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Studying at universities or university colleges

If you are going to study at a university or university college in Sweden for longer than three months, you must have a residence permit. The permit must be in place before you travel to Sweden.

Requirements for obtaining a residence permit

To obtain a residence permit, you must:

  • hold a valid passport
  • be accepted on a course of full-time study at a university or university college
  • be able to support yourself during the period for which you are applying for
  • have a comprehensive insurance policy.

More detailed infromation about rules, regulations and required documents can be found on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.

Swedish Migration Agency


The  easiest way to apply for a residence permit is to apply online over the internet. An online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency.

Studying in higher educa­tion - Migrationsverket

If you are still unable or do not want to apply online, you can submit an application at the Swedish Embassy.

Last updated 24 Aug 2023, 11.21 AM