Stockholm University

Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm University, situated in the capital of Sweden, is a city University enjoying many links with today's society - both from a local and an international perspective. The University is one of the largest in Sweden with about 39,000 students and 1 800 graduate students.

About Stockholm University

Stockholm University, located in Sweden's capital city, is the regions centre for higher education and research in humanities, law, the natural and social sciences, and a focus for the work of leading international researchers.

Undergraduate education is pursued alongside postgraduate studies and research at the four faculties: Humanities, Law, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. With about 75 departments offering approximately 1200 courses and 50 study programmes each year, the university is able to provide a wide variety of choices to meet the needs of its students.

One of the largest universities in Sweden

With over 50,000 undergraduate and master's students, 1,800 doctoral students and 6,000 employees, Stockholm University is one of the largest universities in Sweden and one of the largest employers in the capital. People of many different nationalities, with contacts throughout the world, contribute to the creation of a highly international atmosphere at Stockholm University.

First national city park

The University is situated in the middle of the first national city park in the world and is characterised by natural beauty, unique architecture and contemporary art and sculpture. The University is located only ten minutes from the urban buzz of the city with people, music, fashion, architecture, culture

The activities at Stockholms Högskola, which became Stockholm University in 1960, started on a small scale in 1878 with a series of lectures in mathematics, physics, chemistry and geology. In 1904, the university college got the right to award degrees and the first doctoral degree was awarded in 1906. In 1970, the university moved to Frescati, just north of the city. At present, there are about 75 departments/centres at the university.


Research at Stockholm University within science and the humanities and social sciences is outstanding in many areas, contributing both to our understanding of the world around us and to its continued improvement. Our research maintains a high standard within a wide range of subjects, enabling our researchers to develop an increasing cross-disciplinary cooperation. Many of the University's research groups find themselves at the cutting edge of their field of inquiry. Thirty research areas, each nationally-leading and having a high international status, have been specially chosen to profile the University.


Crime tip-off anonymous telephone service

Stockholm University has a hotline, where students and employees can report crimes, threats, harassment or other matters relating to security at the University.

International students are welcome to visit Student Services, where a wide range of information about Stockholm University is available.

Student counsellers can help you regarding:

  • Information about studying and working in Sweden.
  • Planning your studies.
  • Programmes and courses available at Stockholm University
  • Advisory services about eligibility, academic equivalencies and other comparisons
  • Career opportunities

Students are also welcome to contact the study counsellers at the department responsible for your specific field of study.

Student life at Stockholm University

Buddy programme for international students:
To help international students to settle in Sweden and Stockholm the Stockholm University Student Union has created the Buddy Programme.
Getting a buddy is probably the smartest thing you can do this semester. You get a Swedish friend, someone to help you with questions and concerns, and someone to contact if you want to know more about Stockholm. It is also a great way to learn basic language skills. When you've applied to the programme you'll be matched up in buddy groups. Each group will contain about 2 buddies and 3 international students.

Master's Programmes at Stockholm University

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Geological Sciences

Department of Statistics

Department of Organic Chemistry

Department of Musicology and Performance Studies

Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry

Department of Journalism and Communication

Department of Cinema studies

Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Department of Astronomy

Department of Applied Environmental Science

Department of Analytical Chemistry

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Stockholm University!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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