How to Apply

Apply to study in Sweden


1. Accept your offer

The very first thing you need to do is accept your offer. The deadline to accept is 2 April for bachelor’s students and 13 April for master’s students. If you receive an offer during the second round, you don’t need to reply to your offer.


2. Pay your first tuition fee installment

In order to apply for your residence permit, you’ll need to have paid your first tuition fee installment (this only applies to students who are required to pay fees Your University will provide you with information on how to pay.


3. Apply for a visa and residence permit

If you’re from a country outside of the European Union, it’s high time to get started applying for your residence permit for studies.


4. Find housing

Depending on where in Sweden you’ll be living, various housing options will be available to you – see Accommodation for an overview of Swedish student housing. After reading through the basics, your first point of contact should be the housing office at your university. They’ll give you the details on the housing situation in your city and how you can go about finding a home there.

In some places, particularly larger cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö and university towns like Uppsala and Lund, finding housing can be a challenge, so it’s a good idea to start your search as early as you can.


5. Arrange for practicalities

Health insurance is important to arrange before leaving home. It’s also a good idea to look over your finances and consider if you want to look for a part-time job during your studies.


6. Connect with your future classmates

Making contact with other students on your programme is a great way to make friends before you arrive on campus and discuss common questions. A good start is to check for postings on your university’s Facebook page or to search for a Facebook group for your programme. You can also check social media or message boards popular in your country for groups of students heading to Sweden. If you don’t find a pre-existing group, why not start one yourself?


7. Come to Sweden!

In late August, it’s time to pack your bags and get on the plane to Sweden. Your university will provide you with details on orientation for new international students. Make sure to arrive in time to get settled before orientation starts.

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