Swedish Students Pass on Masters Programmes
Swedish university students are not interested in the new master programmes. Instead places go to students from other countries. Research from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education some universities shows that at some universities as many as 9 out of 10 students come from outside of Sweden.
In the academic year of 2007/2008 61 % of students enrolled in the two year master programme and 54 % of students taking the one year master programme came from abroad. At the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the amount of foreign master students was 95%.
The new master programmes came into being when Sweden switched to a new degree structure in 2007. The purpose of the change was to conform to the Bologna Process, a European standardization drive for higher education.