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Study In Sweden

Higher Study in Sweden

Study in Sweden

For a sparsely populated country in the far north of Europe, Sweden has done remarkably well in establishing and maintaining an outstanding reputation abroad, based on many and varied commercial, technological, cultural and political achievements.

Swedish universities have an open climate, with a strong focus on group work. This will give you valuable skills for the future. The global job market values ambitious, innovative and perceptive team players. Swedish universities foster these qualities through a forward-thinking culture where you’re close to the latest ideas and trends.

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Industries & Research

Sweden is one of the world’s most committed investors in basic research; spending in the field of research amounts to almost 4 percent of GDP to research and development, making Sweden the top-ranking country in the EU in that respect. What further distinguishes Sweden is the high proportion of university-based research, which makes possible a strong connection between research and education.

Innovative research at Swedish universities and companies has resulted in a number of successful inventions. Some examples are: the computer mouse, Bluetooth for internet mobility, the pacemaker, the ball bearing, the Tetra Pak beverage packaging system, the dialysis machine and internet applications such as free online music streaming service Spotify and free internet calling service Skype.

Sweden has a number of large multinational corporations, such as telecom provider Ericsson, automotive companies Volvo and Scania, household appliances corporation Electrolux, bearing manufacturer SKF, and high-tech engineering groups Sandvik and Atlas Copco

Life style

The Swedish lifestyle brings together a love of nature, good housing, environmental thinking and lots of culture – all tied up with awareness of health and a strong sense of equality. Efficiency is combined with a laid-back attitude, and old traditions blended with openness for new technologies. Swedes in general work hard but treasure their free time and enjoy long relaxing holidays.

The Swedish lifestyle varies greatly with the seasons. During the darker winter months, there are lights in the windows, evenings in the cinema, and winter sports during the day. In spring and summer, life is lived outdoors: music festivals, outdoor theatres and open-air museums are popular. Not only are the flowers blooming, the Swedes themselves are too

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Academic prerequisites

  1. Very good skills in English
  2. Relevant bachelor’s degree are basic prerequisites
  3. Good grades
  4. Letters of recommendation are needed to meet competitive entrance requirements.

Course Length

  1. At least one year of full-time study
  2. Some programs take up one and a half years of full-time study
  3. A few institutions have introduced two-year programs.

How and when to apply

  1. Applications for master’s programs should be made directly to the host university where you plan to study.
  2. Application deadlines for programs starting at the end of August usually lie between mid-January and March 1st.
  3. A few programs also have a spring intake of students, starting at the end of January.

Scholarships for foreign students

  1. The Swedish Institute, a government agency, offers a limited number of scholarships for highly qualified students at the advanced/master’s level.
  2. The scholarships are granted for one academic year at a time and cover living expenses.
  3. The EU’s Erasmus Mundus Program includes generous scholarships for non-European students at selected European joint programs offered by Swedish universities and their European partners.
  4. As a citizen of Bangladesh you are eligible for MKP Scholarship and Guest Scholarship

Financial prerequisites

  1. There are no tuition fees – higher education is fully subsidized by the state, both for Swedish and for foreign students.
  2. Proposed legislation may introduce fees for non-EU students beginning in 2008 or later.
  3. When applying for a residence permit as a foreign student, you must however be able to show that you have access to 6,300 SEK ($790 US) per month to cover your living expenses. How to obtain a student visa.

Courses and Universities.

Information about the courses and universities.