Applicant without sufficient formal qualifications - Master level
This is how Stockholm University of the Arts assess recognition of prior learning and exemptions for master programmes and courses on second cycle-level.
Prior Learning and Exemptions
You can apply for recognition of prior learning, or exemption, if you do not have the formal qualifications and grades needed for the general entry requirements (a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university) and/or specific entry requirements for a Master programme, or a freestanding course at second cycle level. This is based on the higher education Ordinance ch. 7 paragraph 3 of section 28, as well as on local regulations at Uniarts.
An applicant may be considered to have acquired skills equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, by other studies than university studies and/or by work experience.
If you do not meet the criteria above, after the last day of application, Uniarts will make an individual assessment of the application and the documents you uploaded in your application. The assessment will be made according to the SKH's specific criteria for recognition of prior learning.
If you have applied to a programme and we can not assess from your application if you are qualified through prior learning, you will be invited to take a prior learning-test at Uniarts. This test is part of the individual assessment. If you need to do the test, you will receive more information on how the test will be done. SKH will assess your prior learning from how you demonstrate that you can use your skills in comparison to the entry requirement. We make the assessment by using SKH's specific criteria for recognition of prior learning. We will make an overall assessment of your letter, the merits you show in your CV and how you've solved the tasks given to you.
If SKH can not grant you recognition of prior learning we will assess whether or not we can grant exemptions from the entry requirements. SKH can only grant exemptions from the entry requirements if we estimate that you will be able to manage the studies. When we assess whether or not you should get the exemption, we look at the same documents as for the decision on recognition of prior learning.
Which documents to submit
When you apply for recognition of prior learning/exemption, you should submit with your application to universityadmissions.se:
Please note thay in some cases you will be invited to participate in the process before you have recieved notification about whether or not we have found that you have the necessary prior learning. That does not mean that we grant you recognition of prior learning.
Specific entry requirements
Some programmes have specific entry requirements, for example work experience or proficiency in English and/or Swedish.
Proficiency in English
For admission to our education programmes we arrange for a local English test which is given in conjunction with the selection tests at SKH. Please note that the local language test is only valid when applying to a specific education programme within SKH. The local English language test if free of charge. The test is organised at our school premises in Stockholm or online on a specific date.
If the course or programme that you are applying to has English as an entry requirement you have to show that you fulfill the entry requirement. One way of showing this is if you have this qualification as part of you upper secondary studies. You are therefore advised to include your certificate from your upper secondary school. If you don't fulfill the entry requirement in English through your certificate from upper secondary studies, there are other ways of showing that you meet the English language requirement.
Proficiency in Swedish
If the course or programme that you are applying to has Swedish as an entry requirement you have to show that you fulfill the entry requirement. You can show that you fulfill the entry requirement through upper secondary grades. There are other ways of showing that you meet the Swedish language requirement (information in Swedish).