Stockholm for students\r\n\r\nThe capital of Sweden, Stockholm is known for its beauty, friendliness, culture, high quality of life – and high quality of universities. Stockholm is ranked 18th in the world for desirability, reflecting the city’s high standards of living and its popularity amongst students.\r\n\r\nAs for universities in Stockholm, the city’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University both make the world’s top 200 in the QS World University Rankings®. \r\n\r\nStockholm ranks an impressive 10th in the student voice indicator this year, with one student saying: “The tolerant, progressive ideology that the people of Sweden have is my favourite aspect of the city”.\r\n\r\nWith a high employer activity ranking, students also praise the employment prospects available in Stockholm after graduation, saying that it’s nice to be “so close to many innovative companies”.\r\n\r\nBest universities in Stockholm - QS Best Student Cities ranking: =22nd\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tRanking\r\n\t\t\tInstitution\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=73\r\n\t\t\tKTH Royal Institute of Technology\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t118\r\n\t\t\tStockholm University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Stockholm\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tNumber of universities ranked by QS\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t2\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tHighest-ranked institution\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tKTH Royal Institute of Technology (=73rd)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tPopulation\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1,700,000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAverage international fees (at ranked unis)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUS$17,100\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tDesirability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t13th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tEmployer activity rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t33rd\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAffordability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t156th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent voice rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t10th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nTo find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.\r\n\r\nWhy study in Stockholm?\r\n\r\nGood job prospects for graduates\r\n\r\nStockholm ranks 33rd in the employer activity indicator, boasting great job prospects for graduates - particularly in the services industry. \r\n\r\nHigh standards of living\r\n\r\nStockholm enjoys a high quality of life, as indicated in its high score for desirability. \r\n\r\nExcellent education standards\r\n\r\nBoth of Stockholm\u0027s universities rank within the top 150, including Stockholm\u0027s highest ranked university, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in 89th.\r\n\r\nWhat is the cost of studying in Stockholm?\r\n\r\nRanked 156th for affordability, Stockholm\u0027s low score in this indicator is accounted for by its high tuition fees. Tuition fees at universities in Stockholm average at around US$17,100 per year for international students. \r\n\r\nLife \u0026 culture in Stockholm\r\n\r\nBuilt on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges, the Swedish capital is also characterised by the fact that water is never far away.\r\n\r\nMost visitors to Stockholm start by exploring the cobbled streets of the city\u0027s well-preserved medieval origins, a boat trip around the archipelago (island group) surrounding the main islands, or a visit to one of the many museums and galleries.\r\n\r\nAs a student, you’ll also have plenty of opportunity to explore Stockholm’s buzzing nightlife, bohemian shops and cafés, or perhaps just take a break from studies by relaxing in the parklands of Djurgården Island.\r\n\r\nCareers in Stockholm\r\n\r\nStockholm scores incredibly well this year in the employer activity indicator, ranking 33rd globally. If you\u0027re looking to stay on in Stockholm after graduation, it would benefit you to learn to speak Swedish. Even if jobs don\u0027t explicitly say you need to know Swedish, employers expect you to know at least some. \r\n\r\nAround 85 percent of jobs in Stockholm are in the service industry, but there are also a significant number of tech start-ups. Stockholm is also known for its finance and fashion industries.