Step 2: Take a proficiency test

Once your education has been assessed, the next step is to take a proficiency test. The test will determine whether your proficiency meets the requirements for successfully completing the remaining steps. The test is administered in Swedish and you will have to know Swedish in order to pass the test.

Follow these steps

Umeå University arranges the test on our behalf and sends the results to us. The test contains a theoretical part and a practical part. You have to pass the theoretical part before you can do the practical part. You will receive a decision from us by e-mail when you have passed both parts of the proficiency test.

  1. Sign up for the proficiency test at Umeå University.
  2. Conduct the test on site at Umeå University.
  3. When you have passed both parts of the test, you can move on to the next step.

Frequently asked questions

Can I get help preparing for the proficiency test?

In some situations you may have the opportunity to prepare for the proficiency test. Contact the university or Swedish Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) for more information.

What happens if I do not pass?
  • You will have up to five attempts to pass the theoretical part and three attempts to pass the practical one.
  • If you do not pass the test on your first attempt you will from that day on have a time limit of five years to pass it.
  • If you have passed the theoretical part, but have not passed the practical part yet, the five years limit starts counting on July 1, 2019.
  • You will find more information about the test on the university’s website.

Do you have further questions about this step?

Please visit the Umeå University website for more information about the test.

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