Students in Stockholm. Photo: Niklas Björling

Right behind Stockholm University is the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) with 3,398 international students and Karolinska Institutet with 838. Stockholm School of Economics now have 559 international students, which corresponds to 30 percent of their total number of students.

— The report shows that Stockholm University has the largest share of international students, and we are happy to note that so many students from abroad are applying to our courses, says Jerker Dahne, Head of of Student Services at Stockholm University.

China on the rise

For several years, Germany and Finland have been in top with the largest number of students attending universities and colleges in Stockholm. However, this year a major increase of students from China leaves Finland and Germany in second and third place respectively, with China coming out on top. France remains in the fourth spot with 482 students. India is at fifth place with 385 students, an increase compared to last year with 16 percent.

These are the countries with the largest number of students attending universities and colleges in Stockholm:

  • China (826, +18 %)
  • Finland (794, -4 %)
  • Germany (774, + 2 %)
  • France (482, 0 %)
  • India (385, +16 %)
  • Italy (362, +7 %)
  • Spain (339, +14 %)
  • Greece (275, +2 %)
  • USA (275, -1 %)
  • The Netherlands (222, -13 %)

The report from Stockholm Academic Forum has analysed international student mobility in Stockholm during the academic year 2017/2018. Read the full report.