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Sophiahemmet University

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.

The school itself focuses exclusively on nursing and healthcare, and shares grounds with the Sophiahemmet hospital, but the campus is nestled in with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the KMH Royal College of Music, and the Swedish Defence University on the northern edge of downtown Stockholm.

For international students, Sophiahemmet University offers a rare opportunity to learn about Swedish healthcare and the “Swedish Model” from the inside.

Sophiahemmet University is a specialized institute offering five main areas of study: emergency care, women and children’s health, care for long-term sickness, palliative care and conditions of life.

While most of the courses are in Swedish, a new international master’s program in palliative care attracts students from Lebanon, Armenia, Nepal, India, Tanzania, and many other nations. Many European students also choose the school for its unique courses and opportunities.

Like the Red Cross University College , Sophiahemmet University was inspired by the practices of Florence Nightingale. But it was the queen of Sweden herself, Queen Sophia, who put the plan into action. She wanted to start a school with a whole new concept that featured opportunities for both theoretical and clinical healthcare education.

Queen Sophia inaugurated the school on New Year’s Day in 1884 – granting Sophiahemmet University a history worth celebrating.

And still today, the school offers a truly royal experience. The graduation ceremony takes place at the City Hall in the presence of the king’s sister, Princess Christina, and Queen Silvia herself attends the graduation of students specializing in dementia care.

At Sophiahemmet University, students are guaranteed an evidence-based education which will be applicable to their professional careers. With a strong reputation and a positive atmosphere, the institute seamlessly blends tradition and entrepreneurship in a competitive nursing degree – all while experiencing the wonders of the Swedish capital.