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Age Placement Guide

Placement Assessment

Uppsala International School admits students according to the Swedish Education Act and other applicable Swedish regulations on International Schools as well as the UIS admissions policies.

In conjunction with previous academic reports, placement assessments are designed to determine a student’s readiness for the UIS programme including any language and/or special needs support.

Our assessments are conducted in English, however students who are non-speakers or new to the language are assessed using English as an Additional Language materials.

We use the following age guidelines for the Academic Year 2024-2025:

Student Age Year of Birth UIS Sweden British System United States / Canada
3 Aug-21 Nursery Förskola Pre-school Pre-school
4 Aug-20 Reception Förskola Reception Pre-kindergarten
5 Aug-19 Year 1 Förskola Year 1 Kindergarten
6 Aug-18 Year 2 Pre-school class (Förskoleklass) Year 2 Grade 1
7 Aug-17 Year 3 Year 1 (Lågstadiet) Year 3 Grade 2
8 Aug-16 Year 4 Year 2 Year 4 Grade 3
9 Aug-15 Year 5 Year 3 Year 5 Grade 4
10 Aug-14 Year 6 Year 4 (Mellanstadiet) Year 6 Grade 5
11 Aug-13 Year 7 Year 5 Year 7 Grade 6
12 Aug-12 Year 8 Year 6 Year 8 Grade 7
13 Aug-11 Year 9 Year 7 (Högstadiet) Year 9 Grade 8
14 Aug-10 Year 10 Year 8 Year 10 Grade 9
15 Aug-09 Year 11 Year 9 Year 11 Grade 10
16 Aug-08 Year 12 Year 10 (Gymnasium) Year 12 Grade 11
17 Aug-07 Year 13 Year 11 Year 13 Grade 12