Qualifications Assessment Tool

Find out what a foreign qualification compares to in Sweden

The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) is Sweden’s ENIC-NARIC centre. We have a national task to inform about and evaluate foreign education. With this service, you’ll receive information on what a foreign qualification compares to in Sweden.

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Associate Degree

Swedish comparison

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Ett års studier på grundnivå

One year of study, first cycle

About the qualification comparison

UHR’s assessment reflects the number of years to which the foreign qualification is comparable at a particular level of higher education in Sweden, since the foreign qualification has no direct comparison among Swedish degrees.

The first cycle represents the first level in a three-part European structure for higher education (Bologna level 1). The figure below shows qualifications at this level.

This assessment is provided as guidance by UHR. It is based on our knowledge of the country’s education system and not on the individual’s education documents. UHR applies the principles of the international recognition convention Lisbon Recognition Convention and assumes the foreign qualification is recognised in the country of study.

Find out more about higher education in Sweden and the admission process at Universityadmissions.se

Comparison result as a PDF

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Learning outcome levels of Swedish qualifications

The qualification hasn’t been placed in a level in Sweden’s qualifications framework. The qualification hasn’t been placed in a level in Sweden’s qualifications framework.

Not all qualifications are included in the figure.

*Please note that the Advanced Higher Vocational Education Diploma is included in EQF och SeQF level 6, but not in Bologna level 1.

What do the abbreviations mean?

  • SeQF – The Swedish National Qualifications Framework

  • EQF – European Qualifications Framework

  • Bologna Framework – Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area (QF- EHEA)

Contact us with your questions

If you have questions about the assessment tool, you’re welcome to contact us – whether you’re a private person or you use the service in your profession. Employers can, for example, receive help with questions about foreign education or a job applicant’s education documents. Email: utbildningsbedomning@uhr.se

Last updated: 9 August 2022