Government agencies in the higher education sector

Many government agencies under the Ministry of Education and Research work within higher education and research, such as with follow-ups and evaluations, analysis and statistics.

The Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ

We evaluate the quality of higher education and research, analyses its development, is responsible for official statistics about higher education and monitors compliance with laws and regulations among universities and university colleges.

The Swedish Council for Higher Education, UHR

The Swedish Council for Higher Education manages the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test and is responsible for pooled admissions on behalf of the HEIs. UHR also facilitates international student exchange, recognises foreign qualifications and promotes equal rights and opportunities in higher education.

The Swedish Council for Higher Education website

The Swedish Board of Student Finance, CSN

The Swedish Board of Student Finance approves and distributes state financial support for students, including both grants and loans.

The Swedish Board of Student Finance website

The Swedish Institute, SI

The Swedish Institute is tasked with disseminating knowledge about Sweden abroad and manages exchanges with other countries within culture, education, research and society at large.

The Swedish Institute website

The Swedish Research Council, VR

The Swedish Research Council is the largest governmental funding body and supports research within all scientific fields, in addition to serving as an advisor to the Government on research policy.

The Swedish Research Council website

The Higher Education Appeals Board, ONH

The Higher Education Appeals Board reviews decisions on admission to higher education.

The Higher Education Appeals Board website