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List of universities in Sweden

Swedish universities offer courses according to European standards. Most courses require full-time study or 40 hours per week. Sweden has a very independent learning style. While you may only attend a few hours of lectures per week, you will be expected to read, research, and meet with classmates to get the most out of your classroom time.

Find out how long the programs are, the format of study, whether you qualify, and how to apply by choosing which level of study you are aiming for.

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Blekinge Institute of Technology

One of the most prominent universities in Sweden with a focus on applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth.

Chalmers University of Technology

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

Dalarna University

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

First Skondal University College

Ersta Sköndal University College is devoted 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 hosted groundbreaking health sciences for over 200 years.

Halmstad University

Halmstad University offers state-of-the-art programs in one of Sweden's greenest, most livable and innovative small coastal towns.

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 number of international students and faculty, as well as student exchange opportunities.

KMH - Royal College of Music in Stockholm

Excellent music education for more than two centuries. Open-mindedness and curiosity are the focus at KMH, and the school, like the music itself, never stops changing and developing.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

A leading European technical university in the heart of Stockholm. The 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 adventurous prospects. As one of the youngest universities in Sweden, we want to be adventurous and challenge the established and explore the unknown.

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet (KI) - renowned medical university and seat of the Nobel Assembly. KI is a university with a faculty devoted exclusively to the medical and health sciences and is known for research and innovation of the highest quality.


A leading design school in Stockholm, Konstfack, the largest arts, crafts and design college in Sweden, was founded in 1844 and trains 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 in southern Sweden.

Linköping University

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

Linnaeus University

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

Luleå University of Technology

Unique degrees from the northernmost technical university in Scandinavia. Luleå Technical University is the northernmost technical university in Scandinavia. We provide world-class education and research in a variety of unique areas.

Lund University

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

Malmo University

Multidisciplinary programs designed to set you apart from the competition at a modern and globally known university in an inventive city.

Mid Sweden University

A future-oriented university in the center of Sweden. We combine the intimacy of a small college with the educational diversity and resources of a large university.

University of Mälardalen

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

Royal Institute of Art

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

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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

SMI - University of Music Education in Stockholm

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

Sophiahemmet University College

Sophiahemmet University is a modern university with high quality education and research in nursing and related fields. We offer regular campus programs and courses as well as contract training.

Stockholm School of Economics

One of the leading business schools in Europe with unique connections to the Scandinavian and Nordic business world. SESE is an international business school in the heart of Stockholm that offers rigorous training in business and economics at all levels.

Stockholm Faculty of Theology

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

Stockholm University

Sweden's largest university and one of the leading European centers for higher education and research in the fields of science, humanities, social and law sciences in one of the most dynamic capital cities in the world.

Stockholm University of the Arts

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

Södertörn University

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

Umeå University

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the largest university in northern Sweden with over 31,500 students. UMU is known for its comprehensive approach to education and creative learning environments, including the large main American-style campus and the riverside contemporary art campus.

University of West

A modern university with an emphasis on work-based 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 in a center for Swedish trade. Borås University is known for its unique educational offering, including some programs that are only available 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 extensive range of courses, which benefit from continuous access to the latest research results.

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 programs and internationally competitive research. Here we strive for the greatest achievements.

Uppsala University

Uppsala University - since 1477. The first university in Sweden. Top 100 in the world. Uppsala University is internationally recognized as one of the 100 best universities in the world.

Örebro University

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

Find out more about studying in Sweden:


Sweden is known for its openness to the international community - and its education system is no exception.

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entry requirements

To study in Sweden, you must meet the general entry requirements in addition to the program-specific entry requirements.

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Tuition fees & study costs

How expensive is it to study in Sweden? The annual cost of higher education in Sweden varies by university and program.

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Student visas

If you are considering studying in Sweden, you will be relieved to know that Sweden has a clear, easy-to-follow procedure to apply to study.

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Student stories

Read about the experiences of other international students like you while studying abroad in Sweden.

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Application process

Applying to Swedish universities is much easier than in other countries thanks to a centralized application system.

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Swedish culture

Depending on the country you grew up in, you may or may not be surprised by the differences you may find while studying in Sweden. So what is it like to study in Sweden on a cultural level?

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Learn swedish

Swedish is a North Germanic language and is closely related to Norwegian and Danish. If you want to learn Swedish, most universities offer language courses for international students.

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students life

Wondering what it's like to study abroad in Sweden? Leaving your country to study abroad is about more than just the classroom!

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Student jobs

Sweden grants international students the right to work while studying. And if you come from an EU / EEA country, you automatically have the right to stay and work after your studies.

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International students studying in Sweden have many opportunities to obtain scholarships from both universities and other government and private organizations.

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The content of this study guide was developed in collaboration with Study in Sweden.

About studying in Sweden

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