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As soon as you have been offered a place and paid the first instalment of your tuition fee, you should immediately apply for a residence permit. The fastest and easiest way to do this is using the online application at the Swedish Migration Agency's website. Students who cannot apply online should contact their nearest Swedish embassy or consulate for more information.
Please note that you are not eligible for a residence permit for studies until you have been offered a place and paid the first tuition fee instalment. Other restrictions may apply regarding your eligibility; this will be determined by the Swedish Migration Agency.
Applying for a residence permit at the Swedish Migration Agency's website
The best time to submit a residence permit application is as soon as you've paid the first instalment of your tuition fee. The Swedish Migration Agency will not make a decision on your application until the tuition fee has been paid.
Read more about residence permits at the Swedish Migration Agency
You can find information about the processing of your personal data here on this website.
Sometimes, certain email programmes have features that help users from receiving unwanted email, called spam. This is a great feature, unless the programme decides to place items in the spam folder that aren't spam.
You may find emails from University Admissions and universities in your spam folder in your email programme. You can adjust the settings to make sure that future emails from senders you trust are placed in your inbox instead.
We understand that applicants have questions and concerns regarding the current coronavirus situation and how it may affect admission to higher education in Sweden. At this time, the admissions process remains unchanged.
We will not be making any exceptions to application, document or fee deadlines.
You may have questions regarding issues related to what happens after you receive your admissions results, such as:
- Submission of final transcript and diploma documents (that may be delayed)
- Payment of tuition fees
- The autumn semester start
- Accommodation and insurance
For answers to these types of questions, please contact the university in question.
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Information from the Swedish Minstry for Foreign Affairs
The Swedish Foreign Ministry regularly provides updated information regarding Covid-19 and travel to Sweden.
Our government agency, The Swedish Council for Higher Education, has a website devoted to answering all kinds of questions about studying at a university in Sweden. The website, Studera.nu is, in English and other languages, and is tailored to newly arrived students living in Sweden. Be sure to check it out!