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Working in Sweden as an International Student

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Your Right to Work in Sweden

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

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About Study in Sweden

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: 08 Jun 2017