The 32 Best Nordic Universities Ranked

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You might be considering studying in Scandinavia, researching on behalf of someone else’s studies, or just curious in general how the most prestigious universities in the Nordic region stack up against each other. Either way, you likely have the same question: What are the best universities in the Nordic region, and how do they compare?

There wasn’t really a good resource for this when this question popped up in my mind, so I set out to work out a good answer for this to hopefully help someone else down the road. In the most unbiased and scientific way I could think of, I ranked the 32 best universities in the Nordic region based on average independent international university rankings.

I’ve also included some basic info about each school so you can get a better sense of what type of school it is and what type of programs they offer.

After all, some universities specialize in one or two fields of study, while others may offer a wide selection of programs and possible degrees. It’s worth keeping this in mind as you browse the list.

ℹ️ Methodology:

To establish some type of scientific and unbiased ranking of the best Nordic universities, I wanted to collect as many reliable data points as possible. So I looked at the seven most established international university ranking methods, noted down how Nordic universities ranked in each of them, and then calculated an average ranking for each university that had been featured on at least one list.

The school with the lowest average ranking is considered the school with the best ranking.

The 32 Highest-Ranked Universities in the Nordic Region

Detailed Nordic University Rankings Data Table:

For all the data geeks who would like to dig deeper and see exactly how each school ranks across all of the different ranking systems.

(Click “Show more” to display the full table, and scroll side-to-side to display all the columns)

UniversityQSTHEARWUCWUR USNWRCWTS-LWRWUAverage
Karolinska InstitutetN/A3942354814412672.33333333
University of Copenhagen79963037371867076.42857143
University of Oslo10211961779028292117.5714286
Aarhus University15510471107103269110131.2857143
Uppsala University1241317888113353101141.1428571
Stockholm University14817674144123154181142.8571429
University of Helsinki104101821189442285143.7142857
Lund University8711617514195327113150.5714286
Technical University of Denmark99185175196161112158155.1428571
University of Gothenburg180185125173134237177173
KTH Royal Institute of Technology89225250140212372171208.4285714
Copenhagen Business SchoolN/A225225
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)369125182266187225.8
Aalto University112225350335275239211249.5714286
University of Bergen199225350276183360191254.8571429
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)N/A325250348231288.5
Aalborg University326225350354241332280301.1428571
Chalmers University of Technology121275450400339285270305.7142857
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)309275350361255310
Linköping University329275350362350238317.3333333
Reykjavík UniversityN/A325325
University of Turku295350381327338.25
Tampere University414275418354365.25
Umea University365450324335368.5
University of Oulu377275450446422394
University of Iceland434434
Stockholm School of Economics450450
University of Jyväskylä358565461.5
University of Tromsø (The Arctic University of Norway)440512445465.6666667
University of Eastern Finland525452441472.6666667
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT414275949546
Åbo Akademi6251089857
“N/A” means the school was not eligible to be ranked (e.g. due to only offering limited fields of study as opposed to a wide selection of fields, or failing any other requirement of the ranking method in question). No entry at all means the school wasn’t ranked (but was eligible to be ranked).

Data sources:

QS: QS World University Rankings (2022)

ARWU: Academic Ranking of World Universities “Shanghai Ranking” (2021)

THE: Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022)

CWUR: Center for World University Rankings (2021-22)

CWTS-L: CWTS Leiden Ranking (2016-2019)

USNWR: U.S. News & World Report (2022)

WRWU: Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (July 2021)

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1

Karolinska Institutet 🇸🇪 (avg. 72)

Stockholm, Sweden
Quick facts – Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska is one of Europe’s largest medical universities, and Sweden’s biggest hub for scientific research and innovation within the field of medicine.

📍 In Stockholm, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1810

👩‍🎓 6 500 students (2021)

💸 45 000 SEK per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

For 2021, ARWU ranks Karolinska Institutet as the 42nd best University in the world, and the 12th best in Europe.

Karolinska is among the top seven schools in the world in the fields ”Nursing”, ”Public Health” and “Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences”.

KI also ranks #16 in the world and 4th in Europe in “Biological Sciences”, and #31 in the world and 10th in Europe in “Clinical Medicine”.

