Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in North Macedonia, 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 any documentation requirements

For bachelor's level studies:

The following Secondary School Certificates meet the general criteria:

  • Диплома за положена училишна матура/Diploma za položena učilišna matura
  • Диплома за положен завршен испит за гимназиско образование/Diploma za polozen zavrsen ispit za gimnazisko obrazovanie
  • Свидетелство за завршено средно образование/Svidetelstvo za završeno sredno obrazovanie
  • Диплома за положен завршен испит/Diploma za položen završen ispit
  • Диплома за положеном завршен испит во училиште за средно cтручно образование/Diploma za polozen zavrsen ispit vo uciliste za sredno strucno
  • Диплома за положен завршен испит за средно cтручно образование/Diploma za polozen zavrsen ispit za sredno strucno obrazovanie
  • Свидетелство за степен на стручна подготовка/Svidetelstvo za stepen na stručna podgotovka/Deftese per fazen e pergatitje profesionale
  • Diplome per dhenien e provimit te pjekurise

To document your eligibility, please submit your Secondary School Certificate and transcript of grades for all four upper secondary years (svedocanstvo, razred 1-4). Level IV required.

Please note that with a graduation year of 2008 and later, a state matura exam is also required (Диплома за положена државна матура /Diploma za položena državna matura).

Always submit your documents in the original language

You must submit your documents in the original language. You must also provide an official translation of your documents. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator.

If your school issues your documents in English, these alone cannot be accepted. We must also have the documents in their original language.

For master's level studies:

A Diplomiran of at least 3 years meets the general criteria.

To document your eligibility, please submit your final transcript of record and Diploma. If your diploma supplement lists all your courses, it can replace the transcript

  • All pages with text/writing/stamps must be submitted, even back pages.
  •  Please note that entries in academic record books (Index) cannot be accepted as transcript.

Always submit your documents in the original language

Academic documents issued in English by the university can be accepted (no translation is required) if the title of the degree is clearly stated on the documents. Please note that in some instances, we may also require documents issued in their original language.

Last updated: 15 October 2019