The final step upon completing your studies is to apply for a degree. Regardless of whether your degree is at the bachelor, master or doctoral level, it serves as a certification of your knowledge and the skills you have obtained in your studies.

To be awarded a certain degree, you must meet the requirements for that degree. These exist on both national and local levels.

Degrees are divided into three levels: undergraduate level (bachelor's degree), advanced level (master's degree) and doctoral level (licentiate and doctoral degrees). Information about the general requirements for degrees can be found on the central university web pages.

To obtain your degree, three general requirements that must always be met:

  1. you must have completed a certain number of higher education credits
  2. enough of those credits must be within a specific subject, the so-called main subject
  3. you must have completed a degree project.

All degrees in astronomy have additional requirements, such as certain mandatory courses. A description for each degree can be found on the central university web pages (Swedish only).  If you have questions about degrees, please contact

You apply for a degree by signing in to your university account at Ladok.

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