Sweden

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RECOMMENDATION

Expect an average of  Val Godkand, or Pass with Distinction, or 4 depending on the scale used.

GRADING SYSTEM

Val godkand

Pass with distinction

Godkand

Pass

Underkand

Fail

 

        OR

5

Pass with distinction

4

Pass with credit

3                  

Pass

A Diploma Supplement is available for students after they receive a degree.  The Diploma Supplement will usually show ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) grades, and grades in the particular country’s grading scale.

ECTS grades:

A

Top 10% of the cohort

B

Next 25%

C

Next 30%

D

Next 25%

E

Next 10%

ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) – US schools cut these back by half.

DEGREES

(“examen” means degree, not exam)

Hogskoleexamen, 2 years.
Hogskoleingenjorsexamen/Engineering degree, 3 years.
Economexamen/Bachelor’s, 3 years
Kandidatexamen/Bachelor’s, 3 years.
Filosofie Kandidatexamen/Bachelor’s, 3 years.

Magisterexamen/Master’s -  comparable to US master’s.

Licentiatexamen – comparable to US PhD.
Doktorsexamen – comparable to US PhD.