Students from most countries outside the European Union must obtain a residence permit before coming to Sweden. Acquiring a residence permit can be a lengthy procedure.
In addition to a valid passport, non-EU citizens must obtain a residence permit prior to their departure for Sweden. It is very important that you apply for a residence permit immediately on receiving the letter of admission from the university. The process takes up to four months depending on which country you apply from and the waiting list at the Migration Board. Do not leave for Sweden without a residence permit. If possible, choose to apply online and send in complete applications.
Please contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your own country for details or visit The Swedish Migration Board for information on how to apply.