Mobile operators in Sweden

It can be difficult to find the right mobile operator when you just moved to Sweden. There are a lot of different options on the market and all of them offer different packages and rates. We have listed the well-known Swedish operators: Telenor, Hallon and Tre. By comparing these 3 operators and researching more about […]

Life in Sweden

Climate Winter and summer temperature differences in Sweden are extreme, but generally, the country enjoys a temperate climate, thanks to the Gulf Stream. Above the Arctic Circle, winter is severe with temperatures going below -30°C, while summer temperatures here, and in the rest of the country, regularly hit +20°C. In the south, winter is generally […]

Student identity

Mecenat Mecenat is basically a discount card that is given to any person who is registered as a student in Sweden. This card comes with a mobile app that allows you to check all the discounts and deals you have access to. How to get Mecenat Card? 1. Download the Mecenat App 2. Enter your Personnummer.  If […]

Shopping in sweden

Online and physical stores Be informed about the most popular national online stores in Sweden:;;;;;;; and others. Zalando Zalando is an online store, which suits any taste or budget. The pricing policies allow different shoppers to purchase the best clothes at the best price. Here you […]

Residence permit extension

Extension for further studies As you have a residence permit and will continue studying after your permit expires, you must apply to extend it before your current permit expires. Apply no earlier than 6 months before your current permit expires. The application process is the same as for the first time, you need to provide […]

Non-swedish driving license in sweden

Sweden, like most European countries, has right-hand traffic, and you must have your driving license with you whenever you drive. A driving license issued by an EU/EEA member state is valid in Sweden for the same period of time as it is valid in the country where it was issued, as long as it has […]

Swedish language

Many universities offer basic Swedish courses for international students. The course is aimed at students without previous knowledge of the Swedish language. Basic Swedish gives you an introduction to the Swedish language through teacher-led training and to an extent self-learning. The course includes 48 lessons and you meet the teacher and your group twice a […]

Mobile applications

Rail network The Swedish rail network is operated by a few major train operators: SJ, Tågkompaniet, Snälltåget, MTR Express and Inlandsbanan. Snälltåget (translates as the ‘Nice Train’) is a service that runs year-round between Malmö and Stockholm and in the winter months, there is an overnight train service between Malmö and the ski resorts of Åre and Vemdalen, 900km away […]

Banking & Finance

If you are studying for only a short time in Sweden, it might be easiest for you to use your bank account and bank card from your home country, even if this means that your transactions will result in currency exchanges. You can withdraw cash in all ATMs and make your purchases with a bank […]

Swedish identity card

Having a Swedish ID Card – a so-called ID–Kort – will make your life in Sweden a lot easier as you will need it all the time – when picking up packages from the post office or when you wish to open a Swedish bank account. From September 2017 the Swedish Tax Agency’s identity card looks […]