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Sweden (L)

General Provisions

Recognition of foreign upper secondary school-leaving certificates: general provisions for all countries.

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Examensbevis, Högskoleförberendande Examen
    • Ekonomiprogrammet
    • Naturvetenskapsprogrammet
    • Samhällsvetenskapsprogrammet

with the following general education subjects (during the last 3 years)

  1. First language (native language)
  2. Second language
  3. Mathematics
  4. Natural sciences (biology, chemistry or physics)
  5. Humanities and social sciences (geography, history or economics/law)
  6. Elective (one subject from category 2, 4 or 5)

Language skills and/or exams under reserve.

Admission requirements of each university

valid for the academic year 2019/20

EPFLUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including the subjects 1) mathematics (min. 400 credit points), 2) physics (min. 200 credit points), 3) Swedish (min. 200 credit points) and 4) second modern language. The grade average must be 80% or more of the maximum grade. Three of the following additional subjects must also have been followed during the upper secondary school years and/or be part of the certificate: 1) applied mathematics or computer science, 2) general geography, 3) general history, 4) third modern language, 5) chemistry or biology. Otherwise: Entrance Examination EPFL
ETHZUpper secondary school-leaving certificate with proof of the following: tuition in the subjects 1. mathematics (minimum 400 credits), 2. physics or chemistry or biology (minimum 200 credits) and 3. language of instruction or foreign language (minimum 200 credits). The average grade of the final courses in these three subjects must reach at least 70% of the maximum grade of these three subjects. Four of the following subjects must have been part of the final three years of schooling: physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, another language, geography, history, economics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Swedish university. Otherwise: Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ
BaselUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Swedish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
BernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admission (not older than 1 year) in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Swedish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
FribourgUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admission provided by a recognised Swedish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
GenèveUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Swedish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
LausanneUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Swedish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
LuzernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admissionprovided by a recognised Swedish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
NeuchâtelUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Swedish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
St. GallenUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Swedish university + HSG admission test or Complementary Examination ECUS
ZürichUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Swedish university or Complementary Examination ECUS
USIUpper secondary school-leaving certificate including 6 independent general education subjects, each one with at least 200 credits and 250 credits in mathematics + certificate of university admission in the desired academic subject provided by a recognised Swedish university or special conditions (Admission Regulations, art. 8 par. 3)