Studying and researching in Sweden
In order to study for more than 90 days in Sweden, you must have a residence permit. Read more about how to apply for a permit for studies or research in Sweden.
In certain cases, the Swedish Migration Agency can now make exceptions to the requirement for full-time studies during the summer months.
The Swedish Migration Agency can grant residence permits for studies if more than 50 per cent of the studies will take place on campus even though part of the education is held remotely. On condition that all other requirements are met.
From July 1, 2020, new rules apply for those who are going to study contract education and specialist education.
On 19 May, the Swedish Migration Agency is launching an updated e-service for those who intend to apply for a residence permit to study in Sweden. The application is getting a new look and several new functions that are intended to make it easier for you to fill in the application.
The current coronavirus pandemic is affecting many people who intend to apply for a residence permit to come to Sweden. This information also applies if you intend to apply to study in Sweden for the first time.
This information applies if you intend to apply to extend your residence permit for studies, or if you have components of your studies left to completeThe coronavirus pandemic may affect people who have a residence permit for studies in Sweden and intend to apply to extend it, as well as people who need to complete components of courses that were held during the spring semester.
On January 1, 2020, new rules will apply to students applying for or who have a residence permit for studies in Sweden. The reason for this is that Sweden is introducing directives of the European Parliament and Council directive (EU) 2016/801. The amended law applies to anyone whose application is reviewed starting January 1, 2020.