To study at university, you need to meet the general entry requirements. Some educational programmes also require specific entry requirements, which means that you have to have taken specific courses for certain educational programmes.
Qualifying through a foundation year programme
One way to acquire qualification is to attend a foundation year programme. It is a one-year programme at the upper-secondary level for those who want to obtain specific entry requirements for the programme at university level that you want to attend.
Qualifying through Komvux
You also have the right to acquire a qualifying education within municipal adult education, Komvux, at the upper-secondary level. This right concerns both general entry requirements and specific entry requirements.
Another way of qualifying
If you do not have a complete upper-secondary education, you can also apply to university. If you have an experience or expertise from earlier work or studies that can be deemed adequate, you can apply anyway, but you must then be able to show that you have that expertise. You may have obtained actual expertise from earlier courses or from experiences of working life, association life or extended stays abroad. Showing that you have the actual expertise is known as having one's expertise validated. Read more about where to send I your application regarding actual expertise and exceptions on the Swedish Council for Higher Education website antagning.se External link..
Study and career guidance
There is study and career guidance at every university. You can contact them if you are interested in any educational programme that they have and they can also provide you general advise on university studies. On the Swedish Council for Higher Education website studera.nu External link., there is information in various languages on university education and study and career guidance.
Educational programmes at universities begin in the spring and autumn. Full-time studies comprise around 40 hours a week. One can choose to study part time, such as at half-speed or quarter-speed in many courses. One then studies fewer hours per week and earns fewer credits. Many educational programmes and courses can be taken remotely. There are also lectures evenings and weekends. This makes it easier for you if you want to combine studies with work.