Stretching over 1500 kilometers, Sweden is home to white beaches in the south, snow-covered mountains in the north, and beautiful lakes and forests between. Nature is a very important part of life in Sweden, and is always within close proximity for both those living in rural areas as well as in the cities. Temperatures in Sweden drop in the frigid winters, but are pleasant and warm in the summer, drawing almost every Swede outside to soak up the long hours of sunlight.
Sweden in short facts and figures
Official language: Swedish
Government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
Area: 174,000 square miles/ 450,000 square kilometers (3rd largest country in Western Europe)
Population: 9.4 million
Life expectancy: Men 79 years, women 83 years
Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)
Calling code: +46
Sweden has a rich history stemming back to the infamous Vikings, the first people to travel the world. Throughout Sweden are artifacts from this time, including rune stones (Viking writings) and rebuilt Viking villages. Since Sweden was neutral throughout the World Wars, the country has not suffered the war injuries that other European countries have, and the historical architecture from different eras is still intact.
Today, the people of Sweden are early adopters of international trends with world-renowned, innovative art, music, and design industries. Great companies such as IKEA and H&M were developed here and still have their headquarters in Sweden.
In this Study in Sweden guide
Sweden is known for its openness toward the international community – and the education system is no exception. Around 30,000 foreign students from all over the world study in Sweden, where schools maintain a high education standard. Read on through this Study in Sweden guide for all the in’s and out’s of education in Sweden, including the different types of higher educational institutes in Sweden and a few practical details you should consider during your preparations for studying in Sweden.
Education in Sweden
Practicalities when you study in Sweden
City Guides in Sweden
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