Sweden is an innovative and creative country with a population of 9.6 million people. It has one of the highest educational systems in the world with 37 universities and more than 700 bachelor and masters degree programmes taught in English.
It is the home of the Nobel Prize and various globally popular businesses like IKEA, Volvo, Ericsson, Spotify, H&M, and Skype. It offers a world class higher educational system with inventive, flexible and innovative minds lecturing its classrooms, challenging course works, English proficiency, environmental preservation, equality and diversity.
Life in Sweden is quite attractive for Nigerian international students as they are allowed to work, note that there’s no legal limit to the amount of hours’ international students can work during their studies, public transportation is cheap, nice suburban cities, although a very high standard of living. An average budget for life in Sweden is SEK 8,000/month (around €850 or $1,000); this is inclusive of food (SEK 2,000), accommodation (SEK 3,700), local travel (SEK 550), phone/internet (SEK 300), hobby/leisure and miscellaneous (SEK 1,450).
The average tuition for colleges and institutions in Sweden ranges between SEK 80,000 and SEK 140,000 per academic year for most subjects, although some programmes in certain fields may have higher fees.
For a full breakdown on tuition fees for each programme, click here
After completing your studies, you can apply to extend your residence permit to look for work for up to six months.
For Swedish higher education scholarship information, click here
The main criteria for getting into high ranking Swedish universities are;
- Results showing you have successfully completed the Sweden upper secondary (high school) education (post-16) or equivalent, i.e. WAEC.
- Year one transcript of bachelor degree programme
- You must have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university.
- Adequate financial support either by scholarships or financial aid or personal funding
- A well completed course work
- Proof of English language proficiency such as IELTS, TOEFL, English 6/English course B
- A properly written statement of purpose
- Reference letters
- Admission application fee is SEK 900. This fee is paid as part of your online application at Universityadmissions.se.
All Sweden university admissions application processes is via online account registration on Universityadmissions.se. Complete your online profile, upload your supporting documentation, and submit. The Sweden universities admission timeline is October and February.
The Top 10 schools in Sweden are;
This is a public research university, located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, Sweden. The Lund University has eight faculties, 302 different programmes and 2,046 freestanding courses.
Programmes and courses link: http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lubas/programs
Admissions application link: http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/international-admissions
This is a public research university in Stockholm, Sweden. KTH is organized into 9 schools with over 52 departments.
Programmes and courses link: https://www.kth.se/student/kurser/kurser-inom-program?l=en
Admissions application link: http://www.kth.se/en/studies/master/how-to-apply-1.68487, http://www.kth.se/en/studies/bachelor
This is a public research university in Uppsala, Sweden. The university has nine faculties, 70 bachelor and masters degree programmes.
Programmes and courses link: http://katalog.uu.se/?languageId=1&type=en_unit
This is a private technical Swedish university located in Gothenburg. The university has a total of 17 departments with focus on physics, chemistry, energy, environment, and engineering.
Programmes and courses link: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/organisation/Pages/departments.aspx
Admissions application link: http://www.chalmers.se/en/education/Pages/contact.aspx
This is a public university in Stockholm, Sweden. The university has four faculties with 70 departments, institutes and centers with focus on humanities, law, natural sciences and social sciences.
Programmes and courses link: http://www.su.se/english/departments
Admissions application link: http://www.su.se/english/study/study
This is a public university located in Sweden’s second largest city of Gothenburg. The university is organized into eight faculties and 38 departments which offer courses in Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Education, Information Technology, Business, Economics and Law, and Health Sciences.
Programmes and courses link: http://utbildning.gu.se/education/courses-and-programmes/search?
Admissions application link: http://utbildning.gu.se/education/admissions
This is a public university in Linköping, Sweden. The university is organized into four faculties such as Arts and Sciences, Educational Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences and the Institute of Technology. There are 14 large departments offering basic and advanced levels courses in 120 study programmes, 550 single-subject courses as well as specialized interdisciplinary postgraduate studies.
Programmes and courses link: http://www.liu.se/om-liu/organisation/institutioner?l=en
Admissions application link: http://liu.se/utbildning/sokatill?l=en
This is a public research university in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The University has four faculties, such as the faculty of Arts, Medicine, Social Sciences, Science and Technology.
Programmes and courses link: https://www.umu.se/en/education, http://www.umu.se/english/about-umu/organisation/departments
This is one of the most prestigious medical universities in the world, it is located in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. The university offers a wide range of medical education in 22 departments.
Programmes and courses link: http://ki.se/en/education/executive-and-professional-education-courses
Admissions application link: http://ki.se/en/education/application-and-admission
This is a public university in the Småland region of Sweden, it has two campuses, in Växjö and Kalmar. It is organized into 5 faculties and 17 schools.
Programmes and courses link: https://lnu.se/en/education/Before-your-studies/course-and-programme-introductions/
Admissions application link: https://lnu.se/en/education/Before-your-studies/application-and-admission/
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