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Why study 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.
Tuition and Living costs
Level of Education
Tuition Fees per year
SEK 10,00,00 to SEK 13,00,00 per year
8,70,000 to SEK 1,45,000 per year
There are several scholarships available for international students who wish to study in Sweden. Some of the well-known scholarships are:
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.
International students in Sweden have several options for student accommodation:
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.
Entry Requirements for Admissions
Documents for Admissions
To apply to universities in Sweden, the following documents are typically required:
In addition to these documents, the following general supporting documents are required from all applicants, regardless of the program they are applying to.
For bachelor's level studies, the general entry requirements are:
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.