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27200
Students enrolled in this school.
5
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
100
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

From the school:Stockholm University, founded in 1878, is a leading European university and Sweden’s largest institution of higher education, ranked in the top 100 in the world. Education and research are closely linked at Stockholm University, which offers over 70 study programmes taught in English within the areas of science, humanities, social sciences and law. As a student, you will meet leading researchers in your field and have access to the most recent scientific findings. You will develop your ability to think independently, to analyse and to solve problems, qualities that are required in advanced international careers. Student life in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, famous for its many green areas and recently rated the safest capital in Europe, is broad and diverse. The Student union has an entire unit dedicated to international students and organizes events at campus and in the city to make sure that all students get the most out of their time in Stockholm and Sweden. While the Global Innovation Index consistently rates Sweden as one of the world’s most innovative nations, Stockholm is Sweden’s business centre and has been named the start-up capital of Europe. An education from Stockholm University prepares you for a career in Sweden and abroad. Welcome to study with us!

What are the admissions criteria?

Sweden uses a centralized admissions process for all higher education programs.  Applicants apply online to the programs they are interested in. No entrance tests are required, as the basic admission criteria are a high school diploma and English proficiency. In addition, programs may have their own requirements for eligibility. Applicants also need to include a photocopy of their passport. Another thing to note, students who are in their final year of high school can not apply until after they graduate, since they don't have a diploma.  Given that the application deadline for international students is January 15th, most students will not be able to apply for fall admission directly after high school. Also of note, no matter how many programs an applicant applies to, they will get only one offer.  Applicants are first evaluated for their first choice of school.  If they meet the eligibility requirements they are admitted.  If not, they are evaluated for their second choice school, and so on. 

What is student life like?

Most teaching and research activities at Stockholm University take place in the Frescati area just north of Stockholm city, which stretches from the Bergius Botanic Garden in the north to Sveaplan in the south. It is located in the middle of the world’s first national city park, and the area is characterized by beautiful nature, interesting architecture, and modern art. Stockholm University is sometimes called a “campus university in a park environment”, surrounded by the inlets Brunnsviken and Lilla Värtan. The area has a diverse population of both foreign and domestic trees, especially old oaks. Together with rich herbal flora and fauna, this creates a sense of old parkland. Stockholm University rents and manages furnished rooms and apartments which are owned by other landlords in Stockholm. These are available to international students at Stockholm University. Student unions are membership organizations with the purpose to represent the common interests of students. Their important assignment is to guarantee that students are able to influence their education, but they also have a major role in the social aspects of university life: from parliamentary decisions to course planning, to housing and coffee prices.

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Housing options.

The Housing Office manages a limited number of rooms in Stockholm. Due to the high demand and shortage of accommodation in Stockholm, the office cannot guarantee accommodation for international students. The student union and university can direct students to various services that can help them find housing.  Student housing can generally be obtained for around 400 euros per month.

Dining information

The campus holds seven different dining options for students.  Further, there are several options right off campus.

Additional notes.

Stockholm University is located in the middle of Sweden's first national city park, which is ten minutes north of the city center.  The campus holds modern architecture and lots of green space-there are three arboretums on campus alone.  The campus is big, but there is actually an app to help students find their way around.

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