Biggest universities in Sweden in 2017, by number of students

20 biggest universities in Sweden in 2017, by number of registered students

by Agnete Lundetræ Jürgensen, last edited May 10, 2019
Biggest universities in Sweden in 2017, by number of students 345,496 students were registered in universities and other higher education institutions in Sweden during the fall semester 2017. Among these, the highest number of students as registered at Stockholm University, amounting to almost 46 thousand students. Stockholm University is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, and is located in the capital, which is also Sweden’s largest city.
High share of the population with upper secondary education degrees

     Sweden has a high number of citizens with upper secondary education degrees, and since the year 2000 the individuals with upper secondary education increased, while the individuals without decreased. In 2017, 24.9 percent of the male population in Sweden had an upper education degree of three years and 21.7 percent of the female population.

Long tradition of state financial aid

     One reason for the high share of the population with a university or higher education institution degree might be the long tradition of state financial aid for students. Swedish residents who are studying can apply for student grants, and loans with a low interest rate. A little over 171 thousand students in Sweden received both subsidies and loans in 2017.
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20 biggest universities in Sweden in 2017, by number of registered students

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Number of students
Stockholm University45,879
University of Gothenburg38,084
Uppsala University37,205
Lund University35,313
Umeå University26,438
Linnaeus University26,162
Linköping University22,713
Malmö University17,767
KTH Royal Institute of Technology17,064
Mälardalen University College14,439
Örebro University13,211
Mid Sweden University12,699
Dalarna University12,624
Karlstad University12,588
Gävle University College11,934
Luleå University of Technology11,725
Kristianstad University11,220
Jönköping University10,375
Chalmers University of Technology10,252
Södertörn University9,266
Number of students
Stockholm University45,879
University of Gothenburg38,084
Uppsala University37,205
Lund University35,313
Umeå University26,438
Linnaeus University26,162
Linköping University22,713
Malmö University17,767
KTH Royal Institute of Technology17,064
Mälardalen University College14,439
Örebro University13,211
Mid Sweden University12,699
Dalarna University12,624
Karlstad University12,588
Gävle University College11,934
Luleå University of Technology11,725
Kristianstad University11,220
Jönköping University10,375
Chalmers University of Technology10,252
Södertörn University9,266
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by Agnete Lundetræ Jürgensen, last edited May 10, 2019
345,496 students were registered in universities and other higher education institutions in Sweden during the fall semester 2017. Among these, the highest number of students as registered at Stockholm University, amounting to almost 46 thousand students. Stockholm University is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, and is located in the capital, which is also Sweden’s largest city.
High share of the population with upper secondary education degrees

     Sweden has a high number of citizens with upper secondary education degrees, and since the year 2000 the individuals with upper secondary education increased, while the individuals without decreased. In 2017, 24.9 percent of the male population in Sweden had an upper education degree of three years and 21.7 percent of the female population.

Long tradition of state financial aid

     One reason for the high share of the population with a university or higher education institution degree might be the long tradition of state financial aid for students. Swedish residents who are studying can apply for student grants, and loans with a low interest rate. A little over 171 thousand students in Sweden received both subsidies and loans in 2017.
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