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Posted by NyjilJoshy
on 28 Oct 2018


I am relocating to Stockholm on work visa. Looking for information on english medium schools in and around the city. If any one of you have your kids studying there in an english medium school please guide. Whats the annual fees for a non international school? Does private schools have english medium whats the fees?

I heard public schools are free of fees with good standard but is the medium of teaching in Swedish or English?



Meagan on 29 Oct 2018 - 07:56

Hi there,

Public schools in Stockholm are generally of a good standard and are tuition-free – the language of instruction is usually Swedish but I've found at least one school that is English and fee-free:

Outside of this, most English-speaking schools in Stockholm are international schools, which it seems you already realise are typically expensive. Some may offer scholarships, however. Have you pursued this possibility? Have a look at the Expat Arrivals list of International Schools in Stockholm for some recommended schools. Funding info will usually be available on the school's website and you can view their fees as well. Some schools will likely be cheaper than others. However, international schools often have long waiting lists so time will be of the essence. When is the move planned for?

How old is your child (or children)? Younger children are generally very adaptable and can pick up languages fairly quickly so finding an affordable English school may be less of a concern if your children are still relatively young. In addition, if you plan on living in Sweden for the long-term, learning Swedish and integrating into local culture, as one would do in a public school, will likely be very beneficial.

For more general info, you can read our page on Education and Schools in Sweden.

Best of luck!

- M

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