Over the years Sweden has provided so many opportunity to both domestic and international students. This program offers students to study in the most prestigious institutions in the country and also provide work opportunities. This is to promote cultural diversity around the globe. The government has put a lot into education and also made enough provision, provided comfort to ensure good experience for the both citizens and international students.
The “Europe Most Innovative Country in 2020” has a high rate of thriving startups the country boasts of with many of them growing healthily and competitively and consists of environment boasts of lots of beautiful, natural terrain.
Study Opportunities in Sweden for International Students
The Swedish Higher Education Authority presents the country’s higher education institutions in their different fields succinctly. Including colleges and research centers, Sweden has about 50 registered higher institutions 30 are English-taught institutions; meaning the English language is used as a means of instructions.\
Here are 10 Universities you can take note of, if you are battling with language barrier:
- Malmö University ( https://mau.se/en/ )
- Högskolan Halmstad (https://www.hh.se/english.html )
- Stockholm University ( https://www.su.se/cmlink/stockholm-university )
- University of Gothenburg (https://www.gu.se/en )
- University of Borås ( https://www.hb.se/en/ )
- Karlstad University ( https://www.kau.se/en )
- Linköping University ( https://liu.se/en )
- University West, Trollhätan ( https://www.hv.se/en/ )
- Lund University ( https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/ )
- University of Skövde ( https://www.his.se/en )
Tuition-Free Study and Scholarships in Sweden
In 2011, education stopped being free for EVERY student but remained so for Swedes, EU/EEA and Switzerland citizens in Sweden.
These institutions are run by grants from the government. Only a few institutions not receiving the grant are allowed to collect tuition fees from student. For international students, the tuition varies depending on the institution, course of study, location and other variables which can pool into 8000 EUR and above (approximately 4,000,000 Naira) annually.
Here are some fully paid and partial scholarship schemes to help qualifying foreigners become beneficiaries too.
Swedish Top Scholarships
Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISG)
This scholarship covers full tuition, accommodation allowance, insurance and travel accommodation. This scholarship is given by the government offering a whopping 350 scholarships to international students.
Masters students from 42 countries Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
Apply through the link: https://si.se/en/apply/sisgp-who-can-apply/
Chalmers University of Technology Scholarships
This scholarship program offers a broad range of scholarships to different students in form of full tuition payments, partial and tuition waivers.
Scholarships under this broad umbrella targeted at students from different locations include;
- The Avancez Scholarship: All students.
- The IPOET Scholarships: All students.
- The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Fund: Thai citizens.
- The US Friends of Chalmers Scholarship: USA citizens.
- Alderbert Study Scholarship: 143 countries.
Other Swedish University Scholarships
- Halmstad University Scholarships
- Karlstad University Scholarship
- Jönköping University Scholarship
- Malmö University Scholarships
- Lund University Scholarship
- BTH Scholarship Programs
Please see our Scholarships in Sweden for more information.
The scholarship program is open for admission in two separate sessions- the first and second for the Autumn Semester and Spring Semester respectively. The Autumn Semester begins at the end of August to the middle of January while the Spring semester begins in January and ends in June, the deadlines and admission decisions are earlier (usually April) meaning you’ll know the fate of your application before school resumes in August.
International Applicants are advised to apply to the first round of admission as this is when all English-taught courses are open for admission. Is also important to note that all Masters scholarships are offered to students beginning their semester in Autumn. To be a partaker of these scholarships, applicants are advised not miss the first round of admission.
When To Apply for the First Round of Admission?
Applicants who are still a secondary school student, are advised to wait till the upcoming Autumn season to apply because the Spring Semester (application in August) will not favorable to them.
The deadline for the first round of admission into Sweden Schools is usually mid-January while the second round is mid-August, applicants waiting till the second round or missing the first round of admission will get mainly Swedish-taught courses and a few English-taught courses from Universities trying to meet their annual admission quota.
Student Work Opportunities In Sweden
Did you know that Stockholm, Sweden’s capital houses five of the fastest-growing startups in Europe? Seeing that Sweden is is called the startup capital of Europe because of the number of fast-growing startups it has. Sweden allows it international student work as long as they are able to meet the school hours required of them.
In Sweden, the law allows international students to apply to extend their stay for an extra 12months to work after graduation if desired. They are also willing to help students set up their own startup companies.
How to Find Student Jobs in Sweden
Applicants should ensure they build quality friendships, testimonies from international students show that LinkedIn can be a big help in finding all kinds of jobs. As long as your profile is tailored to suit what you’re looking for. Bulletin boards, search engines, student meetings can also be a good help. Companies that reach out to higher institutions and provide internship opportunities that are available to international students.