Moving to Sweden to study

Studerende ved European Humanities University (EHU)
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Checklist for anyone planning to study in Sweden. Ten things you should consider.
  1. Recognised programme or course: Check whether your programme or course is recognised in your home country. This applies in particular to health professionals and vocational education.
  2. Insurance: Check that you have insurance cover. Check with your insurance company what applies for you in your new situation.
  3. Social insurance: Check where you will be covered by social insurance while you are in Sweden.
  4. Illness: Take your EU health insurance card in case you become ill.
  5. Relocation: You generally do not need to report a permanent move to Sweden if you are in the country for a short period of study. However, if you are planning to stay in Sweden for more than twelve months, you should check whether you need to notify the authorities of your relocation.
  6. Mail: Remember to get your post forwarded to your new address in Sweden.
  7. Bank account: Find a bank that will cover your needs while you are studying in Sweden.
  8. Accommodation: Check out the accommodation options in the town or city where you will be studying. Ask your educational institution if they know anything about accommodation options, and check whether they have an information service for welcoming new students.
  9. Student card: Check that you have a valid student identity card. ISIC is an international student identity card that also gives many discounts all over the world.
  10. Codes: Make sure you know all your PIN codes. Remember to bring your PIN codes to personal pages on the websites of relevant agencies in your home country.
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