Higher education in Sweden

Programms in English

Nearly 1,240 programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level are offered in English in Sweden.

Higher education in Sweden comprises mainly public universities and colleges. There are only few private universities.

University or University College?

Two slightly different terms are used in Sweden to describe institutions of higher education:

  • University (Universitet)
  • University College (Högskola)

The main difference is that universities have the right to award doctorates (PhD) while many university colleges don’t.

There is no difference in quality in the bachelor’s or master’s degrees offered by both types of institutions.

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