How do I choose a school in Sweden?
There are over 40 universities located in Sweden, many of which receive top ranks globally, such as Lund University, Stockholm University, and Uppsala University. They also boast upwards of about 900 degrees for undergraduates and postgraduates. After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in Sweden that are looking for Filipino students just like you! Explore them here
Why should I study in Sweden?
As education providers, Swedes value sustainability, equality, and uphold creative processes, which is made evident by that fact that the beautiful Nordic country of Sweden is home to many successful corporations that stand at the forefront of innovation and technology such as IKEA, H&M, Spotify, Skype, and Volvo. Students are encouraged to embrace their creativity and ingenuity in a fast-paced and flourishing educational environment.
Sweden is very diverse, given the sheer number of multinational companies that operate within it, it’s easy to feel at home among a host of varied cultures. Swedes are also able to converse well in English, and the country is among the leading pioneers of English-taught education within Europe.
What are the required languages for studying in Sweden?
Swedish is the official language of Sweden, spoken by more than 10 million inhabitants of the country. Many programmes at Swedish universities are exclusively taught in English, and many universities require documents that serve as proof of English proficiency. We still highly advise students to master at least a basic understanding of the Swedish language.
If you’re worried about your English language proficiency, check out our partner language centers
that can help you improve your skills!
Do I need a visa to study in Sweden? How do I get it?
If you’re a Philippine passport-holder, you may need to obtain a student visa. The process is as follows:
- Secure an offer to your chosen university and pay for your first semester of university (this must be done before you can be approved for your permit).
- Complete any necessary online application forms
- Gather all necessary documents
- Submit documents and application forms to Swedish authorities
For the full list of details, please refer to the Swedish embassy website or contact the Swedish embassy in Manila.
What are the requirements for studying at a school in Sweden?
Generally, schools in Sweden will ask for your:
- Documentation of general eligibility
- Proof of English proficiency
The specific requirements will vary depending on your school, course, and level of study. Visit the Edukasyon profile of the school you like to find their specific requirements. For a list of schools in Sweden looking for Filipino students, see here
Are there scholarships available for studying in Sweden? How can I finance my studies?
There are many scholarships offered by both the Swedish government and the schools themselves. Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.
There are also some international student loans available from different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here
, and click "Send Inquiry" to get connected with your university representative.