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WHY STUDY IN SWEDEN?

While you’re in Sweden, creative, independent and critical thinking are thoroughly encouraged, opening a myriad of opportunities for the students and giving them a chance to think from a fresher perspective. A leader in innovation, it has the highest investment in research in the world, with respect to the GDP.

It is home to some of the world’s best universities, despite a small size of population and boasts of a history in academic brilliance.

With a strong focus on rationality, reason and application of knowledge, being a student here would definitely open a host of opportunities. English being a widely spoken language, it becomes easier to gel with others. Breathtaking nature offering huge green forests, pristine beaches and ice-capped mountains will give you the opportunity to ski, hike, fish, swim and mountain bike. Known for their equality Swedes are regarded as among the most progressive in the world.

 

COST OF STUDY

In Sweden, the currency used is the Swedish krona (SEK).
10 INR = about 1.3 SEK

Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA/Nordic country or Switzerland studying at the bachelor’s or master’s level need to pay the-

Application fee- SEK900 approx
Tuition fee- varies per course, but a master’s programme may cost you SEK 129,000/year while bachelor programmes are relatively cheaper.

Depending upon the choice of course, the rates mentioned below might assist with budget planning-

Social sciences and humanities – SEK 80,000 – 110,000/year
Technical programmes and natural sciences – SEK 120,000 – 145,000/year
Architecture and design – SEK 190,000 – 270,000 /year

 

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

  1. Blekinge Institute of Technology
  2. Chalmers University of Technology
  3. Dalarna University
  4. Ersta Sköndal University College
  5. GIH – the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences
  6. Halmstad University
  7. Jönköping University
  8. KMH – Royal College of Music in Stockholm
  9. KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  10. Karlstad University
  11. Karolinska Institutet
  12. Konstfack
  13. Kristianstad University
  14. Linköping University
  15. Linnaeus University
  16. Luleå University of Technology
  17. Lund University
  18. Malmö University
  19. Mid Sweden University
  20. Mälardalen University
  21. Royal Institute of Art
  22. SLU – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  23. SMI – University College of Music Education in Stockholm
  24. Sophiahemmet University College
  25. Stockholm School of Economics
  26. Stockholm School of Theology
  27. Stockholm University
  28. Stockholm University of the Arts
  29. Södertörn University
  30. The Swedish Red Cross University College
  31. Umeå University
  32. University West
  33. University of Borås
  34. University of Gothenburg
  35. University of Gävle
  36. University of Skövde
  37. Uppsala University
  38. Örebro University

 

INTAKES

Intakes take place twice a year-
Autumn semester- August/September
Spring semester- January

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The application must include the following documents

Online application form

  • Documentation of general eligibility depending upon the course.
  • Proof of English proficiency- IELTS, TOEFLiBT, PTE, Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments, Cambridge ESOL
  • Documentation that shows programme-specific entry requirements have been met.

Students who are citizens of countries outside of the EU/EEA planning to study in Sweden for at least three months are required to apply for a residence permit for studies in Sweden.

 

WORK OPPORTUNITIES

There is no legal limit to the amount of hours international students can work during their studies. After completing your studies, you can apply to extend your residence permit to look for work for up to six months. (If you do want to work, learning Swedish is important – it’s often a requirement for jobs).