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Study in Sweden

Here, you can read about what applies if you move to Sweden to study. 

Register with the Swedish Tax Agency if you are staying one year

If you are planning on staying at least one year, you must be entered into the Swedish population register. You do this by registering with the Swedish Tax Agency.

Skatteverket (skatteverket.se)

Compensation when you are studying in Sweden

If you come to Sweden to study, you are normally insured in and receive compensation from your home country. However, in some cases you may be considered a resident of Sweden and insured here. You may then receive compensation from Försäkringskassan, like child allowance or housing allowance. You cannot be insured in and receive compensation from more than one country within the EU/EEA or Switzerland.

If you are working in Sweden during your studies, or if you are employed as a doctoral student, you may be insured and receive compensation based on your work. One example of this is sickness benefit.

Insured in Sweden

Working in Sweden       

Medical care when you are studying in Sweden

You are entitled to medical care 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). You order the EHIC in your home country. If you come from a Nordic country, you can instead present an ID and provide your address.

1177 Vårdguiden (1177.se)

Dental care when you are studying in Sweden

In Sweden, there is no fixed patient fee for dental care. But, 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). You order the EHIC in your home country. If you come from a Nordic country, you can instead present an ID and provide your address.

 

Register with the Swedish Tax Agency if you are staying one year

If you are planning on staying at least one year, you must be entered into the Swedish population register. You do this by registering with the Swedish Tax Agency.

Skatteverket (skatteverket.se)

Compensation when you are studying in Sweden

If you come to Sweden to study, you are generally not insured in Sweden and thereby cannot receive compensation from Försäkringskassan. But if you are working in Sweden during your studies, or if you are employed as a doctoral student, you may be insured and receive compensation based on your work. One example of this is sickness benefit.

Insured in Sweden

Working in Sweden

Medical care 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.

1177 Vårdguiden (1177.se)

You are always entitled to medical care 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 call our Customer Centre at 0771-524 524.

Dental care when you are studying in Sweden

If you do not come from Switzerland or a country that is part of the EU/EEA, in most cases you must pay the full cost of dental care yourself. The exceptions are the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, and Quebec (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 call our Customer Centre at 0771-524 524.