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.

Qualification from Pakistan


Degree of Bachelor (Pass)

Swedish comparison

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Ett års studier på grundnivå

One year of study, first cycle


Higher Education Diploma

About the qualification comparison

UHR has assessed the foreign qualification in comparison to a Swedish level of higher education. A more precise comparison to one year of studies at the Bachelor’s level or a Higher Education Diploma depends on factors such as the qualification’s nominal length of study and can only be provided on the basis of individual documentation.

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

Download a PDF that you can for example show to an employer when seeking employment. In this case, you should also provide your education documents.

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Learning outcome levels of Swedish qualifications

At the level of Degree of Bachelor, Higher Education Diploma and Advanced Higher Vocational Education Diploma At the level of Degree of Bachelor, Higher Education Diploma and Advanced Higher Vocational Education Diploma

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