Stockholm University


Located in Stockholm, a city in Sweden, the University of Stockholm is a prestigious public research University in Sweden. It was first established in 1878 as a college and was later upgraded to the university level in 1960. Although it is one of the largest universities in Sweden, there are only four faculties in the university. These faculties include Social sciences, Nature Sciences, Humanities and Law.

It also has the title of the fourth oldest Swedish university. Stockholm University's mission is to conduct research and teaching which is anchored in society on a large scale. This institute is also a state agency and decisions, and all governing responsibilities are managed by parliament and government.

It offers courses at the advance and undergraduate levels. In total, there are 190 programs of study at Stockholm University. The student also gets the opportunity to choose between studying extra free-standing courses. These courses last between 5 weeks and one semester. Research work at the university engages in governmental investigation, provides responses to future legislation, and is also in the media. 


Stockholm University is home to more than 30,000 students, both national and international. The university takes the responsibility of anchoring research into society and has been doing the job successfully for more than 50 years.

In Stockholm, there are many aspects of student life. You can engage in social activities, discover places for exercise and sports, or find housing. Student Unions at Stockholm University represent the common interest of students and the academic community. Primary student union is SUS (Stockholm universitets studentkår). However, teachers students and computer and system science students have their student unions called "Lärarhögskolans studentkår" and DISK.

SSIF (Stockholm Students' Sports Association) is a sports organization for Stockholm University, which was founded in the 1930s. This association is open to everyone aged 18 and above, but the university's main target is always its students. SSIF offers a wide range of physical and sports activities. It provides around 30 different activities, including badminton, gymnastics, basketball, Les Mills, dance, table tennis, fencing, football, kickboxing, running, cross-country skiing, tennis, swimming, diving, yoga, and volleyball.


Stockholm University has rented various residences from landlords. It allows the university to facilitate its students regarding accommodations. But unfortunately, there is a limited number of seats, so exchange students are always preferred. So, if you are not an exchange student, you should start looking for a private residence as soon as possible.


Following are the global rankings of Stockholm University.

  • By Q.S. World Ranking, Stockholm University ranks 153.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Stockholm University ranks at 176.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Stockholm University at 123.


Stockholm University
Frescativägen, 114 19 Stockholm, Sweden

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