List of Higher Education Institutions in Sweden

On this page you find a list of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Sweden.

The list is divided in two main parts: HEIs with entitlement to award first, second and third-cycle qualifications and HEIs entitled to award first and second-cycle qualifications. In both these groups there are both HEIs that belong to the public sector and HEIs that areindependent education providers.

This list was last updated in June, 2016: 

HEIs with entitlement to award first, second and third-cycle qualifications

Accountable to the Government / Public sector


English name

Swedish name

Uppsala University

Uppsala universitet

Lund University

Lunds universitet

University of Gothenburg

Göteborgs universitet

Stockholm University

Stockholms universitet

Umeå University

Umeå universitet

Linköping University

Linköpings universitet

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska institutet

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Kungl. Tekniska högskolan

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå tekniska universitet

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Karlstad University

Karlstads universitet

Linnaeus University


Mid Sweden University


Örebro University

Örebro universitet

Blekinge Institute of Technology*

Blekinge tekniska högskola

Dalarna University*

Högskolan Dalarna

Halmstad University*

Högskolan i Halmstad

Malmö University*

Malmö högskola

Mälardalen University*

Mälardalens högskola

Södertörn University*

Södertörns högskola

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences*

Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan

University of Borås*

Högskolan i Borås

University of Gävle*

Högskolan i Gävle

University of Skövde*

Högskolan i Skövde

University West*

Högskolan Väst



Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers tekniska högskola

Ersta Sköndal Bräcke Univiersity*

Stockholm School of Economics

Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Jönköping University*

Stiftelsen Högskolan i Jönköping

*HEIs entitled to award third-cycle qualifications in one or more specific research domains at the end of 2015.

HEIs entitled to award first and second-cycle qualifications

Accountable to the Government


English name

Swedish name

Kristianstad University

Högskolan Kristianstad

University College of Arts, Crafts and Design


Royal Institute of Art

Kungl. Konsthögskolan

Royal College of Music in Stockholm

Kungl. Musikhögskolan i Stockholm

Stockholm University of the Arts

Stockholms konstnärliga högskola

Swedish Defence University


Independent education providers


Beckmans College of Design

Beckmans Designhögskola

Gammelkroppa School of Forestry

Gammelkroppa skogsskola

Johannelund Theological Seminary

Johannelunds teologiska högskola

Newman Institute


Sophiahemmet University

Sophiahemmet Högskola

Stockholm School of Theology

Teologiska Högskolan Stockholm

The Red Cross University College

Röda Korsets Högskola

University College of Music Education in Stockholm

Stockholms Musikpedagogiska Institut

Örebro School of Theology

Örebro Teologiska Högskola

Independent course providers


Evidens University College

Högskolan Evidens

Stockholm Academy for Psychotherapy Training

Skandinaviens Akademi för Psykoterapiutbildning

The Erica Foundation


The Swedish Institute for CBT & Schema Therapy

Svenska Institutet för Kognitiv Psykoterapi