Eligible for upper secondary school
In order to enter upper secondary school it is necessary to have:
- Completed year nine of compulsory school or equivalent educational level
- Not previously have graduated from an upper secondary school education
- Begun the upper secondary school (year one) in the first half of the calendar year that the student becomes 20 years of age at the latest
You apply for upper secondary school with your final grades from compulsory school. In order to be admitted to an education within the independent quota of the Swedish national upper secondary education program in the final admission, you need, apart from English and mathematics, have passed in Swedish (the exception being International Baccalaureate where it is not necessary to have a final grade in Swedish). Depending on the program the school might ask for finals grades in additional subjects as well.
For programs with a focus on continuing studies on university level you need to have passed:
- And 9 more subjects (i.e. 12 subject in total).
For the Natural science program and Technology program 3 of those subjects must be biology, physics and chemistry.
For the Business Management and Economics program, Humanities program and the Social Science program 4 of the 9 subjects you need to have passed are geography, history, social science and religion.
For the Art, Music and Drama program any 9 subjects are eligible.
For the vocational programs you need to have passed:
- And 5 more subjects (i.e. 8 subject in total).
If you lack a final grade in one or more of the mandatory subjects it is possible to contact “Sofia Distans" (www.sofiadistans.nu), an educational organisation that offer distance courses in subjects of the Swedish compulsory school (for Swedish citizens).
Applicants from the Nordic countries; Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland do not need a grade in Swedish to eligible for admission.