If your studies in Sweden will last longer than three months, you’ll need a residence permit before coming to Sweden. To be eligible, you must be admitted to full-time accredited university studies in Sweden and have paid your first tuition fee instalment.
To apply for a residence permit for studies, you’ll need to:
- Pay your first tuition fee instalment.
- Prepare your supporting documentation. This includes copies of your passport and letter of admission as well as proving that you can support yourself financially during your time as a student in Sweden. If you’ll be staying in Sweden for less than one year, you’ll also need proof of comprehensive health insurance.
- Submit the online application.
- Pay the application fee.
The current waiting time for a residence permit for studies is three months or more, so be sure to submit your application as soon as possible after paying your first tuition fee instalment.
Visit the Swedish Migration Agency’s website for full details on applying for a residence permit for studies and to apply. Contact the Migration Agency directly with questions regarding your residence permit application.