Explore some of Sweden's top cities for students...
Universities in Stockholm
Home to nearly a quarter of Sweden’s population, Stockholm is very much the country’s beating heart. Universities in Sweden include many of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, including the Royal Institute of Technology (142), Stockholm University (ranked 171) and the Karolinska Institute.
A large student and immigrant population make this famously attractive city a vibrant and cosmopolitan place. It isn’t, however, famous for its nightlife – partially due to it being rather pricey – but if you’re into a more chilled out way of life, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing…
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Universities in Lund
Lund is a small city, which dates back to the 10th century, and is known as something of a hub for high-tech companies. The city’s position at the southern tip of Sweden means that it offers plenty of opportunities for travel, but, if you find yourself in Lund, it will only be for one reason: its university.
Universities in Lund include the second oldest university in Sweden, Lund University, which is also the country’s highest ranking institution. If you choose to study here, don’t expect a crazy nightlife – though there are plenty of bars around to cater for the large student population.
Universities in Uppsala
Sweden’s fourth biggest city, Uppsals is a small leafy canal-lined town which boasts its very own castle. Universities in Uppsala include Sweden’s oldest and second highest ranking institution, Uppsala University (81),
Like many of the other cities here, Uppsala is a rather quiet, and reserved, and may well suit those who are more focused on their degrees than their social life. However, that said, there are plenty of students around, so there’s still scope to let your hair down when you need to! It’s located towards the east of the country so is well placed for trips to Eastern Europe.
Universities in Gothenburg
Sweden’s second biggest city, Gothenburg is something of a godsend for those who are not drawn to the quiet, historical, leafy cities in which you’ll find many of Sweden’s universities. Universities in Gothenburg include two high-ranking institutions: the University of Gothenburg (193) and the Chalmers University of Technology (223).
Gothenburg is more affordable than many other Swedish cities, and has plenty of pubs and bars. The port town is also renowned for its continental feel and its friendly locals, and has a charming historical district of its own, so you needn’t feel like you’re missing out.
Universities in Umeå
Umeå is by far the most northerly of these cities, an ideal base from which lovers of the wilderness can strike out and enjoy the stark beauty of northern Sweden. If you’re feeling brave, it is a mere 400km outside the Arctic Circle.
Though it is a small, remote town Umeå is no backwater. It is known for being something of research hub, and boasts a respectable nightlife and enough culture to have earned this fast-growing city the title of European Capital of Culture 2014. Universities in Umeå are led by Umeå University, which is ranked within the world's top 300.