Study in Sweden
Stimulate your intellect in the land of innovation and Nobel Prize
Sweden is the sixteenth-richest country in the world in terms of GDP (gross domestic product) per capital and a high standard of living is experienced by its citizens.The Traditional engineering industry is still a major source of Swedish inventions, but pharmaceuticals, electronics and other high-tech industries are gaining ground.
- Home of Nobel prize, which is the world’s most prestigious academic distinction.
- Ranked as the Sweden 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.