Leading universities in Sweden 2019, by number of students

349,300 students were registered in universities and other higher education institutions in Sweden during the fall semester 2018. Among these, the highest number of students as registered at Stockholm University, amounting to over 33 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 2018, 24 percent of the male population in Sweden had an upper education degree of three years and 22 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. Roughly 175 thousand students in Sweden received both subsidies and loans in 2018.

Leading universities in Sweden in 2019, by number of registered students

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September 2019



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