Research if it is possible to apply for accommodation through the University or if they give some advice.
HousingAnywhere is a network for students who need to lease or rent out

Adapt to a new environment


Make sure to bring local currency, approx. 1 000 SEK. Check if the country requires you to show a certain amount of money to cover you living expenses.


Read the full term and conditions of the insurance Student UT in order to decide if you must buy a separate insurance. It is very important to have a comprehensive insurance.

Letter of Acceptance

Received the acceptance letter? Email a copy of the acceptance letter with the exact semester date to us asap.
You must be registered as an outgoing exchange student in Ladok. Otherwise no insurance (Student UT) or CSN.


Get a doctor´s certificate if you need to bring medication.


Ensure your passport is valid during the exchange and 6 months after.

Register at the local authority

Research if and where to register your presence in the country.


Check the cost of a trip to the city. When order a cab in Asia, tell the closest cross road not the street. Bring a note with the address in Chinese to the taxi driver.

Travel arrangements

Make sure to not arrive a Friday night or at the weekend/ a public holiday if you would like to reach the contact person. If possible, return to Stockholm in time for the start of spring semester.


Check the rules that apply to visas and residence permit in good time. It may take time to obtain a visa due to they are closed at both Sweden´s and the home country´s public holiday. Apply as soon you receive the acceptance letter from the partner university.


When you arrive

Register at the Embassy or the Consulate.

Attend the Orientation Session

Information to prepare you for academic and social life.

Study system

Keep in mind that:

  • Courses at our partner universities often correspond to computer science not to computer and systems sciences.
  • Courses in parallel during the semester with an examination period at the end of the semester.
  • The study system may differ from our, e.g. compulsory attendance.  
  • Be sure to have access to all study platforms so that you don’t miss important information for instance changes of your schedule.

Course changes

Courses may be full or canceled in the beginning of the exchange programme. Please fill out “Choice of courses_exchange” and send it to