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A qualification is exempt from assessment and qualifies for the indicated points if:

  1. the qualification is listed in the Academic Qualifications Table; and
  2. the awarding institution is listed in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
  3. the qualification abbreviation is listed in the right-hand column in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
  4. the qualification was awarded from the year listed in the right-hand column in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
  5. the qualification is not excluded by the notes listed under the Academic Qualifications Table.

Academic Qualifications Table

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZQF terms

Points under SMC

Kandidatexamen**

(Filosofie, Ekonomie, Naturvetenskaplig, Politices, Teknologie, or Teologie will be stated before Kandidatexamen on the award certificate)

K

7

50

Konstnärlig kandidatexamen**

KK

7

50

Civilingenjörsexamen**

CX

9

70

Magisterexamen and Konstnärlig Magisterexam

Requires assessment by NZQA

Masterexamen**

(Filosofie, Ekonomie, Politices, Teknologie, or Teologie will be stated before Masterexamen on the award certificate)

M

9

70

Konstnärlig masterexamen**

KM

9

70

Licentiatexamen***

L

9

70

Konstnärlig licentiatexamen**

KL

9

70

Doctorsexamen***

D

10

70

Konstnärlig doktorsexamen**

KD

10

70

*Abbreviations used are for the purpose of this list only.

** A speciality may also be stated after the qualification name.

***Filosofie, Ekonomie, Politices, Teknologie, or Teologie generally appear before Licentitexamen or Doktorsexamen. Some Doktorsexamen may state the speciality after the qualification name. (e.g. Doktorsexamen i Odontologi)

If an applicant believes their qualification may be higher than the level stated they should apply to NZQA for an International Qualifications Assessment.

Note:
Award certificates must be provided in their original language for all qualifications. Translations should not be used to determine degree names.

The following must be referred to NZQA for an International Qualifications Assessment:
- All honorary degrees
- All listed qualifications where study was completed at any institution outside of the country, including any overseas campuses of any listed awarding institution
- All initial teacher training degrees
- All listed qualifications that contain cross-credited courses or papers
- All initial teacher training degrees
- All qualifications awarded after 2018

Awarding Institutions Table

Institution

Previous names and dates of change are indicated in brackets.

Qualifications awarded from

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola / BTH

CX, M, L and D: 2017

Chalmers / Chalmers Tekniska Högskola / Chalmers University of Technology

K: 1999

CX: 2012
M: 2009
L: 2004
D: 1993

Göteborgs Universitet

K: 1999

KK: 2010

M: 2009

KM: 2009

L: 2004

KL: 2012

D: 1993

KD: 2014

Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

K: 2011
M: 2010
L: 2004
D: 1993

Jönköping University

K, CX, M, L and D: 2017

Karlstad Universitet

K, L and D: 2005

CX: 2012

M: 2009

Karolinska Institutet

K: 1999
M: 2009
L: 2004
D: 1997

KTH / Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Kungl Tekniska Högskolan 1993–2003)

K: 1999

CX: 2012
M: 2009
L: 2004
D: 1993

Linköpings Universitet (Universitetet i Linköping 1993–1995)

K: 1999
M: 2009
L: 2004
D: 1993

Linnėuniversitetet

K, L, M and D: 2010

Luleå Tekniska Universitet

K and D: 2003
L: 2004

CX: 2012

M: 2009

Lunds Universitet / Lunds Tekniska Högskola

K: 1999

KK: 2010

CX: 2012

M: 2009

KM: 2009

L: 2004

KL: 2012

D: 1993

KD: 2014

Mittuniversitetet / Mid Sweden University

K, M, L, and D: 2008

CX: 2012

Örebro Universitet

K, M, L, and D: 2004

KK: 2015

Stockholms Universitet

K: 1999
M: 2009
L: 2004
D: 1993

Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet

K: 1999

CX: 2012
M: 2009
L: 2004
D: 1993

Umeå Universitet

K: 1999

CX: 2012
M: 2009
L: 2004
D: 1993

Uppsala Universitet

K: 1999

CX: 2012
M: 2009
L: 2004
D: 1993

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