2

University of Copenhagen 🇩🇰 (avg. 76)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Quick facts – Københavns universitet (KU) / University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen is a public research university founded in 1479, making it the oldest university in Denmark.

The school has six different faculties across four different campuses within Copenhagen.

📍 In Copenhagen, Denmark

⌛ Founded 1479

👩‍🎓 37 500 students (2019)

💸 Fr. 45,000 DKK ($10,860 USD) per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

The university is made up of four main campuses in Copenhagen:

  • North Campus – The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
  • City Campus – The Faculty of Social Sciences and Central Administration as well as Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Science.
  • South Campus – The Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Theology, and the Faculty of Science.
  • Frederiksberg Campus – The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

KU is regularly ranked as one of the best universities in Denmark, the Nordic region, and Europe.

3

University of Oslo 🇳🇴 (avg. 118)

Quick facts – Universitetet i Oslo (OiU) / University of Oslo

University of Oslo is the oldest university in Norway, and was also the largest one up until 2016 (when NTNU, see #13 below, passed it).

When it was founded in 1811, it was modeled after the University of Copenhagen as well as the University of Berlin.

📍 In Oslo, Norway

⌛ Founded 1811

👩‍🎓 28 000 students

💸 Fr. 600 NOK ($74 USD) per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

OiU regularly ranks in the top among both Norwegian and Nordic universities and conducts education and research within areas such as:

  • Theology
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics & Natural Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Social Sciences
  • Education

The school also offers interdisciplinary programs more tailored towards the modern world.

4

Aarhus University 🇩🇰 (avg. 131)

Quick facts – Aarhus universitet (AU) / Aarhus University

Aarhus University is a prestigious public university, and Denmark’s second oldest to boot. AU usually finds itself around the top 100 in international rankings.

📍 In Aarhus, Denmark

⌛ Founded 1928

👩‍🎓 38 000 students

💸 Fr. €8 000 EUR ($907 USD) Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

Aarhus University specialises in the areas of Science & Technology, Arts, Business Administration, and Health but also offer a long list of other courses and programs.

There are around 3000 International students at the school, which profiles itself as an international university.

The University is the home of 15 scientific research centres (Centres of Excellence) funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, covering a wide range of different specialisations from DNA nano technology to Geoomicrobiology.

5

Uppsala University 🇸🇪 (avg. 141)

Quick facts – Uppsala universitet (UU) / Uppsala University

Founded in 1477 by Archbishop Jakob Ulfsson, Uppsala University is the oldest university in the Nordic region. The university regularly ranks in the top 100 globally, and has produced 15 Nobel Price winners, 8 regents, and 14 prime ministers.

📍 In Uppsala, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1477

👩‍🎓 41 500 students

💸 45 000 SEK ($4 900 USD) Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

Uppsala University has been one of the more prestigious universities in the Nordics for more than 500 years, with famous alumni including Anders Celcius, Carl von Linné and Hans Rosling.

The university offers courses and programs within most subjects, but has an especially good reputation witin chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, English, modern languages, history, psychology, medicine and sociology (in each of these areas Uppsala ranks in the Top 200 internationally speaking per QS 2021).

And for those that appreciate beautiful campuses filled with architectural wonders, Uppsala does not disappoint.

It profiles itself as an international school and houses some

6

Stockholm University 🇸🇪 (avg. 142)

Quick facts – Stockholms universitet (SU) / Stockholm University

Stockholm University is a public university that is regularly present around the Top 100 best universities in the world in the various university rankings systems. It started as Stockholm Högskola (College) in 1878 and earned its University status in 1960.

📍 In Stockholm, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1878

👩‍🎓 33 000 students

💸 45 000 SEK ($4 900 USD) Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

Stockholm University (SU) offers university studies in four colleges: Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences, and is ranked in the Top 100 of ARWU’s global university rankings.

Being a public university in Sweden, Stockholm University’s mission includes teaching, research, and pursuits to improve society as a whole.

SU offers degrees in 190 programs in total, with 75 master’s programs taught in English.

7

University of Helsinki 🇫🇮 (avg. 143)

Quick facts – Helsingin Yliopisto / University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki was initially located in Turku (Åbo in Swedish) as the Royal Academy of Åbo, founded in 1640 when Finland was part of the Swedish Empire. It relocated to the capital in 1829, and is the oldest and largest university in Finland. There are courses and programs taught in Finnish, Swedish, and English at the university.

