Access to education


Country Report: Access to education Last updated: 21/04/21


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Beneficiaries of international protection have the right to full access to education at all levels.[1] There are requirements regarding proficiency in Swedish and English for higher education studies and other more specific requirements regarding proficiency in other subjects relevant to the course of studies. Fulfilling these requirements can take time and therefore add to the time it takes to obtain full qualifications.

Higher education is financed by student loans with partial grants. Some universities offer fast track courses for those already possessing higher education degrees.[2]



[1]  Centrala studiestödsnämnden, Refugee – support from CSN, available at:

[2]  See e.g. Linköping University, Utbildningsutbud på LiU, kompletteringsmöjligheter och snabbspår, available in Swedish at:

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – I Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation