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Study in Sweden

Stand out from the crowd with a degree from a Swedish university. You’ll be challenged to find your own voice and critically evaluate the world around you. Project work will teach you to apply cutting-edge research to real-world challenges as part of an intercultural team. And some of the world’s most exciting companies – like Ericsson, Volvo, Electrolux, AstraZeneca, Ikea, H&M, Sandvik, Atlas Copco and many more – have their home in Sweden, making a degree in Sweden the first step to a global career. When you choose to study in Sweden, you don’t just pick a place – you pick a future.


Why study in Sweden?

1. A wide range of degree programmes taught in English

Be challenged and inspired by nearly 900 rigorous, unique degree programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, taught in English at over 35 universities.


2. A range of institutions to choose from

Experience university culture dating back 500, 50 or 5 years – historical and new universities combine the best of tradition and innovation.


3. Experience Swedish society

Explore an open and progressive society that has pioneered social equality and eco-conscious living


4. High standards of living

Enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world and speak English wherever you go.


Universities in Sweden

Sweden is home to over 35 universities and university colleges. Many of these are large, comprehensive research institutions, while others are smaller in size and more focused in scope. All Swedish universities and university colleges offer rigorous degree programmes according to the standard European system of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Visit to browse universities based on subject area and location or start with a programme search to find just the right programme for you.



• The Swedish university system is ranked first in the world in relation to GDP, and second in the world overall, by the U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems

• Five Swedish universities are ranked within the world’s top 125 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

• Three Swedish universities are ranked within the world’s top 100 and eight in the top 300 by the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.


How to apply

Applications for bachelor’s and master’s programmes are made through a central application service, Visit for eligibility requirements and application guidelines for upcoming semesters.


Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for students who are citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland range between SEK 80,000–140,000 per academic year for most subjects. Scholarships are offered to high-achieving students both on the national level and by individual universities. Visit for an overview of the scholarship programmes available and how to apply.


9 things to know about Sweden

1. Sweden’s capital is Stockholm, located on the country’s east coast. Other cities with over 100,000 inhabitants include Gothenburg, Malmö, Västerås, Uppsala, Örebro and Linköping.

2. The oldest Swedish university, Uppsala University, was founded in 1477. The newest, Linnaeus University, was founded in 2010.

3. Despite its northerly location, the Gulf Stream makes the climate in Sweden temperate. During the summer months (June-August), temperatures often reach the high 20s or low 30s Celsius. Winters are usually snowy – but Swedish engineering means you’re always warm indoors!

4. Swedes are ranked #1 in the world for English skills amongst non-native speakers, meaning you can speak English wherever you go. Sweden’s official language is Swedish.

5. The world’s largest underground iron ore mine is located in Kiruna, in the north of Sweden. Northern Sweden is also home to Facebook’s European data center, powered with renewable hydropower; a sophisticated space research center; and one of the automotive industry’s main testing sites, where the latest models are primed for the market.

6. The Nobel Prize is given each year in Sweden for extraordinary achievements in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and economic sciences. Students in Sweden can enter a draw to attend the Nobel Banquet and mingle alongside the Laureates.

7. You might already know that companies like IKEA, H&M, Volvo and Ericsson are Swedish. But did you know that Sweden is also a hub for software and game development? Spotify, Skype, Minecraft, Battlefield and Candy Crush – amongst many others – are Swedish innovations.

8. Mountains, forests, islands and open fields: Sweden offers beautiful, largely untouched nature that’s always just a short trip away. The Right of Public Access means you can roam freely through nature to hike, camp or just pick berries and mushrooms.

9. Sweden is one of the world’s most eco-friendly countries – just 1% of household waste ends up in a dump, with the rest being recycled or turned into biofuel. 48% of energy used in Sweden is renewable, with a large proportion coming from hydropower and biofuels and an increasing amount coming from wind power.

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