University of Helsinki.svg

📍 In Helsinki, Finland

⌛ Founded 1640 (in Turku/Åbo)

👩‍🎓 31 600 students

💸 From $1 000 USD/year intl. student fee

↗️ Website

8

Lund University 🇸🇪 (avg. 150)

Quick facts – Lunds universitet (LU) / Lund University

Lund is one of northern Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities and is located in Lund, Sweden (18 km north of Malmö, which is connected to Copenhagen, Denmark).

The university was founded in 1666 after the province of Scania had become Swedish, and is consistently ranked in the top 100 among most (but not all, hence the average of 150) of the university ranking systems.

📍 In Lund, Scania, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1666

👩‍🎓 28 300 (44 000 incl. satellite campuses) students

💸 45 000 SEK intl. student fee

↗️ Website

LU offers 270 different programs and ranks in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings within the areas of Geography (24th), Development Studies (32nd), Environmental Sciences (44th), Nursing (47th), Marketing (42nd), and Finance (47th).

Notable alumni include four Nobel Laureates, Carl Linneaus (before continuing at Uppsala U.), Samuel Pufendorf, Pehr G. Gyllenhammar, and Tage Erlander.

LU faculty is further associated with the creation of the first pacemaker, the discovery of the role of dopamine as a neurotransmitter, the determination of the number of chromosomes in humans, and the development of Bluetooth technology.

9

Tech. Univ. of Denmark 🇩🇰 (avg. 155)

Quick facts – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) / Technical University of Denmark

DTU was founded in 1829 as the College of Advanced Technology (Den Polytekniske Læreanstalt) and is located 7.5 km north of the Copenhagen city center.

It is today among the best engineering institutions in Europe.

Logo of the Technical University of Denmark

📍 In Northern Copenhagen, Denmark

⌛ Founded 1810

👩‍🎓 7 600 students

💸 €15 000 EUR ($17 000 USD) per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

DTU is a member of the EuroTech Universities Alliance, and specializes in polytechnic studies and innovation within fields such as electrical, construction, production, and mechanical engineering.

Research areas include biotech, transportation, environment and energy, electric power and energy, and information and communication technologies.

10

University of Gothenburg 🇸🇪 (avg. 173)

Quick facts – Göteborgs Universitet (GU) / University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg was founded in 1891 and has around 37 000 students enrolled.

Goteborgs universitet seal.svg

📍 In Gothenburg, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1891

👩‍🎓 37 000 students

💸 45 000 SEK Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

The University of Gothenburg is one of the versatile universities in Sweden with eight faculties withing Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Education, IT, Business, Economics And Law, And Health Sciences.

11

KTH Royal Inst. of Tech. 🇸🇪 (avg. 208)

Quick facts – Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) / Royal Institute of Technology

KTH was established in 1827 and was a continuation of the School of Mechanics from 1798, and even further to the Laboratorium mechanicum which dates back all the way to 1697 and established by Swedish scientist Christopher Polhem.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo.svg

📍 In Stockholm, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1827

👩‍🎓 13 500

💸 45 000 SEK Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

12

Cph Business School 🇩🇰 (avg. 225)

Quick facts – Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

CBS was founded in 1917 and the first full study program within the Accounting field was established within a few years of the start.

The campus is located in Frederiksberg near the city center.

Today, CBS has around 20 000 students between their bachelors and masters degree programs.

CBS, Solbjerg Plads

📍 In Stockholm, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1917

👩‍🎓 20 000 students

💸 €15 200 EUR ($17 300 USD) Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

Copenhagen Business School offers degrees in economics and business administration, as well as other types of programs that combine business studies with social sciences and humanities, IT, philosophy, politics, language, sociology, and communication.

13

NTNU 🇳🇴 (avg. 226)

Quick facts – Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU) / Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU is the largest university in Norway with its main campus in Trondheim and smaller campuses in Gjøvik and Ålesund.

NTNU is the main university in Norway for education and research within the areas of engineering and technology.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology logo.svg

📍 In Trondheim, Norway

⌛ Founded 1760

👩‍🎓 40 000 students

💸 Fr. 600 NOK ($74 USD) per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

In addition to its focus on engineering and natural sciences, NTNU also offers studies in medicine, psychology, social sciences, the arts, teacher education, architecture, and fine art.

