Visa to Study in Sweden

Student Visa to Study Abroad in Sweden

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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.

Your Citizenship & the Residence Permit for Studies

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.

Steps to Apply for a Residence Permit for Studies in Sweden


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Last update: 02 Mar 2017