What is required to apply for a residence permit for studies in Sweden?


  • What is required to apply for a residence permit for studies in Sweden?
  • A personal bank statement of about 9500 euro
  • Have a valid passport
  • Be admitted to full-time studies
  • Prove of payment of tuition fees
  • An essay why you want to study in Sweden
  • Have a comprehensive health insurance if you are admitted to study for less than a year.
  • If your passport is about to expire, make sure to extend it – you cannot obtain a permit for longer than your passport’s period of validity
  • Full-time studies correspond to 30 higher education credits per term. You cannot get a residence permit for distance studies.
  • Minimum of SEK 8,190 per month is required.

Upon acquiring residence permit for studying at a university or college, you are allowed to work without a work permit as long as your residence permit is valid.

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