Housing, financing, and health
When preparing for your studies at Uppsala University it is important that you consider the practical details of your time as an international student. This includes where you will live, how you will finance your studies, what insurance coverage and healthcare benefits will apply to you and the support services that you will be entitled to receive at Uppsala University.
Before you arrive in Sweden:
- Find somewhere to live
- Read up about health insurance
- Apply for a residence permit for studies (non-EU citizens)
- Your finances
- Find childcare in Sweden
When you arrive:
- Register with the Swedish Tax Agency
- Open a Swedish bank account
- Obtain your Mecenat Card/student discount card
Other useful information for your studies in Sweden:
Swedish Residence Permit
Students who are citizens of a country outside of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland must obtain a Swedish residence permit to study in Sweden. This is done through the Swedish Migration Agency. Information will be sent to all admitted students regarding Swedish residence permits in late April or early May.
Frequently asked questions
We answer your common questions about the practical details you need to think about and plan for before your move to Sweden.