Why study at Stockholm University
As Sweden's largest institution of higher education, Stockholm University has a lot to offer. Why not become one of the more than 70,000 students that are currently studying here?
Top reasons to choose Stockholm University
First class education and research
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.
- Diverse and popular study programmes
We offer over 70 study programmes taught in English within the areas of science, humanities, social sciences and law. Our courses and programmes are the most applied for among universities in Sweden.
- A place for free minds and new findings
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.
- International career opportunities
An education from Stockholm University prepares you for a career in Sweden and abroad. A new regulation is making it easier to launch an international career after studying in Sweden. Stockholm University is ranked first in Sweden and 62 globallay, in the 2016 Global University Employability Ranking, which ranks universities' capacity to educate work-ready graduates. Students with a residence permit for studies in Sweden, who have completed at least two semesters of fulltime studies at a Swedish university, may get a residence permit that allows them to stay in Sweden for up to six months to look for work or start a business.
- Unique location
Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the centre of Stockholm city.
- Exciting student life
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.
- Everything Nobel
The Nobel Prize is the most prestigious award in the world. Presented in Stockholm each year, many researchers at the university are part of the committees that elect the laureates. International students in Stockholm have the opportunity to attend the Students’ Nobel NightCap that takes place after the Nobel Banquet in the Stockholm City Hall in celebration of the Nobel Laureates.
Top reasons to choose Stockholm
- A unique and beautiful capital
Stockholm is a unique capital in many ways. It offers everything you expect to find in a cosmopolitan city; beautiful architecture, trendy shopping, museums, theatres, night clubs, international food and a music scene that attracts stars nationwide and globally. On top of that you are met by stunning waterfront views almost wherever you go, as Stockholm is built on fourteen islands.
- A culture of innovation
Spotify, Skype, IKEA, King and H&M are a few of the most well-known Swedish brands. While the Global Innovation Index consistently rates Sweden as one of the world’s most innovative nations, Stockholm is Sweden’s business centre and named the "Start-up capital of Europe".
- Safe, green and clean
Stockholm has recently been rated the safest capital in Europe, and is famous for its many green and clean areas. Did you know that you are never more than 300 meters away from a park in Stockholm?
- An open society
Stockholm is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.
In one of the best student cities in the world, Stockholm University creates new opportunities for individuals and society through education and research at the highest international level. Welcome to study with us!
November 28, 2016
Page editor: Linda Strid
Source: External Relations and Communications Office