International students

Information for students from Sweden

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Applicants from Sweden are normally not required to complete a foundation course. 

Our foundation courses

We offer foundation courses for international students who are not qualified for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.

These courses are available at the University of Nottingham International College, just next to University Park Campus, in partnership with Kaplan International Colleges.

Find out more about the courses, entry requirements and progression options on Kaplan's website:

Applications and enquiries for these courses are handled by Kaplan and the college.

International foundation courses


Undergraduate courses

Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Students should hold the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (previously Studentexamen) or Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate.

For competitive courses you should have a high proportion of A grades plus A in relevant subjects. For less competitive courses you may be asked for an overall average mark of C.

We may also consider students from the Nordic Folk High Schools. 

This information is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.

Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.

Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.

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Masters courses

We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.

Masters entry requirements

A bachelor degree / kandidatexamen degree / Yrkesexamen degree (or higher qualification) from a recognised university will be considered for masters entry.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Swedish universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. The summary below is provided as guidance but requirements may vary for individual courses and we do require higher grades from some universities

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

A-FX, with F and FX fails and E as pass mark



MVG, VG, G, IG (G pass, IG fail)

Väl godkänd Godkänd
5-U, with U as fail and 3 as pass mark 4 3


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Research courses

Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.

PhD entry requirements

A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

Qualifications equivalent to a masters degree are:

  • Licentiatexamen (Licentiate)
  • Magisterexamen
  • Professional Master’s Degree
  • Yrkesexamen

Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Swedish universities. These will vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. 

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.

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Scholarships and funding


Swedish students at Nottingham

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Connect with us

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Jelena-MarkovicInternational Relations Manager - Sweden

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Meet us 

At our overseas events

We regularly travel to countries around the world to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events.

Meet us overseas

In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

Visit us in Nottingham


International Student Recruitment

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
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