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Credit transfer

As a student you are entitled to apply to have credits transferred for previous courses and study programmes. This applies to both Swedish and foreign courses and study programmes. You must be admitted to and pursue studies at the University of Gothenburg for the credit transfer to be assessed.

Courses from other Swedish higher education institutions may be included in a general qualification without any special credit transfer.

A special assessment must be carried out if you would like to have credit transferred for professional or vocational experience or courses outside the higher education system ('prior learning'). What is assessed is whether the knowledge can be deemed to correspond to current higher education.

Who transfers credits?

There are different variants of credit transfer. What kind of credit transfer you will make, determine where to turn your application.

  • If you would like to have credit transferred for a part of a course, the course examiner will make a decision concerning the credit transfer.
  • If you would like to have credit transferred for a whole course for a professional qualification, contact the study counsellor at your department.
  • If you would like to have credit transferred for prior learning, contact a study counsellor within your subject, course or programme.
    Study guidance at gu.se
  • If you want to transfer an entire course in teacher training, contact the teacher training administration.
  • If your studies abroad are to be transfered as credits in a particular main field of study or as a specific course, contact the study counsellor at your department.
  • If your studies abroad are to be transfered as elective courses at the first level, with no specific main field of study, submit your application to the Office of Degrees.
    Credit transfer for studies abroad

National rules

Rules governing credit transfer can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Chapter 6, Sections 6 to 8 of the Higher Education Ordinance (external page)

Appeal

A rejection regarding credit transfer can be appealed. 

Appeal

Page Manager: Annika Eklund|Last update: 12/15/2020
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