Sweden is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index, and Sweden is consistently within the top most reputable countries in the world. Stockholm University, in the capital of Sweden, is characterised by openness, innovation and collaboration. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is one of Europe's leading centres for higher education and research in human science and science. Stockholm University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to revitalise higher education in Sweden. Since its inception, close contact with the wider world and active exchange of knowledge and experience have been integral to this vision. Our courses and programmes are the most applied for among universities in Sweden. We have more than 75 study programmes taught in English within science, social sciences, humanities and law. Many choose to work or study at Stockholm University because of the first-class education and the excellent research conditions. Renowned researchers who teach here often describe meeting students as one of the most satisfying aspects of their job. As a student here you will be taught by leading experts who will teach and guide you in an academic environment built on international exchange. Sweden is one of the top three countries in the English Proficiency Index, and the English language level by our academic staff is considered one of the best in Sweden and globally. In one of the best student cities in the world, Stockholm University creates new opportunities for individuals and society through education and research at the highest international level. As a student in Stockholm you get to experience a unique mixture of rural and urban. No matter what your interests are, there are plenty of opportunities to pursue them here. Museums, music festivals, architecture, restaurants, nightclubs and sports facilities – this city has something for everyone. Our campus is beautifully situated in a Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the city centre.Learn more!