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Where to find Swedish students abroad: top universities revealed

Thousands of Swedes study abroad every year. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Published: 10.Oct.2018 08:37 hrs

International students flock to Sweden every year, but plenty of Swedes also go abroad to study at schools and universities around the world – let's take a look at where Swedish students go.

Last year a total of 26,100 Swedes received funding from CSN (the Swedish government agency that approves student finance and loans) to study abroad – the smallest number in nine years.

The number of Swedes studying abroad has fluctuated between 24,500 and 29,700 since the turn of the millennium. It peaked in 2014/15 and has been on a steady downward curve since. This is likely a result of there simply being fewer people of school-leaving age, according to CSN.

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