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Study Destination Stockholm:

International Student Mobility in Stockholm 2018–2019

March 2020

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Key take aways

  • Almost 10,000 international students

  • Majority of students come from China, Germany, and Finland

  • Indian students increase by 26%

  • Fewer outgoing students choose Great Britain

  • Outgoing Exchange Students Decrease

There were 9,955 international students enrolled at an institution of higher education in Stockholm during the academic year 2018-19, an increase of 2% from the previous year. Stockholm University and KTH host the majority of these incoming students. The five largest national groups are: China, Germany, Finland, France, and India. The Indian group has increased the most, by 26% compared to the previous year.

The number of outgoing exchange students has fallen by 3%. The most popular destinations for exchange programs are the United States, Australia, and Singapore. Great Britain, which used to be a leading destination, has lost in attractiveness. While the number of outgoing exchange students to Great Britain has decreased, we have seen an increase in the number of incoming exchange students from that country.

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Maria Fogelström Kylberg

CEO Stockholm Academic Forum

Rapporten Studentmobilitet Stockholm 2018-2019 illustrerad framsida med statistiska figurerView full report

15 min read

Key take aways

  • Almost 10,000 international students

  • Majority of students come from China, Germany, and Finland

  • Indian students increase by 26%

  • Fewer outgoing students choose Great Britain

  • Outgoing Exchange Students Decrease

There were 9,955 international students enrolled at an institution of higher education in Stockholm during the academic year 2018-19, an increase of 2% from the previous year. Stockholm University and KTH host the majority of these incoming students. The five largest national groups are: China, Germany, Finland, France, and India. The Indian group has increased the most, by 26% compared to the previous year.

The number of outgoing exchange students has fallen by 3%. The most popular destinations for exchange programs are the United States, Australia, and Singapore. Great Britain, which used to be a leading destination, has lost in attractiveness. While the number of outgoing exchange students to Great Britain has decreased, we have seen an increase in the number of incoming exchange students from that country.

Contact

Maria Fogelström Kylberg

CEO Stockholm Academic Forum

During the academic year 2018/2019 

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international students studied in Stockholm

Change over five years among the largest student populations

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“We see the increase in the number of Indian students as positive and this is due to long-term partnerships with high-ranking universities and the quality of our education and systematic recruitment work. We also have strategic collaborations with companies in, for example, energy, communication and vehicles, which of course are attractive to the students. KTH’s recruitment of international students is of great importance for the opportunities to attract talents to Sweden and not least to Stockholm” Stefan Östlund, Vice President of Global Relations and Professor of Electrical Engineering, KTH

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Indian student Aasta Rohilla about why she is studying in Stockholm

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