Higher Education Institutes in Sweden

Swedish Universities

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Higher Education in Sweden

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Swedish universities offer degree programmes according to the European standard. Most courses require full-time study, or 40 hours every week. Sweden has a highly independent learning style, so while you may only attend a few hours of lecture each week, you'll be expected to read, research, and meet with classmates to get the most out of your time in the classroom.

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If you're ready to compare universities, you can browse our complete listing of Swedish higher education.

Blekinge Institute of Technology

One of the most distinctly profiled universities in Sweden, where applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth are in focus.

Chalmers University of Technology

At Chalmers University of Technology, students and researchers from around the world work as a team to develop the technology of tomorrow.

Dalarna University

What makes Dalarna University (DU) so special is the concept of closeness: close contact between students and teachers, and you’re always close to adventure.

Ersta Sköndal University College

Ersta Sköndal University College is dedicated to studies in the fields of social work, nursing and health care, psychotherapy, theology and church music and has a clear ethical and religious focus.

GIH – the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH) has been home to ground-breaking health science for over 200 years.

Halmstad University

Halmstad University offers cutting-edge programmes in one of Sweden’s greenest, most liveable and most innovative small coastal cities.

Jönköping University

Jönköping University (JU) is an international university in the heart of Sweden. JU is one of the most international universities in Sweden in terms of the number of international students and faculty as well as student-exchange opportunities.

KMH – Royal College of Music in Stockholm

Orchestrating excellence in music education for more than two centuries. Open-mindedness and an inquisitive spirit are in the spotlight at KMH, and the school, like music itself, never stops changing and developing. 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

A leading European technical university in the heart of Stockholm. KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden.

Karlstad University

Karlstad University (KU) is a young university with an adventurous outlook. As one of the youngest universities in Sweden, we aim to be adventurous in challenging the established and exploring the unknown.

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet (KI) – renowned medical university and home of the Nobel Assembly. KI is a one-faculty university dedicated solely to the medical and health sciences, with a reputation for top quality research and innovation. 


A leading design school in Stockholm, Konstfack, the largest university college of arts, crafts and design in Sweden, was established in 1844 and educates more than 900 students each year.

Kristianstad University

A modern university with a friendly spirit. Kristianstad University (HKR) is an international, modern and progressive university situated in southern Sweden.

Linköping University

A leading young comprehensive university in a friendly city. LiU is known for student-centred learning with a high student satisfaction rate, an interdisciplinary approach to studies and close collaboration with the business world.

Linnaeus University

A modern university in southeastern Sweden with a strong international profile. LNU is named after Carl Linnaeus, the most famous and world-renowned Swedish scientist of the last few centuries. 

Luleå University of Technology

Unique degrees at the northernmost university of technology in Scandinavia. Luleå University of Technology is the northernmost university of technology in Scandinavia. We offer world-class education and research in a variety of unique fields.

Lund University

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Lund University (LU) is one of the world’s top 100 universities and the most popular university in Sweden for international students. 

Malmö University

Multi-disciplinary programmes designed to keep you ahead of the competition at a modern and globally-aware university in an inventive city.

Mid Sweden University

A forward-thinking university in the centre in Sweden. We combine the intimacy of a small college with the educational variety and resources of a large university.

Mälardalen University

A young university with a modern approach to teaching located in one of Sweden’s main business regions.

Royal Institute of Art

An independent college of fine arts in Stockholm. RIA is an independent fine arts university college. Our small size creates an intimate atmosphere and allows students a high degree of influence over their studies.

SLU – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

SLU brings a sustainable Swedish perspective to the study of biological natural resources. SLU is Sweden’s only university of agricultural sciences, with a focus on sustainability. 

SMI – University College of Music Education in Stockholm

An independent institute of music education in the heart of Stockholm. SMI is an independent university college offering degree programmes in music and related arts education. 

Sophiahemmet University College

Sophiahemmet University is a modern university with high-quality education and research in Nursing Science and related areas. We offer regular campus programs and courses as well as contract education.

Stockholm School of Economics

One of Europe’s leading business schools with unique ties to the Scandinavian and Nordic business communities.SSE is an international business school in the heart of Stockholm offering rigorous education in business administration and economics at all levels.

Stockholm School of Theology

Stockholm School of Theology /Teologiska högskolan Stockholm (THS) is the major provider of religious and human rights education in the Stockholm region.

Stockholm University

Sweden’s largest university and one of Europe’s leading centres for higher education and research in science, humanities, social sciences and law, located in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals.

Stockholm University of the Arts

Stockholm University of the Arts was inaugurated on January 1, 2014 when DOCH University of Dance and Circus, the University College of Opera, and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts merged in order to create a leading international education- and research milieu.

Södertörn University

Södertörn University offers high-quality research and education in a friendly atmosphere and an inspiring environment.

Umeå University

2015 marks the 50th anniversary for the largest institution of higher education in northern Sweden, with over 31,500 students. UMU is renowned for its comprehensive educational approach and creative learning environments, including its large ‘American style’ main campus and contemporary Arts Campus by the riverside.

University West

A modern university with a focus on work-integrated learning. University West is a dynamic university with a clear focus on education and research of high international quality. 

University of Borås

A unique, modern university located in a centre for Swedish commerce. The University of Borås is known for its unique educational offerings, including some programmes that are only offered here.

University of Gothenburg

A leading comprehensive university in the heart of Gothenburg. Since 1891, students at the University of Gothenburg (GU) have enjoyed our comprehensive range of degree programmes, benefitted by continuous access to the latest research.

University of Gävle

A strong regional university with a focus on sustainable living. The University of Gävle is a medium-sized university with a strong regional presence and a global network. 

University of Skövde

Hi-tech and modern with close ties to industry. The University of Skövde is a modern and welcoming university with first-class programmes and internationally competitive research, a place where we strive for the greatest accomplishments. 

Uppsala University

Uppsala university – since 1477. The first university in Sweden. Top 100 in the world. Uppsala University is internationally recognised as being one of the top 100 universities in the world.

Örebro University

A young, comprehensive university offering competitive research and education. Students choose Örebro University for our broad range of courses and programmes. 


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Last update: 24 Oct 2016