Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and home to about 1.5 million people, making it the biggest city in all of Scandinavia. There are well over 100,000 students in the city. Thanks to many English-language study programs and the absence of tuition fees for EU citizens, the international student population is quite strong.
There are around a dozen universities in Stockholm, many of which have a world class reputation. The largest university on location is Stockholm University with a whopping 70,000 students and more than 100 English-language Bachelor and Master programs. The renowned Royal Institute of Technology with about 15,000 students offers a wide range of technical and engineering subjects. Students looking for an MBA in Stockholm should consider the high-ranking Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).
Stockholm is a very liveable city: beautiful, safe, with a broad range of recreational activities and entertainment on offer, and a very welcoming society. The major downside is the insane housing situation. For those who study in Stockholm as exchange or degree students, there is usually enough accommodation options available. But you are left on your own once you graduate, and you can expect rents up to par with central London or Paris - if you even find anything for rent, as most Stockholmers own their place and pay off a mortgage.
At the same time, many international companies in Stockholm are in dire need of young talents to join their workforces. That means that they are often willing to help out with the apartment search, which makes arriving and settling in Stockholm a whole lot easier. In general, Stockholm is the economic center of Sweden for almost any industry. Most big Swedish companies have their headquarters in the city, and expats can get interesting career opportunities. Language courses are offered free of charge for immigrants.
Stockholm has a dense network of public transport options. Whether its day or night and you are within or around the city, you will find a bus, tram or train connection. There are four airports around the city. Arlanda is the biggest by far, with about 170 domestic and international destinations. The smaller airports in Västerås and Nyköping are a bit further off, but they are serviced by many low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and are good alternatives thanks to comfortable shuttle connections.