Practicalities

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Visa & Residence Permit Information

Before you depart for Sweden you will need to make sure that you have the correct documentation.

A hand holding a dandelion against a pink and blue sky Photo: Aleksandr Ledogorov/Unsplash

Andrum – a room for contemplation

Need a break? 'Andrum', which means something like 'breathing space' in Swedish, is the name of a room for contemplation, open to all at Stockholm University irrespective of religion or creed.

Photo: Niklas Björling

Costs and funding

Information on living cost for students, grants and loans and other funding.

European Health Insurance Card

Insurance information

Students at Stockholm University are covered by different insurances, depending on their student status. Make sure you know which category you belong to and pay attention to coverage and restrictions.

Studenter på Skinnarviksberget i Stockholm

Finding accommodation in Stockholm

Stockholm University helps International Exchange Students and International Masters Students who have received a scholarship via Stockholm University Scholarship Scheme with housing. All other students must find housing on their own.

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Public Holidays

There are no official breaks and students on certain courses will be required to submit essays or sit exams throughout the whole semester. There is usually a two week teaching break at Christmas, but we would advise you to check your department’s website for essay/exam timetables before making any travel arrangements.

Stockholm University Campus

Drönarbild över Frescati, Photo: Clément Morin

Most teaching and research activities at Stockholm University take place in the Frescati area just north of Stockholm city. It is located in the middle of the world’s first national city park, and the area is characterised by beautiful nature, interesting architecture and modern art.