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application guide

All applications for higher education studies in Sweden are made through link

Before you create the account and make the online application, you must meet certain general and specific entry requirements to be qualified for the courses and programmes you apply for.

We have made an application guide below, you can find more detailed information at University Admissions in Sweden.

General entry requirements:

For Bachelor studies:

Records of completed upper-secondary education: Your upper secondary (high school) education must be documented with certified copies of the diploma as well as a transcript of all subjects and grades.

Only final and officially issued documents are valid.

For Master studies:

Your application must be supported by the following documentation:

  • Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s) at an internationally recognized university.
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester (including course list).

Proficiency in English

In order to be eligible for university studies in Sweden, you must demonstrate that you meet the English requirements for the course or programme. For courses and study programs at Halmstad University, the English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English 6.

You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through:

  • certain upper secondary (high school) studies,
  • certain university studies,
  • or an internationally recognised English test (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge).

Further details on English Language requirementsexternal link, opens in new window

Specific entry requirements

Most study programs and single subject courses have specific entry requirements. Check the course/program description(s) carefully for detailed information on specific eligibility requirements and documentation. Find your programexternal link

Halmstad University do not require motivation or recommendation letters for the eligibility.

Do not forget to rank your programme choices in order of preference. How your rank your programme choices is very important, Halmstad University will give higher priority to scholarship applicants who have our programme as their first choice.

Information specific to your country

Most countries have special information and instructions for the submission of qualification documents. Please check Country specific requirementsexternal link, opens in new window

What and how should I submit my documents?

In order for your documents to be accepted by University Admissions, it's important that you follow the instructions. Make sure to check for special instructions for my country of study to find out if you have special instructions, such as whether you can upload your documents or must send them in via regular post, and what types of qualifications are accepted.

Instructions on Documenting your eligibilityexternal link, opens in new window

Students in their final year

Halmstad University accepts applications from students who are registered for the last year of their bachelor’s studies.

You must submit an official document stating that you are likely to be awarded the degree by the start of the programme. The document must be issued through and certified by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office or equivalent. University Admissions has created a form which you can use to get certification from your current university. This form is also available below. 

Instructions for Final year Bachelor's studentsexternal link

Bring or upload the original Bachelor degree and transcripts as well as the English translation. You need to present the original degree and transcripts to Halmstad University when you apply for the Master degree or we will not be able to issue the Master's degree.

Swedish language requirements

If you want to take your courses in Swedish you must provide information about your knowledge in the Swedish language. You can do so either by providing grades from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent: "svenska kurs B" or "svenska som andra språk kurs B" with a passing grade (Godkänd). Or by taking the Swedish proficiency test, TISUS (Test i Svenska för Universitetstudier).

Updated 2019-01-30