Practical information for living in Sweden

Moving to another country is both exciting and confusing. The better the preparation, the smoother the transition! There are a few, but important, practical details you need to consider when preparing for your studies at Uppsala University.

On this page, you can read about finding housing in Sweden, living expenses, sorting out your finances, what you will do if you fall ill and how the educational system works in Sweden. If you want to learn more about everyday life in Sweden as an international student, follow and connect with some of our current students on our Instagram account @StudyatUU, and visit our blog "TaggedforUppsala".

Accompanying family members

There are several practical matters that you need to consider before bringing family members with you to Sweden. You must for example arrange residence permits, accommodation and childcare. Read more on the page "Bringing your partner or child".

Last modified: 2022-11-18