Visa to Study in Sweden

Study in Sweden - Student Visa

Residence Permit for Studies in Sweden

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 in Sweden. One great benefit of being granted a residence permit for studies in Sweden is that you have the right to work in Sweden while you study! Sweden is also interested in retaining foreign talent so you'll be able to stay in Sweden 6 months after graduation to apply for jobs in Sweden.

Do I need a student visa to study in Sweden?

In Sweden, students apply for a residence permit for studies and the paperwork that you need to complete to study in Sweden varies depending on whether you are an EU/EEA/Nordic citizen, citizen of Switzerland, or not. The length of time - less than or more than three months - you'll be studying in Sweden can also have an affect on whether or not you'll need to apply for a visa or register with the Swedish Migration Board.

How to apply for a residence permit for studies in Sweden

If you've determined that you'll need to apply for a residence permit for studies, read a step-by-step guide to applying for a the permit or registering with the Swedish Migration Board. Learn about the paperwork and documentation you'll need, and the official government websites to submit your application.

Learn more about residence permits & visas

Learn more about how to study in Sweden:

Study in Sweden - Overview

Study in Sweden - Requirements

Study in Sweden - Tuition Fees

Study in Sweden - Visa

Study in Sweden - Student Stories

Study in Sweden - Application

Study in Sweden - Universities

Study in Sweden - Swedish Culture

Study in Sweden - Learn Swedish

Study in Sweden - Student Life

Study in Sweden - Student Jobs

Study in Sweden - Scholarships

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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: 28 Apr 2017