Stockholm University alumnus Jasmine Guo Jia Yuan
Beijing 2011: Stockholm University alumnus Jasmine Guo Jia Yuan talking to prospective students during the 2011 China Education Expo in October.

Last year saw a big fall in applications after the government fees for students from outside the EA/EEA and Switzerland. This year, the second year of fees, sees a significant increase in fee-paying students as compared with 2011.

In it's second year a governmental decision that was applied for the fall term of 2011. European students can still study in Sweden for free.

"This is gratifying proof that the quality of studies at Stockholm University are of a high international standard and that our University is a priority choice among international students, despite the introduction of tuition fees. It is also a evidence that the autumn's recruitment efforts have been successful," says Lena Gerholm Pro Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University.

There has also been a substantial increase of non-European students applying to Stockholm University.
For studies commencing during the 2011 fall semester, the Swedish government introduced tuition fees for students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland and among these students the number of applications has increased by over 50 percent compared to last year.
The total of students applying to the University from countries outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland was 4,664, whilst the corresponding figure last year was 3,015. Students from China, Bangladesh, USA and Ethiopia account for a large number of this year's applications.
Stockholm University more attractive for master's students from around the globe
The total number of international students applying for master’s programmes at Stockholm University for the fall semester 2012 has increased by 30 percent as compared to last year's figures. A new feature this year is that the country with the largest number of applicants is the United Kingdom. In total 6,444 international students worldwide have applied to master’s programmes at Stockholm University in comparison to 4,949 in 2011. The most popular programmes are within the University's School of Business.

Text: Sebastian Lindholm