Stockholm University: Statistics



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#212 of 14,131 In the World
#70 of 2,785 In Europe
#5 of 39 In Sweden
#2 of 12 In Stockholm
#36 of 1,187 For Radio and Television broadcasting
Top100 For 29 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Stockholm University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or foreign equivalent, or aged at least 25 yrs with 4 yrs work experience and knowledge of English. Admission to all programmes and courses is restricted
Academic CalendarAugust to June (August - January; January-June)

Research profile

Stockholm University is a world-class research university with 84,155 scientific papers published and 2,891,532 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Medicine, and Organic Chemistry.


Stockholm University majors

by publication & citation count

46,764 / 1,854,867
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
40,795 / 1,227,219
40,070 / 1,677,019
39,339 / 1,480,305
Environmental Science
38,955 / 1,508,221
35,545 / 1,328,940
Computer Science
28,970 / 1,012,709
Quantum and Particle physics
27,257 / 966,996
26,796 / 944,447
Organic Chemistry
24,407 / 967,857
24,032 / 961,872
22,360 / 958,408
Geography and Cartography
21,814 / 815,916
20,739 / 968,623
Political Science
20,728 / 533,873
20,657 / 562,247
19,511 / 808,921
19,214 / 515,035
18,789 / 483,909
18,540 / 547,321
Materials Science
15,705 / 635,458
15,648 / 597,854
15,039 / 495,182
13,938 / 434,063
13,247 / 348,887
12,235 / 367,788
12,205 / 409,123
11,833 / 418,561
Optical Engineering
10,333 / 345,812
Astrophysics and Astronomy
9,863 / 441,423
9,777 / 473,946
9,596 / 350,484
9,217 / 332,712
9,107 / 227,430
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,883 / 292,577
Public Health
8,363 / 315,108
7,641 / 237,140
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
7,477 / 315,773
7,463 / 285,056
Art & Design
7,453 / 185,721

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 618 7249
1992 640 8356
1993 651 8412
1994 720 9831
1995 815 10265
1996 967 11056
1997 995 12815
1998 1072 15073
1999 1072 17000
2000 1087 18870
2001 1203 21952
2002 1221 24642
2003 1374 28517
2004 1418 33148
2005 1563 39434
2006 1672 45047
2007 1761 51974
2008 1998 59352
2009 2230 66691
2010 2409 76562
2011 2539 87814
2012 2690 97018
2013 3117 110037
2014 3336 119309
2015 3616 131820
2016 3734 138994
2017 3937 149435
2018 4158 171776
2019 4357 192727
2020 4876 223902
2021 5285 257478
2022 4690 262295
2023 4556 266442
Academic rankings


International studetns 90,000 (Humanities/Social Sciences/Law); 140,000 (Sciences) (SEK)
Local studetns None (Swedish and EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens) (SEK)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Stockholm University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering No No No
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts) Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Design, Dutch, Earth Sciences, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, European Languages, Finnish, French, Gender Studies, Geochemistry, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, German, Heritage Preservation, History, Information Technology, International Business, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Italian, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Meteorology, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Musicology, North African Studies, Nutrition, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Health, Russian, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation
Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification) Communication Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Health Education, Health Sciences, Home Economics Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Law, Mathematics Education, Native Language Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Religious Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Work, Teacher Training, Vocational Education
Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Business and Commerce, Child Care and Development, Commercial Law, Computer Engineering, Data Processing, Demography and Population, Ethnology, European Union Law, History of Religion, Information Technology, Linguistics, Mathematics Education, Science Education
Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Analytical Chemistry, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Languages, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Management, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Astronomy and Space Science, Baltic Languages, Banking, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Child Care and Development, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Criminology, Czech, Data Processing, Demography and Population, Design, Ecology, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Film, Finance, Finnish, Foreign Languages Education, French, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geochemistry, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, German, Government, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, History, History of Religion, Information Management, Information Technology, International and Comparative Education, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Italian, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Meteorology, Microbiology, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Musicology, Native Language Education, Neurosciences, Organic Chemistry, Pedagogy, Performing Arts, Physics, Polish, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Preschool Education, Psychology, Public Health, Romance Languages, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Swedish, Technology, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Treatment Techniques, Water Science, Zoology
Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification) Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Psychotherapy, Science Education, Special Education, Teacher Training, Technology Education
Licentiatexamen Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Law, Physics, Social Sciences
Doktorsexamen Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Inorganic Chemistry, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Mathematics, Meteorology, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Social Sciences

Stockholm University alumni

  1. Ingmar Bergman

    Ingmar Bergman
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1918-2007 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in Stockholm University
    In 1937 studied art and literary studies
    directoractortheatrical directorfilmmakerfilm director

    Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish film and theatre director and screenwriter. Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential film directors of all time, his films have been described as "profoundly personal meditations into the myriad struggles facing the psyche and the soul". Some of his most acclaimed works include The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966) and Fanny and Alexander (1982), which were included in the 2012 edition of Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time. He was also ranked No. 8 on the magazine's 2002 "Greatest Directors of All Time" list.

  2. Olof Palme

    Olof Palme
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1927-1986 (aged 59)
    Enrolled in Stockholm University
    Studied in 1949

    Sven Olof Joachim Palme was a Swedish politician and statesman who served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969 to 1976 and 1982 to 1986. Palme led the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1969 until his assassination in 1986.

  3. Dag Hammarskjöld

    Dag Hammarskjöld
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1905-1961 (aged 56)

    Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. As of 2023, he remains the youngest person to have held the post, having been only 47 years old when he was appointed. He was a son of Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, who served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1914 to 1917.

  4. Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

    Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1982-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in Stockholm University
    2003-2006 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in art history, modern history, and ethnology

    Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland is the second daughter and youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Upon her birth, she was third in line of succession to the Swedish throne; currently, she is eighth. Princess Madeleine is married to British-American financier Christopher O'Neill. They have three children, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne.

All 100 notable alumni

Stockholm University faculties and divisions

Faculty : Humanities Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Baltic Languages, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Cinema and Television, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Comparative Religion, Cultural Studies, English, Ethnology, History, History of Religion, Information Technology, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Musicology, North African Studies, Oriental Languages, Philosophy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Scandinavian Languages, Slavic Languages, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Swedish, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Women's Studies
Faculty : Law Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Economics, European Union Law, Finance, History of Law, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law, Taxation
Faculty : Science Analytical Chemistry, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Science Education, Toxicology, Zoology
Faculty : Social Sciences Advertising and Publicity, Anthropology, Business Administration, Child Care and Development, Computer Science, Criminology, Economic History, Economics, Education, Geography (Human), International Economics, Management, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Statistics, Teacher Training

General information

Alternative names SU
Stockholms universitet
Founded 1878
Accreditation Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
Motto Ex lege libertas

Location and contacts

Address Universitetsvägen 10 A
Stockholm, SE-106 91
City population 979,000

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