Sweden as a country is known for its inventions and universities with academic excellence that help students build a great career. There is more in Sweden that any EU country can offer. The scenic outdoor locations, cultural rezenduous and lip smacking delicacies foods available everywhere. So come on, check out what Sweden has to offer for you. Almost 40 universities are located in Sweden, many of which make it into top ranks globally, such as Uppsala University, Lund University or Stockholm University. Sweden has been one of the European pioneers for switching to English-language tuition and offers a whopping 900 degrees to choose from.
Studying in Sweden is free of charge for citizens of the EU/EEA and those with a permanent Swedish residence permit. Others may have to pay tuition fees that commonly ranges between 80,000 and 140,000 SEK per year – ca. 8,000 to 15,000 EUR, or 9,000 to 17,000 USD. There is also an application fee for those from outside the EU/EEA.
- Capital – Stockholm
- Largest city – Stockholm
- Population: 9.517 million
- GDP: $525.7 billion
- Number of Universities: 51
- Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)
- Official Languages: Swedish
- SEK 8370 per month(Swedish Krona per month)*
- There are over 50 institutions offering higher education in Sweden.
- Degrees are generally offered at three levels: bachelors, masters and doctoral.
- Greater autonomy is given to Institutions to structure courses and programmes according to their own needs, using a credit system, allowing students to have say in their learning and education.
- Masters programmes are offered in close collaborate with local industry and institutions are obliged to interact with the local community while specialising in specific subject areas.
Cost For Study Programs
Average annual fee (in CAD*)
80,000 SEK to 140,000 SEK per year*
Postgraduate master’s degree
90,000 SEK to 130,000 SEK per year*
Intakes – Jan / August
Major Intake – Jan / August
Why study in Sweden ?
- World class research nation with internationally recognised qualifications
- High quality education that’s backed by centuries of tradition
- Students studying at Sweden institutions may take part-time or vacation work without needing to obtain permission from the local job
- Courses with cutting edge technology and high end research
- Liberal scholarships up to 100%
- IELTS/TOEFL not required for Engineers
- Beautiful cities, efficient public transportation, peaceful country with minimum pollution
- Industry centric courses to give students practical experience and skill independence to make them competitive.
- Rigorous quality control on all courses taught
- Most universities fully subsidize tuition costs for students, regardless of their nationality , making education quite affordable
- Sizeable number of courses offered in English so foreign language should not be a barrier for international students.
- Excellent International study environment with all programs taught in English
- One of the most technically strong countries in terms of inventions
- Three Swedish universities figures in the list of world’s top 100 universities
- One of the strongest economies in the world
- Birthplace of many successful innovative companies like Volvo, Scania, Ericsson, Tetrapak Ikea, H&M, Eletrolux
POST STUDY WORK OPTIONS
- Unlimited work rights for students while studying(Dependents can join)
6 months stay back
Universities in Sweden
- Blekinge Institute of Technology
- Chalmers University of Technology
- Dalarna University
- Halmstad University
- Jönköping University
- Karlstad University
- Karolinska Institutet
- Kristianstad University
- KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- Linköping University
- Linnaeus University
- Luleå University of Technology
- Lund University
- Mälardalen University
- Malmö University
- Mid Sweden University
- Örebro University
- SLU – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- Södertörn University in Stockholm
- Sophiahemmet University College
- Stockholm School of Economics
- Stockholm University
- Umeå University
- University of Borås
- University of Gävle
- University of Gothenburg
- University of Skövde
- University West
- Uppsala University
- World Maritime University (WMU)
Job market for graduates
Sweden is home to a number of internationally successful corporations – think Volvo, IKEA or H&M – but also to some of the most exciting startups of recent years – think Skype or Spotify. The internationality of such employers as well as the high proficiency of English among Swedes make it fairly easy for qualified international graduates to get the foot in the door of the Swedish job market, even when their knowledge of Swedish is limited. Sweden’s government has also put an effort into decreasing red tape for foreign nationals looking to join the local workforce.
As its Nordic neighbours, Sweden is known for freezing winters and short mild summers. While the winters are long and dark, the summers are particularly rewarding when the sky never really goes dark. In late/mid-June, Swedes celebrate the summer solstice, called “midsommar”.
Sweden is located in the very North of Europe, in between Finland and Norway. Its largest international airport is Stockholm Arlanda with over 170 destinations worldwide. Most smaller university cities in Sweden are close to local airports that can be reached via Arlanda or Stockholm’s second, mostly domestic airport, Bromma. (Word of advice for first-time visitors: Be wary of taxi scammers and always check prices on the sticker in the window. Many things in Sweden are highly regulated, but taxi prices are not.) Sweden also has a well-developed train network and a number of overland bus companies. From the coast, you can also often take ferries to other countries along the Baltic Sea.