Stockholm University: Statistics

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#206 of 14,131 In the World
#68 of 2,785 In Europe
#5 of 39 In Sweden
#2 of 12 In Stockholm
#38 of 1,001 For Entomology
Top100 For 26 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate24%
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)

We've calculated the 24% acceptance rate for Stockholm University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Stockholm University is a world-class research university with 74,167 scientific papers published and 2,509,319 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Medicine, and Organic Chemistry.


Stockholm University majors

by publication & citation count

40,801 / 1,579,987
35,201 / 1,442,863
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
34,676 / 1,012,420
34,101 / 1,265,899
Environmental Science
33,756 / 1,295,273
30,684 / 1,123,455
Computer Science
24,415 / 842,428
Quantum and Particle physics
23,357 / 806,920
22,937 / 773,465
Organic Chemistry
21,237 / 814,433
20,690 / 830,665
19,843 / 820,783
Geography and Cartography
18,639 / 693,246
17,663 / 811,653
17,412 / 446,424
17,251 / 691,801
Political Science
17,158 / 423,424
15,778 / 405,219
15,772 / 447,863
15,730 / 390,458
Materials Science
13,703 / 542,514
13,190 / 509,053
12,531 / 396,311
11,536 / 357,611
11,004 / 277,618
10,193 / 291,609
10,044 / 341,967
9,744 / 334,617
Optical Engineering
8,778 / 288,144
Astrophysics and Astronomy
8,517 / 364,924
8,217 / 384,063
8,084 / 287,926
7,685 / 195,303
7,575 / 266,071
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7,482 / 242,836
Public Health
6,956 / 255,804
6,407 / 236,309
6,397 / 193,715
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
6,384 / 256,076
Metallurgical Engineering
6,188 / 231,461

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 516 6155
1991 565 6328
1992 589 7247
1993 582 7395
1994 637 8054
1995 727 8872
1996 882 9728
1997 922 11220
1998 964 13364
1999 996 15066
2000 981 16609
2001 1103 19618
2002 1113 22307
2003 1204 25333
2004 1266 29346
2005 1388 35427
2006 1455 40272
2007 1610 46606
2008 1912 53876
2009 2047 60124
2010 2197 67708
2011 2359 78660
2012 2466 89301
2013 2814 100676
2014 3098 110197
2015 3348 123611
2016 3339 130259
2017 3707 142543
2018 3726 154919
2019 4058 178728
2020 4486 209877
2021 5336 264792
2022 4201 246872
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 literary studies and art
    directorautobiographerfilm producerplaywrightscreenwriter

    Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish filmmaker and dramatist. Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time, his films are known 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); these four films were included in the Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time 2012 critics poll. Bergman was ranked 8th in Sight & Sound's 2002 poll of The Greatest Directors of All Time.

  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 2022, he remains the youngest person to have held the post, having been only 47 years old when he was appointed.

  4. Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

    Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in Stockholm University
    2003-2006 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in ethnology, modern history, and art history

    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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