Sweden Student Visa
Capital : Stockholm
Languages : Swedish , English
Official Currency : Swedish Krona (SEK)
Major Cities : Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Uppsala, Vasteras, Orebro, Linkoping.
Sweden at Glance
Swedish belongs to the family of Indo-European languages. It’s a North-Germanic language belonging to the group of Scandinavian languages. It forms, together with Danish, the Eastern Scandinavian branch of the group. Swedish is spoken today by about 9.3 million people, most of which are in Sweden, but also in Finland, Estonia and in immigrant communities. Standard Swedish is based on the Stockholm language.
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish are mutually intelligible, though they belong to two different branches of the Scandinavian languages, Eastern and Western. The official Swedish language is based upon the language of Stockholm. It has almost no dialects, except for a few regional varieties.Swedish also has the status of an official language to some extent in Finland and Estonia.
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The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, is also the country’s largest city, with more than 850,000 inhabitants. Other large cities are Gothenburg, in western Sweden (population 532,000), and Malmö (population 300,000) in the south. Uppsala and Lund are well-known university cities. Less than three per cent of Sweden’s land area is built up and forests cover 69 per cent of the country. Sweden is long – some 1,574 kilometers from top to bottom – and can be divided into three major regions: Götaland in the south, Svealand in the middle and Norrland in the north.
With a population of just over nine million, most of whom inhabit the cities and the south, the vast majority (78%) of Sweden’s enormous tracts of land are forested, while another 8% is covered in water. The largest lake is Vänern, with an area of 5,655 sq km (2,140 sq miles) and the highest peak is Kebnekaise, which stands 2,104m (6,903ft) above sea level and is part of the Scandinavian mountain chain on the Norwegian border. In the far north, Sweden’s portion of Lapland extends well into the Arctic Circle, with the northernmost outpost of Swedish civilization to be found in the tiny Lappish town of Treriksröset on the three way border between Finland, Norway and Sweden. The country’s southernmost point is the small fishing village of Smygehuk on the Baltic coast, close to the tiny city of Trelleborg in Skåne County.
For detailed information please visit : Geography Of Sweden
Sweden enjoys a generally temparate climate, thanks to the Gulf Stream. Above the Arctic Circle, winter can be crisp and invigorating. In the south, winter is generally mild with an average of temperature above 0C/32F degrees, but temperatures can vary markedly in different parts of the country.
Sweden’s northerly position has a definite summer advantage in that temperatures are rarely extreme and humidity levels are not high.
You can divide the country into three regions; central and southern Sweden, the northeast, and the northwest, or far north to describe the weather in Sweden.
It is undoubtedly through the export of its culture that Sweden has had its greatest impact upon the world. From the strong, clean design sensibility of its Functionalist movement to the immaculate cinematic masterpieces of Ingmar Bergman, the unique cultural outlook of Sweden has gained an international currency that far exceeds what one might expect from this modestly-sized nation. One source of this unusual cultural strength, paradoxically enough, has been Sweden’s historic position at the margins of Europe. Relatively isolated from the main currents of continental European cultural change, many of Sweden’s artistic traditions developed their own rich and distinctive character. Drawing inspiration from folk culture, as well as from the stunning beauty of the land itself, these traditions have maintained a vitality and a bold simplicity that are now appreciated all over the world. From Abba to Ingmar Bergman to Avicii, Sweden is a major exporter of culture, and the world’s biggest exporter of pop music in relation to GDP. Another global Swedish hit in recent years has been the so-called Nordic noir literary genre, led by Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson. Look backwards in time and you have cultural heavyweights like Bergman – widely regarded as one of the leading directors in the history of film – and August Strindberg, the respected and highly influential dramatist. There are countless opportunities to get involved in Sweden’s cultural life through the concerts, plays, gigs and exhibitions held the length and breadth of the country, year-round.
