Transfer of credits
The Higher Education Ordinance of Sweden Chapter 6, §6-8, regulates the student’s rights towards receiving credit and other judgements towards equivalence of other higher education, either from other Swedish higher educational institutes or from foreign higher education. In order for an evaluation to be done, the individual in question must be both admitted to the university and registered for a certain course. A decision made by a university applies only to that university. Courses taken at another Swedish higher educational institute can normally be included in a degree without a decision of transfer of credits.
Transfer of credits is always made towards a degree. There are two types of degrees; Professional degrees (a special list applies) and General degrees, (högskoleexamen, kandidatexamen, magisterexamen and masterexamen).
Uppsala University, according to a Vice Chancellor’s decision from 1 July 1993 and 19 February 2008, applies the following local regulations towards transfer of credit:
If you want to transfer credit for a part of a course within a professional degree, the lecturer/teacher who acts as the examiner of the course makes that decision. Contact the department in charge of that particular subject.
Decisions towards transfer of credit from any Swedish higher education for a whole course are taken by the Faculty Board of the particular course, but may also be delegated.
Decisions towards transfer of credit from any foreign higher education is decided by the Graduation Office within the Office for Student Affairs and Academic Registry, following a delegation from the Vice Chancellor. Contact the Graduation Office directly.
Transfer of credit towards a part of a course decided by the examiner of that particular course. Contact the department in charge of that particular subject.
Transfer of credit for a whole course part of a general degree is decided by the Graduation Office, following a delegation from the Vice Chancellor. Contact the Graduation Office directly.