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Why study in Sweden

  • Sweden ranks among the world’s most innovative nations
  • It is clean, safe and has a high standard of living
  • The Swedish higher education system is renowned for its quality and several Swedish universities are ranked as being among the world’s best
  • Sweden has been named the most sustainable country in the world for its use of renewable energy and is aiming for 100 percent renewable energy production by 2040
  •  IELTS waiver is possible for engineering / technical institutes
  • No requirement of learning Swedish at admission time
  • Numerous programs with well paid internships possible
  • Unlimited part time work rights for international students
  • New funds acceptable for student visa application

Education System in Sweden

Education System in Sweden

Sweden places great importance on its education system and promotes equality, innovation, and creativity across all fields with a focus on being a leading country in research. The Swedish Council for Higher Education evaluates foreign qualifications and how they are comparable to the Swedish education system, with higher education divided into first, second, and third-cycle courses and programs.

The education system is tax-financed and open to all without fees, with primary schools run by the municipalities and secondary schools and universities administered by the state.

Upper secondary education in Sweden is optional.. Sweden follows the ECTS system and after the successful completion of full-time study, the student will have achieved 30 credit points (högskolepoäng), which is equivalent to 30 ECTS or 15 US credits.



  • August (Major intake)
  • January (Minor intake; 2 3 programs available)
  • Deadlines
  • 15 th January (Major intake)
  • 17 th August (Minor Intake)

Popular Courses

Popular courses

  • Bachelor’s programs
  • Business and Management '
  • Game Design and Graphics
  • Energy Transition Sustainability and Leadership
  • Network Design and Computer Management
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Computer Science
  • Masters Programs
  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial Management
  • International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Solar Energy Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Production
  • Sustainable Management
  • International Financial Analysis
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Sciences
  • Business and Management

Tuition Fees and Living costs

Tuition and Living costs

Level of Education

Tuition Fees per year 

Bachelor's Degree

SEK 10,00,00 to SEK 13,00,00 per year

Master’s Degree

8,70,000 to SEK 1,45,000 per year

The application should be able to show SEK 8528 pm towards living expenses and accommodation.

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There are several scholarships available for international students who wish to study in Sweden. Some of the well-known scholarships are:

  • Umeå University 2023-2024 Scholarship: Umeå University offers scholarships each year, in conjunction with the Autumn semester admission, to academically talented and high-achieving students. The scholarships offered are in the form of tuition-waivers.
  •  Lund University Global Scholarship: This is a selective and merit-based scholarship in Sweden offered to high-achieving students from outside the EU/EEA. The application process does not take into account the student's financial background.
  • Jönköping University Scholarship: This scholarship is offered annually on behalf of the Swedish government and is intended for students who pay tuition fees. It covers 30% of the fee for bachelor and master programs.
  • Liu Foreign Scholarship: This scholarship is designed to help international master's degree students who have a strong academic record. The scholarship lowers tuition expenses by 25, 50, or 75 percent.
  •  Blekinge Institute of Technology Scholarship, Linkoping International Scholarship, Uppsala University Scholarship, University of Skövde Scholarships: These are also some of the top scholarships in Sweden.

In addition to these scholarships, there are also other scholarships offered by organisations such as the Jack Jones Scholarship, Open Society Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships, Produktexperter Scholarship, Rotary International district and global grants, and others. 

The Swedish Institute, a government authority, also receives funding each year for scholarships to international students. They have several programs available.

Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation

International students in Sweden have several options for student accommodation:

  • University-organised accommodation: This type of accommodation is only available to non-EU/EEA students. Lund University provides housing services for international students and manages a limited number of rooms and flats in Lund, Helsingborg, and Malmö.
  •  Corridor rooms or flats arranged by the university: The university can assist international students with housing in corridor rooms or flats. In some cases, students might need to join a queue system for student housing.
  • Private accommodation: International students can also opt for private accommodation in Sweden, which is open to both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students.
  • Accommodation with Swedish families: A homestay programme is another option available to international students in Sweden where they can rent a room from a family and live with them while studying. The Homestay Sweden website can provide a variety of options.
  •  Student housing provided by municipalities: The municipality of Norrköping provides student housing for students admitted to Linköping University for two or more semesters. Colonia is a student complex on Campus Valla, which is student-led and arranges activity teams to help international students interact with Swedish people and culture.

The cost of student accommodation varies depending on the type of accommodation, city, and location of the accommodation in the city. Generally speaking, student housing offers the most student-budget friendly rents, with the cost of living in a corridor room in a student house usually between SEK 2900 to SEK 6000. As a student in Sweden, you may also be entitled to housing allowance (bostadsbidrag) from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) based on your income and rent.

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Top study locations

  • Stockholm is widely considered one of the top cities for studying in Sweden. Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and the largest by population, it is home to four of the biggest universities in the country - Stockholm University, Stockholm School of Economics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Karolinska Institute. 

    Other popular Swedish cities for international students are Lund, Gothenburg, Umea, Linkoping, Karlstad, and Vaxjo. These cities all have well-known universities where international students can get a variety of degrees.

Entry Requirements for Admissions

Entry Requirements for Admissions

  • For Bachelor’s degree:
  • Minimum 60 % in 12 th std. With Mathematics as a mandatory subject
  • IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (some programs may require higher IELTS of over all 6.5
  • For Master’s degree:
  • Completion of 4 years of Bachelors / 3 year Bachelors + 2 years Master’s degree in relevant study with minimum 65%
  • IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (waiver possible for Engineering students)
  • GMAT required for Masters in Business and Management, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Financial Management

Documents for Admissions

Documents for Admissions

To apply to universities in Sweden, the following documents are typically required:

  • HSCE / IEC / AISSCE / ISC / CVE / Polytechnic Diploma (for undergraduate programs)
  • Proof of having completed mathematics courses equivalent to the Swedish Mathematics 1a, 1b or 1c (for undergraduate programs)

In addition to these documents, the following general supporting documents are required from all applicants, regardless of the program they are applying to.

  • A copy of the passport photo page
  • Certificates and diplomas of completed Bachelor's degree
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester of the Bachelors program.

For bachelor's level studies, the general entry requirements are:

  • Successful completion of upper secondary (high school) education (post-16)
  • Proficiency in English

For masters level studies, the general requirement is the possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, which corresponds to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System. The admission requirements may vary depending on the university and the course/program you are applying to.

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