Responsible unit: Office of the President

Contact: Lovisa af Petersens och Josefin Fernstad

Stockholm University provides education at first-cycle, second-cycle and third-cycle level. This document contains national statutes and regulations for first-cycle and second-cycle education, as well as local, common core regulations for courses, programmes and examinations in these two cycles at Stockholm University. The basic (national) regulations can be found in the Higher Education Act (HL) (1992:1434) and the Higher Education Ordinance (HF) (1993:100). Others laws and regulations referenced in this document include the Government Agencies Ordinance (2007:515), the Administrative Act (2017:900), the Language Act (2009:600), the Regulation on Fees and Charges (1992:191), the Discrimination Act (2008:567), the Freedom of the Press Act (1949:105) and the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400). The national regulations also include decisions made by the then Swedish National Agency for Higher Education such as the then Higher Education Agency (HSV, now called the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ) and the Parliamentary Ombudsman (JO), following, for example, a student notification, as well as recommendations developed by HSV/UKÄ in connection with inspections and publications such as Rättssäker examination 2017 (“legally certain examinations”, Report 2017).  

The local rules at Stockholm University are based on the national laws and regulations, as well as the decisions and recommendations mentioned in the previous paragraph. In addition, the University follows SUHF’s recommendations concerning curricula and syllabi, training plans and grading systems (REK 2011-1) as well as reporting grades in accordance with ECTS (REK 2009-4). The document also refers to several people on the University Board and the President that can be found in Stockholm University’s Rules and Regulations (rulebook): admission regulations, the local degree ordinance, guidelines for disciplinary matters, rules for written exams, regulations for recruitment and promotion of teachers, policies and guidelines for student influence, language policies, equal rights and opportunities policies, administrative procedures for discontinuing established course and programme syllabi, as well as various decisions relating to credit transfers, archiving and screening. In addition, the guide Studying with disabilities, provided by Student Services, has been used.

At Stockholm University, each scientific area board is responsible for education at its own faculty/faculties, unless otherwise specified in the regulations. For more information, see the Stockholm University Delegation Policy.

In addition to these regulations, which are decided by the President, each scientific area board may adopt additional guidelines and rules concerning education and examinations with the field of its activities.  

The regulations will apply as of 01.05.2019 for new course and programme syllabi, as well as for revisions of older course and programmed syllabi.
Disclaimer: In case of a discrepancy between the Swedish and the English version of the decision, the Swedish version will prevail.

To read the whole document, please open the attached PDF-file attached below.