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Sweden

Situated in northern Europe and Scandinavian region, it is one of the top country in human development index report. Moreover, it has one of highest per capita GDP in the world. It is a member state of the European Union, and also a country of Schengen visa free area. It shares boundary with Norway and Finland. Although it has huge geographical area, but its population is only 10 million (22 inhabitants per square kilometer). Stockholm is the capital and its largest cities include Goteborg, Malmo, Uppsala, Linkoping, and Vasteras.

Reasons to study in Sweden:  Sweden is very prospective country for students, especially who wants to settle down. It has favorable student friendly policies. Sweden has some top ranked universities in the world. Its institution offer international standard education. Students are encouraged to think independently, creatively and critically.  Part time work is allowed, and the pay is higher.  

Popular Destination in Europe: International students specially choose Sweden, because of the favorable PR rules. Not only that the pay scale is higher compared to other European Union countries. Moreover, there are availability of jobs.  

Advantage of the Visa: Because of the Schengen visa facilities, Swedish visa holders are able to visit 26 countries without applying for other visa, and they also can get on arrival visa in different countries. Some countries offer e-visa very easily. 

Cost of tuition and accommodation: Sweden has one of highest living standard in the world. Tuition cost is fairly reasonable, but accommodation and living costs are relatively higher compared to central European countries. However, as the part time work payment is also higher, this may not create extra burden for the international students. There are various university scholarships for meritorious students.

Programs and courses: Swedish universities and colleges offer various programs and courses that allow the students to choose their interest courses. There is the scope to change their educational institution during study period, and they may also prolong their study period.

Work Opportunities: The current rules authorize a student to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during vacation period.

Internships: Many degree programs in Sweden include internships, which are a great way to get real-world experience. This opportunity is available to the students whose programs require them to get internships. Many Swedish companies gladly hire international students.

Birthplace of many Multinational Companies: Sweden is the birthplace of many multinational companies – including IKEA, TetraPak, Volvo, Ericsson, AstraZeneca and H&M. This provides great advantage for the students. They may receive job offers while there are still studying.

Favorable Country to Settle down: Sweden is considered one of the best countries to settle down in Europe. They have less population which means that they can offer citizenship to more people. Moreover, job creation rate is higher. 

 

Sweden is very prospective country for students, especially who wants to settle down. It has favorable student friendly policies. Sweden has some top ranked universities in the world. Its institution offer international standard education. Students are encouraged to think independently, creatively and critically.  Part time work is allowed, and the pay is higher.  

 

International students specially choose Sweden, because of the favorable PR rules. Not only that the pay scale is higher compared to other European Union countries. Moreover, there are availability of jobs.  

 

Because of the Schengen visa facilities, Swedish visa holders are able to visit 26 countries without applying for other visa, and they also can get on arrival visa in different countries. Some countries offer e-visa very easily. 

 

Sweden has one of highest living standard in the world. Tuition cost is fairly reasonable, but accommodation and living costs are relatively higher compared to central European countries. However, as the part time work payment is also higher, this may not create extra burden for the international students. There are various university scholarships for meritorious students.

 

Swedish universities and colleges offer various programs and courses that allow the students to choose their interest courses. There is the scope to change their educational institution during study period, and they may also prolong their study period.

The current rules authorize a student to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during vacation period.

Many degree programs in Sweden include internships, which are a great way to get real-world experience. This opportunity is available to the students whose programs require them to get internships. Many Swedish companies gladly hire international students.

Sweden is the birthplace of many multinational companies – including IKEA, TetraPak, Volvo, Ericsson, AstraZeneca and H&M. This provides great advantage for the students. They may receive job offers while there are still studying.

Sweden is considered one of the best countries to settle down in Europe. They have less population which means that they can offer citizenship to more people. Moreover, job creation rate is higher. 

Study with Scholarship

The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) target highly-qualified students from selected countries and are awarded for  full-time master’s level studies in Sweden. It covers both tuition fees, living costs, and insurance.

The Visby Programme provides a number of full scholarships for master’s programmes in Sweden to students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The scholarship covers the tuition fee, living expenses of SEK 9,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 5,000.

Facilities

As an international student in Sweden, you’re allowed to work alongside your studies – there’s no official limitation for how many hours you can work. However, it’s important to keep your studies as your first priority – even when you don’t have many classroom hours, you’re expected to spend the equivalent of a 40-hour work week reading and working on assignments.

Most universities have careers services that can help you with finding a part-time job during your studies. Many also offer services like employer fairs, CV checks and special events with companies. Websites like Academic Work and Student Consulting can also be a good place to look for postings.

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Sweden is a great place to start your career, and innovative, international companies are found throughout the country. You can apply to extend your residence permit for up to six months to search for a job or start a company, and if you receive a job offer meeting certain conditions you can then apply for a work permit. For more information on requirements and how to apply for an extension or a work permit, visit the Swedish Migration Agency’s website.

Academic requirements

Documents required

  • Mark sheets of SSC, HSC, and the bachelor’s degree (if applicable)
  • Internet-based TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Results of Swedish language test TISUS only for enrolment for programs in Swedish. 
  • If you have work experience then two letters of recommendation (LOR) from the employer/manager who knows you well and can comment on your professional abilities
  • Motivation Letter/SoP
  • Resume
  • Portfolio (in case of students applying for art and design courses or architecture programs)
  • Others (Certificates/achievements at the state and national level and extracurricular activities)
  • Proof of funds
  • Health insurance
  • A copy of your passport

Photocopies of these documents should be translated in English and certified by the educational institution or by a notary.

Application Procedure

Tuition Fee & Costs

Postgraduate
Course Fee
Business
(60,000-180,000) sek
EEE
(65,000-155,000) sek
CSE
(85,000-126,000) sek
Law
(45,000-130,000) sek
Life Science
(130,000-200,000) sek
Health Science
(100,000-180,000) sek
Textile
(130,000-280,000) sek
Social Science
(83,000-145,000) sek
Arts
(100,000-120,000) sek

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