Eligible for upper secondary school
In order to enter upper secondary school, it is necessary to have:
- Completed year nine of compulsory school or an equivalent educational level
- Not previously have graduated from upper secondary school
- Begun upper secondary school (year one) by no later than the first half of the calendar year of the student’s 20th birthday
You apply for upper secondary school with your final grades from compulsory school. In order to be admitted via the independent quota during the final admission stage, you will need, apart from English and Mathematics, to have gained a pass grade in Swedish (the exception being International Baccalaureate, where it is not necessary to have a final grade in Swedish). Depending on the programme, the school may also ask for final grades in additional subjects.
For programmes that focus on continuing studies at university level, you need to have passed:
- And another 9 subjects (i.e. a total of 12 subjects)
For the Natural Science Programme and the Technology Programme, 3 of these subjects must be Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
For the Business Administration Programme, the Humanities Programme and the Social Science Programme, 4 of the 9 subjects you need to have passed are Geography, History, Social Science and Religion.
For the Arts Programme, any 9 subjects are eligible.
For the vocational programmes, you need to have passed:
- And another 5 subjects (i.e. a total of 8 subjects)
If you lack a final grade in one or more of the mandatory subjects, you can contact ‘Sofia Distans’ (www.sofiadistans.nu), which is an educational organisation that offers remote studies of Swedish compulsory school subjects (for Swedish citizens).
Applicants from the Nordic countries (Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland) do not need a grade in Swedish in order to be eligible for admission.