Responsible unit: Strategic Planning Office

Contact: Tove Holmqvist


Vice-Chancellor 2015-08-19 (Reg. no. SU FV-1.1.2-0900-15)

"The basic (national) regulations can be found in the Higher Education Act (HL) (SFS 1992:1434) and the Higher Education Ordinance (HF) (SFS 1993:100). Other laws and regulations referenced in this document include the Government Agencies Ordinance (SFS 2007:515), the Administrative Procedure Act (SFS 1986:223), the Language Act (SFS 2009:600), the Regulation on Fees and Charges (SFS 1992:191), the Discrimination Act (SFS 2008:567), the Freedom of the Press Act (SFS 1949:105), and the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (SFS 2009:400). The national regulations also include decisions made by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (HSV, now called the SwedishHigher Education Authority, UKÄ) and the Parliamentary Ombudsmen (JO) following, for example, a student complaint, as well as recommendations developed by HSV/UKÄ in connection with inspections and reports such as Rättssäker examination ("legally certain examinations", Report 2008:36R).

The local rules at Stockholm University are based on the national laws and regulations, as well as the decisions and recommendations mentioned above. In addition, the University follows SUHF’s recommendations concerning course and programme syllabi, grading systems (REK 2011-1), and the reporting of grades in accordance with ECTS (REK 2009-4). This document refers to several decisions by the University Board and the Vice-Chancellor that can be found in Stockholm University’s Rules and Regulations: admission regulations, the local degree ordinance, guidelines for disciplinary matters, rules for written exams, regulations for the 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. The guide Studying with a disability, provided by Student Services, has also been used.

At Stockholm University, each scientific area board is responsible for education at its own faculty/faculties, unless otherwise specified in the regulations.2 For more information, see the Stockholm University Delegation Policy.

In addition to these regulations, which are decided by the Vice-Chancellor, each scientific area board may adopt additional guidelines and rules concerning education and examinations within its scientific area.

These rules apply from 1 October 2015 for new course and programme syllabi, as well as for revisions of older course and programme syllabi. [...]"

See attached PDF for  Regulations for first-and second-cycle education and examinations at Stockholm University (779 Kb)