The number of applicants for international master’s programmes at Stockholm University starting autumn 2016 have increased with 62% in the last application round, to 11,400 students.

Applications from countries in North Africa show a particularly strong increase, for example, the number of applicants from Egypt has increased from 46 to 872. One explanation may be the troubled situation in neighbouring countries and areas. There are also notable increases in the number of applicants from the USA, Turkey, Bangladesh and China.

About 80 percent of the applicants are fee paying students, i.e. students who come from countries outside the EU/EEA.

The five most popular programmes

These are the most applied for international programmes at Stockholm University (percentage change and list placement autumn semester 2015 in brackets):

  • Master's Degree (60 credits) in International Commercial Arbitration Law (new)
  • Master in IT Project Management, (+60%, 6th)
  • Master of Banking and Finance / Financial Economics, (-11%, 3rd)
  • Master’s programme in Media and Communication Studies (+44%, 7th)
  • Master in Economics, (+55%, 8th)


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Information: Master's Programme in IT Project Management, 120 credits