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[Top 10] Most Desired Sweden Universities In 2021

The Below Are The Top 10 Swedish Universities That Everybody Dreams About


Sweden is one of the most attractive study destinations for students to travel for study purposes. Most of the Top ranked Universities are in Sweden that offers fully funded and partially funded scholarships to international students every year.

Students are required to submit admission documents as well as a scholarship essay, study plan or research proposals to explain their motive to study in Swedish Universities in order to win a Swedish scholarship.

Universities are important parameters of any society and in today’s world every country has a substantial number of universities, so it is important to know what a university stands in relative to others, and for this, universities are ranked. There are both international and national University rankings in almost all countries.


Top 10 Universities in Sweden for admission and scholarships


The first question to be answered is why University ranking is important? It is important because all the concerned families need the best academic value for money and time.

Ranking allows comparing clearly the relative quality of education in different institutions based on widely-accepted indicators. Likewise, despite being a very small country population-wise, Sweden is considered to be the home of many highly ranked universities.


According to Best Global Universities Ranking, following 10 Sweden Universities fall in the Top 300 indexes globally:

The list of 10 top universities in Sweden is as follow:

  1. Karolinska Institute
  2. Uppsala University
  3. Lund University
  4. Stockholm University
  5. KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  6. University of Gothenburg
  7. Chalmers University of Technology
  8. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  9. Umea University
  10. Linköping University

1. Karolinska Institute

Falling in the 52nd index globally, Karolinska Institute is the world’s leading medical institute. It is offering a wide range of research and development in the field of medicine. Institute aims to provide ways to enhance human health conditions. It consists of only one faculty which is health science and medicine.

It has designed its course in a way that is most feasible for international students as well as keeping English the medium of study etc, and Karolinska institute scholarships are also being offered by this institute to international students. For further details, the institute official Karolinska institute website can be accessed.


2. Uppsala University

With 99th ranked worldwide, Uppsala University is one of the oldest university in Sweden. Known for its extraordinary culture and diversified students, it is a home of 45000 students. It’s well-reputed for the research work and high-quality education.

A wide range of courses is being offered by this university like Natural Science & Mathematics, Law, Social Science, Engineering & Technology, Computer Science & IT, Art, Design & Architecture, Humanities, etc.

To support international students, Uppsala University is offering many Uppsala University scholarships as well. For more information, its official Uppsala University website can be viewed.


3. Lund University

Standing 85th position globally, Lund University has a reputation in research, and it has 40000 students along with 7400 staff.  Various diversified courses are offered by this university like engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music, and drama.

International students have also given Lund University scholarship for continuing education at Lund University. The official university Lund University website can be viewed for further information.


4. Stockholm University

Home of 70,000 students, offering 75 masters programs in English, Stockholm University is ranked 129th internationally. It is offering masters programs in science, humanities, law and social science, with English as a medium of instruction. The entry requirement criteria are different for each program.

Moreover, a wide variety of Stockholm University scholarship is also available for students to pursue their academic journey. The official Stockholm University website can be accessed for more details.


5. KTH Royal Institute of Technology

With the rank of 208th worldwide, KTH Royal Institute of Technology is one of the most leading technical universities not only in Sweden but in entire Europe, with its remarkable research work in technology and innovation enhancement.

A range of study options is offered by this university to the students in science and technology. It has 60 master programs and one bachelor’s program in English. Moreover, its doctoral program is also remarkable.

The requirement to get into this university is different for each offered program. It also gives a KTH Royal Institute of Technology scholarship to students with exceptional academic performance. All further details are on its official KTH Royal Institute of Technology website.


6. University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg having 37,000 students along with 6000 employees and it offers 70 various courses in English, apart from offering a large no of programs in Swedish.

50 international 2-years master programs in the field of social science, science, business, IT, educational science, health, art, music, fine arts, and design, and crafts are available in this university.

Each program has a respective admission criterion. The university provides the University of Gothenburg scholarship to international students involved in the master program, which mainly covers the tuition fee and accommodation expenses of the student during his degree period. Further information can be obtained from its official University of Gothenburg website.


7. Chalmers University of Technology

The Chalmers University of Technology is ranked 37th globally for its electrical engineering. It consists of approximately 3000 master’s students, among which 30% are international. University is well-reputed for having highly qualified teachers and an extremely diversified environment.

It also contains two research centers which are Chalmers e-Science Center and Center for Health Care Architecture, for the advancement of the respective field through research. It provides education in science, technology, shipping, and architecture.

Its popularity also lies in giving various Chalmers University of Technology scholarships to international students falling in the respective criteria. The entrance criteria are different for each degree program. The official Chalmers University of Technology website can be consulted for further information.


8. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Falling in the 324th index globally, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is famous for the field of biological sciences. It comprises of many campuses, with the campus of Uppsala having the main university management.  It offers a range of courses in agricultural-sciences from bachelor to doctoral level.

The entrance requirement varies for each course along with the language requirement. The applications of the master program are opened in October every year. This university is also offering some Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences scholarships to the students. Use the official Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences website for more details.


9. Umea University

Umea University is Sweden’s fifth oldest university with a global ranking of 274 and considered among leading research-oriented European universities. A variety of master programs, along with bachelor’s and doctoral, are available in this university.

Umea University Scholarships are also being given by the university to the deserving students, and usually, the scholarship application is opened in January yearly. The official Umea University website can be viewed for further information.


10. Linköping University

Having a worldwide rank of 321Linköping University is offering the largest academic programs in Sweden, ranging from medicine, education, business, economics, and engineering. It has four campuses which are Campus Valla and Campus US (both in Linköping), Campus Norrkoping (Norrkoping) and Campus Lidding – Carl Malmsey Furniture Studies (Stockholm).

This university also offers limited no of Linköping University scholarship to students with exceptional academic performance. For further details consult the university official Linköping University website.

Hence for continuing education, Sweden is one of the finest options, with its highly diversifies and well-reputed academic institutions.

Sweden Universities are considered as one of the top destination universities among international students where they wish to pursue their higher education studies. Whereas, there are opportunities for international students to consider to apply for admission to Universities in Germany because of the free education scheme.

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    1. Please check out the university websites that offer Biostatistics and epidemiology in Sweden and then also find out if that Swedish University provides a scholarship for that course or not.

      1. Salaam Mr. Mohammad Yousaf,
        Is there chance for Afghan citizen? since it’s not included in the eligible countries.

  2. i want to apply for master in law (LLM) , s i am law graduate and i want to master in law field from best university so please help me if there is any university in Sweden for master in law field.

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    My name is Michael.

    My son, Jay, is interested in a free scholarship for his bachelor’s degree at a university in Europe.
    We live in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies.

    He is 18 years old and he is in 6th Form. He is a national athlete in the sport of water polo, and he would like to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

    My daughter, Megan, is 23 years old and she is also interested in a free scholarship to pursue a degree in graphic art.
    I think it may be better if they stick together… or not.

    Anyway, please send me some feedback.



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