Parents along with their college bound kids all across America are struggling with college decisions these days. ED2 (Early Decision 2) is coming up on January 15, a date that coincides with the application deadline for acceptance to a Swedish University, fall semester 2016. Sweden has some great universities. Check this link for a general look at Studies in Sweden or this for University Admissions in Sweden

A lot of the education offered by the Swedish universities does not only have a good reputation in Europe but also worldwide. In the QS World University Rankings 2014-15 we find Lund University in 60th place, while we can also find Uppsala University in the 81st spot. Furthermore, we find KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 110th place, and Chalmers University of Technology in 175th place.


Lund University is one of northern Europe's oldest and most prestigious universities, consistently ranking among the world's top 100 universities. Further, it ranks among the best universities in northern Europe and in international rankings. The university, located in the southern city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden, traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded next to the Lund Cathedral, arguably making it the oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia. It is followed by Studia Generalia in Uppsala in 1477 and Copenhagen in 1479. The current university was not founded, however, until 1666, after Sweden acquired Scania in the 1658 peace agreement with Denmark.

Uppsala University is a public university in Uppsala, which lies a little north of Stockholm on Sweden's east coast. It was founded in 1477, making it the oldest university in Scandinavia. Uppsala University has since the 17th century developed into one of Europe's foremost universities and regularly ranks as one of Sweden's outstanding institutions and among the world's top 100 in all disciplines. The university has about 24,000 full-time students, 2,400 graduate students and 1,800 professors and teachers. Among the university's alumni are 15 Nobel Prize winners, eight regents, 14 prime ministers and over 50 members of the Swedish Academy. It has a rich international character, including cooperation and exchange agreements with several of the world's top institutions of higher education. This is partly connected to the Coimbra Group and the European University Association.

For those more interested in studying in a big city, both Stockholm and Göteborg Universities have excellent international ratings. Studying in Stockholm: Make Stockholm part of your future... Stockholm University, which welcomes about 1,600 new international students every fall semester, offers over 75 master's programs in English: Master studies in Stockholm

If you don’t want to do your whole bachelor or master’s degree in Sweden, you can study there for just a semester or two. Many study abroad organizations (like Erasmus and Elsa) help students take classes at universities in other countries.

By Markus Nyberg Andersson

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ERASMUS (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students):
ELSA (European Law Students' Association)