Living in Sweden

Student life at Swedish universities is as varied as the universities and cities themselves. The hub of student activity is each university’s student union, which organises social events for students. You can also find many ways to get involved in your local community and in outdoor and sporting events. It’s no surprise that big cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö offer an active cultural scene, with restaurants to enjoy, concerts to attend and museums to discover. However, even smaller cities in Sweden have lots to offer off-campus. Many universities offer pubs and clubs on and around campus, and university towns and larger cities offer an array of bars and clubs. Students at Swedish universities tend to be very active, and there are many ways to get involved in sport as well as to explore Sweden’s beautiful nature. Most universities offer sport or fitness centres, and many organise intramural teams for sports like football, handball, hockey or bandy. If your degree programme is longer than one year, you’re entitled to the same health benefits as Swedes after registering with the Swedish Tax Agency in order to receive a personal identity number. Once you’ve received your number, you’ll be entitled to all healthcare and pay Swedish patient fees.