Swedan

ABOUT SWEDEN

Sweden is a very multicultural country: 15 per cent of Swedes were born in another country, while about one in five children in Sweden has a family with roots in another country.

The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, is also the country’s largest city, with more than 950,000 inhabitants. Other large cities are Gothenburg, in western Sweden (population 570,000), and Malmö (population 340,000) 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 kilometres 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.

QUICK FACTS

CAPITAL: Stockholm

POPULATION: 10 Million

CURRENCY: Swedish krona

LANGUAGE: Swedish

RELIGION: Christianity

DIALING CODE: +46

SUMMER TEMP: 23°C

WINTER TEMP: -3°C

MONEY MATTERS

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – 12,000 p.a. onwards

Postgraduate Masters Degree – 13,330 p.a. onwards

An average monthly living expense is around 535 to 1,070. Living expenses cover accommodation, three meals per day, utility bills, and local travel. Though, it varies depending on the city & country you live and your lifestyle.

As an international student in Sweden, you are technically allowed to work alongside your studies. There’s no official limitation either on how many hours you can work.