Students who don’t meet the requirements for English with their upper secondary (high school) education, or do not meet one of the university studies exemptions listed, must demonstrate their English abilities through an internationally recognised English test.

English requirements

The basic English requirement for most courses and programmes is at least English 6, English Course B, or the equivalent. For a few courses and programmes, the minimum requirement is english 5, English Course A or the equivalent. Be sure to check the course description page on the university’s website to see what is required.

Accepted tests and minimum results required

IELTS Academic

Academic modules

For English 7: an overall mark of 7.0 and no section below 6
For English 6: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
For English 5: an overall mark of 5.5 and no section below 5.0

Submitting your IELTS test results

You can upload a scan of your original IELTS Academic results using the document uploading function on this website. You can also send a copy of your test results to us via regular post.

Your results will later be verified online, so the copy of your test results is sufficient documentation.

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TOEFL iBT (We do not accept TOEFL ITP)

Paper-based

For English 7: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 600
For English 6: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575
For English 5: Score of 4.0 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 530

Internet-based

For English 7: Score of 20 (scale 1-30) in written test, total score of 100
For English 6: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90
For English 5: Score of 17 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 72

Please note: TOEFL Examinee Score Records are not accepted.

Submitting your TOEFL test results

All TOEFL tests must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The institution code of University Admissions in Sweden is “Sweden 3477”. You must provide this code in order for your results to be reported to University Admissions. When sending your score, you can choose any school type and department for University Admissions; it does not matter which one you select.

Please note that it can take several weeks for your test scores to arrive from ETS, so arrange for them to be sent to University Admissions as early as possible if you already have test scores.

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Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments

Michigan English Language Assesment Battery (MELAB), for English 6, minimum score of 90
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), for English 5, minimum score of 85

University of Michigan, Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) for English 6

Submitting your Michigan test results

You can upload a scan of your original test results using the document uploading function on this website. You can also send a copy of your test results to us via regular post.

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Pearson PTE Academic

Please send a copy of your Test Taker Score Report.

For English 7: Score of 68 (writing 61)
For English 6: Score of 62 (writing 61)
For English 5: Score of 47

Submitting your Pearson results

Having your Pearson test results accepted requires the following steps:

  • Submit a copy of your test results to University Admissions, either by uploading a scan of the original document or through regular mail.
  • Your test scores must be verified. Contact Pearson and arrange for them to assign your test result to “University Admissions in Sweden”. This will enable University Admissions to verify your test score online. Please note that this process can take time, so arrange this as soon as possible if you already have test results to report. University Admissions will not accept results that can’t be verified.

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University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

For English 5 – Cambridge English: First (First Certificate in English) grade A, B or C

For English 6 – Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)

For English 7 – Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

* Please note: the Cambridge English First Certificate no longer fulfils the general entry requirements for studies at the bachelor’s level in Sweden.

Submitting your Cambridge test results

  • You must submit a scan/copy of your Certificate. A Statement of Results cannot be accepted.
  • Upload a scan of your original test results using the document uploading function on this website. You can also send a copy of your test results to us via regular post.