European Union Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Sweden

Undergraduate entry requirements for students from Sweden.

Introduction

The University of Edinburgh welcomes applications from well qualified students from Sweden. If you have questions about entry requirements that are not answered by the below please contact us directly.

Remember you must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes a personal statement, reference, and full details of all achieved qualifications as well as any you are taking this year. We need to see predicted grades for all qualifications not yet completed, including for each subject you are taking in your final qualifications, so that we can ensure you meet all entry requirements. Without predicted grades we cannot assess your application fully and it is very unlikely to be considered in the selection process. Although predicted grades should be added by your referee in the appropriate section of the UCAS application form, it is your responsibility to check that this has been done.   

Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran Gymnaieskolan

We welcome applications from students with the Avgångsbetyg/Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan.

The information below provides a summary of the detailed entry requirements required by each of the three Colleges within the University.

The final decision to offer you a place will be taken with reference to the whole UCAS application, including academic grades, personal statement and academic reference.

Having the detailed academic requirements does not guarantee the offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process. For some degree programmes, relevant work experience will be required.

Subject specific requirements

For many degree programmes, we will expect you to have studied specific subjects within the Avgångsbetyg/Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan.

Where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers for a specific subject(s) we will normally ask you for the same subject(s) in the Avgångsbetyg/Fullständigt Slutbetyg.

Specific subject requirements at SQA Higher for each degree programme can be found at the beginning of each subject entry via the online degree finder.

Details of the grades required at Avgångsbetyg/Fullständigt Slutbetyg can be found below.

Admissions statistics

You can find information on the ratio of applications, offers and accepted applicants for each of our degree programmes from Student Recruitment and Admissions.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available so applicants who meet the detailed academic requirements are not guaranteed an offer of studies. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the detailed entry requirement.

For many degree programmes, we will expect you to have studied specific subjects within your qualifications. Where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers and National 5s for a specific subject(s) we will normally ask you for the same subject(s) in your qualifications. Specific subject requirements at SQA Higher/National 5s for each degree programme can be found at the beginning of each subject entry via the online degree finder.

For MA English Literature and joint degree programmes with English Literature, applicants must have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, English Literature at an advanced level which would typically be taken in the final year of the high school diploma.

Details of the grades required in your qualifications can be found below. In order for applicants to be considered for an offer they need to have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, the equivalencies of all entry requirements listed in the degree finder for the relevant degree programme.

Detailed academic requirements

Award of  Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan with at least a B in all subjects, and an A in any course specific subjects, in the final year. If Maths is required at Higher/A Level this should be Level 5 and if Maths is required at National 5, at grade A or B, Level 3b is acceptable.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language by completing one of the qualifications accepted by the University. Accepted English language qualifications.

Typical Offer

Award of Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan with an A in all subjects in the final year and course specific subjects. If Maths is required at Higher/A Level this should be Level 5 and if Maths is required at National 5, at grade A or B, Level 3b is acceptable.

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Medicine

Your application will be considered if you have undertaken the Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg Fran Grundskola in Chemistry, English, Swedish, Mathematics and Biology and passed at grade 3 or better. This would be considered as equivalent to GCSE examinations.

You will also be required to undertake the Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg Gymnasieskolan in preferably the same group of subjects and passed at A in Chemistry and two from Biology; Mathematics or Physics and a minimum of B in English and Swedish.     

In addition to the detailed academic criteria, you are also required to meet non-academic entry requirements in terms of skills, experience and motivation.

You are also required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in the summer before you submit your UCAS application. Details of the test and how your result is used in the selection process are available on the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine website.

Veterinary Medicine

Your application will be considered if you have passed or are predicted to pass with A in Chemistry, Biology and Maths/Physics in the Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg Gymnasieskolan with a minimum of B in remaining subjects.

If Physics has not been studied as part of the above qualifications, candidates must also provide evidence of a qualification at a minimum SQA Standard Grade 2 or GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject.

Qualifications must be gained in one sitting and at the first attempt.

If English is not your first language, you will also need to meet the University's required standard of English.

Work experience with animals is a key part of the entry requirements for Veterinary Medicine. You will be required to submit a Work Experience Summary form prior to 22nd October to support your UCAS application.

Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences

Award of Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan with C in the majority of subjects and A in Biology and Chemistry.

Oral Health Sciences

Award of Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan with C in the majority of subjects and A in Biology.

College of Science and Engineering

For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available so applicants who meet the detailed academic requirements are not guaranteed an offer of studies. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the detailed entry requirement.

Detailed academic requirements

Award of Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan with C in the majority of subjects and A in all required subjects. If Maths is required at A in Higher, this should be Maths 5.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding English at C or one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

Typical Offer

Award of Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan with A in the majority of subjects and all required subjects. If Maths is required at A in Higher, this should be Maths 5.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding English at C or one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

Other qualifications

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will also have to meet English Language requirements to apply. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

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