NTNU is also collaborating closely with its R&D partner SINTEF, providing ample research opportunities for students and graduates.

14

Aalto University 🇫🇮 (avg. 250)

“Aalto University, Espoo” by Ninara is licensed under CC 2.0
Quick facts – Aalto-yliopisto / Aalto-universitetet / Aalto University

A modern university made up of six different schools with old and proud roots. Degrees are offered in areas such as Business, Architecture, Art, Design, Film, Television, Scenography, Media, Chemistry, Telecom, Engineering, Computer Science, and Math.

Since 2019, all of the Aalto University schools are located in Otaniemi, Espoo (10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles, from downtown Helsinki). The original Otaniemi campus buildings were designed by Alvar Aalto, who gave name to and attended the school.

📍 In Espoo, Finland

⌛ Founded 2010

👩‍🎓 7 600 students

💸 Fr. $13 841 USD per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

Aalto University was founded in 2010 after a merger of three major Finnish universities: the Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki

The Finnish government set out to create a university focused on innovation, composed of six schools and a unique and modern focus of multidisciplinary programs within areas such as technology, economics, design.

The school is named after Alvar Aalto, the famous Finnish designer, architect, and entrepreneur – who also happens to be an alum.

15

University of Bergen 🇳🇴 (avg. 255)

Quick facts – Universitetet i Bergen / University of Bergen

University of Bergen has its roots in many different academic institutions in Bergen dating back to 1825, but was officially founded in 1946.

It is considered one of Norway’s four “established universities” and covers all the fields of a “classical university”.

The university offers programs within Fine Art, Music and Design, Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Medicine, Psychology, and Social Sciences.

📍 In Bergen, Norway

⌛ Founded 1946

👩‍🎓 18 000 students

💸 Fr. 600 NOK ($74 USD) per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

University of Bergen is consistently ranked in the top one percent among the world’s universities (often in the top 200), and especially high in fields such as earth and marine sciences.

Formally speaking, University of Bergen is considered Norway’s second oldest University.

16

SLU 🇸🇪 (avg. 289)

Quick facts – Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU) / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

SLU is a public university responsible for covering research and education in all Agricultural Sciences in Sweden.

The main campus and administration is located in Ultuna, Uppsala, but the school has external campuses in Umeå and Alnarp, along with a bunch of additional research and education centers spread around the nation.

📍 In Uppsala, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1977

👩‍🎓 4 200 students

💸 45 000 SEK Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

SLU offers degrees in Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resources and Agriculture Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, and Forest Sciences.

According to QS, the university ranks among the top three universities in the world within Agricultural Sciences, and in the top 30 within Veterinary Medicine. SLU also scores highly in ARWU’s ranking within Agricutlural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Ecology, while the NTU ranks SLU 16th in the world within Agriculture, 9th within Plant & Animal Science, and 20th within Environment/Ecology.

17

Aalborg University 🇩🇰 (avg. 301)

Quick facts – Aalborg Universitet (AAU) / Aalborg University

Aalborg University is a modern university similar to Aalto University in Finland, with a interdisciplinary and inter-faculty structure offering an experimental curriculum based on an interdisciplinary basic course with subsequent specialisation within Humanities, Social Sciences, IT & Design, Engineering & Science, and Medicine.

AAU logo 2012.png

📍 In Aalborg, Denmark

⌛ Founded 1974

👩‍🎓 20 200 students

💸 €15 000 EUR ($17 000 USD) per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

AAU ranked #6 in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, measuring the impact of universities according to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, making it the highest-ranked university in Europe.

In general rankings, the school hovers around the top 300 universities in the world, and offers subjects within design, engineering, exact sciences, information technology, humanities, medicine, and social sciences.

18

Chalmers 🇸🇪 (avg. 306)

Quick facts – Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (usually shortened to Chalmers) / Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers was founded in 1829 with the purpose of creating an “industrial school”, and started out as a private institution before turning public in 1937.

