Facts about higher education in Sweden

This is how the Swedish higher education system works and what study at a university or university college looks like.

Higher education in Sweden

Compared to the higher education systems of many other countries, the Swedish higher education system is relatively flexible.

Governance of higher education

The mission of the HEIs is to provide education based on scholarly or artistic practice and on proven experience.

Universities, university colleges and other education providers

Both university colleges and universities conduct research and provide higher education at various levels.

The History of Swedish higher education

The church, the armed forces and the university are the three social institutions in Sweden that have survived since the Middle Ages.