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Study Abroad - Sweden


Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden is the birthplace of Nobel Prize with due importance to Research and Innovation

Sweden has an export oriented mixed economy. The engineering Sector accounts for 50% of output and exports. Almost 4.9% of the GDP is spent on research and ranks fourth as World’s leading innovators. Telecommunications, automotive industry and pharmaceutical industries hold great importance in Sweden industrial sector.

General Information

Universitis 21 rates Sweden as the second best in the world for overall quality of education after USA. Swedish Universities focus on group work which provides valuable skills to the students to be team players. The education system is student-centric and students share an informal and open relation with their teachers. Students with strong personal initiatives and independent thinking are valued more as the education system involves more of an interaction with regard to expression of views, opinions through seminars and group discussions. The Masters program involves more of incorporating theory into practice. Swedish Education system believes that the global market values team players with ambition and innovative skills. Many of the notable inventions such as the computer mouse, the pacemakers, Tetra Pak, and the internet calling service, Skype have all been invented in Sweden. There are 52 universities and university colleges in Sweden, offering courses and programmes at the bachelor's, Master’s and doctoral levels. 600 master’s degree programs at Swedish universities are taught entirely in English.

Scholarships are offered to International students and researchers wishing to pursue higher studies in Swedish Universities.  These scholarships are provided by the Swedish Institutes or Universities or through bilateral exchange programs with countries such as China, Japan and Italy.   There are other organizations both Swedish and foreign who also offer scholarships to students as well.  Student who pursue certain select programs are also granted scholarships by the Universities.  Also scholarships are also granted through scholarship challenges offered to students from various countries.

The different types of scholarships are as given below:

Swedish Institute scholarships

University Scholarships

Bilateral scholarships

Erasmus Mundus

Other Scholarships and scholarship challenges

The major shortage skills are in the field of Engineering, IT, Welding, Biotechnology and Health care.  Sweden is the home of multinational companies and students pursuing their education in Sweden have higher chances of pursuing careers in these multinational companies. 

Some of the major companies are:

Capgemini

Elekta

Ericsson

Swedbank

Forex Bank

Swedish Match

H&M

TetraPak

IBM

Volvo IKEA Wise Group

Electrolux

Sodexho

Oriflame

Bofors  and many more….

Universities & Institutions

Major Universities in Sweden

Jönköping University

University of Boras

Linkoping University  

Lund University

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology