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)|
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.
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