Sweden is among the top three countries with free education options for international students. Until recently, the country allowed students from outside the non-EU countries to study in Sweden without tuition payments. However, only EU countries are currently entitled to that. Sweden Universities are known to be learner’s intensive- they are more concerned with the student growing academically than just attending the school for a certificate. The entire Sweden higher educational system is considered top in the world and this has succeeded in attracting students from all over the world.
Although there are 40 universities and university colleges in Sweden, below are the top ten that admit Nigerian students:
Stockholm University is a public Swedish university, founded in 1878 as a college and upgraded to a university in 1960 making it the fourth oldest university in Sweden. It has over 35,000 students and is the largest in Scandinavia (Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden).
Uppsala University, the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries still in operation was founded in 1477. It is one of the Universities in the world’s top 100 Universities. The university has 9 faculties with about 44,000 registered students and 2,300 doctoral students.
Karolinska Institute is Sweden’s best university and one of the largest medical universities in the world. Founded in 1810, the Karolinska Institute is Sweden’s third oldest medical school. The institute specializes in biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, pathology, anatomy, physiology and medical microbiology, among others. The school accounts for 30% of the medical training and more than 40% of all academic medical and life science research conducted in Sweden.
Lund University was found in 1666, making it one of Northern Europe’s oldest universities. The motto of the university is ad utrumque which means ‘Prepared for both‘. Lund University is home to two major research materials: MAX IV ( a synchrotron radiation laboratory inaugurated in June 2016) and European Spallation Source which is an European facility that will provide up to 100 times brighter neutron beams than existing facilities today, to be opened in 2023. The university is partnering with about 600 other universities in 70 countries.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is a research university in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the country’s largest technical university. In the Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings 2019, KTH ranked as number 7 among universities globally. The Institute has about 14,000 students.
University of Gothenburg
The University of Gothenburg is located in Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden. It has 8 faculties and 38 departments and about 37,000 students and 3,000 staff. The University of Gothenburg has the highest number of applicants per study place in many of its subjects and courses, making it one of the most popular universities in Sweden.
Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmers University of Technology is another university in Gothenburg. It was established in 1829 and was run as a privately owned institution until 1937 when it became state-owned. The university focuses on research and education natural science, architecture, technology and other management areas.
Linköping University is one of Sweden’s top academic institutions. It has four faculties: Arts and Sciences, Educational Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Institute of Technology which are focused on Research, Education, and PhD training. The faculties are shared between 14 departments with each department combining knowledge from more than one faculty.
University West is one of Sweden’s University Colleges. It is located in Trollhattan and was called University College of Trollhattan until the name was changed in 2008. The college has three campuses in Trollhattan, Uddevalla and Vanersborg.
Mid Sweden University
Mid Sweden University is a state University in Sweden. Just as the name implies, it is located around the geographical center of Sweden. The University is made up of three faculties (Human Science, Science Technology and Media and Educational Science) and eight departments.