Chalmers wordmark.svg

📍 In Gothenburg, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1829

👩‍🎓 11 000 students

💸 45 000 SEK Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

Chalmers offers studies within the following fields:

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Biology and Biological Engineering
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Communication and Learning in Science
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Materials Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanics and Maritime Sciences
  • Microtechnology and Nanoscience
  • Physics
  • Space, Earth and Environment
  • Technology Management and Economics
19

SDU 🇩🇰 (avg. 310)

Quick facts – Syddansk Universitet / University of Southern Denmark

SDU was founded in 1998 but has its roots in Odense University from 1966.

IT offers studies within the fields of Humanities, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences.

SDU BLACK RGB.png

📍 In Odense, Denmark

⌛ Founded 1998

👩‍🎓 29 700 students

💸 €15 000 EUR ($17 000 USD) per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

SDU offers a range of disciplines as well as a broad selection of business and engineering studies, with a focus on areas such as communication, information technology, and biotechnology.

The university is also the only university in Scandinavia that offers a degree in chiropractic studies.

20

Linköping University 🇸🇪 (avg. 317)

Quick facts – Linköpings universitet (LiU) / Linköping University

Linköping University is a public university conducting research and studies within the fields of technology, medicine, and humanities, natural, educational, social and behavioural sciences.

Linkoping University Logo.svg

📍 In Linköping, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1969

👩‍🎓 32 000 students

💸 45 000 SEK Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

Linköping specializes in fields such as medicine, business and economics, teacher education, and engineering, and receives research grants from the government within five strategic research areas: IT & mobile communication, materials science, security & emergency management, e-Science, and transport research.

Much like the Aalborg U (Denmark) and Aalto U (Finland), LIU has a modern focus and offering based on interdisciplinary studies and programs.

21

Reykjavík University 🇮🇸 (avg. 325)

Quick facts – Háskólinn í Reykjavík

/ Reykjavík University (RU)

RU is the biggest private university in Iceland, and was founded in 1998.

📍 In Reykjavík, Iceland

⌛ Founded 1988

👩‍🎓 3 500 students

💸 45 000 SEK Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

The university is divided into two schools:

School of Social Sciences

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Sport Science
  • Department of Psychology

School of Technology

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Engineering
  • Department of Applied Engineering
22

University of Turku 🇫🇮 (avg. 338)

Quick facts – Turun yliopisto / Åbo universitet / University of Turku (UTU)

UTU is the third-largest university in Finland, and was founded in 1920 making it the world’s oldest Finnish-speaking university.

📍 In Turku/Åbo, Finland

⌛ Founded 1920

👩‍🎓 19 700 students

💸 Fr. $1 000 USD per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

UTU is split up into 6 schools:

School of Humanities
School of Law
School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
School of Medicine
School of Education
School of Social Sciences
Turku School of Economics

23

Tampere University 🇫🇮 (avg. 365)

Quick facts – Tampere University

TAU was founded in 2019 as a result of merging University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology (in turn founded in 1925 and 1965 respectively).

📍 In Tampere, Finland

⌛ Founded 2019

👩‍🎓 20 600 students

💸 Fr. €8 000 EUR per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

24

Umeå University 🇸🇪 (avg. 369)

Quick facts – Umeå universitet / Umeå University

Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is split up into eight campuses as well as the University Hospital of Umeå.

Umeå University Logo.svg

📍 In Umeå, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1965

👩‍🎓 31 000 students

💸 45 000 SEK Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

Umeå University is divided into eight Schools:

  • Umeå Institute of Design – UID offers a Bachelor program, master programmes in Transportation Design, Interaction Design and Advanced Industrial Design, and doctoral studies. It’s the only Swedish school on BusinessWeek’s top 60 list of design schools in the world.
  • Umeå Institute of Technology – The Institute offers a wide range of study programmes and is a member of the CDIO Initiative.
  • Umeå School of Architecture – Internationally orientated laboratory of sustainable architectural development.
  • Umeå School of Business and Economics (a.k.a. USBE) – The school offers one Bachelor program, four undergraduate programs (Civilekonomprogram) seven master’s degrees programs (included the Erasmus Mundus Master in Strategic Project Management-program), as well as a number of doctoral programs.
  • Umeå School of Education (a.k.a. USE) – was inaugurated in January 2009 to replace the former Faculty of Teacher Education.
  • Umeå School of Fine Arts – was started in 1987 in a former factory next to the Umeälven river. Every year 12 new students are accepted to the school.
  • Umeå School of Sport Sciences – offers higher education to active athletes, but also sports related research in sports medicine and sport psychology.
  • Umeå University School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts – started in 1996 with the gastronomy program, and gives courses in leadership and hospitality management.
25

University of Oulu 🇫🇮 (avg. 394)

Quick facts – Oulun yliopisto / Uleåborgs universitet / University of Oulu

University of Oulo is split into two campuses: the main campus in Linnanmaa (5 km north of Oulo), and the Faculty of Medicine & Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the Kontinkangas Campus (2 km southeast of Oulo).

