Sweden’s higher education system
Sweden has adopted the Bologna System which standardises qualifications across Europe. The national system of credits (HP or “högskolepoäng”) is equivalent to ECTS credits.
Degrees, credits and levels
A fulltime workload is 30 credits per semester and 60 credits in a normal, 40 week academic year.
|Higher Education Diploma||120 credits|
|Bachelor's Degree||180 credits|
|Master's Degree||60 credits|
|Master's Degree||120 credits|
|Licentiate Degree||120 credits|
Grading system and ECTS Grading Table (EGT)
Each class at Stockholm University uses a seven-point grading system specific to the course’s learning objectives and/or prescribed in the syllabus. The following grading scale is used: Fail (F, FX), Sufficient (E), Satisfactory (D), Good (C), Very Good (B), and Excellent (A).
The ECTS Grading Table allows universities to fairly compare grades with each other. Each university continues to use its local grading system, but the EGT shows the distribution of grades in a course as a benchmark. All students who ask for international grades should be offered a transcript that includes EGT. The EGT is not given for classes with fewer than two years’ data.
Stockholm University does not give cumulative grades for a degree and does not rank students.
Last updated: June 16, 2021
Source: Student Services