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QS Best Student Cities ranking: Joint 37th

The capital of Sweden, Stockholm is known for its beauty, friendliness, culture, high quality of life – and high quality of universities. Built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges, Stockholm is also characterized by the fact that water is never far away. Stockholm is ranked 16th in the world for desirability, reflecting the city’s high standards of living, and its popularity amongst students.

As 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® 2020

What is there to do in Stockholm? Most visitors start by exploring the cobbled streets of the city's 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.

As 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.

Stockholm ranks an impressive 13th in the student view indicator this year (its highest score of all the indicators) with one student saying: “The tolerant, progressive ideology that the people of Sweden have is my favorite aspect of the city”. With 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”.

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Internationally ranked universities in Stockholm

More about Stockholm

Number of universities ranked by QS

2

Highest-ranked institution

Population

2,316,000

Average international fees (at ranked unis)

US$21,500

Desirability rank

16th

Employer Activity rank

24th

Affordability rank

143rd

Student View rank

13th

To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.

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