List of Higher Education Institutions in Sweden

On this page you will 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 May, 2018: 

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

Public-sector HEIs

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 universitet

Swedish Defence University*


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

Independent education providers

Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers tekniska högskola

Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College*

Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola

Jönköping University*

Stiftelsen Högskolan i Jönköping

Sophiahemmet University*

Sophiahemmet Högskola

Stockholm School of Economics

Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

University College Stockholm*

Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm

Stockholm University of Arts*

Stockholms konstnärliga högskola

*HEIs entitled to award third-cycle qualifications in only specific research domains at the end of 2017.

HEIs entitled to award only first-cycle qualifications or first and second-cycle  qualifications

Public Sector HEIs

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

Independent education providers

Beckman College of Design

Beckmans Designhögskola

Gammelkroppa School of Forestry

Gammelkroppa skogsskola

Johannelund Theological Seminary

Johannelunds teologiska högskola

Newman Institute


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

Scandinavian Academy of Psychotherapy Development**

Skandinaviens Akademi för Psykoterapiutveckling

The Erica Foundation**


The Swedish Institute for CBT & Schema Therapy**

Svenska Institutet för Kognitiv Psykoterapi

** HEIs entitled to award second-cycle qualifications