Guidelines for applications for degree-awarding powers

This guide provides guidelines for the application for power to award a degree. These guidelines are based on the national system for quality assurance in higher education that the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) has been assigned by the government to develop and implement.

UKÄ has reported on this assignment in the report National system for quality assurance in higher education – presentation of a Government assignment. Assessment of the application to award degrees is one of the four review components within the national system of quality assurance in higher education.

The guidelines are structured as follows:

The guidelines above provides an overall summary of UKÄ’s national quality assurance system and description of the process for assessing degree-awarding powers. There are four annexes to the main part:

The main thrust of all of the annexes is the same, but they have been each adapted to the salient points of the respective degrees and the degree level.


Instructions on how to use the templates can be found in the guidelines above.