Some Indian students who went to Sweden in the 1950s settled down there. Another stream of Indians came from Uganda in the 1970s. Some Indians sought and obtained political asylum after 1984.
During the period of 2001 to 2010, of the total of 23000+ South Asian students coming for higher studies in Sweden taking advantage of the tuition-free high-quality education system, 33% were Indians as per study . A percentage of this number have managed to settle in the country after finishing their education mostly finding highly skilled jobs at the universities, Bio medical companies, Research divisions, telecommunications (Ericsson AB, Sony Ericsson & ST-Ericsson) etc.