Stockholm University

Stockholm, Sweden
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.

About

One of the largest universities in Sweden

Stockholm University is a centre for higher education and research, organized into four faculties: natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, law and teacher training. With more than 70,000 students and over 5,000 employees, Stockholm University is one of Sweden’s largest establishments of higher education, as well as one of the largest employers in the Stockholm area.

Stockholm University has 67 departments and centres within the areas of Human Science and Science and offers 75 master programmes taught in English within science, the humanities, social sciences and law. We also offer Swedish language programmes.

Education & Research

Education and research are closely linked at Stockholm University. As a student, you will have direct contact with leading researchers in your field and 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.

Dynamic Development
The University is a part of Stockholm's dynamic and development potential, and is located in the Royal National City Park of Stockholm, which is ideal for outings any time of the year. A few metro stops away from the campus area, you’ll find yourself in the middle of the centre of Stockholm with its dynamic city life. The city of Stockholm was recently rated the safest capital in Europe, and is famous for its many green and clean areas.
Openness & Innovation: Alternative Foundation
Founded in 1878 as an alternative to the traditional universities in Sweden, Stockholm University is characterised by innovation and openness. The University appointed Sweden's first female professor, the world’s first female professor in mathematics, and has four Nobel laureates in chemistry.

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.

Research

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.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (23)
Social Sciences (23)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (20)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (15)
Computer Science & IT (10)
Business & Management (9)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Law (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Education & Training (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

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

Services

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

Student counselors 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

Stockholm is the Nordic region's best student city, and the 24th in the world according to a new ranking from QS World University Rankings.Student life in Stockholm is broad and diverse. The student union offers both educational activities and social events, and many museums, cinemas, gyms and other places offer student discounts. You can lead a fun and exciting student life while enjoying all the benefits of one of the world’s most beautiful capitals.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.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers 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.