Applications from countries in Northern Africa show a particularly strong increase, for example, the number of applicants from Egypt has increased from 46 to 872. One explanation may be the troubled situation in neighbouring countries and areas. There are also notable increases in the number of applicants from the USA, Turkey, Bangladesh and China.

About 80 percent of the applicants are fee paying students, i.e. students who come from countries outside the EU/EEA.

The five most popular programmes

These are the most applied for international programmes at Stockholm University (percentage change and list placement autumn semester 2015 in brackets):

  • Master's Degree (60 credits) in International Commercial Arbitration Law (new)
  • Master in IT Project Management, (+60%, 6th)
  • Master of Banking and Finance / Financial Economics, (-11%, 3rd)
  • Master’s programme in Media and Communication Studies (+44%, 7th)
  • Master in Economics, (+55%, 8th)

Increase at bachelor’s level

In total 1,892 people have applied for international courses and undergraduate programmes at Stockholm University, which is an increase of 10 percent compared to the autumn semester in 2015.

Next step

The deadline for applications for the autumn semester was 15 January 2016. The next step in the application process for the students will be to submit additional documents and pay fees, if applicable.

Photo: Niklas Björling