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Blog Posts You Need To Read Before Coming to Sweden

If you are currently waiting for your application results for the first round autumn semester 2019, let’s talk more!   Waiting for the admission decision can be restless and anxious. First of all, congratulate yourself because you left behind the most stressful part. Now, it’s time to take your mind off your worries. Hope to see you in Sweden next semester!

So, what could be the best thing to do while waiting? Prepare! Here, you will find some blog posts that can be helpful for the basic information you need before the journey towards your dreams.

Also, if you have not applied to study in Sweden yet, keep in mind that the second admission round is open. For more information, you can check the university admissions web-page.

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My fellow digital ambassador Sanjay wrote a comprehensive blog post about 5 must-dos after applying to Sweden. Also, before start packing and jump on the plane check this blog post Packing for Sweden: The Essentials.

Residence Permit

If you are a citizen of non-EU/EEA countries you need a residence permit. Sanjay and Marta give you some tips for the process.

Sanjay5 Common Residence Permit Mistakes

MartaAccepted to study in Sweden! What now? Part 1: visas

Accommodation

Corridor room? Private accommodation? Container? Wait. What? A container?! Yes, you heard it right. After reading different students’ experiences below, you’ll have an overall idea about housing.

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LeonillaDifferent types of student housing, pros and cons

ConcillierIs it lonely staying in a Studio apartment by yourself and other frequently asked questions about Accommodation in Sweden

Angelina:  Looking for Housing in Sweden?

Yen: The perks of sharing a flat with other students

ElkeYeay, I live in a container!

Food

Fika, falafel, coffee, meatballs (also vegan), salad, fresh fruits… Welcome to the food heaven!

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Lauren: How much do YOU know about sustainable food?

Supritha:  A little taste of Home

Sania2018 Swedish food calendar

AngelinaMoving to Sweden? Here’s your Swedish Meat Shopping Guide.

Hazal: A Vegan & Vegetarian Guide for Sweden

Cost of Living

What about living expenses? What is the average monthly budget? How to save money in Sweden? I’m quite sure after these blog posts you will have some answers.

Emma: My Student Money Diary 

LaurenMoney, money, money! Advice for international students

Judith: Where to buy groceries in Stockholm if I want to save money

Anita: Cost of Living in Sweden 2018

Anita5 tips to live cheap in Sweden

Jobs

It is possible to work as an international student in Sweden. Job opportunities vary considerably from your experience, language skills and educational background.  Usisipho, Andrés and Raghuraman have some advice to help you.

UsisiphoPart Time Jobs: My Experience

Andrés: Part-time Jobs in Sweden

Raghuraman: 5 Things to keep in mind while looking for a job in Sweeeeden!

Ivanna: Internship in Sweden: What to expect? | 1/3

GimmyJob Hunting Log Book: How I landed a Position at Volvo Cars Graduate Program

Social Activities

I can list hundreds of things for you to do in your spare time. Instead of doing this, I will tell you the coolest ones! Winter swimming, going naked to the sauna, snowshoeing, ice skating, canoeing, kayaking, seeing northern lights and more…

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Usisipho: Snowshoeing in Östersund

LaurenThings to do indoors in Gothenburg during Winter

Andrés:  A Beginner’s Guide to Ice Hockey

Carolyn: A Weekend to Ski

KatharinaSummer road trip across Sweden

Sania: Sweden Made Me Active

MarinaMeeting new people in Sweden – Tips to make friends!

RaghuramanSwedish challenge – Going naked to the sauna

Weather

Yes, it is cold. It’s dark. It’s snowy. Winter in Sweden could be challenging. But also, it is warm if you wear appropriate clothes. It is cozy with candles, lights and interior design. Moreover, the snowy weather has the best sights.

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JudithHow is Stockholm in the autumn?

KatharinaHow to survive winter in Sweden?

LeonillaHow to deal with the darkness

Ivanna: Spring, is that you? things to look forward in the coming weeks

Sania: Sweden in the summer: Activities to do

Clothing

Bring your thickest winter coat, thermal tights, mittens, scarf, hat, warm sweaters. They will be your best friend!

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GimmyHow to dress for Winter and why Skinny jeans will save your life?!

UsisiphoSwedish student starter packs

LaraHow to dress for winter in Sweden: A female edition

MarinaWhat’s in my bag when it’s cold outside?

Healthcare

Let’s have a closer look at healthcare.

Hazal: All You Need to Know About Swedish Health Care

Concillier: All about Dental care in Sweden

SaniaExperiencing the Emergency Room at Swedish Hospital

AgnieszkaGoing to a doctor in Sweden without a personal number

MORE

Do you want to know about life in Sweden? Check out the posts below for more information.

Emma: Dating in Sweden

Anita: Holidays in Sweden

Raeed: Sweden A Second-Hand Paradise

Daniel7 Essentials If You’re Coming to Sweden

Ayman: A social experiment

SanjayWhy You Need a Bicycle in Sweden

Well, you are now well-prepared to study in Sweden. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more updates. Got any questions before your journey? Let us know in the comments below.

See you in Sweden!

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Hazal

Hello! Hej hej! Merhaba! Currently, this three words contain all of my life and apparently I am quite happy with that! My name is Hazal, from Turkey. I was born and grew up in İstanbul where modernity and history meets together with fascinating views. I have lived in İzmir for last 8 years which is located Central Aegean coast of Turkey and hides best places for a nice summer holiday! I'm studying my Master's in Ethnic and Migration Studies at Linköping University Campus Norrköping. Since I was a child I've always been curious to go further than that of those around. What took me to Sweden its cinema, music, nature, creativity, equality, innovation, fika, lagom, minimalistic style and it seems a lot! So far, I can say that this is the best decision I've ever made. I love travelling, taking photos, discovering new places and new food. I also like having deep conversations, hanging out with friends, dancing and have fun together. I am passionate about world cinema, techno music and photography. In my free times, I usually work out and try to be out-door to enjoy stunning nature of Sweden. As a part of Study in Sweden team, I am thrilled to share my experiences with you all through both blog posts and Instagram posts&stories. Please stay tuned and inspired!
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