About Stockholm University
Stockholm University in the capital of Sweden is characterised by its openness, innovation and outreach. Ranked as one of the top 100 in the world, Stockholm University is Sweden's largest university and one of Europe's leading centres for higher education and research in human and natural sciences.
Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to revitalise higher education in Sweden. Since its inception, close contact with the wider world as well as an active exchange of knowledge and experiences have been integral to this vision.
With a global perspective and through collaboration with others, Stockholm University contributes to the development of knowledge. Education and research in human and natural sciences in the international frontline, as well as in cross-border multidisciplinary science make this possible. We make knowledge accessible to all through dialogue and participation in debate and society development.
International career opportunities
An education from Stockholm University prepares you for a career in Sweden and abroad. The Global University Employability Ranking ranks Stockholm University first in Sweden and 62 globally in ranking of educating employable graduates. A new regulation is making it easier to launch an international career after studying in Sweden. Students with a residence permit for studies in Sweden, who have completed at least two semesters of full time studies at a Swedish university, may get a residence permit that allows them to stay in Sweden for up to six months to look for work or start a business.
Make Stockholm part of your future!
Stockholm University, founded in 1878, is a leading European university and Sweden's largest institution of higher education, ranked top 100 in the world.
First class education and research >
First class education and research ensure that you get the most out of your studies. Leading experts will teach and guide you in an academic environment with international exchange at every level.
Diverse and popular study programmes >
We offer over 70 study programmes taught in English within the areas of science, humanities, social sciences and law.
A place for free minds and new findings >
Education and research are closely linked at Stockholm University. As a student, you will have direct contact with leading researchers in your field and access to the most recent scientific findings. You will develop your ability to think independently, to analyse and to solve problems, qualities that are required in advanced international careers.
Exciting student life >
Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the centre of Stockholm city. Student life in Sweden's capital Stockholm is broad and diverse. The student union offers both educational activities and social events, and many museums, cinemas, gyms and other places offer student discounts. You can lead a fun and exciting student life while enjoying all the benefits of one of the world's most beautiful capitals.
A unique and beautiful capital >
Stockholm is a unique capital in many ways. It offers everything you expect to find in a cosmopolitan city; beautiful architecture, trendy shopping, museums, theatres, night clubs, international food and a music scene that attracts stars nationwide and globally. On top of that you are met by stunning waterfront views almost wherever you go, as Stockholm is built on fourteen islands. Stockholm, famous for its many green areas, was recently ranked the best student city in the Nordic countries, and rated the safest capital in Europe.
Culture of innovation and open society >
Spotify, Skype, IKEA, King and H&M are a few of the most well-known Swedish brands. While the Global Innovation Index consistently rates Sweden as one of the world's most innovative nations, Stockholm is Sweden's business centre and named the "Start-up capital of Europe".
Stockholm is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.
Find your future in Stockholm! >
In one of the best student cities in the world, Stockholm University creates new opportunities for individuals and society through education and research at the highest international level. An education from Stockholm University prepares you for a career in Sweden and abroad. Welcome to study with us!