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Study in Sweden

Choose to study in Sweden, and you will find yourself in a nation which has always punched well above its weight. From being the center of an empire in the 17th century, to being the home and birthplace of the Nobel Prize, its influence has long spread well beyond its borders, despite the fact that its total population is no bigger than a large city. Swedish businesses such as Ikea and Volvo are known around the world, and its contributions to popular culture range from bouffant-haired 70s pop aristocrats ABBA to the groundbreaking films of director Ingmar Bergman.

Modern-day Sweden is known for its sense of social justice and fairness. It has the highest level of wealth equality in the world, one of the world’s lowest gender pay gaps, publically funded healthcare for all, and equal rights for homosexual and heterosexual couples. Add on striking northern European beauty, and free tuition for EU students (fees for non-EU students were introduced recently), and the appeal of studying in Sweden is pretty strong.

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Fast Facts

  • Constitutional monarchy, currently headed (ceremonially) by King Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Democracy, with unicameral legislature (Riksdag)
  • Head of government is prime minister (current incumbent is Stefan Löfven).
  • Population of approximately 9.38 million people and total landmass of 173,745 square miles, making Sweden one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world
  • Member state of the European Union
  • Last involved in an armed conflict in 1814, and has since maintained an official policy of neutrality in foreign affairs
  • Official language: Swedish (Svensk); many Swedes speak English as a second language
  • Capital and largest city: Stockholm
  • As well as the famous meatballs, Swedish cuisine includes such delicacies as licorice ice cream and pickled herrings.
  • Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • Internal dialing code: +46
  • Central European Time (UTC+1), switching to Central European Summer Time in summer (UCT+2)