Number of registered students in Sweden 2009-2019

In the fall semester 2019, 359,673 students were registered in universities and other higher education institutions in Sweden. Since 2000, the number of individuals in Sweden with an upper secondary education increased, while the individuals without decreased. In 2019, 22 percent of the female population had an upper secondary education degree of three years and 25 percent of the male population.

Financial aid for studies

     Sweden as a long tradition of state financial aid for students. Swedish students can apply for both student grants and loans at a low interest rate, or apply only for subsidies but no loans. The financial aid for students is managed by the Swedish Board of Student Finance (CSN). In 2018, little over 171 thousand students in Sweden received both subsidies and loans.

Highest rent per square meter in Stockholm

     The highest number of students registered in 2018 were registered at Stockholm University, ranked among the world’s top 100 universities and located in the Swedish capital, which is also the largest city in Sweden.

Number of registered students in higher education institutions in Sweden from academic year 2009 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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