Study Sweden

Sweden is famous for its quality of education and prestigious universities. Five of Sweden’s eight ranked institutions ranked in the top 200 of the 2012/13 QS World University Ranking. Apart from ranked institutions, the Karolinska Institute, a specialist medical school, and the Stockholm School of Economics are both highly regarded in their fields. Degrees in Sweden are generally offered at three levels: bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral/PhD. Sweden uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), where one academic year of full-time studies is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits

Why Sweden

  • The Swedish higher education system was ranked number two in the world.
  • Universities are renowned for their investigative research, independent thinking, and rigorous quality control
  • Sweden is one of the world’s most committed investors in basic research
  • Many offered programs designed having close cooperation between industry and academia
  • Small group teaching and faculties are accessible outside lecture hours
  • Many degree programs in Sweden include internships
  • Ranked first in the world for English Proficiency
  • Sweden is well-known as the most equal country in the world
  • Largest number of multinationals per capita of any country in the world
  • If you receive a job offer while studying, can apply for work permit

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Undergraduate Studies

There are almost 100 English taught international bachelor’s programs there in Sweden. Undergraduate programs in Sweden generally require three years of full time education and a total of 180 ECTS credits. There will be a series of core courses along with some electives in a closely related field. In order to complete your degree you usually require to write a thesis in the last semester.

Admission Requirements

In order to get admission at bachelor’s level in Sweden, students need to have successfully completed their high school education.

English Language Requirement

  • International students need to be able to demonstrate English proficiency by means of an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL/IELTS.

Required Documents

  • Copies of High school/ Secondary school mark sheets and certificates
  • Proof of English language requirement
  • Copy of passport ID page

Application Process

  • Step 1  Find your program
  • Step 2  Select the university
  • Step 3  Check entry requirements and the application deadline
  • Step 4  Check documents requirements
  • Step 5  Start online application
  • Step 6  Submit online application
  • Step 7  Send copies of supporting documents with cover sheet
  • Step 8  Wait for notification of acceptance
  • Step 9  Apply for Visa

Master Studies

There are over 900 English taught international masters program currently being offered by Swedish universities. The duration of master program is either one or two years of full time studies. The coursework generally consists compulsory core courses as well as electives.

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for master program is a four years of bachelor degree. Students who have successfully completed

English Lanugage Requirements

International students need to be able to demonstrate English proficiency by means of an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL/IELTS.

Required Documents

  • Certified copies of High school/ Secondary school mark sheets and certificates
  • Certified copies of Bachelor Degree mark sheets and certificates
  • Proof of English language requirement
  • Proof of funding
  • Copy of passport ID page

Application Process

  • Step 1  Decide the program
  • Step 2  Select the university
  • Step 3  Check entry requirements and the application deadline
  • Step 4  Check documents requirements
  • Step 5  Start online application
  • Step 6  Upload required documents if asked
  • Step 7  Submit online application
  • Step 8  Send required documents if not uploaded them
  • Step 9  After receiving admission offer apply for Visa

Doctoral Studies

PhD studies in Sweden consist of minimum four years of full time education, and students need to earn 240 ECTS credits in order to get their degree. Universities in Sweden do not offer taught PhD programs, rather they offer research based programs. If students are offered PhD position at universities they do not need to pay tuition fees and will receive a monthly salary from the university, where they are pursuing their PhD.

Admission Requirements

Students should hold a bachelor degree or higher in the same subject area, which they intended to education. Master’s degree is required in most of the cases.

English Language Requirements

International students need to be able to demonstrate English proficiency by means of an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL/IELTS.

Required Documents

  • Certified copies of MAster and Bachelor Degree marksheets and certificates
  • Proof of English language requirement
  • Copy of passport ID page

Application Process

The application process for PhD studies varies from university to university, and generally organized by separate department. Students need to contact university of their choice before applying.

Expenses

Tuition Fees
Tuition fees vary from one university to another but in an average the tuition fees could be between SEK 80,000 – 140,000 per academic year for bachelor and masters level. There are no tuition fees at PhD level.

Living Expenses
Students need to spend on an average SEK 7,660 per month for accommodation, food, and other expenses.

Scholarships

Swedish Institute Scholarships

University Scholarships

“Challenge Yourself India” Scholarship Competition

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

These scholarships target highly-qualified students and normally awarded for studies starting in September (autumn) semester. The scholarships are proposed for full-time master’s level studies and cover both tuition fees and living expenses.

Swedish universities offer range of scholarships for international students. You need to visit website of the university where you would like to apply for the range of scholarships available.

Indian students complete for full tuition fee waivers for a two year master’s program at Chalmers University of Technology or Linkoping University.
More information can be found on:
www.challengeyourself.in

These scholarships program funds student’s mobility between universities within or outside Europe who participate in Erasmus Mundus programs.
More information can be found on:
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/available_partnerships.php