Applying for a residence permit to study in Sweden

If you will be studying in Sweden for more than three months and you are not an EU citizen, you need a residence permit.

If you will be studying for less than three months, you may need a visa instead.

The quickest and easiest way of applying for a residence permit to study at universities and colleges in Sweden is to apply online. Online applications go directly to the Swedish Migration Agency and are given priority.

If you cannot or do not want to apply online, or wish to study elsewhere than at university or college, you present the application documents at the Swedish embassy in person instead.

The university or college may require a fee for the studies, of which a part must be paid in advance. Contact the university or college concerned for further information.

Rules and required documents

To find out which rules apply, which documents are required and how you apply, look in the menu on the left.

If you are interested in studying at university/college level in Sweden, you can find a full range of information on the Study in Sweden website.

Study in Sweden

In regards to residence and work permit the embassy of Sweden does not represent the other EU-countries. If you need to find information on the requirements for getting residence permits for the respective countries you would better contact the respective embassies for more information.

 

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