Studying in Stockholm, Sweden

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Sweden

Stockholm at a glance

In Stockholm, you can have an enriching, but also fun study abroad experience. Stockholm was declared one of the best student cities worldwide in terms of entertainment and regarding the excellent study offer and opportunities. As research is a great part of the higher education system in Stockholm, the local universities’ researchers engage in government investigations and they have been awarded with Nobel Prizes, notably in physiology and medicine, and also received awards for good teaching. International students from over sixty countries choose to follow a degree abroad in Stockholm. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic region. Stockholm is spread across fourteen islands on the coast in the southeast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago and the Baltic Sea. Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden.

Studying

Studying in Stockholm

In Sweden, the academic year begins at the end of August and lasts until the beginning of June. In most universities, the main languages of instruction is English, especially for postgraduate degrees. For the English entry requirements, IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and Pearson are the accepted certifications. Tisus is recognised by all the universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility regarding Swedish language proficiency, for international students who consider following their studies in Swedish.

Once enrolled, you can also attend short Swedish language courses simultaneously with your programme.

Subject areas available in English and Swedish, for Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD include: health, biomedicine, toxicology, neuroscience, architecture, engineering, mathematics, sustainable development, technology, life science, political science, languages, economics, sociology, law.

Online (distance) degree courses are mainly dedicated to students interested in fields like: medical education, geology, property law, project management and biology.

Career

Career opportunities in Stockholm

Stockholm has a flourishing and prosperous economy; the city’s economy alone covers a third of the country's GDP, and is among the top ten regions in Europe by GDP per capita. The career opportunities in Stockholm are numerous and diverse, especially since here you can find the seat of the government of Sweden and of most government agencies.

The largest industry is the service industry, which covers around 85% of jobs in Stockholm, followed by high technology, tourism and manufacturing (metal, machine, chemicals).

Large employers in Stockholm include: IBM, Ericsson, Electrolux, Swedbank, Skandia, the Stockholm Stock Exchange, H&M (headquartered in the city), Ericsson, Capgemini, Sodexo and Veolia Transport.

In terms of internship opportunities, international students can gain practical experience in many fields during their studies. However, it is important for them to have knowledge of Swedish.

Life

Stockholm city life

You have so many interesting places to see and discover while you are in Stockholm that it is impossible to get bored. Stockholm is home to three of Sweden's World Heritage Sites: The Drottningholm Palace, Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery) and Birka.

Other major attractions in Stockholm include:

  • "Gamla Stan" (Old Town)
  • The Riddarhuset (the House of Nobility)
  • The Bonde Palace, the Tessin Palace, the Oxenstierna Palace
  • The Riddarholmskyrkan
  • The ABBA Museum
  • The Vasa Museum
  • Stockholm City Museum
  • Stockholm Cathedral

Have long walks in the Humlegården and Tantolunden parks, or check out the Stockholm metro (even if you don’t have to travel with the metro), an attraction in itself, popular for its decoration of the stations, and it has been called the longest art gallery in the world.

Go to the Royal Swedish Opera or the Stockholm City Theatre (Stockholms stadsteater).

You should not miss boat sightseeing tours, an exciting way to see and admire Stockholm’s beauty.

Attend some of the local festivals in Stockholm, like: Stockholm Jazz Festival, the Stockholm Culture Festival.

Whenever you feel like dining out, you have plenty of restaurants serving food from all over the world such as Asian, Turkish, Scandinavian, Spanish, and Middle Eastern cuisine. The city is loaded with cafeterias, bars and pubs and you can have fun at some pretty cool and eccentric night clubs; Stockholm has a vibrant night life, catering all tastes.

International atmosphere in Stockholm

Almost 30 % of the population in Sweden is born outside Sweden, minorities include: Finnish and English, as well as Bosnian, Syrians, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Dutch, Spanish, and Croatian.

Stockholm hosts many international and multicultural events, one of the most famous is the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet.

The entire Sweden was stated as one of the easiest places in the world to set a business, and Stockholm is the major financial hub in the country, among Europe’s top ten most powerful economies. For this reason, the city registered a large amount of foreign investment projects, attracting many international business people.

Weather Stockholm

Although located in a northern country, Stockholm has a relatively mild weather. Spring and autumn seasons are usually cool to mild. The average high temperatures during summer are around 20–25 °C (68–77 °F). Most of the rain or snow precipitation are falling in December and January and usually the winter season records a cloudy weather, with temperatures ranging from -3 to -1 °C (27 to 30 °F), and occasionally dropping below -20 °C (-4 °F). Daylight varies from more than 18 hours around midsummer, to only around 6 hours in late December.

Costs

Accommodation costs in Stockholm

Check out the accommodation options available in the city and take note on the fact that not all universities in Stockholm offer campus accommodation.

1. University dorms – around 375 EUR/month

2. Share a flat – around 550 EUR/month

3. Home stay – not so common, due to high prices, around 900 EUR/month

4. Hostel – average rates are 22 EUR/night

Living costs in Stockholm

Living costs in Stockholm are somewhat high, between 850 and 1,000 EUR/month. In general, you will have to plan your monthly budget carefully and it highly depends on your life style.

Meal in a budget restaurant is between 8 and 10 EUR, food bills from local supermarkets are around 175 EUR/month. A student public transportation pass costs around 100 EUR/month.

Universities in Stockholm

The EIT Digital Master's Education is a two-year full-time education, created for you and coordinated by the EIT Digital Master School Office in Stockholm. Admission to the programme and general student counselling will be handled from the Master School Office. The Master School Office staff work in close cooperation with university administrators at each one of the participating universities.

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Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is rated as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and is highly regarded internationally. SSE offers a full range of business programs including bachelor, master, PhD, Executive Format MBA and executive education.

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Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

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Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest ranked universities in the world and a leading European university. First class education and research ensure that you get the most out of your studies. Leading experts will teach and guide you in an academic environment with international exchange at every level.

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