English language requirements

A good command of spoken and written English is required when studying a master's programme at Konstfack.

At the Master's programmes all teaching, tutoring and examinations are in English. Swedish applicants are required to have upper-secondary school grades in English 6 or equivalent. International applicants who obtained degrees from educational institutions where the main language of instruction is not English must submit their TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge ESOL test results.

Please note! Do not send tests to Konstfack!


Academic modules
For course English 6: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5

Send a copy of your IELTS test results to:
University Admissions in Sweden

Your test results will be verified online.


For English 6: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90

All TOEFL tests must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The institution code of University Admissions in Sweden is "Sweden 3477". You must provide this code in order for your results to be reported to University Admissions. When sending your score, you can choose any school type and department for University Admissions; it does not matter which one you select.

Note! TOEFL Examine Score Records are not accepted!

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL)

Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) or Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English).

The test copy must be certified and sent to University Admissions in Sweden.

Pearson PTE Academic

For English 6: Score of 62 (writing 61).

The test copy must be certified and sent to University Admissions in Sweden.


English language proficiency tests are not required for all applicants. Following applicants are exempt:

  • Applicants with a formal university transcript or degree certificate for their bachelor's degree where it is clearly stated that the language of instruction for the programme was English.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, in accordance with the recommendations in the edition of the International Handbook of Universities that was current the year the degree was awarded.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree where English is the main subject.
  • Applicants with 60 credits from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland where the language of instruction of the course was English. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on official documents.
  • Applicants with 60 credits from USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English speaking parts of Canada. The language of instruction needs to be English.
  • Students with a 3-year bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from the following countries meet the English requirement: Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • For more information, please visit universityadmissions.se

Updated: 17 September 2010