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Study Abroad in Sweden– A Complete Overview for International Students

Apr 26, 2021

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Sweden ranks among the world’s most innovative nations and the Swedish Higher Education System is internationally renowned for its high quality. Sweden is home not only to world ranked universities but also to some of the top multinational companies like IKEA, TetraPak, Volvo, H&M. Let us look into some reasons for considering Sweden as your study abroad destination. 


Why Study in Sweden? 

  • Numerous Degree Programs including Well Paid Internships 
  • IELTS waiver possible for Engineering/Technical students. 
  • No requirement of learning Swedish as there are numerous English Taught Programs 
  • International Students have Unlimited Part Time Work Rights 
  • Post Study Work visa is 1 Year 


Best Cities in Sweden for International Students


Stockholm, the capital of Sweden is popularly known as the capital city of opportunity as well. It is home to a number of universities so it’s ideal for international students. 


Lund is one of the oldest cities and Lund University is one of the oldest universities in Sweden offering more than 250 study programmes and 1800+ courses. This city is also famous for skydiving, paragliding and other aerial experiences, so the perfect choice for students interested in adventure sports apart from higher studies here. 


One of the most happening and affordable cities of Sweden with a great scope of internships in automobile and pharmaceutical industries. 


This city of Sweden is home to two of the best universities to study in Sweden, the Umea University and the Swedish University that have a wide scope for study abroad aspirants, especially in the field of Agricultural Sciences. These universities attract nearly 40,000 international students to Umea every year. Umea is also known as the ‘university town’ owing to its small area as compared to the student population here. 


Uppsala the fourth largest city of Sweden is home of the Uppsala University, the oldest university in entire Sweden. This city has been a leader in education with the strongest field of choice being natural sciences. This city also offers ample employment opportunities. 


Universities in Sweden 

Several Swedish Universities are ranked as being among the world’s best and 5 Swedish Universities rank in World’s Top 200 as per QS World Ranking 2021. Lund University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology & Uppsala University rank in the World’s Top 125. 

  • Lund University – QS Work Ranking 97 
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology - QS Work Ranking 98 
  • Uppsala University - QS Work Ranking 124 


Apart from these a few other Universities in Sweden that you can check out are: 

  • Linnaeus University, Kalmar and Växjö 
  • University of Skövde, Skovde 
  • Halmstad University, Halmstad 
  • Jönköping University, Jönköping 
  • Dalarna University, Falun 
  • Kristianstad University, Kristianstad 
  • On Campus in Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 


Popular Programs 

Having read about the popular cities and the Swedish universities let us now have a look at the popular program options for Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Sweden. 


  • 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 


  • Business and Management
  • Game Design and Graphics 
  • Energy Transition - Sustainability and Leadership
  • Network Design and Computer Management
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics 
  • Computer Science 

Entry Requirements and Tuition Fees 

Once we narrow down on the city, university and the program option, the next thing to focus on is the entry requirements. 


Entry Requirements:

  • Completion of 4 years of Bachelors /3-year Bachelor’s + 2 years Master’s degree in relevant study with minimum 65% aggregate. 
  • IELTS- A score of 6.5 required with no band less than 6.0 (Waiver is possible for Engineering students) 
  • GMAT - required for Masters in Business and Management, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Financial Management 

Tuition Fees

Between SEK 87,000 to SEK 145,000 (INR 750,000 /- to INR 1,200,000/-) per year 


Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum 60% in 12th std. with Mathematics as a mandatory subject 
  • IELTS- 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (some programs may require higher IELTS of overall 6.5 bands as well) 

Tuition Fees: 

SEK 100,000 to SEK 130,000 (INR 900,000/- to INR 1,150,000 /-) per year 


Cost of Living 

The next factor to be considered after the tuition fees is the cost of living which gives us a complete picture of the financials to be arranged. The cost of living in Sweden approximately ranges from 8,000 SEK to 10,000 SEK per month. 


Intakes and Deadlines 

Let us now have a look at the intakes and the deadlines so that you can start planning the process accordingly. 


August is the major intake to apply for Swedish Universities. January is the minor intake as only 2-3 programs are available. 


  • 17th August (Major Intake) 
  • 15th January (Minor intake) 

So, hurry up and start gathering further information regarding the application process and other essentials so that you are prepared to apply for the major intake in August. 

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