High share of the population with higher education degrees
A high number of the Swedish population has a higher education. This goes especially for women, where almost 30 percent has a post-secondary education of three years or more. The share of men with this is just below 20 percent.
Long tradition of state financial aid
Swedish residents who are studying can apply for student grants, and loans with a low interest rate. Over 200,000 students in Sweden received both subsidies and loans in 2020. Furthermore, students in Sweden do not have to pay tuition fees.