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Students in Stockholm

Study in Stockholm

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?

Students in Stockholm by Niklas Björling

Stockholm world’s 10th most desirable student city

The fifth edition of the QS Best Student Cities ranking lists Stockholm as the 10th most desirable city, and the 26th for most highly sought graduates in a top 100 ranking of world universities.

Sweden tops lists for business, innovation, social progress and tolerance

Sweden tops lists for business, innovation, social progress and tolerance

This year, Sweden topped the Forbes Best Countries For Business list. Sweden also won praise in other quarters with recent rankings placing the country number two globally in the area of innovation, and third for tolerance, progress, sustainability, and innovation.

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Sweden ranks third in world English Proficiency Index

Sweden ranks third of 72 countries around the world in the latest English Proficiency Index, the world’s largest ranking of English skills as second language.


5 reasons to study in Sweden

When you study in Sweden, you learn to think independently and creatively. You will enjoy a sustainable lifestyle, and experience a society marked by equality and diversity.

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Sweden second in innovation world index

Sweden has been ranked as the second most innovative country in the world according to the 2016 Global Innovation Index (GII).

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Stockholm rated safest capital in Europe

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which is linked to The Economist newspaper, Stockholm is the safest capital in Europe and the fourth safest capital in the world. High personal and digital security as well as efficient crime prevention are some of the contributing factors.

Art at the University metro station

Art at the University metro station

During summer, Stockholm public transport company SL offers free guided tours in English of the art in the metro. At the University metro station, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus' life and scientific work is portrayed by artist Françoise Schein.

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Weather in Sweden

In Sweden we say there's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes. In Stockholm we enjoy four seasons and all sorts of weather!


Swedish flag. Photo: Mostphotos

Capital:   Stockholm
Language:   Swedish
Population:   9.3 million
Area:   450,000 km² (174,000 sq mi)
Political system:   Parliamentary democracy