University of Oulu logo.jpg

📍 In Oulo, Finland

⌛ Founded 1958

👩‍🎓 13 000 students

💸 Fr. €10 000 EUR per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

26

University of Iceland 🇮🇸 (avg. 434)

Quick facts – Háskóli Íslands / University of Iceland

University of Iceland offers studies within areas such as social sciences, humanities, law, medicine, natural sciences, engineering and teacher education.

Seal of the University of Iceland.

📍 In Reykjavík, Iceland

⌛ Founded 1911

👩‍🎓 14 000 students

💸 ISK 75 000 ($600 USD) per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

27

Stockholm School of Econ. 🇸🇪 (avg. 450)

Quick facts – Handelshögskolan i Stockholm (HHS) / Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

SSE is a private business school offering studies within the fields of Business, International Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, and Management.

Stockholm School Of Economics Logo.svg

📍 In Stockholm, Sweden

⌛ Founded 1909

👩‍🎓 1 800 students

💸 Fr. 100 000 SEK Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

The school offers an especially notable Masters in Management (ranked 7th in the world), and Masters in Finance (ranked 18th in the world).

28

University of Jyväskylä 🇫🇮 (avg. 462)

Quick facts – University of Jyväskylä

Jyu-logo-hdpi.png

📍 In Jyväskylä, Finland

⌛ Founded 1863

👩‍🎓14 000 students

💸 Fr. €10 000 EUR per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

29

University of Tromsø 🇳🇴 (avg. 466)

Quick facts – Universitetet i Tromsø – Norges arktiska universitet / University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Seal of the University of Tromsø

📍 In Tromsø, Norway

⌛ Founded 1972

👩‍🎓 17 800 students

💸 Fr. 600 NOK ($74 USD) per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

30

University of E. Finland 🇫🇮 (avg. 473)

Quick facts – Itä-Suomen yliopisto / University of Eastern Finland

UEF logo – Conference on Innovation and Communications Law

📍 In Joensuu and Kuopio, Finland

⌛ Founded 2010

👩‍🎓 15 000 students

💸 Fr. €10 000 EUR per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

31

LUT 🇫🇮 (avg. 546)

Quick facts – Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT)

LUT University Logo.png

📍 In Lappeenranta, Lahti, Finland

⌛ Founded 1969

👩‍🎓 5 200 students

💸 Fr. €10 000 EUR per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website

32

Åbo Akademi 🇫🇮 (avg. 857)

Quick facts – Åbo Akademi / Åbo Akademi University

📍 In Turku/Åbo, Finland

⌛ Founded 1918

👩‍🎓 5 500 students

💸 Fr. €10 000 EUR per year Non-EEA student fee

↗️ Website


Note: A higher average ranking on international university ranking services does not always equate to a higher post-graduation average salary. Studies have shown that your average salary depends more on your individual area of study.


Sources:

https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2022

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2022/world-ranking

https://www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/arwu/2021

https://cwur.org/2021-22.php

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/rankings

http://www.leidenranking.com/

https://www.webometrics.info/en/WORLD

https://www.ifau.se/Forskning/Publikationer/Working-papers/2009/Stability-of-college-rankings—a-study-of-relative-earnings-estimates-applying-different-methods-and-models-on-Swedish-data/

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By Karl Andersson

As a native Swede with a Finnish mother, Karl identifies as both Nordic and Scandinavian. He left Sweden at 19 to explore the world, and stayed abroad for almost 8 years—during which he backpacked, worked every job there was, earned a degree from UC Berkeley, and met the future mother of his children. He ultimately returned to his native Malmö with his love, where they now have 3 Swedish-American boys eager to explore the world.

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