏ دﺛﺎﻧوی ﺗدرﯾﺳﺎﺗو رﯾﺎﺳت), including transcript of grades.

For master's level studies:

For entry to a Master's programme, the minimum requirement is a 4-year Bachelor’s degree.

To document your eligibility, please submit your diploma and transcript of record.

Please note that a bachelor´s degree from a private institution will not meet the general entry requirements for master´s level courses and programmes.

Attesting and verification of your documents

For University Admission to be able to accept your qualifications, you must have your identity and educational documents attested by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul. Contact an Afghani Embassy or Consulate to have your identity and educational documents attested if you are applying from abroad.

If you currently reside in Sweden, you have to have your identity and educational documents verified by the embassy of Afghanistan. You can find information at www.embassyofafghanistan.se.

Please observe that:

  • The authenticity of your university qualifications will be verified with the issuing institutions.
  • The qualification verification process takes time. It is therefore important that you apply early and ensure that your documents (both study documents and verifications) are received by University Admissions in Sweden as early as possible. The later your documents are received, the less chance you have of being considered.
Last updated: 15 October 2019