For newly arrived from Ukraine

The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) is the public authority responsible for admission to higher education and the recognition of foreign qualifications. On this page, we’ve gathered information for Ukrainian citizens about studying in Sweden and getting your educational qualifications assessed. 

The European Union’s member states have agreed to activate the Temporary Protection Directive. This means that individuals from Ukraine can be granted a temporary residence permit in the EU for at least one year, with the possibility of an extension for an additional two years. This opens up possibilities for working and studying in Sweden. 

Working in Sweden with a Ukrainian education 

Many employers in Sweden are interested in hiring individuals with a foreign degree. You can use UHR’s Qualifications Assessment Tool to quickly get a comparison of your foreign qualification to a Swedish qualification. You can then download a PDF document to take with you on job interviews. 

Qualifications Assessment Tool – find out what your qualification compares to in Sweden 

You can also apply for a recognition statement where UHR will assess your foreign education documents.  

Find out more about recognition of foreign qualifications 

Do you have a professional qualification?

A regulated education is an education programme designed specifically for a certain profession and overseen by the government in some way. If you’d like to work within your profession in Sweden, please contact the Assistance Centre for Professional Qualifications. 

Find out more at the Assistance Centre 

Studying in Sweden 

If you’d like to apply for university studies in Sweden, you don’t need to apply for a recognition statement. Your foreign qualifications will be assessed as part of the admissions process. UHR manages the admissions process to higher education together with Sweden’s universities. You can find out more about studying in Sweden at several helpful websites. 

What’s it like to study in Sweden? Find out at 

Apply for courses and programmes at

This film shows UHR´s Qualifications Assessment tool, with Ukrainian subtitles.

Education and work information for Ukrainians and EU countries

The European Training Foundation, ETF, has started the information Resource Hub that offers information to

  • people fleeing Ukraine who seek information on studies and finding employment
  • educational institutions and employers in EU who deal with the Ukrainian people – potential applicants for studies and jobs.

The Hub also offers information about the system of education and qualifications in Ukraine.

Education and work information for Ukrainians and EU countries (

Contact us

If you have further questions about the recognition of your foreign qualifications, please contact us by email: or telephone: 010-470 03 00.

If you have further questions about applying to university studies, please contact us at the University admissions support center

Last updated: 12 December 2023