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Working in Sweden During and After Study Abroad
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 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.
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