Sweden

Study in Sweden

Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It is the 3rd largest country by area within European Union. 86% of Swedes live in Urban areas. Norway and Finland are its neighboring countries. It is connected via sea tunnel to Denmark. Stockholm is the Capital city. It is the largest city. Other Major cities are Gothenburg, Malmo, Uppsala and Lund.

Interesting Facts

  • Sweden is one of the most inventive nations in the world.
  • Sweden is a land of creativity and pioneers.
  • Sweden is well known for Nobel Prize.
  • Sweden is a country with very high non-native English expertise people.
  • Sweden is the first cashless society.
  • 85% payments are digital or via apps.
  • Some of the popular Swedish Companies
    • Ericsson
    • IKEA
    • Volvo
    • Skype
Quick Facts
Capital Stockholm
Currency Swedish Krona (SEK)
Language Official Language is Swedish. But a large population speaks English as well.
Total Area 450295 sq.km
Population 10 million
Density 22/ sq.km
Timezone Central European Time(CET)
Calling Code +46
  • Why Study in Sweden
  • Education in Sweden
  • Institutions in Sweden
  • Settle in Sweden
  • Student Visa Checklist
  • FAQ's

Why study in Sweden

  • Get direct Resident Permit while studying
  • No restriction on number of hours in doing job while you study
  • Spouse / Family Visa is allowed for Students
  • Spouse & children can accompany with full time work rights
  • Full Time Work Rights for Spouse
  • No IELTS, TOEFL for Engineering Graduates.
  • Great Scholarships options
  • The University offers participation in fellowships, professional trainings and international projects.
  • World Ranked Government Engineering universities.
  • Quality Education at very low fee.
  • Wide Range of courses for Bachelors and Masters Degree Programs.
  • Students have an option of transferring to other countries under ERASMUS Scheme.
  • More than 15000+ Programs under Erasmus.
  • Student will get Schengen Visa which allow you to visit all Schengen countries like Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, France etc.
  • Easy access to other European countries.
  • Sweden is known for Noble Prize.
  • No Age Limit.
  • Study Gaps are acceptable.
  • Easy Fund Proof.
  • High Visa Success Rate
  • No Visa Interview

Opportunity to work while studying

International students are allowed to work during the studies. After completion of studies a student can apply to extend the residence permit for up to six months. Students are allowed to do Part-Time job. Duration is 20 hrs per week

Opportunity to work after your studies

You can apply for the extension of residence permit for up to 6 months either to search for a job or to start a company. If you receive a job you can apply for work permit.

Post Study Work Visa – 6 Months.

Education in Sweden

University Programs in English

A large number of degree level courses and programs taught in the universities in Sweden is in English language. This is one of the main reasons for International students to choose Sweden as a popular study destination. Courses are offered at various levels

English Language Requirements to Study in Sweden

Students from India with a Bachelor’s degree ( equivalent to Swedish Kandidexamen) in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Medicine, Pharmacy, Science or Technology Swedish universities in general expect English Language Proficiency from the aspiring International students. Universities widely accepta valid IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent scores.

Students requested to check for the actual requirements in the respective university web-site.

Types of program and duration

  • Undergraduate Level program
  • Master Level program

Intake

July-Aug Application stars from Nov

  • Autumn Semester : Late Aug- mid Jan
  • Spring Semester : Mid Jan – Early June.

Popular Programs

  • Embedded
  • Information Technology
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Network Forensics
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee ranges from 6 lakhs to 13 lakhs per year depending upon the university and course.

Approximately 4.5 lakhs per semester

Scholarship

Students are eligible for scholarship from the universities.They can apply and get a scholarship amount based on the % of their academic scores.

Institutions in Sweden

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  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Dalarna University
  • ErstaSköndal University College
  • GIH – the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences
  • Halmstad University
  • Jönköping University
  • KMH – Royal College of Music in Stockholm
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Karlstad University
  • Karolinska Institutet
  • Konstfack
  • Kristianstad University
  • Linköping University
  • Linnaeus University
  • Luleå University of Technology
  • Lund University
  • Malmö University
  • Mid Sweden University
  • Mälardalen University
  • Royal Institute of Art Agriculutral Science
  • SLU – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Sophiahemmet University College
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Stockholm University
  • Stockholm University of the Arts
  • Södertörn University
  • Umeå University
  • University West
  • University of Borås
  • University of Gothenburg
  • University of Gävle
  • University of Skövde
  • Uppsala University
  • Örebro University

Settle in Sweden

Residence Permit

A student planning for a full time study for a period exceeding 3 months should apply for a residence Permit for studies in Sweden. To apply for a permit student must have been admitted to a full-time accredited university course in Sweden and should have paid a first installment of his tuition fee.

Permits for Family member

A family member(s)of a student with a residence permit for studies at a university can also apply for their residence permit for the same period of time. If the permit is for longer than 6 months family member can get a work permit. Spouse can work full time during the course of study.

Requirements for residence permit

You are eligible for a residence permit if your family member have a residence permit for studies and if you Have your support secured for the whole planned period of stay in Sweden. Support requirement fund is SEK 3500 per month for a Spouse and SEK 2100 per month for a child.

Living Expenses

Living costs in Sweden depend on individual lifestyle.

Below is the student monthly accommodation expenses break up:

Type of expenses In SEK (Swedish Krona)
Food 2000
Accommodation 3750
Travel 550
Internet 300
Insurance 300
Others 1100
Total 8000( approx 800 EURO or 60000 INR)

Student Visa Checklist

  • Student visa application form
  • Student Visa Fee.
  • Photographs
  • Passport
  • Insurance for 1 year for USD 50000
  • Ticket Itinerary to Poland
  • All Academic Documents
  • Letter of Reference
  • Statement of Purpose
  • IELTS certificate if applicable
  • Work experience (if applicable than Original required)
  • Fund Proof Documents
  • Bank Statement for 6 months
  • Income Tax Returns

Note:

Students are advised to carry their original documents along with photocopies for verification.

FAQ's

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  1. Can student get the work rights during study?
  2. Yes, they get full time work rights while studies There is no 20 hr / week restriction as in other countries. They get resident permit card right from the beginning.

  3. Can the student pay tuition fee after visa approval?
  4. No the student has to pay the 1st semester fees (half of the first year ) and apply for the visa.

  5. Is there any scholarships?
  6. Yes,students with 75% or above marks can request for fee waiver.This waiver will be equally divided for all semesters.

  7. How much funds need to be shown during Visa filing?
  8. Approximately Rs. 6.5 lakhs in Savings a/c in the name of student. In case of a couple it must be appr. Rs.10.5 lakhs.

  9. How much is the Visa Fees?
  10. Residence permit fees for the student SEK 1000.

    Fee for family members

    For Adults, it is 1000 SEK

    For Child, Fee is 500 SEK.

  11. What is the required IELTS score for the applicant?
  12. IELTS requirement depends upon the course of study. It is not needed for Engineering back ground. But for Management & Health related courses (like Public Health/Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/Mind Brain & Well Being etc) the overall score required is 6.5.

  13. How safe is Sweden?
  14. Sweden is one of the safest destinations for International Students.