Entry requirements

To be admitted as a Bachelor’s student at Uppsala University, applicants must meet the general and programme-specific entry requirements.

Submit your application at universityadmissions.se.

High school/upper secondary education

The basic entry requirement for admission to Bachelor’s programmes is a completed high school/upper secondary education.

Instructions on what that means for you are available on the country-specific page for your country of study.

Please note that students who are in their last year of upper secondary studies are are not able to apply for a Bachelor's programme at Uppsala University.

English language proficiency

To be eligible for Bachelor’s level programmes and courses, you must demonstrate your proficiency in English. For most programmes, the requirement is equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. This is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

Meet the English language requirements through a language test. Required test scores:

  • IELTS ACADEMIC: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90, or
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE

Meet the English language requirements through other ways:

In some cases, you may fulfil the English language requirements through previous high school or university studies. Find out more on how you can meet the English requirements.

Programme-specific entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for each programme are listed on the respective programme websites under the section "Application and requirements". Some of our Bachelor’s programmes require students to have completed certain courses as part of their upper secondary education. You’re welcome to contact us if you’re not sure whether you meet the programme-specific entry requirements.


When the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places on offer in a programme, a selection process takes place between applicants. Students are normally ranked on the basis of their qualifications; however, the mode of selection can vary from one programme to another. For more information, please view the individual programme page under the section "Application and requirements".