Increasing number of free-mover students in 2014/15

The number of international students studying for the first time in Sweden increased during the academic year 2014/15. The largest increase was in free-mover students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland.

21,800 incoming students studied for the first time in Sweden during the academic year 2014/15, which is an increase of 500 students compared to the previous academic year.

The number of exchange students decreased by 600, from 13,800 to 13,200.

However, incoming students who don’t participate in exchange programs, so-called free-mover students, increased to 8,600. That is an increase of 1,100 students compared to the previous academic year. Of those, the majority were freemover students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. In 2014/15 there were 3,100 such students, compared to 2,100 the year before.

7,600 free-mover students in Sweden

In total, there were 7,600 free-mover students and exchange students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland studying in Sweden during the academic year 2014/15.