Sweden is not a small country; it’s as big as California or France. But the population is only 9 .Sweden is the most innovative and entrepreneurial nation in Europe, while maintaining a very high quality of life. And Sweden is central, despite of its location. Traveling to other places in Europe is fast and easy, and you can choose to travel within Sweden to admire, beautiful nature, larger cities and small villages.
Studying in Sweden is unique, and you will not find an experience like it anywhere else in the world. Swedish educational institutions provide an exciting as well as open environment, with a strong focus on cooperation.
Swedish master’s degree program offer unique opportunities to turn theory into practice. Many programs also work closely with the industry, offering students the possibility to combine study and practical work.
Swedish universities will encourage their students to work on your strengths and talents, instead of thwarting creativity. The knowledge system is student-centric
Innovative research is done by both Swedish companies and universities. The Swedes embrace creativity and institution, and are proud of what their minds have been able to create.
Attending a college or university in Sweden implies that you will be able to take your courses in Swedish or in English.
Useful links to get acquainted with Swedish education system:
You are NOT required to pay application and tuition fees if you are a citizen of an EU or EEA country, or Switzerland.
Living expenses of course vary depending on personal needs. However an estimated cost of living per month for a student in Sweden could be:
Total SEK 7300*
scholarships are available from the Swedish Institute and the Mundus ACP programme. More information
The Swedish Institute administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. The Swedish Institute is a government agency. On their website concerning studies in Sweden you will find a useful guide and extensive information on their scholarships as well as links to other organizations who also offer scholarships or travel grants for studies in Sweden.
Swedish Institute website
Study in Sweden
Visby program (Swedish Institute's Baltic Sea region exchange program) is a good option for financing your Master studies or if you want to do a summer course.
More on Visby program and criteria
If you are enrolled at a Swedish university or university college you can work in Sweden without a work permit. You do, however, need a residence permit. Nordic, EU and EEA students need to get a residence permit if they are staying in Sweden for longer than three months. All other nationalities need to get a residence permit before they arrive in Sweden. More information
Working as a student in Sweden is normal and six out of ten university students work part-time. The expected salary you can have is from 110 SEK/hour and higher depending on the job you are doing.
However it is recommended to take some Swedish classes offered by the university to make the job finding easier. The level of English speakers in Sweden is quite high though. Also, it could be a good idea to start searching for work already in August as this is the time when students usually go home for vacation and quit their jobs.