Study in SWEDEN
There are compelling reasons why you should study in Sweden. Innovation and creativity run deep: Sweden is a safe and modern country in northern Europe, and it has accrued a spectacular reputation as an innovator and a creative force. Sweden's famed corporate brands - like Volvo, Ikea, Ericsson, H&M and Saab - complement its cultural brands - like Bergman, Abba, Astrid Lindgren, Bjorn Borg, Strindberg and Garbo.

Highlights
  • Sweden has a long and proud history of academic excellence, with outstanding universities dating back to the 15th century. Sweden is the home of the Nobel Prize, the world's most prestigious academic distinction.
  • Today, Sweden’s reputation for innovation is built on close cooperation between industry and academia. Swedish universities are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking, and this reputation is cemented with rigorous quality control and nationally certified degrees. Sweden has one of the most ambitious educational evaluation programmes in Europe, aimed at maintaining this competitive edge.
  • Programmes are structured in response to student demand – the result is a student-centric education system, with open, informal relations between students and teachers, and where personal initiative and critical thought are prized.
  • The Swedish Institute grants hundreds of scholarships every year to help foreign students make their stay in Sweden more affordable. Currently, tuition fees for everyone are fully subsidised by the state. Sweden’s public spending on education is the OECD’s highest, at 4.9% of GDP. And because it costs to live in Sweden, foreign students can work while studying.
  • Many students studying in Sweden come from abroad – 8.5% of the student body, according to the OECD – making Sweden one of the world’s most inclusive countries for education. But there is room for more: The number grew by over 80% over the last 4-year period. There are now PhD candidates from some 80 countries working towards their degrees in Sweden.
  • Almost all Swedes speak fluent English. Many Swedish companies use English as their official working language. Foreign students find that this prevalence of English makes adapting to their new surroundings much easier.
Features
  • In Sweden, innovative ideas and new ways of thinking are cultivated and encouraged in an inclusive, dialogue-based climate. The focus is on translating theory into practical results by applying research to real-world problems.
  • Sweden offers a non-hierarchical and egalitarian environment where teachers and students from around the world collaborate in an informal and creative setting. Students have a direct influence, both as a collective and as individuals.
  • In Swedish academic culture, students practice thinking long-term and thinking sustainably: useful skills for your future and the planet’s. Sweden has a long tradition of actively pursuing global efforts in sustainable development.
  • In Sweden, everyone speaks two world languages: English and Equality.
  • Swedish society is known for its inclusiveness and egalitarianism. 
  • Many degree programmes in Sweden include internships, which are a great way to get real-world experience while you build your professional network.
Employment & Job Market
  • Sweden is recognised for its good working conditions and practices. It combines a capitalist economy with a strong public sector and welfare system. The job market is among the strongest in the world.
  • There is always a demand for skilled workers, especially in sectors such as:
  1.  business services;
  2. construction;
  3. education;
  4. engineering;
  5. healthcare;
  6. IT;
  7. science.
  • There are several multinational companies based in Sweden, namely:
  1. AstraZeneca;
  2. Ericsson;
  3. IKEA;
  4. H&M;
  5. SAAB;
  6. Skype;
  7. Spotify.
  • Workers’ rights are one of the cornerstones of the modern Swedish labour market. Labour unions are powerful, and collective bargaining has meant the development of an environment where employees’ health and safety comes first. In addition to union support, a government agency, the Swedish Work Environment Authority, ensures employees’ well-being at work. 
Fees and Expenses
  • The fees apply only to bachelor’s and master’s programmes and courses, while PhD programmes are tuition-free. Universities set their own tuition fees, and these vary between SEK 80,000–140,000 per academic year for most subjects.
  • The application fee for fee-paying students is SEK 900.
  • You will need to cover your living expenses during your study period, which amount to approximately SEK 7,300 per month.
  • Universities in Sweden with Scholarships for International Students:
  1. Blenkinge Institute of Technology
  2. University of Boras
  3. Chalmer’s University
  4. Dalarna University
  5. Gothenburg University
  6. Halmstad University
  7. Linnaeus University
  8. Mälardalen University



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