Study in Sweden
Located in northern Europe bordering Norway and Finland, and covering a land area of 450,295 km², Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area. Out of the population of 10 million people, 2.3 million of them are from a foreign background. Modern Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy with the monarch as the head of state. The country is divided into 25 provinces while the capital city of Stockholm is the most populated city in the country. Swedish is the official language of the country along with Finnish, Yiddish and Romani. However around 86% of Swedish population speak English fluently.
With a GDP of $498 billion, Sweden is the seventh richest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita and is home to some of the most famous global brands such as Volvo, IKEA, Oriflame, H&M, Tetra Pack, Electrolux and AstraZeneca. Home to the Nobel Prize, it is one of the most innovative countries in the world- the seat belt, the pacemaker and the music service Spotify are all Swedish creations. It is also home to some of the most famous global brands such as Volvo (car company and creator of the seat belt), IKEA, Oriflame, H&M, Tetra Pack, Electrolux and AstraZeneca.
The reasons behind Sweden’s innovative culture are deeply rooted in its education system. Creativity is central to Swedish education where students are given opportunities to think independently, creatively and critically. You will be able to think creatively because of the informal and non-hierarchical nature of Swedish society where everyone is encouraged to contribute ideas and opinions. Such freedom and independence is one of the two reasons why Sweden ranks among the world’s most innovative nations. The other reason is that investment in research is among the highest in the world in relation to GDP.
With 37 Universities and more than 800 degree programs to choose from, Sweden offers higher educational opportunities in bachelors, masters and PhD levels in accordance with European standards. Sweden fosters a very international friendly atmosphere with English spoken widely, availability of public transport and work opportunities for International students. By obtaining a Swedish education you will acquire skills for a global career. According to a study of global CEOs, the most important thing needed success in any career is creativity. And creativity is exactly what studying in Sweden will foster, along with other in-demand skills such as how to combine theory and practice, and how to navigate complex situations where there’s no easy solution. Many degree programs in Sweden include internships, which are a great way to get real-world experience while you build your professional network.
COSS Lanka is proud to be a representative of the below Swedish Universities:
- Uppsala University
- Jonkoping University
- Halmstad University
- University of Skovde
- Kristianstad University
- Lund University (Cambridge education group)
- Dalarna University