Sweden is known for its openness toward the international community – and its education system is no exception. International students from all over the world study in Sweden, where there are over 1,000 degree programs taught entirely in English. Unlike many countries, Sweden gives their international students the right to work in Sweden during their studies. If you're interested in working in Sweden - the innovation capital of Europe - after you complete your studies, you can apply for time to search for employment even if you're not from an EU/EEA country. Read on through this Study in Sweden guide to learn the practicalities of how to study in Sweden as well as get a glimpse into student life.
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Learn more about how to study in Sweden:
In order to study in Sweden, you'll need to meet general entry requirements in addition to program-specific entry requirements.
Tuition Fees & Study Costs
How expensive is it to study in Sweden? Yearly higher education costs in Sweden vary depending on the university and program.
If you're considering studying in Sweden, you'll be relieved to know that Sweden has a clear easy-to-follow process to apply for studies.
Read about the experiences that other international students like you have had during their studies abroad in Sweden.
Applying to universities in Sweden is a lot simpler than other countries thanks to a centralized application system.
Swedish universities offer degree programs according to the European standard. Browse a full list of higher education institutes in Sweden.
Depending on the country you grew up in, you may or may not be surprised by the differences you encounter while studying in Sweden. So what is it like to study in Sweden on a cultural level?
Swedish is a northern Germanic language and is closely related to Norwegian and Danish. If you do want to learn Swedish, most Universities offer language courses for international students.
Wondering what it's like to study abroad in Sweden? Leaving your country to study abroad is about more than just the classroom!
Sweden grants international students the right to work while they study. And if you're from an EU/EEA country, you automatically have the right to stay and work after your studies.
There are many opportunities for international students studying in Sweden to receive scholarships, both from universities, and from other governmental and private organizations.
The content of this study guide has been developed in partnership with Study in Sweden.
About Study in Sweden
Studyinsweden.se is a comprehensive, official resource on studying in Sweden for prospective and current international students. Studyinsweden.se is built and maintained by the Swedish Institute, a public agency tasked with promoting Sweden abroad.