What the Swedish Council for Higher Education does

We promote lifelong learning and open doors to education, work life and careers – both in Sweden and internationally. We make it easier to find, select and apply to courses so that everyone ready to continue their studies can find a place that’s right for them.

To succeed, we develop and manage digital platforms and services in coordination with the education sector. Our work leads to better quality and increased internationalisation. We also contribute insights and make recommendations that strengthen Sweden’s status as a knowledge nation.

UHR offers support and services in skills provision and lifelong learning, both for the individual and society. We:

  • provide information about education and higher education studies,
  • coordinate the admissions process to higher education,
  • are responsible for the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT),
  • promote and support international cooperation and exchange for the entire education sector,
  • present opportunities for continued professional development and employment in a foreign country,
  • make it easier for people with foreign qualifications to begin studies and enter working life,
  • develop digital services together with higher education institutions (for example the admissions website Antagning.se), and
    contribute analyses and recommendations that promote Swedish education.

Last updated: 20 March 2024