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Study in Sweden for FREE

PhD studies in Sweden are free for all international students, and what's even better is that you get paid. You are paid handsomely. Enough to live on, with a wife and children if you choose.

In Sweden, a PhD student is considered to be an academic faculty member on a 5 year full-time contract.  Students will receive 18–21,000 Swedish Krona after tax each month, which is about equivalent to the income of a young nurse or teacher.


If your PhD objective is to generate original and potentially groundbreaking work (which it should be), Sweden may be the perfect location to enroll in a PhD program. You'll finish your PhD with the assistance of two or more qualified supervisors who will oversee your research. Their duties will differ slightly based on your industry:

  • Supervisors for projects in the Arts, Humanities, and certain Social Sciences will largely function as advisors. They will not be actively involved in your study, but they will guide you on the course of your project.

  • Supervisors for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) studies may be conducting comparable research as the head or primary researcher for the research lab in which your PhD is located. This implies that they may work beside you or maybe participate on some projects. Your PhD thesis, on the other hand, will still be an individual piece of work based on your unique discoveries and analyses.


How to apply for a PhD in Sweden?

Typically, you will apply directly to the institution. Our team of expert consultants at Ceylon Educo Visa will guide you throughout the application process from university admission to Sweden student visa application.


Requirements to study a PhD in Sweden

You must have a master's degree in the same subject of study as well as an excellent command of the English language. You will be required to demonstrate prior research experience. This might be your dissertation project for one or both of your prior degrees.


Some universities in Sweden that offer PhD programs for international students are;

  • Blekinge Institute of Technology

  • Chalmers University of Technology

  • Dalarna University

  • Ersta Sköndal University College

  • Halmstad University

  • Jönköping University

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

  • Karlstad University

  • Karolinska Institutet

  • Konstfack

  • Linköping University

  • Linnaeus University

  • Luleå University of Technology

  • Lund University

  • Malmö University

  • Mälardalen University

  • SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

  • Stockholm School of Economics

  • Stockholm School of Theology

  • Stockholm University

  • Stockholm University of the Arts

  • Södertörn University

  • Umeå University

  • University West

  • University of Borås

  • University of Gothenburg

  • University of Gävle

  • University of Skövde

  • Uppsala University

  • Örebro University


Is IELTS required to study a PhD in Sweden?

If English is not your native language, you may be required to provide a standardized test result. Exceptions may be allowed if you have already earned a university degree taught in English.


Will there be an interview from the university?

As part of the admissions process, your university may ask you to an interview.


Do I need a study permit to study PhD in Sweden?

In order to study for a PhD in Sweden, Sri Lankan students must officially apply for a residency permit.


Do I need a student insurance to study in Sweden?

All students in Sweden will require comprehensive health insurance.


Can you work in Sweden after the PhD?

Overseas students will need to apply for a post-study residence visa, which will allow them to stay in Sweden for an additional six months while looking for employment. If you are able to find work within six months, you can apply for a work permit.


Come and meet us at Ceylon Educo Visa Consulting to discuss your eligibility of pursuing a fully funded PhD program in Sweden.


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