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Study in Sweden - Requirements, Universities, Cost

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Why study in Sweden?

Studying in Sweden is an experience of a lifetime and an investment for those who choose to study in a Scandinavian country known for its natural beauty, renowned education system and development of innovation and sustainability.

Sweden welcomes thousands of international students each year and continuously invests in education, making the country a popular study and career destination. In fact, Sweden offers its postgraduate and undergraduate programs free of charge to all citizens of the European Union.

The cost of living for an undergraduate or graduate student is on average €800/month (approx) and their currency is the Swedish Krona (SEK). Sweden is a safe country with a rich history that is renowned for its multiculturalism, making it an ideal destination for international students looking for study and career opportunities.

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Bachelor’s in Sweden

Bachelor’s in Sweden cover all key areas of the global economy and you will find programs that offer high-quality training, thorough scientific research and modern teaching methods.

Bachelor’s studies in Sweden are free and offer a unique student experience for anyone who chooses them. Modern programs and state-of-the-art equipment, internships and student exchange opportunities, together with the safety and friendliness of the local population, create ideal conditions for undergraduates who are usually young.



Master’s in Sweden

Master’s degrees in Sweden are recognized and acclaimed all over the world, mainly for the modern programs they offer, but also for connecting graduates with the labor market.

Another reason why master’s degrees in Sweden are so popular is the fact that they are free for all citizens of the European Union, while tuition scholarships are provided for international students.



Requirements for studying in Sweden

Requirements for studying in Sweden include English language certificates, such as IELTS or TOEFL, a passport or identity card, a copy of your high school diploma or degree, and a student visa for a residence permit in the country (not valid for students from the European Union).

Individual documents such as transcript, letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae and personal statement may be requested for master’s degrees in Sweden, as for all master’s applications internationally



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad.



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in Sweden

As mentioned before, studying in Sweden is free for citizens of the European Union, who are more difficult to claim a scholarship in Sweden for their living expenses. This is because the country’s scholarship resources are more likely to go to international students, who are required to pay tuition fees.

Of course, there are organizations worldwide, but also in Greece, that offer hundreds of scholarships every year for tuition-free studies, covering the daily expenses of economically weaker students.

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Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in Sweden?


The best cities to study in Sweden are, among others, Stockholm, Lund, Gothenburg, Jönköping, Umeå, Uppsala, Linköping and Gävle.

What is the average cost of living for students in Sweden?


The average living expenses for students in Sweden is around €400, with the total monthly expenses around €800.

In what languages are degrees and master's degrees offered in Sweden?


The languages in which bachelor's and master's degrees are offered in Sweden are English and Swedish. Most universities also offer programs in English and the majority of residents are fluent in the. Of course, we recommend that you don't miss the opportunity to learn Swedish as well.

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