MBA in Sweden

MBA in Sweden

Considering Sweden as your study destination?


With vast areas of untouched countryside, fiercely-protected green spaces and world-leading recycling rates, Sweden’s reputation as a green country is justified in every sense of the word. However, there’s much more to this vast European nation than environmental initiatives. It has a proud history of protecting the rights of its citizens, making free healthcare available to all and producing a number of world-famous companies such as Spotify, H&M and IKEA. The quality of life here commonly features at the top of global indicators, with its free healthcare, political stability and strong job market cited as key reasons why.

It is free to study in Sweden if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA. Although students from the rest of the world have to pay tuition, the fees here are in line if not cheaper than their European neighbors. Sweden is home to several top 100 global universities such as Lund University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Stockholm School of Economics. Whilst the country is home to several corporations always on the lookout for talented graduates, government initiatives make starting your own business an achievable goal too. Choose to study an MBA in Sweden and you’re choosing one of the top study destinations in the world.


Fun facts

  • Sweden is a sparsely-populated country that is the third-largest in the European Union in terms of land area
  • An amazing 99% of locally-produced waste is recycled in Sweden
  • Sweden has not been involved in a war for over 200 years now, making it one of the most peaceful countries on earth
  • IKEA, H&M and Spotify are just three famous businesses to have originated here
  • Well-known as an innovative country, Sweden has the highest number of patents per capita in Europe

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5 things you need to know

What do I need to know if I want to study in Sweden?

How much will it cost to live and study in Sweden?

Sweden is undoubtedly one of the more expensive places to live in Europe. You can expect to pay anywhere in the region of SEK 2,500 (€240) – 6,500 (€630) for your monthly accommodation, with rent in larger cities such as Gothenburg and Stockholm at the top end of that range. Day-to-day living costs are also generally considered to be above the European average.

The cost of living is offset somewhat by the more affordable costs of studying in Sweden. EU and EEA citizens can study for a master’s here totally free of charge, whilst students from the rest of the world can expect to pay anywhere between €7,000 and €20,000.

Master’s programs are generally free to study in Sweden if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA, although there are some exceptions to this such as MBA programs.  These start at around €20,000 and go up to €50,000 at the most prestigious business school.

Do I need to get a VISA to live and study in Sweden?

EU and EEA citizens do not require a visa to study in Sweden, though individuals staying for more than one year must register for a Swedish personal identity number. Foreign citizens from these countries require a visa to enter Sweden and must apply for a residence permit if staying for more than three months. If you’re from any other country, you don’t need a visa to enter Sweden but will have to apply for the residence permit for stays of more than three months.

How reputable are universities from Sweden?

As with many things, Sweden punches well above its weight when it comes to higher education. It has two schools in the QS global top 100 universities, whilst the Stockholm School of Economics is one of the top business schools in Sweden and Europe.

What is the job market like for graduates here?

Whether you want to start your own business or join the ranks of one of Sweden’s most famous companies, there are plenty of job opportunities for talented graduates here. Sweden has a strong and diversified economy with a typically low level of unemployment. It is also renowned for its protection of worker’s rights, with annual leave, maternity leave and paternity leave amongst the most generous in Europe. 

Are there a lot of international students in Sweden?

With free tuition for some and affordable tuition for all, Sweden has long been a popular international study destination. The number of international students in Sweden has been rising steadily in recent years and there are currently around 40,000 studying here. A quarter of those are based in the capital Stockholm.