How can I arrange my residence permit?
If you come from a country outside the EU/EEA you need to apply for a residence permit. You apply for your residence permit as soon as you have received your letter of acceptance. The application process can take quite some time, so it is important that you start as early as possible. You apply for the permit through the Swedish Embassy/Consulate in your home country. Detailed information about visas and residence permits is provided on the following webpage:
What is the living cost in Sweden?
An estimate of the monthly cost of living for a student in Sweden could be:
If you are a non-Nordic, non-EU/EEA citizen, you must provide
documentation showing that you have enough money to support yourself in
order to get a residence permit for studies. This means having at least
SEK 7300 per month at your disposal for the duration of the studies.
Am I allowed to get a part-time job in Sweden?
Yes, your residence permit allows you to work during your studies in Lund. According to experience, there is little time left for work besides your studies so you cannot rely on a job as your financial support. Also, it may be quite difficult to find a part-time job in Lund, especially if you do not speak Swedish.
How can I find accommodation in Lund?
The housing situation in Lund is challenging. The International Housing Office at Lund University helps international students with housing.
If you have further questions, please contact the administration at the
Phone: +46-(0)46-222 48 83, +46-(0)46-222 31 30
Address: Programme Administrator, Faculty Office, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund Unviersity, Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden.