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Laws and regulations

The laws and statutes available on this website apply to higher education in Sweden. It is mainly the Higher Education Act and Higher Education Ordinance that govern the operations of higher education institutions in Sweden.

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The Higher Education Act

The Higher Education Act contains provisions about the higher education institutions that are accountable to the government, local authorities or county councils. These provisions are often supplemented by the regulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 1992:1434

The Higher Education Ordinance

The Higher Education Ordinance contains regulations that supplement or clarify the provisions contained in the Higher Education Act (1992:1434).
Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 1993:100

Ordinance for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 1993:221

Act concerning authority to award certain qualifications

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 1993:792

Ordinance on contract education at higher education institutions

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 2002:760

Ordinance on the expulsion of students from higher education

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 2007:989

Ordinance for the Swedish Defence University

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 2007:1164

Ordinance on application fees and tuition fees at higher education institutions

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 2010:543

Ordinance on scholarships for students required to pay tuition fees

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 2010:718

Ordinance on admission to programmes leading to the award of a Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 2010:2021 

Ordinance on supplementary teacher education

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 2011:686

Ordinance on certain qualifications that provide qualified teacher status for teachers and pre-school teachers and on higher education programmes for the continuing professional development of teachers and pre-school teachers who lack degrees in education or pre-school education

Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) No. 2011:689

 


 

Diploma supplement for a Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education

Statute Book of the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHRFS) No. 2013:5, Annex

Last updated: 6 September 2016