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Sweden

A great place to live and study, Sweden is the 14th most peaceful country in the world according to GPI or Global Peace Index. Almost 85% of the people can speak English, and the country offers considerable opportunities for those looking for part-time or full-time jobs, as well as post-graduation opportunities.

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Discover Sweden

Discover Sweden

Ranked first as the most sustainable country in the world by RobecoSAM, Sweden is loved for its clean outdoors as well as for the respect the Swedish people show to their environment.

Sweden is divided into 25 provinces called landskap, and though the provinces serve no political or administrative purpose, they represent strong cultural, geographical and historical identities of the people.

Key Facts

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end August to mid-January

Intakes

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38

Listed Universities

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14

Ranked Universities

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€8000 - €13000

Average Tution Fees

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€800 – €900

Range Living Cost

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28,000

International Students

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Top Universities

  • Karolinska Institutet
  • Uppsala University
  • Lund University
  • Stockholm University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Umea University
  • Linkoping University

Courses

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and Fishery Arts
  • Design and Media
  • Business Administration and Economics
  • Computer Science and Engineering Education
  • Health and Medical Care
  • Humanities Journalism
  • Communication and Information
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Materials, Construction and Manufacturing

Why study in Sweden

Well-known for its long academic tradition, it is a country that encourages original thinking, free expression and the right to question and challenge established conventions with arguments that are properly grounded in reason and empirical observation.

  • Three of the Top 100 universities are in Sweden.

  • High quality and creative approach to education

  • Informal and knowledge-oriented classroom sessions encouraging innovation, creative thinking and problem-solving mindset.

Student Life in Sweden

Student Life

Student life in Sweden offers plenty of opportunity whether you choose to study in a city or a smaller, rural town. Joining the student union is a great idea, and will help you meet other like-minded students as well as helping you find accommodation and providing support with your studies should you need it.

The student union will also provide specific support for international students. They’ll help you with orientation when you arrive, assist with settling into life on the university campus, and will arrange events such as live bands, theatre groups and many others to help you meet people and make new friends.

Tuition Fees

  • SEK 80000 – SEK 110000

    Average tuition for undergraduate

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  • SEK 120000 - SEK 145000

    Average fees for laboratory-based programmes

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  • SEK 80000 - SEK 130000

    Average fees for MBA related programmes

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Cost of Living

Students will typically need around SEK 8500 per month to live comfortably whilst studying in Sweden. Of course, this will depend upon where you’re living and if you share your accommodation with friends.

Average Monthly Costs

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    SEK 4,070

    Accomodation

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    SEK 750

    Study Materials

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    SEK 300

    Mobile & Internet

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    SEK 580

    Travel & Others

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    SEK 2,000

    Movies & Others

Work and study in the Sweden

Sweden is a great place for students. Besides an excellent academic reputation, the country also imposes no constraints on students taking jobs alongside their studies. The universities themselves arrange job fairs and seminars where students can meet potential employers and look for part-time, or full-time jobs.

However, the academic life in Sweden is demanding, and you will be expected to dedicate the equivalent of a full-time working week (40 hours) towards further reading and coursework in addition to your scheduled classroom hours. For this reason, many students find it very hard, if not impossible to combine work with their studies whilst living in Sweden, especially because any further applications for residence permits may be denied if you have not made sufficient progress.

Work and Study in Sweden

Entry Requirements

For a Bachelor’s degree

Successful completion of the secondary school program is the normal requirement for admission to undergraduate study. Bachelor's degrees in Sweden normally require three or four years of full-time study.

Master’s Level

A master's degree in Sweden typically requires 2 years of study after successful completion of an honours baccalaureate.

Ph.D or Doctoral studies

The normal qualification for a doctoral program is a master's degree, A minimum of three years and up to four or five years of study and research, as well as a dissertation, are the normal requirements for a doctorate

Language Requirements

Shortlist each university will have their own requirements of specific language tests and scores, you will also need to meet the minimum requirement of the Border Agency in order to secure your student visa if you need one

Sweden Scholarships

Scholarships

A number of Swedish institutes, universities and other bodies offer scholarship and grants. It’s a great idea to do your research to find out what schemes you might be eligible for. Contacting your preferred university is an ideal place to start your research, and you can also check out the following scholarships which are offered by individual organisations.

Visa

Depending which country you are from, you will need a visa if the period of your study is less than three months. You will also need to apply for residence permit if your period of study is more than three months. You can find out more information, including which countries are affected, by checking the Swedish Migration Agency’s website.

Sweden student visa requirements

  • You must have a full-time place at an accredited university
  • You should have paid the first instalment of your tuition fees
  • A valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity
  • A letter of admission from your university
  • Proof of your financial capability
  • Other supporting documents

Scholarships or Bursaries

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