Study in Sweden

Stimulate your intellect in the land of innovation and Nobel Prize.

Highlights

  • Home of Nobel prize, which is the world’s most prestigious academic distinction.
  • Ranked as the 2nd best country in the world for standard of education at Master’s and doctoral levels.
  • Popular study destination among international students including citizens of USA, UK and Canada.
  • Swedish Universities received about 374000 applications for 30000 available seats in the previous years.
  • History of rich academic excellence with outstanding universities dating back to as early as 15th century.
  • Multi-cultural environments with about students of 160 nationalities.
  • One of the world’s most modern countries with 85% of the population living in the urban areas.

Features

  • IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/GMAT are not required either for admission or visa
  • Participatory and research based education system.
  • Safe and modern environment.
  • 90% Swedes speak fluent English.
  • Project based teaching in collaboration with industries.
  • Opportunity to pursue salary based internships in partner companies which may lead to further employment.
  • Government is investing 110 Billion SEK for 2009 to 2012 in educational research.
  • Majority of Swedish Companies use English as official language.
  • Ranked 1st in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) rankings for third year in row.
  • Hosts two of the world’s leading heavy truck and bus manufacturers.
  • Motor vehicle industry accounts for exports valued at 160 Billon SEK.
  • Long tradition of industrial and scientific excellence in life sciences with home to nearly 200 international companies.
  • Home to Medicon Valley with hundreds of Biotech, Pharma and Medtech companies.
  • Visa Process is hassle-free with affordable financial requirements.
  • Master programs offered by Swedish Universities are strongly connected to globally reputed research groups within the same domain.
  • Hundreds of companies advertise thesis projects, internships, jobs, doctoral positions through the student union of each Swedish University.
  • International Students are allowed to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week and full-time during holidays.

Innovation

  • The European innovation scoreboard placed Sweden as the most innovative country in the world.
  • Some examples of the successful innovation from Sweden are the computer mouse, Bluetooth, The Pacemaker, The ball bearing, The dialysis machine, SKYPE and Online music streaming service etc.

Economy

  • BBC states Sweden’s economy last year grew six times faster than UK.
  • Sweden's Economy is one of the strongest in the world and recorded about 4-6% growth every year in spite of the global recession.
  • World bank ranks Sweden number one in Knowledge Economy index.
  • Sweden is experiencing skills shortage in fields such as Engineering, IT, Biotechnology and health care.
  • As a rapidly aging workforce retires, the government is predicting more labor shortages in near future.
  • Forbes Magazine has included 30 Swedish companies on its list of the world's most successful major companies, including Nordea Bank, ABB and H&M.
  • Some of the globally acclaimed companies from Sweden are Astra Zeneca, Volvo, Nordea Bank, IKEA, Ericsson, Vattenfall, Skanska, Sony Ericsson, ABB, H&M, Electrolux, SKF, TeliaSonera, Sandvik, Scania, ICA, Preem, Atlas Copco, Securitas and Nordstjernan.
  • Tuition fee.
  • Sweden has introduced the system of tuition fee from the academic year 2011.
  • Despite the introduction of tuition fee, Swedish Universities are offering numerous scholarships covering 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the tuition fee on the basis of academic merit.