Swedish design and architecture are best known through their contribution to the functionalist movement, which in the 1930s introduced the world to the clean, sophisticated designs that we now associate as much with modernism itself as with Scandinavia and Sweden in particular. Among the notable figures in this movement was the architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. In literature, Sweden is best known for the groundbreaking works of August Strindberg, one of the original badboys of modernism.
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Traditional Swedish cooking cannnot be compared with the sophistication of French or Italian cuisine. Swedish food is usually simple and considered as healthy. One can eat lots of kinds of food in Sweden. Husmanskost is the name of the most regular dishes. On the east coast, the most important food is strömming (Baltic Herring). A small silvery fish. Salmon, Trout and Whitefish are other important fishes.
Swedes are well known for coffee drinking. Swedes rank second in the world (per capita, of course). People usually drink coffee for breakfast, after lunch or during the highly esteemed coffee breaks. Special coffee parties(kafferep) are too arranged. Pytt i panna, prepared with a hash of fried diced meat with onions is served with fried eggs and slices of pickled red beets. kåldolmar, or stuffed cabbage rolls, a dish brought home by King Charles XII (Karl XII) after an involuntary residence in Turkey, nearly three hundred years ago is a great dish to taste.
As with any national cuisine, you will find out that Swedish chefs are thrilled with their traditional dishes and recipes. There are many chefs who creatively use the basic ingredients and cooking method for traditional Swedish dishes and create original and delicious food variations. Swedish chefs are passionate about their traditional dishes and they enjoy presenting them to foreigners who have never tasted them before. Although many perceive northern nations to be more introverted, visitors who have traveled to Sweden will agree that hospitality is at its peak in any Swedish family. And what better way to show your hospitality towards a visitor than by cooking a delicious traditional Swedish meal. Stockholm is by far the epicenter of Swedish professional cooking, mainly because of its well-developed restaurant industry, where the demand for great cooks is high.
For further information, please visit : Cuisine Of Sweden
- When you study in Sweden, you’re encouraged to think independently, creatively and critically. At Swedish universities, the emphasis is firmly on developing your ability to question the status quo by assessing information, seeking new perspectives and coming up with well-informed opinions. You’ll be free to think creatively
- Sweden has a long and proud history of academic excellence and despite its relatively small population, it’s home to some of the world’s best universities. The entire Swedish higher education system is ranked number two in the world and number one in relation to GDP, and several Swedish universities are ranked by the Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities as being among the world’s top seats of learning.
- Environmental thinking and sustainability pervade all aspects of life here, and not least education. Studying here will give you the chance to draw on Sweden’s deep experience with environmental thinking and apply its sustainable approach to your own chosen field.
- Swedish society is known for its inclusiveness and egalitarianism. You may have heard Sweden referred to as the most equal country in the world. It consistently places among the world’s top countries in gender equality, while lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Sweden are regarded as among the most progressive in the world.
- Many degree programmes in Sweden include internships, which are a great way to get real-world experience while you build your professional network. If you’re interested in research, doing a master’s in Sweden can be a great way to make the contacts you’ll need to carry on and do aPhD.
- The fact that Sweden is home to the largest number of multinationals per capita of any country in the world and is the birthplace of many world-conquering companies – including IKEA, TetraPak, Volvo, Ericsson, AstraZeneca and H&M – means that getting on the career ladder here can really take you places. Should you receive a job offer while you’re still studying here, you can apply for a work permit and enjoy the work-life balance that Sweden is famous for.
For further detailed information please visit : Study In Sweden
The number of preschool institutions in Sweden has expanded rapidly since the 1970s. Preschool education is an intrinsic part of Sweden’s welfare provision, and thus is heavily state-funded, and extremely popular, with over 70% of under fives in preschool education. Although there are a handful of private nurseries, most are run by parental co-operatives, and are seen as the first step in a Swedish child’s education development.
Primary and lower secondary education
The cornerstone of the Swedish education system is the nine-year comprehensive school (grundskola), for children between the ages of seven and sixteen. Thus the vast majority of children in Sweden remain in the same institution for all of their compulsory education. Grundskola have a relatively high degree of autonomy, and have the power to decide the size and number of classes.
