The event will be Sweden’s largest ever education promotion activity coordinated by the Swedish Institute and will be open to students across the globe. 

“Our universities were very happy with our first joint event in June, both in terms of quantity and quality of the students joining”

Students taking part in the virtual fairs will have the chance to mingle with university representatives from the participating institutions and to hear more about the over 1,000 English-taught degree programs Swedish universities offer at the bachelor and master’s level.

“Our universities were very happy with our first joint event in June, both in terms of quantity and quality of the students joining,” said Jan-Frederic Buss, digital marketing manager at the Swedish Institute. 

“We are confident to deliver a great experience to the universities and expect that more than 7,500 students will register for our five events,” he added. 

During the four hour long virtual fairs, students will have the chance to watch on-demand presentations from participating universities.

Separate fairs will be held for students from China, the Indian Subcontinent, East and SouthEast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa between October 16 and November 7. 

In June the Swedish Institute – a public agency that promotes “interest and trust in Sweden” around the world – organised a virtual with 19 Swedish universities last June, which featured over 3,000 participants.

The institute also supports and collaborates with businesses, universities, cultural institutions and Swedish embassies and consulates across the globe.

Earlier this month, Sweden showed “positive” signs as student admittance was higher than expected around master’s degree programs.

The number of students admitted to international master’s degree programs at Swedish universities in 2020 increased by 13% on last year’s figures according to the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

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