Masters (MS) in Sweden: Universities, Colleges & Fees

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Anurag Pal Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 19:47 IST

You will not find the world’s number one university in Sweden. But you can be sure that you will get a quality education. Swedish universities and Sweden in general are more international than you think. More than 20% of the population is foreign-born or has one or both parents born abroad. The Swedish universities offer are a wide range of master courses. Swedish university degrees are acclaimed worldwide. Sweden is home to the largest number of unicorns in the world after silicon valley.

Highlights for Masters in Sweden



Total No. of Masters Colleges in Sweden

Approximately 15+ Colleges

Master’s Cost in Sweden

Tuition Fee: SEK80,000 – SEK295,000 per year

Living Cost: SEK 8568 per month

Top Specializations

MBA, M.Tech, MSc, MA etc

Exams Required


Top 10 Master’s Colleges in Sweden

Sweden is one of the most sought-after countries for higher education in Europe. It has some of the best universities in the world. In this section, we will list the top colleges of Sweden in the world, as per the QS World University Ranking 2023 and as per Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2022.


QS Ranking 2022

THE Ranking 2022

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden



Lund University

Lund, Sweden



Chalmers University of Technology

Gothenburg, Sweden



Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden



Stockholm University

Stockholm, Sweden



University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden



Linkoping University

Linkoping, Sweden



Umea University

Umea, Sweden



Popular Masters Specializations for Sweden

Sweden is the top destination for Master courses like MBA, MS and MA. It offers a wide range of specializations in the master courses. Professional, taught and research all kind of programs are offered at the master’s level in Sweden. Some of the most popular specializations for Sweden are:

  • Master of Science
  • MBA
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master in Liberal Arts

Masters Cost/Fee in Sweden

Money is a very important topic when you are planning to study abroad. The cost of tuition fees and living expenses are very important to know before deciding to choose a destination in abroad for higher education. Exactly how much you will pay in tuition fees depends on the university and the program. Sweden is expensive and it might cost a little higher than where you come from. But exactly how much you will need as living expenses will depend upon you. On your lifestyle. On your habits. And where you live in Sweden.

  • Tuition Fee: Tuition Fee in Sweden can be as low as SEK 80,000 or as high as SEK 295,000 per year.
  • Living Expense: You will need around SEK 8,568 per month to cover all of your living costs.

Student Visa Cost

If you are staying in Sweden for more than 3 months, then you will need to apply for a residence permit before coming to Sweden. But first, you must be admitted to a full-time accredited university in Sweden and have paid your first tuition fee instalment. The cost of a student visa is SEK 1,500. The application process for a residence permit can take several months.

Masters Entry Requirement for Sweden

The specific requirements vary between the programs. Most programs have requirements to a specific major subject in your bachelor’s degree. Here in this section, we will see the general entry requirements for Sweden. So, the general entry requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • GRE/GMAT (Not Mandatory)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Interview

Work Permit after Masters in Sweden

If you have a residence permit for studies in higher education in Sweden, and have completed your course then you can extend your residence permit to seek a job. You can get extra 12 months to find a job post completion of your studies. You must submit your application before the current permit expires. And you must have completed a higher education program for at least 2 semesters and passed all your courses.

Masters Scholarships for Sweden

Sweden is expensive in terms of living expenses and in terms of the cost of studying as well. But this should not discourage you to come to Sweden to pursue your dream. Essentially a scholarship is a way to make all your dream come true and reduce the financial burden on you. Swedish universities offer loads of different types of scholarships. For more information on scholarships please visit our website.

Masters Jobs & Salaries for Sweden (ROI)

Sweden is home to IKEA, Oatly and Spotify. Also, Sweden has more unicorns than anywhere else in the world after silicon valley. Sweden has a diverse and highly competitive economy. In the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2022 Sweden came fourth, after Denmark, Switzerland, and Singapore. Sweden encourages innovation. Companies in fields from ICT to energy are at the cutting edge of sustainable development. The average salary for a postgraduate in Sweden is $90,000 per year.

Masters Courses

First Year Tuition Fee

Master of Science in Nanotechnology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

INR 12,30,700

Master Program in Earth Science - Geology

Uppsala University

INR 11,51,300

MSc Biotechnology

Lund University

INR 11,51,300

Master Programme in Computer and Systems Sciences

Stockholm University

INR 11,11,600

MSc Automotive Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

INR 11,11,600

FAQs for Study Masters in Sweden

Q. What is the cost of a student visa for Sweden?

A. The cost of a student visa for Sweden is SEK 1,500.

Q. What is the tuition fee for Masters courses in Sweden?

A. Tuition Fees in Sweden can be as low as SEK 80,000 or as high as SEK 295,000 per year for Master’s courses.

Q. What is the cost of living in Sweden?

A. There is no doubt that Sweden is expensive but the living expenses depend completely on you. You will need around SEK 8,568 per month to cover all of your living costs.

Q. Does Sweden accepts 3 years of bachelor’s degree for admission in master’s courses?

A. Yes, universities in Sweden accept 3-year bachelor degrees for admission in masters courses.

Q. Is Sweden free to study?

A. Sweden is free for EU and Swedish citizens. For non-EU international students, Swedish universities charge a considerable amount of fees.

Q. Can I work part-time in Sweden?

A. Yes, you can work part-time in Sweden but it is very hard to get a part-time job in Sweden and it does not pay well.