Basic Info about Sweden

Area 450,295(km)2
Population 10,032,357[3] (90th) 30 April 2017 census
Capital Stockholm
Language Swedish
Currency Swedish krona (SEK)
GDP (PPP) Total $498.130 billion (2016 estimate)
Dialing Code +46

Why study in Sweden in a Glance ?

  • When you study in Sweden, you’re encouraged to think independently and contribute ideas and opinions. This independence of mind and the fact that everyone can make their voice heard are two of the reasons why Sweden ranks among the world’s most innovative nations. Another is that investment in research is among the highest in the world in relation to GDP.
  • Sweden has a long and proud history of academic excellence and despite its relatively small population, it’s home to some of the world’s best universities. The entire Swedish higher education system is ranked as one of the best in the world, and several Swedish universities are ranked by the Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities as being among the world’s best.
  • In Sweden you’ll find a strong focus on rationality, reason and applying knowledge so that it makes a real difference. Look no further than the Nobel Prize, the world’s most prestigious academic distinction, for an illustration of the Swedish approach.
  • What’s the most important thing you’ll need for success in your career? According to a global study of CEOs, it’s creativity. Many degree programmes in Sweden include internships, which are a great way to get real-world experience while you build your professional network. The fact that Sweden is home to the largest number of multinationals per capita of any country in the world and is the birthplace of many world-conquering companies – including IKEA, Tetra Pak, Volvo, Ericsson, AstraZeneca and H&M – means that getting on the career ladder here can really take you places. Should you receive a job offer while you’re still studying here, you can apply for a work permit and enjoy the work-life balance that Sweden is famous for.

The other Benefits are:

  • Everyone speaks English – Sweden regularly ranks as one of the top countries in the world for non-native speakers of English. That means you don’t have to speak any Swedish to study here.
  • Public transport is widespread, and it works. Sweden’s extensive network of buses, trains, subways, trams, boats, planes and more can take you anywhere you want to go, car-free.
  • International students can work in Sweden. Though your studies are your number-one priority, there’s no legal limit to the amount of hours international students can work during their studies. After completing your studies, you can apply to extend your residence permit to look for work for up to six months. (If you do want to work, learning Swedish is important – it’s often a requirement for jobs).
  • Sweden is clean and safe, and the standard of living is high.

Additional Info

The Swedish academic year is divided into two semesters:

  • Autumn semester begins at the end of August and lasts until mid-January, usually with a short break at the end of December (Application Starts from mid Oct to mid Jan).


  • Spring semester runs from mid-January to the beginning of June (Application starts from June to Mid Aug.)
  • Minimum GPA-3.00 both in SSC & HSC.
  • Bachelor minimum-2.75
  • IELTS score for Bachelor/Master’s/MBA-6.5
  •    *******(But no IELTS required for A level/Private/Public graduate students).
  1. All academic Certificate & Transcript (scan copy from original).
  2. Medium of Instruction letter/IELTS test certificate.
  3. Motivation letter/SOP.
  4. Recommendation Letter (2 Copies).
  5. Resume.
  6. Valid passport (minimum validity of 6 months-1st& final page/scan copy).
  7. Photograph (2 copies-3.5*4.5cm with white background).
  8. Job experience documents (If any).
  9. Bank solvency papers.

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