Study in Sweden

If you want to study in Sweden, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Education World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Sweden has 11 universities in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Sweden is Karolinska Institute, which is ranked at number 28.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Sweden is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Sweden below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Sweden’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Sweden is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

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Uppsala University

Explore the top universities in Sweden using data from the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings

Top universities in Sweden

Karolinska Institute28th
Uppsala University93rd
Lund University =96th
Stockholm University =144th
KTH Royal Institute of Technology159th
*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

View the World University Rankings 2016-2017

Statistics about Sweden

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 14.77%
  • Of which, on higher education 25.36%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 62.35%
  • Population 9,799,186
  • Unemployment 7.09%
  • Annual GDP 4.08%
Data source: The World Bank