Visa Requirements

Passport & Visa

All students should have a valid passport for the period of their study in Jönköping. If you need a visa depends on where you come from.  If you are intending to stay in Sweden for less than three months, you will need a visa if the country that issues your passport is on this list. You should also confirm possible visa requirements with the Swedish consulate or embassy responsible for your home country.

Residence Permit

EU/EEA countries

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country you have the right to reside in Sweden. The term “right to reside" means that an EU/EEA citizen is permitted to stay in Sweden for more than three months without a residence permit. More information can be found on the Migration Agency website for EU citizens studying in Sweden.

Students with a Swiss citizenship need to apply for a residence permit with the local immigration authorities after their arrival in Sweden. More information can be found on the website for Residence permit for Swiss citizens.

Nordic countries

Citizens from Nordic countries do not need a visa or residence permit to study in Sweden. 

More information can be found on the Migration Agency website for Nordic citizens living in Sweden.

Citizens of Non-EU countries

Bachelor + Master programmes (including combination with Pathway Summer)
If you are admitted to a bachelor or master programme, or Pathway Summer + bachelor or master programme, information about how to apply for a residence permit can be found here.

Pathway Year + Pathway Semester
If you are admitted to Pathway Year or Semester, information about how to apply for a residence permit can be found here.

Summer Programme students

Please note that students from certain countries do not require a visa if the length of the stay in Sweden is less than 3 months. The lists of countries whose residents require a visa can be found at the Government Offices of Sweden.

Content updated 2020-04-03

Content updated 2010-11-15