15 Top Ranked Universities in Sweden

Top Universities in Sweden

Sweden is an amazing destination for international students eager to get their Bachelor's and Master's degrees. But what makes Sweden such a great attraction? Well, it's great universities, obviously. Because the weather, let's be honest, is on the colder side.

Based on The Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings, we managed to create a list of 13 highly ranked universities. Some of the most popular ones among students are: Uppsala University (in Uppsala), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (in Stockholm), University of Gothenburg (in Goteborg), and Chalmers University of Technology (still in Goteborg).

Top Ranked Universities on ShortCoursesPortal

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2018) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) QS Rankings (2018) Best Global Universities Rankings (2018)
38 44 - 52
86 63 112 99
93 101 78 85
134 74 195 129
173 201 98 204
198 151 283 176
198 - 283 176
201 201 133 374
251 201 - 324
251 301 338 274
351 201 287 321
351 - - 845
- 401 - -
- - - 876
- - - 996
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Ranking Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities offered by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS Rankings created by TopUniversities.com surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by USNews.com analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.


Swedish universities are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking, and this reputation is cemented with nationally certified degrees and rigorous quality control. As a country, Sweden is an open and multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming international students.