Higher education

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Sweden has two main types of higher education institutions: universities and university colleges. Both grant degrees at the bachelor and master level. What differentiates the two is that a university can grant degrees at the doctoral level, while a university college generally cannot.

All Swedish university students are entitled to financial assistance, partly in the form of a grant and partly as a loan. The rate at which they pay it back depends on their income and when they start working. Tuition fees are fully subsidized for students from Sweden, the EU/EEA area, and Switzerland. Students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland pay tuition fees but scholarship programs that cover tuition and living costs are available for a number of non-EU countries.

Please see the links below for more information on higher education in Sweden