Looking for studying in Sweden? We know it can be a really hard task to look around for the best universities in the country. Having to go to the university of one’s choice impacts a lot on the whole personality, knowledge  and character building of a person which is why choosing the right university is important. Below is a list of top 10 universities of Sweden for you to choose from according to your feasibility.


Karolinska Institutet:


The Karolinska Institutet (KI) is also known as the (Royal) Caroline Institute sometimes. It is globally known as Sweden’s best and largest university,it is one of the most prestigious medical universities in the world. This medical university is located in Solna, which happens to be within the Stockholm, urban area of Sweden.

There is a Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute which awards the Nobel Prize in the fields of Physiology or Medicine.

The University was formerly named as Kongl. Karolinska Mediko Kirurgiska Institutet from the year 1817 to 1968 which leads us to the establishment year of the university which is 1810. It was founded by King Karl XIII to make skilled army surgeons. This university has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of its history and has since then gone through many developmental changes to be one of the finest medicine schools in the world.

The university is also associated with a research and teaching hospital that together form an academic health science centre. This health science centre is one of Sweden’s largest centres for both training and research.

Many of its graduates are noble prize winners and have thus brought honor to the university’s name.

The University also happens to have two campuses, the main one is in Solna, just outside Stockholm, it was first located in 1810 on the island of Kungsholmen which is on the west side of Stockholm. The second campus is located in Flemingsberg in the south Stockholm.

Since it is a medical University, The Karolinska Institute thus offers the most widest range of medical education, all in one place in Sweden.

According to Rankings this university is the 38th best in the world. It is ranked 12 in the fields of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy.

It has a motto that says “To improve human health” and this university acts according to it which is the reason why it has touched skies.

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Uppsala University:


Uppsala university is one of the very old universities in Sweden and other Nordic countries. It ranks among the top 100 universities in the world and top 10 universities in Sweden. Despite the fact that it is so old, it is still in operation. The university was originally founded in 1477 which proves an evidence to how old it really is. It became a university of great power in the 16 century. It also plays an important role in the Swedish culture and literature.

The motto of the university is “Gratiae veritas naturae” it thus embraces natural sciences. The Uppsala university also belongs to a Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities.

Uppsala University has a number of about 44,000 registered students and 2,300 doctoral students. It has a competent teaching staff of approximately 1,800 out of a total of 6,900 employees. The Uppsala University has also signed many student exchange agreements with about 500 universities across all parts of the world. It provides quality education with its staff that has experiences in other countries as well. Students graduating from Uppsala are stable and easily find good jobs because of the excellence in education standard. This university has a lot of importance in the history of Sweden itself.

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Lund University:


Consistently taking its place among the top 10 universities of Sweden, Lund University is the kind of a University everyone wishes to join because of its high rankings and excellence in education. Dated back to 1425 where the university touches its roots, this university is located in the city of Lund which is in the province of Scania, Sweden.

Lund University consists of about eight faculties, it also has more campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with a total number 42,000 students which are enrolled in about 302 different programs and around 2,046 freestanding courses.

The Lund University is partners with about 600 universities that are spread across 70 countries and above.

The Library at Lund University was established in 1668 in very the same time as the university was. It is one of Sweden’s oldest and largest libraries. From the year 1698, this library has received legal deposit copies of everything that is printed in the country.

The University also has a hospital in which medical and educational researches are being followed.

In terms of research, it is one of the top Universities of Sweden.It ranks among the top performers in the European Union in regards to the papers which are accepted for publication in various scientific journals.

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Stockholm University:


This Public Sector University was founded as a college in Stockholm, Sweden. The college was founded in 1878 and was changed to the university status since 1960.

The Stockholm University’s aims include both teaching and research anchored in society at large scale.

Stockholm University mainly covers two scientific fields:

  • the natural sciences
  • the humanities/social sciences.

The university has over 34,000 students at four different faculties that are the humanities, law, the mathematical, and natural sciences. The university of Stockholm is known as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology:


Located in Stockholm, Sweden, this university is popularly specialized in the fields Engineering and Technology, it also has high rankings in the northern mainland Europe in its academic fields. Carl XVI Gustaf, king of Sweden, happens to be the high protector of this university.

