Sweden, a country well known for its high standard of living and for placing social welfare first, is rapidly becoming a prime destination for higher education.
Not only is the job market in Sweden thriving, but the policies and regulations in place ensure that employees are well cared for and respected. Parents get 480 days of paid leave for each child that is born, free healthcare, unlimited sick days, and subsidized daycare for their children. Despite high tax rates, professionals in this Scandinavian country enjoy some of the highest salaries and the best benefits in the EU. It is also extremely welcoming to international students.
Practical instruction at Swedish universities combined with a curriculum that encourages students to arrive at creative solutions for problems, are just two good reasons why you should consider pursuing your MS at a Swedish university. These universities also have great faculty and facilities.
It’s also true that nearly everyone in Sweden speaks English, and you can easily get through your studies here without knowing a word of Swedish.
But being proficient in Swedish will open up lots of doors when it comes to finding work and building a social life after graduation. Most universities offer additional Swedish courses for international students.
As an international student in Sweden, you have the right to work as much as you like during your studies. Most universities have a career service, which provides free support and advice, organizes seminars and workshops, and provides listings for job/thesis project opportunities.
After completing your studies, you can apply to extend your residence permit for up to six months so that you can look for work, and if you find one, you can apply for a work permit to stay here and launch your career.
The Swedish economy is among the fastest growing economies in Europe and is home to employers such as Google, Tesla, Spotify, Ikea and Volvo. Its key sectors are automotive, transport, life sciences, IT, renewable energy, creative and textile.
We’ve made a list of some of the top engineering programs offered at Swedish universities.