A voice for newcomers in Sweden

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.

Read full article on The Local

More Stories

Anas Awad with his "Swedish family" told his story to The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all? READ
Swedes are among the happiest in the EU with their country's membership of the union, according to a new poll. READ
A fist fight broke out at a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.5 in Malmö on Thursday night, after a listener was sent into a rage by another rustling a bag of gum. READ
For students hoping to do an overseas internship or university exchange, the Erasmus scheme is one of the biggest and best-known programmes. Nele Schröder shares her advice of ten things to think about if you're a student applying for Erasmus, and the things she wishes she'd known before. READ
Photo: Erik Gerhardsson

'History will record how everyone reacted to the Syrian tragedy'

Erik, a 21-year-old Swedish volunteer, reflects on his experience helping refugees in Sweden and abroad. READ
Sweden has been without an American ambassador since January 2017. READ
The Local's new interactive map reveals how much property one million kronor will buy you in various parts of Sweden. READ
Our Swedish word of the day is another way of saying 'hello'. READ

This Iranian teaches Swedish online to 10,000 followers

"I’m exporting Swedish to my homeland." READ