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The Kingdom of Sweden is formally a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It extends Norway to the west and the north, Finland to the east, and the bridge-tunnel over the Oresund Strait connects Denmark to the southwest. Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by region. Sweden is an amazing country, known for its clean streets, successful welfare, and a high percentage of non religious people.
Stockholm is the capital city. It has a low population density of 25 inhabitants per square kilometre. 87 per cent of Swedes live in urban areas. Sweden is an amazing country, known for its clean streets, successful welfare, and a high percentage of non-religious people. The environment is usually moderate owing to its northern latitude due to strong maritime influence. In view of the high latitudes, Sweden also has mild continental summers and cool and snowy winters. Southern Sweden is largely rural, while the north is densely forested and contains most of the Scandinavian mountains.


The Swedish higher education system differentiates between universities and schools. Universities are research-oriented and can be awarded Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in many academic disciplines, whereas university colleges are typically more concentrated on applied sciences and have restricted rights to offer doctoral degrees. However, some universities still call themselves Swedish university colleges, mostly older professional engineering and medicine institutions.
Universities are:

  • Halmstad University
  •  Linnaeus University
  •  University of Skovde


Education in Sweden is compulsory for children aged 6 and 15 years of age. The academic year in Sweden is from mid- August to mid -June. Preschool is open for low-income households and subsidized with a price limit for all children. They have compulsory pre-school class for the children who have turned Six. Children aged 7 to 15 years of age attend a comprehensive school where a wide variety of subjects are learned. Every student learns the same subjects, with the exception of different language selections. Most of the schools are run by the municipality, but there are also private schools, defined as independent schools. Almost all students choose to enroll in 3-year upper secondary schools, where most students select one of the 18 national programs, some of which are vocational and some preparatory. Introductory services are available for students who do not follow the criteria of national programs, where students work to meet the requirements of national programs.
The higher education system is consistent with the rest of Europe by the Bologna process, where degrees are split into three cycles, basic level, intermediate level and doctoral level. There are two degrees available in various intervals of and cycle.
Universities do not have any school fees for Swedish citizens (as well as for citizens of European Economic Area countries) and student support is available from the government.


Sweden Welcomes international students across the globe to study high-quality engineering, environmental science, fine art, industrial design, management. These are few of the popular courses in Sweden for which most of the international students enroll for: –

  • Applied Mathematics
  •  Architectural Intervention
  • Advanced Biomedicine
  • Chemistry
  •  Cell biology, Animal and Plant Physiology
  •  Computing Science
  •  Computational Physics
  •  Design
  •  Ecology
  •  Geo-ecology
  •  Infection, Neurobiology, and Genetics
  •  Mathematical Statistics
  •  Molecular Biology
  • Public Health
  •  Photonics and Nanotechnology
  •  Plant and Forest Biotechnology
  •  Robotics and Control
  •  Sustainable Architecture


Yearly higher education costs in Sweden vary depending on the university and program. Private Universities in Sweden range from approximately 65000 to 100000 SEK per semester, and the Living Expense range from approximately 500 to 900 Euros per year depending on the location of study. (bigger cities are generally more expensive).


One intake is in the month of August.


Swedish universities and Government offer scholarships to international students for their studies at a Swedish university. In some cases, scholarships are also offered by foundations or other organizations through the Swedish university.


Education System In Sweden

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