International students in higher education in Sweden 2010-2020, by type

In 2019/20, there were in total 24,408 foreign students studying in Sweden. The number of international free-mover students in Sweden peaked in the academic year of 2010/11 with over 14 thousand students. The number of free-mover students decreased significantly in 2011/12 to roughly six thousand students. Henceforth, the number of free-mover students increased to around 11.5 thousand in 2018/19. The number of exchange students in Sweden generally had a slightly decreasing trend, with roughly 13 thousand students in 2019/20.

International students in higher education in Sweden from 2010 to 2020, by type

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Release date

October 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

Special properties

refers only to students who are first time international students in Sweden

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