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Sweden

Why Study in Sweden

  • Sweden has a unique culture of innovation that has generated a number of life-revolutionizing inventions and systems.
  • Swedish Society and the Student Environment, Swedish universities have an open learning environment, with a strong focus on group work and cooperation
  • Students are given excellent opportunities for business interaction, as the country, with its unique, world-class environment for technology, knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, hosts an impressive breadth of global companies.
  • Sweden is ranked as the most creative country in the world, has one of the highest levels of gender equality and is well known for its eco-friendly culture.
  • English is spoken by 89% of the population, allowing students to have a unique European experience without language barriers.
  • Sweden has a long and proud history of academic excellence and despite its relatively small population, it’s home to some of the world’s best universities.

Education System

Higher Education in Sweden is offered at 2 types of Universities

  1. Universitet:
    These universities are research-oriented and offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctor’s degrees in all academic fields
  2. Högskola (university or university college):
    These Universities are more focused on applied sciences, and only have limited rights granting doctor’s degrees

Visa Process

In order to study in Sweden student should apply for a residence permit to be eligible for a residence permit, admission to a full-time studies for a program at a university has to be present. Upon payment of the first installment of the tuition fee students have submit the visa application at the Swedish Visa Application Centre at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore & Kolkata. The Swedish Migration Board prioritises the processing of applications where all the details are filled in and all the necessary documents are included. This means that, if students send everything that is required together with application, they will receive decision faster.

Insurance

Travel health Insurance is a must at the time of applying to Visa and upon arrival in Sweden Health insurance is mandatory

Accomodation

Many universities offer housing services for international students they choose to live in a student residence hall, also known as a dormitory, or in a building of student flats.Student flats usually include two to four bedrooms along with a shared living room, kitchen and toilet.If students are unable to find housing through university, or if the options available don’t suit them, finding a room or flat on the private market is a good option.

Part-time Job

International student in Sweden are allowed to work alongside studies. There is no official limitation on the amount of hours students are allowed to work, priority has to be given to studies. Universities have help desk which assists student in finding par time job during studies. Universities also guide students with respect to preparing CV handling interview at job fairs

Stay back options

Students must receive offer of employment and have to apply for work permit before their study permit expires, as there is no additional time given to apply. It is possible to receive the work permit and work if students meet certain conditions.

Tuition fee

  • Intakes: August , January
  • Tuition fee: SEK 80,000–140,000 per academic year
  • Living cost: SEK 7,300 per month

FAQ

Swedish universities offer bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees
The application period Master’s programs starting autumn 2014 is 17th October. The application will be open until 15th January.
Yes Universities set their own tuition fees, and these vary between SEK 80,000–140,000 per academic year
Can apply for up to 4 programs at Master’s level via www.universityadmissions.se and must rank them in order of preference.
The Swedish Institute offers some scholarships to postgraduate studies. Universities offer a range of different scholarship programmes for international students to help cover tuition fees or living costs.
No, all TOEFL tests must be sent straight from Educational Testing Service (ETS) and reach University Admissions in Sweden by the deadline for submitting documents.
Deadline for receipt of supporting academic documents is 1 February 2014

Sweden Embassy

List Of Universities

  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Jönköping University School Of Engineering
  • Uppsala University
  • Lund University
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Stockholm University
  • Karolinska Institutet
  • Umeå University
  • Royal Institute of Technology
  • Linköping University
  • Karlstad University
  • Örebro University
  • Karolinska Institute
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Halmstad University
  • Mälardalen University

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