STUDY IN SWEDEN
Sweden has 53 universities and university colleges and tuition is free for EU students, although fees have recently been introduced for non-EU students.
- Given the country was the birthplace of the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize, it should hardly come as a surprise that its universities are well-regarded. At number 60, Lund University is the country's highest rated institution in the 2014–15 QS World University Rankings, followed by Uppsala University at 81.
- There are a large number of programmes taught in English, both at Master’s and Bachelor’s level. Study in Sweden provides a searchable database of all English-language courses.
Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of over 9.9 million.Sweden consequently has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54/sq mi), with the highest concentration in the southern half of the country. Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas.
One of the most important things that you need to know before you go into any country to study is what the people are like. Every culture is different, and it will be much easier for you to integrate and get used to the country if you understand how their people act and think before you even step off of the plane or train that you took to arrive in the country. If you were talking with someone from another country, you would likely notice how different they were, right? And, if you cared, you would help them better integrate into the new culture as best as you could, correct? That’s what we’re trying to do with this guide.
For you, arriving in Sweden is no different than someone arriving in your country. There are many traits that make the Swedes very different than their European counterparts; they’re even different from those who reside in the other Nordic countries. You will integrate much better if you understand and embrace the differences that you will find in your Swedish counterparts. Here are some of the things that you will notice about the Swedes and Sweden upon your arrival and through your interactions with the natives.
Swedes are very egalitarian, meaning that they are incredibly humble and don’t like to talk much about themselves. Boasting is actually looked down upon, unless you are being asked about an accomplishment or some other achievement that you have obtained. They are soft-spoken and don’t get angry very easily. They are probably some of the most non-confrontational people that you will ever meet. If they are cross with someone, they will talk about it in private; it is rare you will see a Swede lose their temper or raise their voice in a public setting.
Sweden Admissions uses a very efficient search engine and a simple online form for up to 12 university programs & corresponding scholarships.
Once a decision is reached you will receive the outcome of selection results & a letter of acceptance.
Once you have the tuition receipt after fee payment, you may apply for a resident permit from the Swedish Consulate.