Most undergraduate (bachelor's level) students come to Sweden as exchange students; their home university has an exchange agreement with a Swedish institution, either as part of an EU exchange program or through a bilateral scheme.
Opportunities for students to come to Sweden to study at the bachelor's level as degree students, or free movers — students who apply on an individual basis — are limited. Careful planning, good academic credentials, personal funds and strong motivation are needed. If you are a ‘free mover’, make sure to plan ahead and set aside plenty of time to make all the necessary arrangements.
A growing number of bachelor's courses have been made available in English in order to make them more accessible, but for the most part, programmes require a very good command of written and spoken Swedish. Most courses at the bachelor's level offered in English are intended for exchange students. If free movers are admitted, they must meet all the normal requirements with regard to previous university studies and knowledge of English. Universities will normally require verification of language proficiency in the form of an international proficiency test certificate.
Read more about studying as an exchange student.
Read more about studying as a free mover, including information on full bachelor's programmes offered in English, as well as a listing of which programmes are offered and where.
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