Guide to Studying Abroad in Sweden

Why Study in Sweden?

A pioneer in design, technology, and education, Sweden is a prime destination for study abroad in Scandinavia with close access to the European continent.. If you are considering where to study abroad, Sweden might be perfect for you: you can study a variety of subjects including sustainable technology, business, and design at world-leading universities. You can master the art of Fika and see the Northern Lights. You can even explore literary heritage and progressive culture in the same day. Scroll to learn more about studying abroad in Sweden.

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Universities in Sweden

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All About Studying in Sweden

Learn more about studying abroad in Sweden and review enrollment options to study abroad for a semester or year.

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How to Study in Sweden

Familiarize yourself with the steps you'll need to take in order to study abroad in Sweden, including important application deadlines.

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Why Study in Sweden

Read five great reasons why Sweden is an amazing study abroad destination -- plus one bonus reason that will stick with you long after returning home.

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Plan Your Budget for Studying in Sweden

Look beyond any sticker shock and learn thrifty tips on how you can live and study in Sweden on a budget -- and explore the countryside too.

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Top Subjects to Study in Sweden

Learn about some of the top disciplines and fields that you can study in Sweden, and what makes Sweden a top destination for each.

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Where to Study in Sweden?

Dive deeper into some of Sweden's amazing cities and towns, compare universities, and narrow down which Swedish city you'd like to study abroad in.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to study in Sweden?

Rules for visas and residence permits for international students in Sweden vary depending on country of citizenship. Check out the Study in Sweden website for details and guidelines.

Are there scholarships to study abroad in Sweden?

Yes, there are a number of scholarships available! Many organizations offer scholarships along with various Swedish Universities. To research what is available and if you’re eligible check out the scholarships page on the Study in Sweden website.

Do I need to know Swedish to study abroad in Sweden?

Although Swedish is the official language of Sweden, the vast majority of Swedes speak English and at a high level. A large number of university degree programs are also taught in English. To learn more about the languages in Sweden visit the Study in Sweden website.

Where do I find accommodation while studying in Sweden?

Many universities offer accommodation services for international students, whether that be providing guaranteed housing or giving advice on how to find your own housing. You can find out more about the various housing types and costs on the Study in Sweden accommodation page.

Can I get a full degree in Sweden?

Yes, you can obtain your full degree while studying in Sweden. Search for bachelor’s and master’s programs taught in English at Swedish universities, here.

Can I have a job while I’m studying in Sweden?

International students in Sweden are allowed to work alongside their studies and this provides a great way to prepare foCan I get a full degree in Sweden?r your future career. Most universities also have career services departments that can help you find a part-time job while you’re studying in Sweden. To learn more, check out the Study in Sweden website.

What does social life in Sweden look like?

Social life at Swedish universities varies from place to place, but no matter where in Sweden your studies take you, there’s no shortage of activities. For more information on various student groups, nightlife, city life, sports activities and more, visit the Study in Sweden student life page or follow the Study in Sweden Student Blog, here.

Can I stay in Sweden for work after my studies are over?

Yes, citizens of non-EU countries can apply to stay in Sweden for up to 6 months after their studies to find a job. Once you find a job you can then apply for a work permit to stay in Sweden. Check out Study in Sweden’s tips for launching your career in Sweden.

Win a Free Flight to Study in Sweden

Study in Sweden in collaboration with Go Overseas has given away a free flight to a student going to study abroad in Sweden and will run a second free flight contest in October. More details and dates to come soon.

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