Students in Stockholm

First-class education and research 

Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest ranked universities in the world and a leading European university. First-class education and research ensure that you get the most out of your studies. Leading experts will teach and guide you in an academic environment built on international exchange.

Diverse and popular study programmes

We offer over 70 study programmes taught in English within the areas of science, humanities, social sciences and law. Our courses and programmes are the most applied for among universities in Sweden.

A place for free minds and new findings 

Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to revitalise higher education in Sweden. Education and research are closely linked at Stockholm University. As a student, you will have direct contact with leading researchers in your field and access to the most recent scientific findings. You will develop your ability to think independently, to analyse, and to solve problems, qualities that are required in advanced international careers. 

International career opportunities 

An education from Stockholm University prepares you for a career in Sweden and abroad. The Global University Employability Ranking places Stockholm University first in Sweden and in the Nordics, and 45 globally in educating employable graduates. A new regulation is making it easier to launch an international career after studying in Sweden. 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.

A unique and beautiful capital

Located in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm is unique in many ways. It offers everything you expect to find in a cosmopolitan city: beautiful architecture, trendy shopping, museums, theatres, night clubs, international food and a music scene that attracts stars nationwide and globally. On top of that you are met by stunning waterfront views almost wherever you go, as Stockholm is built on fourteen islands. Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the city centre of Stockholm. 

Exciting student life 

Student life in Stockholm is broad and diverse. The student union offers both educational activities and social events, while many museums, cinemas, gyms and other places offer student discounts. You can lead a fun and exciting student life while enjoying all the benefits of one of the world’s most beautiful capitals.

A culture of innovation

Spotify, Skype, IKEA, King and H&M are a few of the most well-known Swedish brands. The Global Innovation Index consistently rates Sweden as one of the world’s most innovative nations, and Stockholm is Sweden’s business centre and named the "Start-up capital of Europe".

The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize is the most prestigious award in the world. Presented in Stockholm each year, many researchers at the university are part of the committees that select the laureates.

An open society

Sweden is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.

Safe and green

Stockholm has been rated the safest capital in Europe, and is famous for its many green areas. Did you know that in Stockholm you are never more than 300 meters away from a park?

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!

How to apply

Here you find answers to all your questions about admissions, fees, scholarships and requirements.