Independent higher education providers

An independent higher education provider is a private higher education institution operated by organisations, such as foundations or associations.

Most independent higher education providers offer only courses within one or a few fields. They are primarily concerned with health, psychotherapy or theological education.

The Government confers degree-awarding powers

Independent higher education providers receive degree-awarding powers from the Government. Public higher education institutions (HEIs) receive degree-awarding powers from the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).