First-class education and research

To be taught by leading researchers. To study in the presence of Nobel. To make friends for life and build an international network. The reasons to study at Stockholm University are many.

Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is a leading European institution for higher education. First-class education and research ensure that you get the most out of your studies.


Popular courses and programmes

Our courses and programmes are the most applied for among universities in Sweden. We have more than 75 study programmes taught in English within a wide range of subject areas: science, social sciences, humanities and law. In our digital course catalogue you can find out more about the different options available to you:

Our courses and programmes


Be taught by leading experts

Many choose to work or study at Stockholm University because of the first-class education and the excellent research conditions. Another defining feature is the frequent interaction between lecturers and students, an effect of the well-known Swedish societal openness. Renowned researchers who teach here often describe meeting the students as one of the most satisfying aspects of their job.

Meet our teachers

A teacher with two students Photo: Niklas Björling

International career opportunities

When it comes to educating work-ready graduates, the 2018 Global University Employbility Ranking ranked Stockholm University first in Sweden and 45 globally, securing the top spot in the Nordics. An education from Stockholm University prepares you for a career in Sweden and abroad.

If you are planning to launch an international career after studying in Sweden there is a new regulation making it easier for you. Students with a residence permit for studies in Sweden who have completed at least two semesters of full-time 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.


High level of English

As a student here you will be taught by leading experts who will teach and guide you in an academic environment built on international exchange. The English spoken and written by our academic staff is considered one of the best in Sweden and globally, according to a survey among international students.


Attend Nobel Prize lectures

Our research has high impact, and experts from Stockholm University are among the most cited in the Nordic ountries.* Our professors also participate in Nobel Prize committees and other top international organisations. In connection with the yearly Nobel Prize award ceremony you can attend Nobel Prize lectures; some of which are held in our Plenary Hall on campus, free of charge and open to the public.


A fun and fulfilling student life

As a student in Stockholm you get to experience a unique mixture of rural and urban. While our main campus is surrounded by nature in a Royal National City Park, the busy city centre is only a short bus or metro ride away. Beside bars, restaurants and cafés, the city is home to many of Sweden’s decision-making bodies, businesses and cultural institutions. Thus, you can lead a fun and memorable student life in a capital city, while studying and creating a competitive CV.

Discover Stockholm and Sweden


To study in the heart of Scandinavia

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.

Choose Stockholm University to create a successful CV. To open doors in Sweden and the rest of the world. To go for the future. Welcome!


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*According to research organization Nordforsk.

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