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Stockholm has an open, liberal and dynamic atmosphere that can accommodate different perspectives and attract talents from all over the world, making studying in Stockholm the perfect study abroad destination. The city spreads across 14 islands where Lake Mälaren and Baltic Sea meet, and is surrounded by the Stockholm archipelago. This composition has made Stockholm one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. With close-connected public transportation, students will find it easy to travel and navigate within the city. This easy and quick access to the natural environment makes up an important part of the Swedish leisure culture. Unlike other international cities, Stockholm has a comparatively cozy atmosphere which students will really come to love.

Every corner and street of Stockholm is filled with unique Nordic design and art. Stockholm’s metro provides the world’s longest exhibition, including paintings, mosaics and installations. Students studying in Stockholm who are looking for authentic Nordic creativity and inspiration will find many affordable design chains around the city. Window shopping in Stockholm is also a good way to develop a Nordic way of thinking.

Main attractions in Stockholm

History, culture, design, technology, nature; everything can be found in Stockholm

  • Gamla Stan: Gamla Stan preserves the best medieval architectures and street scenes, it is also a perfect place to stop and have a fika. Other famous attractions such as the Nobel Museum and Stockholm Cathedral can be discovered in the same district,
  • Drottningholm Palace: UNESCO World Heritage Site and the private residence of the royal family. The palace was built in 16th century under the commission of Queen Hedvig Eleanora.
  • The City Hall: The location of Nobel banquet for the renown Nobel prize. Its Golden Hall where the guest dance is built with 18 million gold mosaic tiles.
  • Djurgården: It consists of historic and cultural attractions like the Vasa Museum, Skansen Museum, as well as stunning green nature and parks to explore.

Education in Stockholm

Stockholm is undoubtedly a student-friendly city. The city contains several top-ranking universities in the world which offer high-quality programs not only for domestic students, but also international students wanting to study in Stockholm. Right behind Silicon Valley, Stockholm is the second most prolific tech and start-up hub in the world. Students can easily find opportunities to put their classroom knowledge into practice. Because most Swedes speak fluent English, it is not difficult for international students to live, work or participate in local activities in Stockholm.

Tuition in Sweden is also tuition-free for Swedish and EU-citizens, which is a huge appeal to many international students. Therefore, the learning environment is often very international.  

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