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Country Name: Sweden

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq. mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million has a foreign background.  It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometer (57/sq. mi). Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia. The climate is in general very mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence that in spite of this still retains warm continental summers. 

Capital: Stockholm

Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)

Language: Swedish

Volume/Area: 4,50,000 square kilometer

Victory day: 1st September,1524

Constitution: The Swedish Constitution consists of four fundamental laws: 

1.       The Instrument of Government

2.       The Act of Succession

3.       The Freedom of the Press Act 

4.       The Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression. 

Academic year: August – June

Calling Code: +46 



The education system in Sweden is student-centric. Relationships between students and teachers are relaxed. As a student in Sweden, you will be expected to address your teachers by their first names. Swedish universities prize personal initiative and independent thinking; if you choose to study in Sweden, you will be expected and required to take an active role and contribute with your opinions and ideas in lectures, seminars, and group discussions. This will give you the opportunity to develop your individual strengths and cultivate you academic abilities.

Sweden is sustainable innovative, and home to the Noble prize. Here are some reasons why studying in Sweden:

1. Creativity is central: When you study in Sweden, you’re encouraged to think independently, creatively and critically. You’ll develop your ability to question the status quo by accessing information, seeking new perspectives and coming up with well-informed opinions.

Sweden’s status as a leader in innovation and a home of trendsetters and early adopters is nothing new: the list of Swedish world-changing inventions is a long one and includes the seatbelt, the pacemaker and the music service spotify.

2. Sustainability and the environment are in focus: Environmental thinking and sustainability are a part of all aspects of life here, including education. Studying here will give you the chance to draw on Sweden’s deep environmental experience and apply its sustainable approach to your own chosen field.

If you’re concerned with sustainable development for a greener future, you’ll feel right at home in Sweden. Environmental issues are high priority here, and Sweden has been named the most sustainable country in the world for its use of renewable energy.

3. Equality and diversity are central to Swedish society: The belief that everyone is of equal value contributes to Sweden’s consensus approach to getting things done, where everyone takes part in the decision-making process. During your studies, you’ll learn how to balance different interests, needs and ideas to bring out the best in everyone and solve complex issues as a team – vital skills for your global career, where teamwork across cultures is the norm.

Swedish society is known for its inclusiveness and equality – you may have heard Sweden referred to as the most equal country in the world. It consistently places among the world’s top countries in gender equality, while lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Sweden are regarded as among the most progressive in the world.

4. You’ll learn skills for a global career: The fact that Sweden is home to the largest number of multinationals per capita of any country in the world and is the birthplace of many world-conquering companies – including IKEA, TetraPak, Volvo, Ericsson, AstraZeneca and H&M – means that getting on the career ladder here can really take you places. Should you receive a job offer while you’re still studying here, you can apply for a work permit and enjoy the work-life balance that Sweden is famous for.

According to a global study of CEOs, it’s creativity. And creativity is exactly what studying in Sweden will foster, along with other in-demand skills such as how to combine theory and practice, and how to navigate complex situations where there’s no easy solution.

So, If you’re interested in research, doing a master’s in Sweden can be a great way to make the contacts you’ll need to carry on.


Working Opportunity:

International students are allowed to work while studying in Sweden. Students who have residence permits are allowed to work during the duration of their residence permit.

International students from outside the EU can apply for a work permit in Sweden after graduation, provided that they have an offer of a job that pays enough to support themselves.

Students can also apply for an extension of their current residence permit to look for a job or to examine the possibilities of starting their own business for six months after the completion of their study programme.