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2010 05 04 Sweden MALMÖ UNIVERSITY. 2010 05 04 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENT OF ELIGIBILITY Qualification requirements is decided by either.

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1 Sweden MALMÖ UNIVERSITY

2 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENT OF ELIGIBILITY Qualification requirements is decided by either government, governing agency or HEI depending on education Each individual HEI make the final decision if a student is eligible and admitted. Datum SEKTION

3 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENT OF ELIGIBILITY Qualification requirements is decided by either government, governing agency or HEI depending on education Each individual HEI make the final decision if a student is eligible and admitted. Process starts with evaluation of credentials Joint venture at national level: Formal swedish education – pre- university studies, academic education Formal foreign education - as above Independently at university level: Recognition of prior learning Vocational teacher education Datum SEKTION

4 EVALUATION OF FOREIGN CREDENTIALS - NUMBERS Total credential packages necessary to evaluate annually– an estimate for 2012: Domestic admission – (50% academic credentials) International admission – 8500 (85% academic credentials) Credentials from 170 countries in admission to fall 2012 Datum SEKTION

5 EVALUATION OF FOREIGN CREDENTIALS – CAUSES Total credential packages necessary to evaluate annually– an estimate for 2012: Domestic admission – (50% academic credentials) International admission – 8500 (85% academic credentials) Credentials from 170 countries in admission to fall 2012 Major causes: Government want internationalisation of swedish higher education Marketing and student recruitment of swedish higher education abroad Migration Datum SEKTION

6 A VIRTUAL ORGANISATION EVALUATING A national swedish cooperation – no university has all the knowledge. During a fall admission round – May and June – VO is staffed by 40 to 50 evaluation officers (approx. 20 full time jobs) seated at VHS and up to 15 different universities and university colleges. Task, while evaluating in accordance to mutually agreed guidelines : Check authenticity Check comparability with qualification requirements – i.e swedish education system and thereby enable the swedish HEI to decide if a student is eligbile, how to rank the student and whether grant him/her admission or not. Datum SEKTION

7 QUALIFICATION ASSESSMENT GROUP Appointed by The Association of Swedish Higher Education. 12 members – 2 VHS and 10 representing different HEI Task – by mutual agreement decide and recommend guidelines for assessing eligibility and comparable grades. Three handbooks - Swedish, foreign pre-uni, foreign academic credentials Almost all decisions by HEI concerning eligibility and ranking follow the recommendations of the group. Benefits students and HEI. Enables VO and other joint ventures. Datum SEKTION

8 Contact information Joakim Hall – Admission Officer – Malmö University Production Manager – Virtual Organization – Swedish Council for Higher Education Representing Malmö University as board member of Qualification Assessment Group Datum SEKTION


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