Swedes have a long and proud history of educational excellence. Five of its universities are in the top 200 list of world universities. This is why students come to Sweden in such large numbers. Roughly 20% of new admissions are foreigners, and candidates from more than 80 countries are working towards their PhD degrees.

The atmosphere in Swedish universities is very open with strong concentration on group work. The more than 450 master’s programs taught in English are unique and outgoing as they allow theory to be converted into practical practice. Swedish government also endorses collaboration between universities, society, and the business which allows students to build skills future employers seek.

Internships are another study option open to students. Trainees can scout companies individually, and have a fair chance of getting an English speaking internship. Students can also go through the Swedish government’s student organisation site by visiting it online. There are good options for internship in natural sciences and other technical sectors. The duration of the internships varies greatly.

Swedish government also provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies to students from developing countries. There are about 120 scholarships offered each year, with different countries being allotted different number of scholarships. How many and which scholarships are open to your specific can be checked online.

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency puts together short term courses regularly, for individuals from Africa, The Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America. All participation cost is covered by the agency. Courses are conducted in the fields of medical and psychological services for children, and sexual and reproductive health rights.


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