Stockholm university

Facts in numbers

Stockholm University has 29,200 students (full-time equivalents), 1,300 doctoral students, and 5,600 members of staff. Below you will find even more facts for the year 2022.



Revenues for first- and second cycle education: 2.3 billion SEK

Total number of registered students*: 39,702 (64% women)
Total number of full-time equivalent students**: 29,179 (64% women)
Annual performance equivalent SU: 22,113

*Students with a first or continued registration for a course that Stockholm University offered Spring semester 2022. Source: Swedish Higher Education Authority.

**does not include contracted courses, contract education or education that complements completed foreign education

Full-time students

Human Science: 25,885

Faculty of Humanities: 8,997
Faculty of Law: 2,600
Faculty of Social Sciences: 14,290

Science: 3,293

Study programmes with the largest number of first choice applicants per applicant

  • Master's programme in Psychology
  • Bachelor’s programme in Criminology
  • Study programme in Law
  • Bachelor programme in Business Administration and Information Technology
  • Bachelor's programme in Primary Education – Extended School, with a specialisation in sports and health
  • Study and career guidance programme
  • Bachelor's programme in Journalism

Degrees awarded

Degrees awarded at the Bachelor's and Master's levels: 6,536

General qualifications at the Bachelor's level: 2,671
General qualification at the Master's level: 1,383
Professional qualifications: 2,482

International student exchange

Incoming students: 1,707
Outgoing students: 771
Number of active exchange agreements: just over 1000 across 50 countries

Active doctoral students

Active doctoral students: 1,344 (52% women)

Degrees awarded

Doctoral degrees: 224
Licentiate degrees: 32



Total number of employees: 5,599
Full-time employees: 4,838
Professors: 521 (34% women)



Total revenue: SEK 6 billion
Government funding: 62%
Grants (external funding): 30%
Fees and other contributions: 8%

Distribution of revenue by area of operation:
Revenues for first- and second-cycle education: 39%
Revenues for research and third-cycle education: 61%



Costs: SEK 896 million
Area: just above 300,000 sq. m.


Annual report

The Annual report is the government's tool for following up developments at Stockholm University during the past year. The figures above are taken from the Annual report 2022.

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