Residence Permits
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Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries require a residence permit to study and live in Sweden and the process for application can take up to four months, which makes it important for you to apply as soon as you can.

Residence Permits - EU/EEA Citizens

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, then you do not require a residence permit to study in Sweden. If you are a citizen of Switzerland, you  need a residence permit to study in Sweden unless you plan to study for less than three months.

Residence Permits - Non-EU/EEA Citizens

If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country, then you need a residence permit to live and study in Sweden. Please note that you can only apply for a residence permit for studies which physically take place in Sweden; Online courses and degree programmes do not qualify you for a residence permit.

How to apply for a residence permit

You should apply for a residence permit as soon as you receive your Notification of Selection Results (admissions decision) from universityadmissions.se
The application process for a residence permit normally takes at least two to four months. To prevent delays, be sure to include all the requested documentation when you submit your application.

Step 1. Before you apply for a residence permit, you should pay the tuition fee (if applicable) for the first semester you will be studying at Dalarna University. The Migration Board will not approve a residence permit application unless the tuition fee has been confirmed as paid by Dalarna University. Learn about paying your tuition fee online via Flywire.

Step 2. Submit the online application for a residence permit via the Migration Board's website.
When asked to write the address of Dalarna University, please use this address:

Dalarna University
Attn: Tuition Fee Office
79188 Falun

Step 3. Submit all required supporting documents to the Migration Board, as specified by the Migration Board website. 

You can find detailed information about applying for a residence permit, including information about how much money you need to demonstrate that you have available in your name, and about how to apply for a residence permit for family members on the Migration Board website.

To get a residence permit to study in Sweden, you must be registered as a full-time student: this means you are registered each semester for 30 credits worth of courses that are taught in campus classrooms.

You must be able to demonstrate your study goals and you must submit the document proving you have been admitted to the university: the document might be called "Admission Decision" or "Notification of Selection Results". You must also demonstrate that you can support yourself financially during your studies by providing, for example, a verification of your bank account.

If you are studying for less than one year, the Migration Board requires that you have comprehensive health insurance that is valid in Sweden. The Migration Board knows that Dalarna University provides this insurance; therefore, you do not need to present documentation of insurance when applying for a residence permit. 

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