Universities

Find your university in Stockholm. The 17 universities presented here at Studyinstockholm.se offer a broad variety of academic disciplines – ranging from art and design schools to world class medical education.

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Education and research in natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and law.

Stockholm University has been an integral part of the Swedish capital since it was established in 1878. The school was founded as an alternative to traditional universities in Sweden – and nearly 150 years later, it’s still one of a kind.

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Education and research in natural sciences and all branches of engineering, including architecture, industrial management and urban planning.

Established in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology is Sweden’s oldest and largest technical university – and certainly also one of the nation’s most prestigious academic institutions.

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Education in medicine, dentistry, nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, biomedicine and public health.

The Karolinska Institutet ranks consistently as one of the top 10 medical universities in Europe – and it’s no secret why. An astounding 40 percent of medical academic research in Sweden takes place at Karolinska Institutet.

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Courses and programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Technology, as well as teacher education with an intercultural profile.

Despite being among the youngest members of Stockholm’s academic league, Södertörn University has carved out a unique niche for itself, as well as a growing reputation.

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An international business school with education in business administration and economics on the bachelor and master level.

As one of Europe’s top business schools, the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is simultaneously elite and egalitarian – much like the city and Swedish culture as a whole.

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Education spans from fine arts to further education in art, architecture and restoration art.

With just about 230 students, the Royal Institute of Art (Kungl. Konsthögskolan) is one of the smallest university colleges in Sweden. But it’s also one of the most compelling.

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Degree programmes for the teaching profession in Physical Education as well as for Sports Coaching, Sport Management and Preventive Health.

Swedes are some of the healthiest people in the world, and it should come as no surprise that Stockholm is home to the oldest sports college in the world. The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH – founded in 1813 – has now celebrated 200 proud years of ground-breaking health science.

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Education in classical music, folk music, music from other cultures, jazz, improvisation, composition, conducting, music and media production and various forms of music education.

For more than two centuries, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Kungliga Musikhögskolan, KMH) has been orchestrating excellence. Founded in 1771 as the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, the educational institution has changed names multiple times – but its reputation has never wavered.

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Education and research in the areas of art, design, fine craftsmanship. Offers art teacher education.

Take a tonne of art, add a dash of activism, and a sprinkle of utopian ideals. Let it age and top it off with independence – and you’ve got Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design.

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Uniarts' three artistic schools are; the University College of Opera, the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and the School of Dance and Circus, DOCH.

The Stockholm University of the Arts is a cocktail of creativity born through the merger of three institutions: the University College of Opera, the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, and DOCH the School of Dance and Circus.

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Education and research in the management of crisis, war and periods of tension. Courses in military history, International law, leadership, political science, and peace-keeping.

The Swedish Defence University is simultaneously one of Stockholm’s newest and oldest institutions of higher learning – but has always remained one-of-a-kind.

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Education and research in theology and human rights.

The Stockholm School of Theology (THS), is small and personal, with just about 600 students each year and 20 teachers. But it certainly has an impact.

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University college with nurse training courses and a popular nursing programme.

For nearly 150 years, Stockholm has been home to a pioneering institution for training nurses and conducting innovative healthcare research.

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Higher education in the music teaching profession. Educates instrumental/song teachers as well as voice and speech pedagogues.

Located in the heart of Stockholm near the green boughs of Humlegården park and the hallowed halls of the National Library, SMI is enveloped by the rhythm of Stockholm and the high-street Östermalm area.

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Specialized in nursing and healthcare; emergency care, women and children’s health, care for long-term sickness, palliative care and conditions of life.

Sophiahemmet University is ideally situated for those looking for a very specific educational environment, but who also want to be surrounded by diverse student life.

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Education and research in social work, nursing and health care, psychotherapy, theology and church music with an explicit ethical and diaconal orientation.

The Swedish welfare system is known throughout the world – and Ersta Sköndal University College is a one-of-a-kind school which is the very epitome of the Swedish model.

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Education and research dealing with various aspects of psychotherapeutic treatment of children and adolescents.

The Erica Foundation is a subtle yet crucial part of Stockholm in no small part because it focuses on the foundation of the future: children and adolescents. Founded in 1934, it was the first institute in Sweden dedicated to improving understanding of young people’s psychological development.

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