Almost 40 universities are located in Sweden, many of which make it into top ranks globally, such as Uppsala University, Lund University or Stockholm University. Sweden has been one of the European pioneers for switching to English-language tuition and offers a whopping 900 degrees to choose from. You can find programmes and universities here:
Almost 40 universities are located in Sweden, many of which make it into top ranks globally, such as Uppsala University, Lund University or Stockholm University. Sweden has been one of the European pioneers for switching to English-language tuition and offers a whopping 900 degrees to choose from. You can find programmes and universities here: https://studyinsweden.se/programmes/
Studying in Sweden is free of charge for citizens of the EU/EEA and those with a permanent Swedish residence permit. Others may have to pay tuition fees that commonly ranges between 80,000 and 140,000 SEK per year – ca. 8,000 to 15,000 EUR, or 9,000 to 17,000 USD. There is also an application fee for those from outside the EU/EEA.
How to apply
If you want to study in Sweden, no matter what program at what university, your application will go through the one official, centralised website: https://www.universityadmissions.se/
Job market for graduates
Sweden is home to a number of internationally successful corporations – think Volvo, IKEA or H&M – but also to some of the most exciting startups of recent years – think Skype or Spotify. The internationality of such employers as well as the high proficiency of English among Swedes make it fairly easy for qualified international graduates to get the foot in the door of the Swedish job market, even when their knowledge of Swedish is limited. Sweden’s government has also put an effort into decreasing red tape for foreign nationals looking to join the local workforce.
You can find extensive information about available scholarships offered by the universities themselves and the Swedish Institute – fully-funded Visby Programme scholarships for master’s studies here: https://studyinsweden.se/scholarships/
Visby Scholarship scholarship covers:
The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester. Scholarship holders enrolled in one-year master’s programmes (60 credits) may apply for a monthly grant of SEK 10,000 to pursue an unpaid internship in Sweden or in their home country. The internship may last for a period of up to 5 months beyond the ordinary scholarship period. You can see detailed information about application criteria and process here: https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/visby-programme-masters/
Programmes for working professionals
Swedish Institute offers various short-term training courses for young professionals, among them is Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) Baltic Sea Region and Eastern partnership countries. It is a training programme developed to build new networks, knowledge and practices for increased transparency, efficiency and resilience in public administration. The programme also aims to strengthen you and your individual capabilities to meet the requirements of a modern governance structure. As a participant of SAYP, you will be able to expand your own contact networks and share ideas, experiences and challenges with other like-minded professionals.
SAYP is a collaboration between Swedish institute and Swedish universities. The specific topics of the SAYP modules may vary from year to year. Topics this year are:
More information about SAYP and similar programmes for professionals, can be found here: https://si.se/en/apply/leadership-programmes/si-summer-academy-for-young-professionals-sayp/