If you plan to study at a university or college in Sweden for a period longer than three months you must have a residence permit. Special rules apply for citizens of an EU/EEA country.
Students from countries outside the EU/EEA
In general, all students from non-EU/EEA countries have to apply for a residence permit. Please keep in mind that acquiring a residence permit for studies takes time. Therefore we strongly advise you to start the application process as soon as you receive the admission notice from the selection result.
Residence permit applications are handled by the Swedish Migration Agency and can be made online, which is the fastest way to get a residence permit. It is also important that the first instalment of your tuition fee has been paid. You will find all necessary information about how to apply for a residence permit on their website.
Students from EU/EEA countries
As an EU citizen, you do not need a residence permit before you come to Sweden. You will need a valid passport or an identity card proving your citizenship when entering Sweden
Find out more on the Migrations Agency's website for EA/EEA citizens