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Student Jobs in Sweden: Can I Work While I Study?

Sweden grants international students the right to work while they study. Though there is no official limit to the amount of hours that you can work during your studies, it's important to keep in mind that you'll be expected to spend approximately forty hours per week attending lectures, reading, studying, and working on assignments.

If you're from an EU/EEA country you may stay in Sweden after your studies to search for work. If you're coming from outside of the EU/EAA you can apply with the migration board to stay in Sweden for six months after graduation to search for work.

How to Find a Job in Sweden After Your Studies

How to Find a Job in Sweden as an International Student

If you don't speak Swedish, finding a job in Sweden while you're studying abroad can be difficult but it is possible. You can use job search engines, check bulletin boards at your university, network with other students in your student union, and get in contact with international companies who could view your native language as an asset to their global expansion.

Job Search Engines in Sweden

Learn more about studying in Sweden:

Overview

Sweden is known for its openness toward the international community – and its education system is no exception.

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Entry Requirements

In order to study in Sweden, you'll need to meet general entry requirements in addition to program-specific entry requirements.

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Tuition Fees & Study Costs

How expensive is it to study in Sweden? Yearly higher education costs in Sweden vary depending on the university and program.

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Student Visas

If you're considering studying in Sweden, you'll be relieved to know that Sweden has a clear easy-to-follow process to apply for studies.

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Student Stories

Read about the experiences that other international students like you have had during their studies abroad in Sweden.

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Application Process

Applying to universities in Sweden is a lot simpler than other countries thanks to a centralized application system.

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Swedish Universities

Swedish universities offer degree programs according to the European standard. Browse a full list of higher education institutes in Sweden.

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Swedish Culture

Depending on the country you grew up in, you may or may not be surprised by the differences you encounter while studying in Sweden. So what is it like to study in Sweden on a cultural level?

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Learn Swedish

Swedish is a northern Germanic language and is closely related to Norwegian and Danish. If you do want to learn Swedish, most Universities offer language courses for international students.

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Student Life

Wondering what it's like to study abroad in Sweden? Leaving your country to study abroad is about more than just the classroom!

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Scholarships

There are many opportunities for international students studying in Sweden to receive scholarships, both from universities, and from other governmental and private organizations.

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The content of this study guide has been developed in partnership with Study in Sweden.

About Study in Sweden

Studyinsweden.se is a comprehensive, official resource on studying in Sweden for prospective and current international students. Studyinsweden.se is built and maintained by the Swedish Institute, a public agency tasked with promoting Sweden abroad. 

Last update: 13 Jul 2020

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