It is a big step to study abroad, and the options are almost limitless. So what makes Sweden stand out as a study destination?
Develop skills for tomorrow
Studying in Sweden is different. Swedish universities have an open climate, with a strong focus on group work. This will give you valuable skills for the future. The global job market values ambitious, innovative and perceptive team players. Swedish universities foster these qualities through a forward-thinking culture where you’re close to the latest ideas and trends.
Swedish masters’ degree programs offer unusual opportunities to turn theory into practice. Many programs also cooperate closely with the industry, offering students the possibility to mix study and practical work. This gives you distinct advantages over your peers when entering the job market.
Sweden has three universities in top 100 and eleven in the top 500 of the 2010 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Living in Sweden
Sweden is an open, multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming international students.
Currently, some 30,000 foreign students are studying in Sweden, making for a vibrant, international study environment. Swedes have some peculiar cultural traits, but they are deeply proud of having built a society that promotes equality between the sexes, tolerance and inclusiveness.
As a student in Sweden, you will have ample opportunity to make new friends. A good part of your social life will revolve around your student union. The union can often help you with finding accommodation and other practical matters. Do make sure you are covered by adequate health insurance while in Sweden.
You will probably need to get a residence permit or visa, maybe even before you arrive in Sweden. To get a residence permit, you need to show you have sufficient funds to pay for living expenses in Sweden. But there are ways in which you can mitigate the financial strain: Sweden allows students to work for the duration of their studies.
Scholarships are available from the majority of Sweden’s universities. If you wish to apply for funding, you must apply directly to the individual university in which you are interested.
Who can apply?
Students must contact the individual university they are interested in for more information.
When can I apply?
Each university has their own schedule for when students can begin applying, and deadlines. You must contact the school you are interested in for more information.
How can I find out more?
You will find further information on the university’s website. Please note that each university is responsible for their scholarship program.