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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 1,441 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Sweden - a 33 percent increase since the 2012 term. 

Academic year: Middle/end of August – beginning of June

Major school holidays/break:

  • Christmas break: Late December - early January 
  • Sport break: Varies in different parts of the country (week 7, 8 or 9)
  • Easter break: Either the week before or the week after Easter
  • Summer break: Beginning of June – Mid-August

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 years

The language of instruction in universities: Swedish and English 

Degrees offered: Bachelor, Masters, Doctoral degree