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Study in Sweden

Planning to study in Sweden? Below you will find useful information.

If you are planning to study in Sweden, the web site Studyinsweden.se is your one-stop information centre for higher education studies in Sweden. The purpose of Studyinsweden.se is to provide international students wishing to study in Sweden with a convenient and comprehensive information resource.

It contains general information on the opportunities open to international students, admission procedures and other practical details.
The service is designed for students at all levels. It provides information on undergraduate courses, Master's programmes and opportunities for researchers.

Residence permit

If you are an EU citizen, you are entitled to study in Sweden without a residence permit. Furthermore, special rules apply if you have a Residence permit and long-term resident status in another EU country. Read about the rules at the Swedish Migration Board website.

> Permit for studies

To be registered in the Swedish Population Register as a student, you need to study for at least 12 months. The required documents to bring to the Swedish Tax Agency office (servicekontor) depend on if you move by yourself or if you move with your family member. Read about the rules at the Swedish Tax Agency (Moving to Sweden) website.

If you will be studying in Sweden for more than three months and you are a Non-EU/EEA citizen, you need a residence permit.

In general, to acquire a residence permit to study in Sweden, you must have been admitted to a fulltime course of study and you must have the means to support yourself. You must arrange for your residence permit before leaving for Sweden.

The quickest and easiest way of applying for a residence permit to study at universities and colleges in Sweden is to apply online. Online applications go directly to the Swedish Migration Board and are given priority.

> Studying in higher education

Important information:

Guidance for non-EU/EEA international students in relation to COVID-19 - Government.se

Learning Swedish

Uppsala International Summer Session, UISS, organizes summer courses taught in English and Swedish.

SWEDEX is an international certificate in Swedish as a foreign language. It can be taken in Sweden or abroad and is an independent certificate one can take regardless of how one learnt Swedish.