Living in Sweden as an exchange student

On this page you can find information about important practical aspects to consider before arriving to your exchange in Sweden. You can also get inspired by getting a glimpse of the student life in Uppsala and Visby.

Visa and residence permit

If you have a non EU/EEA citizenship, you have to apply for a residence permit. You can find information on how to apply on the Swedish Migra­tion Agency's website.

Student life at Uppsala University

During an exchange, you will be able to experience one of the two most vivid student contexts and unique historical settings Sweden has to offer. Both Uppsala and Visby promise a great exchange.

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Drop-in: Consult an International Officer

Meet with our International Officers to discuss your inquiries regarding your studies. You have the option to connect through Zoom or have an in-person meeting. Drop-in sessions are not available on public holidays and during breaks such as Christmas, Easter, and summer vacation.

Uppsala students

Visby students

Other contact details

Unit for International Mobility
Visiting address: Segerstedthuset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7, Uppsala
Postal address: P.O. Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala
Phone number: +46 18 471 00 00 (switchboard)