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Getting your degree

After the completion of your studies you can apply for a degree certificate. Your application will be checked against applicable national and local higher education qualification rules. In most cases, your degree will qualify you for studies at a higher level.

Degree Certificate and Diploma Supplement

Your Degree Certificate will show the title of your degree (for example Degree of Bachelor of Science) as well as the courses that are included in your degree. The degree certificate will be written in both Swedish and English.
Obtaining your Degree Certificate

The Diploma Supplement is an appendix written in English that follows with your degree certificate. It describes your education and the Swedish higher education system.
Find out more about Diploma Supplement in the FAQ on this page.

Types of degrees

First cycle / undergraduate level:

  • Higher Education Diploma (Högskoleexamen) - 120 credits (2 years*)
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science (Kandidatexamen) - 180 credits (3 years*)

Second Cycle / master's level:

  • Degree of Master of Arts/Science (Magisterexamen) - 60 credits (1 year*)
  • Degree of Master of Arts/Science (Masterexamen) - 120 credits (2 years*)
    Degree of Master of Fine Arts (Konstnärlig masterexamen) - 120 credits (2 years*)

Third Cycle /doctoral (PhD) level:

  • Degree of Licentiate (Licentiatexamen) - 120 credits (2 years*)
  • Degree of Doctor of Philosophy/Laws (Doktorsexamen) (4 years*)

*The number of years is for full-time studies