Facts about higher education

Here we describe the Swedish higher education system and explain what study at a university or university college looks like.

Higher education in Sweden

Higher education in Sweden can include both complete degree programmes and individual courses. Approximately 400,000 students are enrolled full-time or part-time.

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

In Sweden there are approximately 50 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering higher education in various forms.

Questions about applying and studying in Sweden

Are you interested in studying at a Swedish university? We have listed useful sites and authorities that you can contact.

Student finance

A brief introduction to the student finance system in Sweden.

Overall responsibilty and regulations

The Swedish Parliament and Government decide on the regulations that apply to the higher education area.

Agencies involved in higher education

There are a number of other agencies involved in the Swedish higher education sector.

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.