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Universities in Sweden A

 Life after ISSR

Useful websites if you plan on staying in Sweden:

How do I apply to Swedish universities? This is where you find and apply for courses and programs online. www.antagning.se

Deadline for autumn term 2015 is 15 April.

(Video on how it works: http://vimeo.com/50603571)

Note! When you apply online make sure to state that you have “utländska betyg” and choose International Baccalaureate from the scrolling list.

Useful links and documents for IB students: http://www.studera.nu/sokresultat?query=international+bacc&s0_so=1&s0_nh=5&x=0&y=0

See doc “applying with and international baccalaureate from 2013 or later” and “applying with and international baccalaureate from 2014 or later” understand the equivalent of Ib grades

See requirements and information about SE universities courses:

In Swedish:  https://www.antagning.se/se/start

In English: https://www.universityadmissions.se/intl/start


  1. Full Diploma
  2. Swedish:
  • You need Swedish A (HL+ SL);
  • Swedish B (HL + National tests = SVE 1-3), or
  • Swedish B  (SL) + Swedish ISSR teachers will prepare students for Tisus test, but students need to sit and pass Tisus in May each year:  http://www.su.se/svefler/tisus
  1. In PDP some general and specific requirements are fulfilled (Eng 5 & 6, Language B)

If you don’t pass the IB finals: Each subject counts so do your very best in each subject so you don’t need to complete too much with “komvux”. A passing point is “4”

Doing well in PDP is crucial.

Where can I find general and specific information about studies? By searching for and comparing different courses and programs you will find information to help you find the right choice for you. www.studera.nu, www.allastudier.se, and www.utbildningsinfo.se

What are the options to studying at a university or university college?

www.folkhogskola.nu, www.myh.se and www.yrkeshogskolan.se.

Where do I find information about different professions? www.arbetsformedlingen.se/For-arbetssokande/Yrke-och-framtid.html and http://www.saco.se/valjayrke

How will I know what my chances are of being accepted to a course or a program?

Check statistics from previous terms at http://statistik.uhr.se/. (Click on “Urval 2” to see the grade point average of the students who were finally accepted in the second round.)

What if I don’t have all of the courses which are required or if I want to improve my grade point average? You may need to take an additional course at Komvux after graduating from ISSR in order to meet the special requirements for a certain program. www.komvux.stockholm.se, www.asovux.se

If you need to meet higher requirements in the natural science subjects you can apply for a something called a “basic year”. You will then study the subjects on an upper secondary school level but at a university, technical college or folkhögskola.

What else do I need to think about as a student?

Find information about student aid which includes both grants and loans at www.csn.se.

At http://www.csn.se/hogskola/ansokan/ansokan-1.2598 you will find out how to apply for student aid.

For student accommodation please visit the websites of each university in advance to register.