International Students

Welcome to Futuregames and Changemaker Educations!

Start your games career in Sweden at Futuregames!

DON’T WAIT, APPLY TO START THIS FALL!

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With almost 25 years of experience Futuregames has consistently ranked as one of the best game educations in the world and our former students make up over 11% of the Swedish games industry working in game art, game design, programming, game marketing and more. 

We welcome international applicants to our full-time vocational Diploma games programs at three sites in Sweden: Stockholm, Boden and Skellefteå where our educations are taught in English by leading professionals from the games industry, and where a quarter of your study will be on internships at top games companies! 

Why Sweden? 

As most gamers know, Sweden is a global epicenter for games development with a business worth almost EUR 3 billion. You don’t need to take our word for it that Sweden is where game careers take off, just check out the stats from The Swedish Games Industry where amongst other things you’ll discover that every eighth person in the world has played a game made by Swedes! 

Why Futuregames?

With almost 25 years of experience Futuregames has consistently ranked as one of the best game educations in the world and our former students make up over 11% of the Swedish games industry working across game art, game design, programming, game marketing and more.

  • 90% of our students find a job in the industry within 3 months of graduation
  • 11% of the Swedish gaming industry are former Futuregamers
  • 25% of the education is an internship at a top games company

So, whether you’re attracted by working in the capital city of Stockholm where 70% of games companies are located or at Futuregames North where innovative games entrepreneurs are developing totally new approaches to game design, we offer a range of exciting opportunities.

Applications are now open to programs starting in August and September 2021, in Stockholm, Boden and Skellefteå.

NOTE: Applications for a student visa from applicants outside the EU can take up to four months so don’t delay sending your application for this fall as soon as you can! INFORMATION on eligibility Swedish Migration Agency.  For EU citizens the process is simple and you can find out what you need to do here 

Applications are still open!

Applications are still open to programs starting in August and September 2021, in Stockholm, Boden and Skellefteå.

Apply

How do I apply to a program?

Step 1 – Just send us an email to international@futuregames.nu. If you wish to get more information about the school, our programs or simply want to check if you have the basic requirements to apply, let us know and we will be more than happy to set up a short online Teams meeting for a chat! We love to talk but If you’re happier just sending us something then simply move on to Step 2!

Step 2 – To make an application we will then need you to send the following basic information to international@futuregames.nu 

  • The name of the program/s you want to apply to
  • Your preferred site/s, Stockholm, Boden, Skellefteå 
  • Records of your qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent 
  • A proof of your knowledge in English
  • CV 
  • Personal letter (letting us know why you have chosen the specific program).

Step 3 – Once we have confirmed your formal application, we’ll ask you to send us work samples for the program you’re applying to and we’ll also send you written application questions that will help us be sure that we are the right school for you.

Step 4 – We’ll contact you with a decision about whether you have been accepted and if so, guide you through the process of registration, payment of fees, visa application for non-EU applicants, finding accommodation and answer as many of your questions as we can about moving to Sweden! 

Program Fees

Programs and fees

  • Futuregames Game Artist (2 years) : 18.000 Euro
  • Futuregames Game Designer (2 years) : 18.000 Euro
  • Futuregames Game Programmer (2,5 years) : 22.000 Euro
  • Futuregames Game Programmer Mobile Platforms (2 years) : 18.000 Euro
  • Futuregames QA / Game Tester (1,5 years): 14.000 Euro
  • Futuregames Indie Game Developer (2 years): 18.000 Euro
  • Futuregames Indie Game Developer (1 year): 10.000 Euro
  • Project Manager IT & Games (1,5 years) : 14.000 Euro
  • Immersive Experience Creator (1,5 years): 14.000 Euro
  • E-Commerce Developer (2 years): 18.000 Euro

 

For Swedish and Nordic residents all of the programs above are free of charge.

Merit Scholarships

Apply for our Merit Scholarships!

Futuregames wants to make difference! Everybody from the whole world should have the chance to be part of our educations and to help with this we have four Merit Scholarships for international students, one each for our schools in Stockholm, Boden, Skellefteå and Karlstad.

The scholarships will cover the full (100%) cost for tuition for study for any full time Futuregames program. DEADLINE for application the Fall term 2021 – May 4. Read more and apply here

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to a program?

Step 1 – Just send us an email to international@futuregames.nu and we’ll set up a short online Teams meeting to chat. Here we can tell you more about us and how we work and check if you have the basic requirements to apply. We love to talk but If you’re happier just sending us something move on to Step 2!

Step 2 – To make an application we will then need you to send the following basic information to international@futuregames.nu 

  • The name of the program/s you want to apply to
  • Your preferred site/s, Stockholm, Boden, Skellefteå 
  • Records of your qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent 
  • CV 
  • Personal letter (letting us know why you have chosen the specific program).
  • Last Application is May 4, 2021

Step 3 – Once we have confirmed your formal application, we’ll ask you to send us work samples for the program you’re applying to and we’ll also send you written application questions that will help us be sure that we are the right school for you.

Step 4 – We’ll contact you with a decision about whether you have been accepted and if so, guide you through the process of registration, payment of fees, visa application for non-EU applicants, finding accommodation and answer as many of your questions as we can about moving to Sweden! 

What kind of diploma do I get?

After a completed program a Professional Diploma is issued by Changemaker Educations/ Futuregames.

Where can I find information about visas?

All information about moving to and living in Sweden is available through the Swedish Migration Agency.

Will the school help with accommodation?

You are guaranteed accommodation in Boden and Skellefteå. The school however does not provide accommodation in Stockholm but we can help out by sharing links on where to look for a place to live.

Can I use my previous study to compliment my education?

Previously documented university study can be used as validation for particular courses. In some cases, a student can use this to be credited for a given Futuregames course with a reduction in fees. However, all students must be studying full-time in order to qualify for a student visa.

Can I apply for a scholarship?

Yes, Futuregames are proud to present the Merit Scholarships. We have four Merit Scholarships for international students, one each for our schools in Stockholm, Boden, Skellefteå and Karlstad. Read more and apply here

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