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Stockholm University

4.1 out of 5 (75 ratings / 53 reviews) Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm University is an international academic environment, which is an integral part of excellence in research and education. As a university in the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm University places special emphasis on offering courses and programmes that meet the needs of the region and society. 

About

History

Stockholm College began without exams or diplomas, offering an alternative to the traditional universities in Uppsala and Lund. The first open lectures were held in fall 1877 in the handicrafts school building on Mäster Samuelsgatan. 

There were lectures in mathematics, physics, chemistry and geology, joined soon after by cultural history and economics. 

Education

Stockholm University is one of the world's top 100 universities. Education is available at all levels, including Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD degrees.

Research

The University's researchers are active in debate and social development and are among the most cited in the Nordic countries according to research organisation Nordforsk. The University's researchers engage in government investigations, participate in the media, leave comments on draft laws and are included in participate in several Nobel committees and international expert bodies.

Career

  • Are you interested in studying at Stockholm University but don't know where to start? Our friendly and experienced study and career counsellors are happy to help you! This service is free of charge to prospective as well as existing students.
  • Our general study and career counsellors are based in Studenthuset and can help you with information about studying at Stockholm University, such as programmes and courses available and eligibility requirements.
  • When visiting our drop-in reception you will also have the opportunity to get individual guidance and support in the process of making a well-founded decision about your studies and career.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
73 4
2018
77 -3
2017
74
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
114 1
2019
115 14
2018
129
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
175 -22
2019
153 -19
2018
134
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
191 9
2019
200 -5
2018
195
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

At Infocenter in Studenthuset you may ask about everything concerning your studies, e.g. admisson, student exchange, scholarships, degrees, student support and more. Studenthuset is located next to the A building of Södra huset, Universitetsvägen 2 B. Next to the Infocenter reception you will find computers where you can search for information about opening hours, events, courses and programmes etc. Students are also welcome to visit Infocenter if they wish to:

  • Get certificates of course registration
  • Get study certificates showing completed courses, credits and grades
  • Buy Stockholm University profile products
  • Get a one time code to activate your university account

Housing services

  • Although Stockholm has a busy cosmopolitan life, the city is built on islands and almost wherever you go you are met by stunning waterfront views. The majority of Swedes speak English and are receptive to international visitors. In general, the country offers a welcoming, multicultural, open and safe society. 
  • Around Stockholm there are some great places to explore, live and work. Let us introduce you to a few of our favorites. Prefer living in the countryside, have a hard time finding a place to live in Stockholm, or curious about the greater Stockholm? Then you should check these places out!

Library services

The Stockholm University Library is one of the largest libraries in Sweden. We have millions of books. In Frescati Library, we have approximately one combined mile of shelves covered in books and magazines, and there is considerably more in the magazine that takes up the two basements of the library. 

ICT services

  • Your University Account provides you with a user name and password and these will give you log in access to a number of IT services at Stockholm University. The University Card is used for library services, and to log on to the printer system.
  • Access to our WiFi network is gained through the university account. Select the "SU" network and log in with your user credentials. We also support Eduroam, which provides a simpler authentication solution, although a more complicated set up.

Medical services

Stockholm Student Health Services is a complement to the public healthcare available to residents in Sweden. In addition to Stockholm University, a number of colleges in Stockholm are associated. Any health-related problem can be discussed.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Most teaching and research activities at Stockholm University take place in the Frescati area just north of Stockholm city, which stretches from the Bergius Botanic Garden in the north to Sveaplan in the south. It is located in the middle of the world’s first national city park, and the area is characterised by beautiful nature, interesting architecture and modern art.
  • Stockholm University is sometimes called a “campus university in a park environment”, surrounded by the inlets Brunnsviken and Lilla Värtan. The area has a diverse population of both foreign and domestic trees, especially old oaks. Together with a rich herbal flora and fauna, this creates a sense of old parkland.

Sports facilities

  • Stockholm University rents and manages furnished rooms and apartments which are owned by other landlords in Stockholm. These are available to international students at Stockholm University.

Student clubs

  • The student unions are membership organisations with the purpose to represent the common interests of students.

  • Their important assignment is to guarantee that students are able to influence their education, but they also have a major role in the social aspects of university life: from parliamentary decisions to course planning, to housing and coffee prices.

Accreditation

  • Stockholm University is one of the 200 highest-ranked universities in the world and one of the top 50 universities in Europe according to several well-established university ranking tables.
  • The different rankings use different methods for measuring quality. Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), QS Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) are considered the most influential university rankings in the world.

Student Reviews

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Ahmed Gillani rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience was good. It lead me straight to the path i wanted to choose.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great university in a vibrant city with endless opportunities

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The location of the campus is the best among the other departments on Stockholm University. There are plenty of projects and activities a student can join and the diversity of students is a good indicator of how popular and recognized the university is internationally.

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