Before you travel to Sweden it is very important that you have made arrangements for enough money to cover your tuition fees and living expenses. Please do not expect to find a part-time job to cover these costs.
Living expenses vary depending on personal needs. However an estimated cost of living per month for a student in Sweden could be:
Food: SEK 2200
Accommodation: SEK 3300
Course literature: SEK 550
Other: clothing, leisure, telephone etc.: SEK 2000
Total SEK approximate 8050
Note that students requiring a residence permit must demonstrate financial proof of no less than SEK 7974 per month for 10 months for applications made after January 1, 2016
NB! For applications submitted to the Migration Agency after January 1, 2017 - the required minimum is 8064 per month.
You can find more information and examples of living costs on the Study in Sweden website.
Opening a bank account in Sweden
You can open a free bank account at Sparbanken 1826. For opening a bank account you need the following documents:
- A valid ID/Passport
- A residence permit (if you are from a country not belonging to the EU)
- An admission letter from Kristianstad University
Payments for rent etc. are made via bank transfer. If you don't have an account, you can pay in cash at the bank or at the post office. Be aware that you will have to pay a fee. For more information please go to the nearest Sparbanken office (in the city centre opposite to Domus, or close to the campus next to the grocery store ICA).