Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in the United States, 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

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies. If you completed all four years of High School, you fulfil the English language entry requirement (the equivalent of the Swedish course English 6).

If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide upper secondary documents in order to demonstrate you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated below under ’For bachelor’s level studies’.

Please note: The GED examination does not fulfil the English language entry requirements, as it is only equivalent to the Swedish course English 5.

You can also 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 special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

High School Graduation Diploma + Official transcript for all years (9-12 or 10-12).

Your official transcript must be sent directly from your school to University Admissions in Sweden

There are two ways you can arrange this:

1. Your school can send the official transcripts from an official email address to verifications@uhr.se. This is the fastest and most reliable way to have your documents delivered.

Please note that we will not be able to answer any questions sent to this address from senders other than your school.

2. Your school can send the official transcripts in a sealed envelope to the following address: 

University Admissions in Sweden, 
R 312
SE-106 53 Stockholm
Sweden

Please note that the envelope may not contain any other documents than the official transcript.

If your school sends us your supporting documentation via a delivery service, such as FedEx or DHL, please ask them to use the address below. Do not use this address for regular post.

PostNord Strålfors
Scanning
Västberga Allé 36D 5tr
SE-126 30 Hägersten
Sweden

Please note that the envelope may not contain any other documents than the official transcript.

If you've studied at an international American high school

Transcripts from International High Schools operating within the American education system must include information about the accrediting organisation so that it is possible to determine whether the school has an accepted regional accreditation in the USA. If this information is not on the transcripts, it must be stated on the diploma or separate appendix.

Applying for programmes with higher requirements in certain subjects 

Bachelor's level programmes and courses in such areas as engineering, natural sciences and medicine require a higher level of completed study in one or more of the following subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. 

To meet the requirements for physics, chemistry and biology from an American high school education, you must have successfully taken Advanced Placement (AP) tests in these subjects. For mathematics, AP Calculus AB or BC is required. For Physics, AP Physics 1 or 2 is required.

If you have not taken AP tests in these subject but have studied them at a higher level, you must upload the curriculum from your school so that we can assess your qualifications. Your curriculum documents must be uploaded by the deadline to complete applications as indicated on Universityadmissions.se.

For master's level studies:

For entry to a Master's programme, the minimum requirement is a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

Your official transcript must be sent directly from your university to University Admissions in Sweden

There are two ways you can arrange this:

1. Your university can send the official transcripts from an official email address to verifications@uhr.se. This is the fastest and most reliable way to have your documents delivered.

Please note that we will not be able to answer any questions sent to this address from senders other than your university.

2. Your university can send the official transcripts in a sealed envelope to the following address: 

University Admissions in Sweden, 
R 312
SE-106 53 Stockholm
Sweden

Please note that the envelope may not contain any other documents than the official transcript.

If your university sends us your supporting documentation via a delivery service, such as FedEx or DHL, please ask them to use the address below. Do not use this address for regular post.

PostNord Strålfors
Scanning
Västberga Allé 36D 5tr
SE-126 30 Hägersten
Sweden

Please note that the envelope may not contain any other documents than the official transcript.

Transfer credits instructions

Please note that not all universities and colleges list transferred courses and credits. All of your transferred courses and credits that total more than the equivalent of one year of full-time study (for example 30 semester credits) must be listed on the submitted transcript. If these transferred courses and credits are not listed, you must arrange to have a transcript of these courses sent directly to University Admissions in Sweden from the college or university where you studied.

Last updated: 15 October 2019