English Language Requirement

You must show that you have the right level of knowledge of English. If you lack a grade or do not have documentation that show that you have the sufficient level of English, you can take an English Proficiency Test to show your eligibility.

Do you meet the English language requirement?

In order to be eligible for university studies in Sweden, you must show that that you meet the English language requirement for the course or programme that you wish to apply for. It is indicated in the entry requirements for each course or programme.
 

What is the requirement?

For most courses and study programmes where English is the language of instruction, the English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, called English Course 6 (previously Course B). For some courses, the English entry requirement is at a lower level, called English Course 5 (previously called Course A).

Some applicants meet the requirment through their upper secondary studies.

Applicants who have previously studied at a university level may also meet the requirements.

For English 5, 30 credits at University level with English as the language of instruction is required, and for English 6, 60 credits at University level with English as the language of instruction is required.

If you do not meet the English language requirement defined in the general or the specific entry requirement, you can take an English test.

Local English language test

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 on a specific date.

* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic it will be possible to take the test digitally for applications to programmes starting 2021.

Internationally recognised English test

Applicants may also demonstrate their English abilities through an internationally recognised English test. Below you can see accepted tests and minimum results required.

Deadline to turn in internationally recognised English test results to SKH is 21 June 2021 (for programmes starting autumn 2021). Please be aware that it can take several weeks for your test scores to arrive. Take the test in time!

TOEFL

TOEFL tests can be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The institution code of SKH is Sweden 7792. You must provide this code in order for your results to be reported to SKH. When sending your score, you can choose any school type and department; it does not matter which one you select.

Please note that it can take several weeks for your test scores to arrive from ETS, so arrange for them to be sent to SKH as early as possible. TOEFEL recommend that you take the test 2 to 3 months before the test results must be handed in. TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the test date.

Yo can also upload your test result yourself to SKH via Varbi. It must not be older than two years. The document should be Testtaker Score Report or MyBest Scores.

We do not accept TOEFL ITP.

Paper-based

For Course 6: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575
For Course 5: Score of 4.0 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 530

Internet-based

For Course 6: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90
For Course 5: Score of 17 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 72

Please note: TOEFL Examinee Score Records are not accepted.


IELTS

You should send a copy of your IELTS test results to SKH. We will verify your results.

Academic modules

For Course 6: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
For Course 5: an overall mark of 5.5 and no section below 5.0
 

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

For Course 6: Minimum score of 90
For Course 5 Minimum score of 85
 

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

For Course 5: First Certificate in English, grade A, B or C
For Course 6: Certificate in Advanced English


Pearson PTE Academic

For English 6: Minimum score of 62 (written score of 61)
For English 5: Minimum score of 47

In order for your Pearson PTE Academic test results to be valid you need to do the following:

  • Send your test result to SKH by uploading a scanned copy of the original document.
  • Your test results must be certified, which you can do by contacting Pearson and asking them to certify your result. This makes it possible for SKH to control your results on the web. Please consider that the process might take time, so make sure to certify the result as soon as you have one. SKH will not accept results that are not certified.