Many Master’s programmes are taught in English, and scholarships are available for international students. More than 20,000 foreign students are studying in Sweden, making for a vibrant, international study environment. A good part of their social life revolves around their student union. The union can often help you with finding accommodation and other practical matters. Relations between students and teachers are highly informal. Personal initiative and independent thinking are prized. Students are required to take an active role and contribute with opinions and ideas at lectures, seminars and in group discussions. Taking the initiative and questioning old presumptions is rewarding, especially in the long term. Many programmes also cooperate closely with industry.