Student sit the exam at Kungsholmen Senior High in Stockholm. Photo: Bertil Enevåg Ericson / TT

Thousands sit university test

Almost 70 thousand people sat the national university aptitude test across Sweden today, that's more than 6000 more than last year.

According to the Swedish Council for Higher Education more than 80 percent of the applicants are under 24 years of age.

The tests give prospective university students another chance to qualify for studies at university or colleges, and involve several sections, where students put their knowledge of Swedish, English and maths to the test. The result is then valid for five years.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".