Residence permits and visas
If you are a EU citizen and you plan to study in Sweden for more than three months, you will need to register your right of residence at the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket). Swiss citizens need to apply for a residence permit if staying in Sweden longer than three months. This needs to be done within the first three months from arriving in Sweden. Citizens of the Nordic countries may live in Sweden without registering at the Migration Board.
If you are not a citizen of the Nordic countries or the EU/EES area and are going to study for longer than three months, you must apply for a residence permit at the Swedish embassy/consulate in your home country. Some foreign nationals must have a visa in order to enter Sweden. To be sure of obtaining your permit in time, you must submit your application as soon as you have received the Notification of Selection Results. Contact the Swedish embassy in your country to check what documentation is required for your application.
Work and study
Students from Nordic and EU/EEA countries have the right to work in Sweden, as well as students from other countries who have obtained a residence permit. Please check with the Swedish Migration Board for more information about the right to work in Sweden. Working and studying at the same time can be quite challenging as full-time studies at Linköping University require 40 hours per week. Also, be aware that opportunities for part-time work in Sweden are limited and that most jobs require knowledge of Swedish.
Fees and scholarships
Citizens of countries other than EU/EEA/Switzerland who are not part of an exchange programme are required to pay tuition fees. If you hold a permanent Swedish residence permit or have a temporary permit granted for reasons other than studies, you are not required to pay tuition fees. For detailed information, please check University Admissions.
High performing students who apply for a master’s programme at Linköping University as their first choice may be eligible for a LiU International Scholarship. The scholarship constitutes a tuition fee waiver of 50-100%. The Swedish Institute offers a certain number of scholarships as well.
Last updated: 2013-03-04