Sweden is an open, multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming students from abroad.
As a foreign student, options are open to you depending on the degree level you would like to study at: undergraduate (as an exchange student or free mover); as a master's candidate or at the doctoral level. Application procedures are explained for each level.
As a foreign student, you will also have ample opportunity to make new friends. A good part of your social life will revolve around your student union. The union can often help you with finding accomodation and other practical matters.
Another decision is what language you would like to study in. Most likely you will study at one of the more than 150 English-language degree programmes, but if your Swedish is good enough, Swedish courses are open to you as well, giving you even greater choice.
If you are planning to study in Sweden, the web site Studyinsweden.se is your one-stop information centre for higher education studies in Sweden. The purpose of Studyinsweden.se is to provide international students wishing to study in Sweden with a convenient and comprehensive information resource.
Studyinsweden.se contains general information on the opportunities open to international students, admission procedures and other practical details.
The service is designed for students at all levels. It provides information on undergraduate courses, Master's programmes and opportunities for researchers.
In order to study in Sweden, you must have a residence permit.
Read more here about how to apply for a permit for studies or to work as a doctoral student.