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Sweden & Zambia

Studying in Sweden

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

Swedish Migration Agency


You can apply for a residence permit online. An online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency.

Swedish Migration Agency

If you are unable to apply online or prefer not to, you can submit an application at the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka, please make an appointment by sending an email to ambassaden.lusaka-visum@gov.se.