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Study in Sweden

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Why study in Sweden?

This Scandinavian country can offer students beautiful landscapes, and exciting progressive cities. It is a country filled with some impressive education options too.

There is a sense of community and tolerance in Sweden. Studying as an international student will allow you to immerse yourself in a creative, innovative, and exciting country.

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What are the best programs in Sweden?

Swedish universities have lots of freedom when it comes to implementing their teaching methods and graduate programs. The university system is based on research and teaching, with many universities allowed to govern themselves.

With an economy that is driven by science and technology, Swedish universities often have a focus on these areas although there is a wide range of courses on offer; you are also able to find business schools, medical universities, and engineering universities.

Whether you’re looking to study for a BA, BSc, MBA, or doctorate degree, Studee can help you find the perfect place to study in Sweden.

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What is the cost of studying in Sweden?

University education in Sweden is free for Swedish, Swiss, and EU students, with many courses now taught in English to attract more international enrollments. For other international students tuition fees are €9,000 - €15,000 per year.

You will need to be able to budget around €9,000 a year to cover living costs in Sweden. University accommodation is most international students’ preferred living option, as it allows you to meet fellow students and settle into life in Sweden more easily. It’s also often cheaper, as many halls will also provide you with food and study areas.

Student reviews for Sweden

  • Priscilla Osei Tutuwaa
    Ghana
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University West Politics
    What's it like to study in Sweden?
    The country I study in it’s so cool and relaxing everyone in school seems helpful and friendly.
  • Simona Simkute
    Lithuania
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University West Child Studies
    What's it like to study in Sweden?
    I like the Swedish system though I do not know much about living in Sweden.
  • Nisreen Almasri
    Sweden
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University West Computer Engineering
    What's it like to study in Sweden?
    Nice place, traffic and transportations are available, I like it
  • Augustine Ameh
    Nigeria
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University West Manufacturing Engineering
    What's it like to study in Sweden?
    The people in Trollhatan are just wonderful and always ready to make you feel at home
  • Patrick Kankam
    South Africa
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University West Business Administration
    What's it like to study in Sweden?
    Sweden is a nice place to study because everyone is friendly and the place is safe to live in.

Key facts

  • Krona Kr Currency
  • 350,000 Student population
  • Swedish Language
  • 35 Universities

Where can you study in Sweden?

A big part of life in Sweden is the outdoors. Sweden is home to a stunning landscape, with beautiful islands, wilderness, and lots of wildlife. Try hiking and camping in the north, boating, and fishing across its many waters, and foraging for berries in its woodlands.

However, if you’re more of a city person, then Sweden has plenty to offer, particularly in capital Stockholm and second largest city Gothenburg. You’ll find plenty of stylish bars and clubs, restaurants serving Swedish classics like meatballs and lingonberry jam, as well as plenty of seafood.

Sweden is a well connected country, with motorways serving most parts of the country and connecting it to Denmark. It’s airport hub is in Stockholm with both the Arlanda and Skavasta airports, while the ports of Gothenburg and the shared Copenhagen-Malmo port welcome travellers by sea.

Stockholm is the only city to have a subway system in Sweden.

Universities in Sweden

What are the requirements to study in Sweden?

Qualifications

Students applying to study in Sweden must have successfully completed post-16 education. The score requirements for the qualifications you hold are set at a university level so depends on where you are applying and which subject. For master’s programs, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree. Your secondary post-16 education may also be reviewed.

English language tests

Sweden requires students studying in English to hold a qualification in English language proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS.

Sweden student visa

If you’re from outside the EU / EEA and your program lasts longer than three months, then you’ll need to arrange for a residence permit before arriving in Sweden.

A residence permit can be organized through your nearest Swedish embassy or consulate. Depending on where you hold citizenship, the process and documents needed can vary.

Sweden student visa requirements

How to study in Sweden

  1. Find a university in Sweden and a program you’d like to study
  2. Apply on the Swedish government’s admissions website
  3. Create an account and select the undergraduate or postgraduate program you’re interested in
  4. Check that you meet any general country requirements
  5. Upload your supporting documents in your application profile
  6. Pay your application fee and submit the application
  7. Receive an offer from a university
  8. Accept your offer and pay any necessary fees and deposits
  9. Apply for your Swedish residence permit

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