Upper Secondary Education
The vast majority (98%) of Swedish students continue their studies into upper secondary education (gymnasium) and anyone up to the age of 20 can enrol for free upper secondary education. There is a large degree of diversity in upper secondary education, but most national programs provide grounding in Swedish, English, Maths and Science among other subjects. Students choose from over fifteen nationally approved specialist programs, each of which has emphasis on a different vocation, from hotel and catering to vehicle mechanics. Students spend three years in upper-secondary education, which is always coeducational. Students are assessed continually for these three years and, as of 2001, undergo national examinations.
Most of the large, prominent universities in Sweden are state-funded and tuition is free. Among the largest and most prestigious universities in Sweden are The University of Lund and the University of Uppsala. A diploma is awarded after two years of University study, although most students stay for another year and achieve a Batchelor’s degree. Most of the large Swedish state universities offer post-graduate courses, which require a further year of study. In order to apply to university, a Swedish student must first meet basic eligibility requirements. This either involves graduation from upper secondary education with at least a 90% pass rate, or four years experience of work with competence in English and Swedish (if over 25 years of age). Students can only apply to university if they have met these standards. Finally, students are also subject to the admissions requirements of individual universities, which are usually based on their achievements in upper secondary school and extra curricular activities.
Reference : Education System In Sweden
- Blekinge Institute of Technology
- Chalmers University of Technology
- Dalarna University
- Ersta Sköndal University College
- GIH – Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences
- Gotland University
- Halmstad University
- Jönköping University
- Karlstad University
- Karolinska Institute
- KKH – Royal University College of the Fine Arts
- KMH – Royal College of Music in Stockholm
- Kristianstad University
- KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- Linköping University
- Linnaeus University
- Luleå University of Technology
- Lund University
- Malmö University
- Mid Sweden University
- Mälardalen University
- SLU – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- Sophiahemmet University College
- Stockholm School of Economics
- Stockholm University
- Södertörn University
- Umeå University
- University of Borås
- University of Dance and Circus
- University of Gothenburg
- University of Gävle
- University of Skövde
- University West
- Uppsala University
- Örebro University
Sweden generally has two intakes i.e. January and August.
University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications.
It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 7-8 months prior to the intake.
- A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling.
- Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and/or Science as prerequisite.
- IELTS requirement : 6.0 overall bands (Subject to change as per the prerequisite profile of the University/Institutions).
For more details on IELTS, please visit : IELTS.
- A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary
- Any work experience in the field will be helpful.
- IELTS requirement : 6.5 overall bands (subject to change as per the prerequisite profile of the University/Institutions).
- Passport copy or birth certificate
- IELTS Score Sheet
- All academic and work experience documents
- Two reference letters from college’s/employers.
- Statement of Purpose
For more details please e-mail your Updated resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit visa Procedure of Sweden or Sweden High commission of India – New Delhi for detailed information on Visa procedure.
Living costs in Sweden depends on your individual lifestyle.
The cost of living is approximately Total: SEK 8,010 per month this covers all the living expenses, including accommodation, food, travel, books, clothes and entertainment.
For other detailed expense, please check Cost Of Living In Sweden
During your studies
Students can work up to 20 hours a week (anywhere) during course time and 40 hours per week full-time during vacation periods.
Reference : Work While Study
After your studies (Work and Migration)
Sweden is a great place to start your career. You can apply to extend your residence permit for up to six months to search for a job or start a company, and if you receive a job offer meeting certain conditions you can then apply for a work permit.
Reference : Employment in Sweden
Yourway Migrations has been sending students to Sweden and other countries since 7 years. YMPL has trained counselors who have got experience and expertise to assist students. All our offices provides students with
- Counseling and information on various courses and institutions
- Application forms – Brochures – Guides etc.
- Admission Assistance
- Visa Counseling
- Travel and Accommodation arrangement assistance
- Procuring Residential Facilities with Indians for students going abroad
- Giving Orientation kit.
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