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American Student wanting to Study in Sweden: HELP!

Help on Swedish UNI Entry Requirements!

post 22.Jan.2014, 11:48 PM
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Hi there, I am an American High School student and am very passionate and keen on the idea of studying in Sweden for university.One particular college I have been looking at was Malmö University for the bachelors in International Relations. I have a few questions regarding the general and specific entry requirements for Malmö University and Swedish Universities in general. Any information about studying in Sweden as an American in general would be much appreciated!!!!!

For the General Entry Requirements my questions are:
1. What is Mathematics A? Does anyone know what would be the American High school equivalent to Mathematics A would be?
2. What is English A? Does anyone know what the American HS equivalent of English A would be??

For Specific Entry Requirements my questions are:
1. What is English B? What would be the American school equivalent to English B?
2. What is History A and Social Studies A and what would be the equivalent courses in American high school?
3. What is History 1b/1a1+1a2 and Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 and what would be the equivalent courses in American high school?

And here are my last questions (I promise!):
1. Do Swedish universities look at American SAT scores or American ACT scores?
2. Are there any other requirements for Swedish universities other than the General and Specific Entry Requirements?

I sincerely apologize for the repetitive questions! I am just trying to make sense of the requirements-- they are very different from American Schools!

Once again, if there is any information whatsoever about studying in sweden, the university requirements, or the universities in Sweden, I would sincerely appreciate it!
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post 23.Jan.2014, 12:10 AM
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Joined: 17.Jan.2011




You should be able to find info on other courses on Skolverket's website

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If you find a course you are interested in, contact the studievägledare or course coordinator for information on entry requirements and course fees. You should be able to get answers to your questions by contacting the university or reading their website.
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post 31.Jan.2014, 01:32 PM
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Joined: 31.Jan.2014

How exciting that you are looking to study in Sweden! Malmö is a lovely city with good connections to the rest of Europe and the university is simply great (I'm currently enrolled).

I have previously studied in America (both high school and university) and have found problems with getting credits for my American classes in Sweden. However (!) - the classes you are asking about are the mandatory classes to be able to study at a university in Sweden and they are very low-level classes (usually freshman year of high school) and I see no problem with being eligible if you have studied the equivalent classes in the states. We have many international students. I also believe that there might be different requirements for international students. I would advise you to contact the International Office and the student services at the university with your questions.

(Even if this information might be of no use, I'll try to explain the best I can).
Math A is the first level of math in high school (B - second level, C - third level, and so on). We typically focus on different areas of mathematics in Swedish schools, but since you are not looking to be an engineer or something like that, this should be no problem if you have credits in math.
In 2011 they changed the letters to numbers, so math A can also be referee to as math 1a-1b-1c.
Confusing, I know!!
This elementary class in math is based on the math fromjunior high.

History A is a broad course and focus on things like Medieval times, kings, Second World War, etc...

I'm sure you fulfill the English requirements since the required classes are easy English classes and I guess you have taken more difficult ones such as Senior English? English is also your native language and should be valued differently.
Make sure that your bachelor is taught in English if you do not speak Swedish.

I'm not sure about SAT but I'm sure it's in to disadvantage. We have a Swedish SAT called Högskoleprovet.

For example, I studied at CSULB with Swedish high school grades, no SAT, and credits in Swedish classes such as math A and English B. There should be no problem in doing the opposite.
I'm sure the international office would be pleased to help you, along with useful informations on the web.
I wouldn't stare blindly on the classes required to be able to enroll in Sweden (since they are set for Swedish students in the Swedish system), but find a good contact to help you with paper work and information.

If you have good grades and means to support your stay in Sweden, you should find few or no obstacles.

I can also advice you to email North Park University in Chicago with your questions. This might seem far fetched, but the university has in fact the oldest Sweden/America exchange student program and many swedes employed and enrolled. I'm sure someone there knows how to go about it.

Best of luck and hope you will find your way to Malmö! Welcome!
(And sorry if this was super confusing. It kinda is haha but I'm sure you'll find someone to help you with the process! I'm sure they know how it's done smile.gif ... )
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post 31.Jan.2014, 02:00 PM
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Joined: 4.Jan.2014

>>>> https://www.universityadmissions.se/intl/start

>>>> https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-...h-requirements/
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