The university has a beautiful building with awe inspiring views anyone can fall in love with, it also promotes a healthy environment in students.

At KTH a total number of about 20,000 student from all different backgrounds, being a student at KTH student is more than just studies. It is also about the personal development of a student.

The educational programs in this university are from Bachelor to Master or PhD degrees in the fields of engineering, science, or architecture. The number of total students is more than 18,000, the university has an international reputation for excellence as it continues to nurture the brightest minds in the world thus helping to shape the future.

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Chalmers University of Technology:


Located mainly in the city of Gothenburg, the Chalmers University of Technology is one of the most excellent and prestigious top 10 universities in Sweden. It focuses mainly on research and education in technology, natural science, maritime,architecture, and other management areas.

This university came into being in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, who was the director of the Swedish East India Company.

About 40% of the Sweden’s graduate engineers and architects are educated and taught at Chalmers. Every year, around 250 post graduate degrees are awarded to the students, 850 graduate degrees are awarded as well.

The university is divided into a number of campuses most of which are a sight for architecture.

In terms of ranking, Chalmers University of Technology ranked 38th in the whole world, thus ranking 1st in Sweden and 15th in the whole Europe.

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University of Gothenburg:


Widely known as the university located in the second largest city of Sweden, the university of Gothenburg is one of the top 10 universities of Sweden with the motto, “Tradita innovare innovata tradere” meaning to “Renew our heritage and pass it on renewed.” Since 1981, the year it was established, this university has touched skies because of its excellence in education. It also happens to be the 3rd oldest university in Sweden.

With 37,000 students and approximately 6000 staff members, this university is one of the largest universities in the Nordic countries.

The University of Gothenburg has around 8 faculties and 38 departments, thus making it one of the most wide ranging and versatile universities located in the country of Sweden. These faculties offer training in the Creative Arts,m, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Business, Information Technology, Economics and Law, and Health Sciences. The number of applicants per year are much higher every year thus making it one of the most popular universities in Sweden.

In terms of ranking the university of Gothenburg was placed among the world’s best universities for the fields of life sciences and medicine. It was thus ranked on the 2nd number in Sweden, 11th in Europe and 40th number in the whole wide world, in the subjects of biological and life sciences. The ranking was done by “ARWU Shanghai 2018’s world ranking.”  In terms of other fields like dentistry and clinical medicine the University of Gothenburg was ranked 21st and 33rd respectively by the ARWU-Shanghai 2018’s world ranking.

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Umeå University:


The university lies in the mid Northern region of Sweden and came into being in the year 1965. It is one of the 5 oldest universities in the country of Sweden. The university is located in Umeå, Sweden.

The Umeå University has four faculties as well as eight campus schools, it also has more than 20 research centers and 35 departments. There are a total of four faculties namely Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences. The university also has 8 campus schools.

Around 31,000 registered students and approximately 16,000 full time students, including those at the postgraduate and doctoral level are enrolled in the university. It also has more than 4,000 employees and half of them happen to be teachers or researchers, that include about 368 professors.

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Linköping University:


This state university in Sweden is one of the most excellent, prestigious and top 10 universities of Sweden. The university was founded in 1975 but has grown to be one of the largest and most excellent institute in Sweden.

The university has four faculties namely Arts and Sciences, Educational Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Institute of Technology. The main objective of these faculties is Education, research and PhD training.

Linköping University was a home to 27,000 students and about 4,000 employees in the year 2017, they number is gradually increasing with increase in demand.

The university also offers research and postgraduate studies in fields of technology, medicine, and humanities, natural, educational, social and behavioral sciences.

The University of Linköping has three campuses in the cities of Linköping and Norrköping, situated near the south of Stockholm. There is a 4th campus, which located in Lidingö, Stockholm.

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences:


Last but not the lease is the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences which has its main campus situated Ultuna,Uppsala, this university happens to have several campuses in other different parts of Sweden. The Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences is is directly funded through the budget for the Ministry for Rural Affairs unlike other universities which are owned by the state.

The university happens to have four faculties, namely, the Faculty of Landscape planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Natural Resources and Agriculture Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and Faculty of Forest Sciences.

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