This Scandinavian country offer students beautiful landscapes, a different and diverse culture and progressive cities where almost everyone speaks English. People of Sweden has a sense of community and tolerance and studying here definitely helps you grow professionally and personally.
With universities allowed to govern themselves, Swedish universities have a lot of freedom when it comes to implementing their teaching methods and graduate programs. With an economy driven by science and technology, Swedish universities focus on these areas primarily. However, there are a lot of excellent options like business schools, medical universities etc.
Cost of studying in Sweden.
University education is normally free for Swedish, Swiss and EU students with many courses taught in English now to attract qualified intranational students. Normally for them the tuition fees are 9,000- 15,000 € per year. Also, students living in Sweden could expect a living cost of around 8000-9000 € per year. Another good aspect of studying in Sweden is that there is no limit to do part time job as a student. This means you will be capable of supporting your living expenses during your study period.
University accommodation is the cheapest and the most efficient way to live in Sweden as a student. Many of them offer halls which provide food and has well equipped study halls.
Sweden is extremely well connected with its motorways extending to Denmark. The most famous airport is Stockholm with both the Arlanda and Skavasta airports and the ports of Gothenburg and the Copenhagen-Malmo port welcome travelers by sea. Stockholm has an impressive subway system as well. As a matter of fact, Stockholm is the only city with a subway in Sweden.
Qualifications for studies
For master’s degree you should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. For PhD program a recognized master’s degree is mandatory. Each university has specific admission requirements but with the number of options available in Sweden, there is a good chance that you will be able to secure an admission in one of the universities. Other than this the requirement is an English language proficiency test to be proved using an IELTS or a TOEFL examination.
If you are from outside the EU/EEA and if your program lasts more than three months you are required to apply for a residence permit to stay in Sweden. This could be done through your nearest Swedish embassy or consulate.
Five Swedish companies to look out for.
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