Sweden is a peaceful nation, long having chosen to stay out of Europe’s dynastical wars. Instead, choosing to play a balancing role among the world’s conflicting ideological and political systems. It is for this reason that Swedish statesmen have often been sought out to fill major positions in the United Nations.
A robust economy, high standard of living, good job opportunities and perfect work-life balance are some of the features that are synonymous with Sweden. With a GDP that is amongst the highest in Europe and a low inflation rate, Sweden attracts people looking for a peaceful, stable, quality life. Enviable living standards resulting from an economy that performs optimally because of open-market policies that enhance flexibility, competitiveness, and large flows of trade and investment, coupled with a transparent and efficient regulatory management that encourages robust entrepreneurial activity. Here, wealth is created by a large and vibrant private sector that employees a highly intelligent and educated work-force, that is key to its innovation and competitive drive.
An early adopter of technology, Sweden is referred to as the most digitally connected economy that has led to freedom to explore and excel in your field of interest – from music to medical innovation. Sweden promotes freedom to choose and pursue your interest for the betterment of yourself and society.
If these are some of the qualities you can associate with or aspire to achieve then Sweden would be the prefect destination for you. And the one way to make it to Sweden is through Education. While the national language is Swedish, almost everyone here speaks English. Moreover, Sweden has a well-developed public transport system in the form of an extensive network of buses, trains, subways, trams, boats, planes etc. that can take you anywhere you want to go. Also, international students can work during their studies and there’s no legal limit to the number of hours. After completing your studies, you can apply to extend your residence permit to look for work for up to six months.
With the many degree programs available and the opportunity to do an internship with each of them comes the advantage of getting real-world experience while you build a professional network. For those interested in research, doing a Master’s Degree in Sweden can be a great way to make the contacts you’ll need to do a PhD.
Being home to the largest number of multinationals in any country in the world and the birthplace of many innovative companies – including IKEA, TetraPak, Volvo, Ericsson, AstraZeneca and H&M – means that starting a career here can take you places. Should you receive a job offer while you’re still studying here, you can apply for a work permit and enjoy the work-life balance that Sweden is famous for.
If studying in Sweden is an option you would like to explore mail me and I’ll be happy to share how you can go about making your dream a reality.