This is the most popular schools and countries for Swedish Study Abroad students 2017

Which schools and countries were most popular with study abroad students last year? Here is the answer according to Swedish students, based on statistics from CSN.

The most popular schools 2017

  School Country Swedish CSN-students 2017 (2016)
1 Copenhagen Business School Denmark 478 (457)
2 Medical University of Gdansk Poland 465 (493)
3 Riga Stradins University Latvia 414 (380)
4 Santa Monica College USA 387 (476)
5 Santa Barbara City College USA 371 (478)
6 Speakeasy Language School Spain 294 (188)
7 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 228 (222)
8 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Denmark 225 (221)
9 Nanyang Technological University Singapore 222 (231)
10 Wroclaw Medical University Poland 222 (248)
11 Copenhagen University Denmark 217 (278)
12 University of Glasgow United Kingdom 209 (239)
11 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom 206 (204)

The most popular countries 2017

  Country Number of Swedish CSN-students 2017 (2016)
1 USA 5 532 (5 956)
2 United Kingdom 5 478 (5 586)
3 Australia 1661 (1 617)
4 Spain 1 587 (1 439)
5 Poland 1556 (1 625)
6 Denmark 1552 (1 653)
7 Germany 1 113 (1 175)
8 France 1 110 (1 144)
9 Netherlands 1 039 (934)
10 Norway 980 (1 019)
11 Japan 890 (946)

No big differences compared to last year

No major differences have occurred since last year. Eight out of ten top 10 schools were top 10 last year too. The noteworthy changes are that the American Community Colleges Santa Barbara and Santa Monica have lost about 100 Swedish students each, while the Spanish language school Speakeasy from Barcelona has increased by more than 100 students and entered the top 10.

The US is still most popular, despite a negative Trump effect

The US drops over 400 students in what could be described as a negative Trump-effect. The US is still the most popular student country for Swedish students, but the UK has almost caught up. Spain and the Netherlands have both increased by more than 100 students compared with last year.

This is where the Swedes prefer to study

In summary, the English-speaking countries: USA, England, and Australia are the most popular destinations for Swedish students. Medical Schools in East European countries such as Poland and Latvia have also been very popular the last couple of years.

Higher Education is free in Sweden and the same goes for the neighboring countries Denmark and Norway. That Swedish students prefer free education is also very evident in the UK where the three most popular schools, for the second year in a row, are from Scotland where Swedish students currently can study for free.

Johan Asplund
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DreamStudies is a Sweden based company that help students with free information about studying abroad. Here we will primarily share news and trends from the study abroad industry. At our main English website DreamStudiesAbroad.com we write articles and guides about studying abroad. We have a scholarship that students can apply for, and we have an international school database with thousands of schools. We also run ChristmasCalendarOnline.com where companies can upload their own Advent Calendar online. I developed my first advent calendar online back in 2001 and since that is one of my passions so we might just share some news about advent calendars too.

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DreamStudies is a Sweden based company that help students with free information about studying abroad. Here we will primarily share news and trends from the study abroad industry. At our main English website DreamStudiesAbroad.com we write articles and guides about studying abroad. We have a scholarship that students can apply for, and we have an international school database with thousands of schools. We also run ChristmasCalendarOnline.com where companies can upload their own Advent Calendar online. I developed my first advent calendar online back in 2001 and since that is one of my passions so we might just share some news about advent calendars too.