Sweden has two main types of higher education institutions: universities and university colleges. Both grant degrees at the bachelor and master level.

What differentiates the two is that a university can grant degrees at the doctoral level, while a university college generally cannot. The Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet) has more information about universities and university colleges, collectively know as 'Higher Education Institutions'. Please see the following link to their website:

Higher Education Institutions

Here at Universityadmissions.se, we use the term 'university' for both universities and university colleges. If you're interested in doctoral studies, the application process will not take place here but instead at the individual university you're applying to. For more information, please see the following link:

Doctoral studies

Many universities to choose from

Sweden currently has 51 universities and university colleges, all with their own special characteristics, courses and programmes, and atmosphere. If you haven't already, you may want to begin your search for the study programme that is just right for you by visiting Studyinsweden.se, a website tailored to the international student, or the individual websites of Sweden's universities. Links are provided in the box to the right.

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