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Study in Sweden

Here, you can read about what applies if you move to Sweden to study. The rules differ depending on which country you come from.

 

Compensation when you are studying in Sweden

If you come to Sweden to study and apply for a compensation from Försäkringskassan, we will first assess whether you are to be insured in Sweden. For example, we look at which country you are receiving student aid from, where your family members live, what kind of accommodation you have in each country and how long you are planning to stay in Sweden. You cannot be covered by the social insurance legislation of two countries within the EU/EEA or Switzerland at the same time.

Insured in Sweden

If you want to apply for compensation, you should notify Försäkringskassan that you have come to Sweden to study, and we will look at what applies to you. You submit information using My pages (Mina sidor).

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If you are unable to use My pages (Mina sidor), you can submit the information by using a form.

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Work in Sweden

If you are working in Sweden during your studies, or if you are employed as a doctoral student, you can be insured in Sweden. This means that you may be entitled to some compensations from Försäkringskassan.

Work in Sweden

Healthcare when you are studying in Sweden

You are generally entitled to medical care in Sweden if you are registered in the Population Register. You then only pay the Swedish patient fee.

If you are not registered, you are entitled to healthcare that cannot wait until you return home. You then only pay the Swedish patient fee. When you seek medical care, you must present a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that you order in your home country. If you come from a Nordic country, you can instead present an ID card and provide your address.

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Dental care when you are studying in Sweden

You are entitled to dental care that cannot wait until you return home. You then pay the same fees as those who live in Sweden. When you seek dental care, you must present a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that you order in your home country. If you come from a Nordic country, you can instead present an ID card and provide your address.

 

Compensation when you are studying in Sweden

If you come to Sweden from a country outside the EU/EEA, you can generally not be insured in Sweden and thereby cannot receive compensation from Försäkringskassan.

Insured in Sweden

Working in Sweden

If you are working in Sweden during your studies, or if you are employed as a doctoral student, you can be insured in Sweden for compensations that are based on work. This means that you may be entitled to some compensations from Försäkringskassan.

Work in Sweden

Healthcare when you are studying in Sweden

You are generally entitled to medical care in Sweden if you are registered in the Population Register. You then only pay the Swedish patient fee.

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You are always entitled to healthcare that cannot wait until you return home, but in most cases you must pay the full cost yourself. The exception is if you are registered in or come from a country with which Sweden has a special healthcare agreement. This applies to Algeria, Australia, Chile, Israel, Turkey, Quebec (Canada), and the British islands Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. If you come from one of these countries, contact the equivalent of Försäkringskassan in that country to find out what applies for you. You can also contact us and we will help you.

Dental care when you are studying in Sweden

If you do not come from a country that does not belong to the EU/EEA, you must in most cases pay the full cost of dental care yourself. The exceptions are the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, and Quebec in Canada. If you come from one of these countries, contact the equivalent of Försäkringskassan in that country to find out what applies for you. You can also contact us and we will help you.

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