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Study in Sweden.. Education System

About Sweden
Sweden is a Scandinavian kingdom situated in Northern Europe, it has low population with density of 21 per square kilometer but southern part has high density. Urban Sweden is modern, stylish and safe with almost 85% population. Rural areas have peace full locations and natural harbors. Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area and most part of the country has relatively moderate climate.

Sweden is highly developed economy and it has enormous wealth of forests, ore and hydroelectric power. Sweden is the home of the Nobel Prize. Sweden is a safe and modern country in northern Europe, and it has accrued a spectacular reputation as an innovator and creative force.

Sweden provinces or landscapes (25)
Bohuslan, Blekinge, Dalarna, Dalsland, Gotland, Gastrikland, Halland, Halsingland, Harjedalen, Jamtland, Lapland, Medelpad, Norrbotten, Narke, Skane, Smaland, Södermanland, Uppland, Varmland, Vastmanland, Vasterbotten, Vastergötland, Angermanland, Öland and Östergötland.

Capital and Largest city: Stockholm
Area : 450,295 km²
Population : 9.4 million (as per 2009 census)
Literacy : 99%
National Languages : Swedish
Currency : Swedish krona (SEK)
Borders: Finland, Norway, Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia,
Religions: Lutheran : 87% Others: 13 %

Why Sweden
Sweden has a long and proud history of academic excellence, with outstanding historical universities. Sweden Government shows interest on higher education by spending time and money as knowledge is country’s prime asset.
Sweden has student-centric education system where personal initiatives and critical thoughts are appreciated. Generally classes are taught in Swedish but most of the Universities are offering degree courses in English. Programs are structured as per student demand in various fields like Health, Law, Engineering etc.,

Education System
There are 14 public authority Universities, 22 University colleges, 3 self-governing independent Universities, 9 independent University colleges and 13 Independent organizations with the right to award qualifications in psychotherapy

Type of Universities/Institutes
  • Universities
  • University Colleges
  • Self-governing and Independent Universities
  • Self-governing and Independent University College
  • Independent organizations
Universities have degree awarding powers at:
  • First cycle
  • Second cycle
  • Third cycle
University colleges have degree awarding powers at:
  • First cycle
  • Second cycle (one-year Masters' degrees)
  • Entitlement to apply to Högskoleverket (Swedish National Agency for Higher Education) for the entitlement to award two-year Masters' degrees.
Types of Degrees
  • First cycle (University diplomas and Bachelors' degrees)
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Second cycle (one-year and two-year Masters' degrees)
    • Master of Arts
    • Master of Science
    • Master of Social Sciences
  • Third cycle (licentiate and doctoral degrees)
    • Licentiate Degree
    • Degree of Doctor
    • Doctor of Philosophy
Högskoleverket (Swedish National Agency for Higher Education) is responsible for compiling the official statistics about higher education in Sweden.
Published date : 07 Nov 2011 03:29PM

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