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Facts in numbers 2019

We currently have about 27,000 students, 1,400 doctoral students, and 5,700 members of staff active in the scientific areas of Science and Human Science.


Total education budget: 2.0 billion SEK

Total number of full-time equivalent students: 27,057 (64% women)
Annual performance equivalent SU: 20,719

Full-time students**

Human Science: 23,863
Faculty of Humanities: 7,744
Faculty of Law: 2,536
Faculty of Social Sciences: 13,583

Science: 3,193
(not including commissioned education and contract teaching)

Masters’ programmes with the most applicants

Swedish Law Programme
Psychologist Programme
Social Work Programme

Degrees awarded

Degrees awarded at the Bachelor's and Master's levels: 5,953

  • General qualifications at the Bachelor's level: 2,550
  • General qualification at the Master's level: 1,122
  • Professional qualifications: 2,281

International student exchange

Incoming students: 1,543
Outgoing students: 662
Number of active exchange agreements: about 1000 across 50 countries

Active doctoral students

Active doctoral students: 1,406 (51% women)
Degrees awarded:
Doctoral degrees: 202
Licentiate degrees: 29


Full-time employees: 4,908
Total number of employees: 5,666
Professors: 481 (33 % women)


Total revenue: SEK 5.3 billion
Government funding: 63%
Grants (external funding): 28%
Fees and other contributions: 8%

Distribution of revenue by area of operation:
Education at the Bachelor's and Master's levels: 39%
Research and education at the doctoral level: 61%


Costs: SEK 753 million
Area: 291,787 sq. m.


*Students with a first or continued registration for a course that Stockholm University offered Spring semester 2019. Source: Swedish Higher Education Authority.

**does not include commissioned education

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