In Stockholm, you can have an enriching, but also fun study abroad experience. Stockholm was declared one of the best student cities worldwide in terms of entertainment and regarding the excellent study offer and opportunities. As research is a great part of the higher education system in Stockholm, the local universities’ researchers engage in government investigations and they have been awarded with Nobel Prizes, notably in physiology and medicine, and also received awards for good teaching. International students from over sixty countries choose to follow a degree abroad in Stockholm. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic region. Stockholm is spread across fourteen islands on the coast in the southeast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago and the Baltic Sea. Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden.
Stockholm has a flourishing and prosperous economy; the city’s economy alone covers a third of the country's GDP, and is among the top ten regions in Europe by GDP per capita. The career opportunities in Stockholm are numerous and diverse, especially since here you can find the seat of the government of Sweden and of most government agencies.
The largest industry is the service industry, which covers around 85% of jobs in Stockholm, followed by high technology, tourism and manufacturing (metal, machine, chemicals).
Large employers in Stockholm include: IBM, Ericsson, Electrolux, Swedbank, Skandia, the Stockholm Stock Exchange, H&M (headquartered in the city), Ericsson, Capgemini, Sodexo and Veolia Transport.
In terms of internship opportunities, international students can gain practical experience in many fields during their studies. However, it is important for them to have knowledge of Swedish.
You have so many interesting places to see and discover while you are in Stockholm that it is impossible to get bored. Stockholm is home to three of Sweden's World Heritage Sites: The Drottningholm Palace, Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery) and Birka.
Other major attractions in Stockholm include:
Have long walks in the Humlegården and Tantolunden parks, or check out the Stockholm metro (even if you don’t have to travel with the metro), an attraction in itself, popular for its decoration of the stations, and it has been called the longest art gallery in the world.
Go to the Royal Swedish Opera or the Stockholm City Theatre (Stockholms stadsteater).
You should not miss boat sightseeing tours, an exciting way to see and admire Stockholm’s beauty.
Attend some of the local festivals in Stockholm, like: Stockholm Jazz Festival, the Stockholm Culture Festival.
Whenever you feel like dining out, you have plenty of restaurants serving food from all over the world such as Asian, Turkish, Scandinavian, Spanish, and Middle Eastern cuisine. The city is loaded with cafeterias, bars and pubs and you can have fun at some pretty cool and eccentric night clubs; Stockholm has a vibrant night life, catering all tastes.
Almost 30 % of the population in Sweden is born outside Sweden, minorities include: Finnish and English, as well as Bosnian, Syrians, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Dutch, Spanish, and Croatian.
Stockholm hosts many international and multicultural events, one of the most famous is the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet.
The entire Sweden was stated as one of the easiest places in the world to set a business, and Stockholm is the major financial hub in the country, among Europe’s top ten most powerful economies. For this reason, the city registered a large amount of foreign investment projects, attracting many international business people.
Although located in a northern country, Stockholm has a relatively mild weather. Spring and autumn seasons are usually cool to mild. The average high temperatures during summer are around 20–25 °C (68–77 °F). Most of the rain or snow precipitation are falling in December and January and usually the winter season records a cloudy weather, with temperatures ranging from -3 to -1 °C (27 to 30 °F), and occasionally dropping below -20 °C (-4 °F). Daylight varies from more than 18 hours around midsummer, to only around 6 hours in late December.
Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is one of Europe’s leading business schools, with a unique business-community network. Our research is internationally recognized and many of our researchers are among the leading figures in their respective fields.
Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.
The programmes from InnoEnergy Master's School are taught at 14 universities and three top-ranked business schools across Europe. All offer academic rigour and all have plenty of experience in supporting an international student body. Find out more about them, their facilities, teaching, specialisations, locations, accommodation, and student support services here.
Sophiahemmet University is a leading higher educational institution in the field of nursing science in Sweden. Sophiahemmet University actively works to develop internationalization in order to increase cultural diversity among students and teaching staff. One important aim is to increase the number of students who wish to come to our University from countries both within and outside the EU.
Södertörn University offers profiled courses and programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Technology. A number of the university's programmes are multidisciplinary and include subject combinations that cross traditional subject boundaries.
The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH) is an inspiring setting for artistic learning and development – an excellent place to develop your talent and ability, deepen your understanding, and explore fresh fields of knowledge.
Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest ranked universities in the world and a leading European university. First class education and research ensure that you get the most out of your studies. Leading experts will teach and guide you in an academic environment with international exchange at every level.
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences.
The EIT Digital Master School is an exclusive joint initiative by the leading technical universities and business schools in Europe with additional mentoring and partnering from excellent European research organisations and leading business partners.
Imagine being the oldest, biggest and best that Sweden has to offer. That is exactly what Konstfack is, the university of arts, crafts and design which has seen everyone from dreamers and reformists to activists and utopists pass through its halls since 1844.
Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) provides education and conducts research in the fields of circus, dance, film, media, opera and performing arts. With our unique composition of education and artistic research, we want to create new opportunities for societal development and knowledge of tomorrow.