Swedish higher education institutions offer more than 800 English-taught masters programmes, and they are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking. Swedish universities and university colleges are active partners in a wealth of international exchange networks.
Sweden is situated in Northern Europe and borders both Finland and Norway. It is the third largest country in the EU by area, though it only has a population of 9.7 million – the majority of which are concentrated in the southern half of the country and in urban areas. The capital is Stockholm and the official language is Swedish. Sweden has fostered many internationally known enterprises such as Ericsson, Volvo, IKEA and H&M. Sweden is a world leader in the IT-sector as well as in environmental technology, engineering, medicine and biotechnology. Sweden is the land of the Nobel prizes and has its fair share of laureates. It is also known for its open and liberal society with strong democratic roots. The Swedes are internationally oriented and speak English very well. Swedish institutions of higher education offer more than 800+ master’s programs taught in English. These are available to qualified international students with a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in business, engineering, law, natural science, social science and other subjects. Swedish universities are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking, and this reputation is cemented with a rigorous quality control and nationally certified degrees. Swedish universities and university colleges are active partners in a wealth of international exchange networks – and as such, they have the services and infrastructure it takes to make foreign students feel at home. Swedish universities have an open climate, with strong focus on group work. The global market values ambitious, innovative and perceptive team players - and Swedish universities foster these qualities through a forwardthinking culture where you’re close to the latest ideas and trends. Swedish master’s degree programs offer unusual opportunities to turn theory into practice. Many programs also cooperate closely with the industry, offering students the possibility to mix studies and practical work. This gives distinct advantages over peers when entering the job market.
Basic Education System
Master’s programs are either 1 or 2 years in duration. Entry requirements to master’s programs usually include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS). Tuition fees vary, though for master’s programs they typically range from 750,000 INR to 1.3 million INR per year. Currently there are 800+ master’s programs offered in English. A good source of information on higher education in Sweden is the website www.studyinsweden.se. Currently there are around 35,000 international students studying in Sweden, out of which around 800 are from India. A total of 11 Swedish universities feature in all or one of the three major global rankings, THE, QS and Shanghai/ ARWU. The Karolinska institute (28) is Sweden's highest placed university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016, followed by Uppsala University (81) and Lund University (90).