North Macedonia has closed border crossings to foreign nationals as well as the main airport Skopje International Airport for passenger travel. From 22 march a curfew is in effect between 21:00-05:00, on weekends from 16:00-05:00. The curfew for persons older than 67 is set from 11:00-05:00, and persons up to 18 years of age from 21:00-12:00 (weekends from 16:00-12:00). Emergency visits to hospitals and pharmacies are exempt upon presentation of a proof.
The Swedish government decided from 19 March (for a period of 30 days ) to temporarily stop unnecessary travel from outside the EU, the EEA and Switzerland to Sweden. This entry ban applies to those who do not have Swedish citizenship / residence permit. Read more here: https://www.government.se/press-releases/2020/03/temporary-ban-on-travel-to-sweden-due-to-covid-19/
In light of the extensive spread of the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly changing and uncertain situation for travellers, since 14 March 2020, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises against non-essential travel to all countries for one month. Since 14 March 2020, North Macedonia has banned entry for foreign citizens from medium and high risk countries, including Sweden. See info in Macedonian and Albanian here: http://zdravstvo.gov.mk/korona-virus/
Interested in studying Swedish? Several options are listed below and you can find more information about them here.
University courses in Sweden: Several universities in Sweden offer Swedish language courses or programmes for all levels, full-time or part-time for international students.
Adult education and summer courses: A wide range of Swedish courses is available through adult education associations, of varying content, length and intensity. Some schools will offer courses with starting dates throughout the year, while others may focus on summer programmes.The most established adult education associations offering courses in Swedish are:
Learning Swedish online: You can also learn Swedish online from anywhere in the world. The Swedish Institute offers a free web course in Swedish. This course is also available as an iOS and Android app for free.
Many private organisations also offer paid distance learning courses, including:
A good starting point is Lingu@net World Wide. Lingu@net is a search engine for language learning resources and offers an extensive directory of resources searchable based on a variety of criteria.
The following resources can also be useful:
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. It provides international students wishing to study in Sweden with a convenient and comprehensive information resource.
If you will be studying in Sweden for more than three months and you are not an EU/EEA citizen, you need a residence permit. Read more on the links below or visit the Swedish Migration Agency's website.