If you want to study

Last updated: 29 10 2018

There are several different ways you can study. In this section you can read more about what your options are if you want to study, and about education entry grants.

Supplementary training

If you were trained for a profession in another country, or have worked in a profession in another country, you may need to attend supplementary training in order to be able to work in that profession in Sweden.

Supplementary training programmes are offered at universities and university colleges. They include programmes for:

  • economists
  • engineers
  • nurses
  • social workers
  • information systems engineers
  • doctors
  • teachers

The training programmes are between 1 and 2 years long. You are eligible for financial aid from the Swedish Board of Student Finance, CSN, while you attend a supplementary training programme.


If you are between 17 and 21 years old and have arrived in Sweden without your parents, you are eligible to attend Folkhögskolespåret. Folkhögskolespåret is an education programme offered at folk high schools. You can begin attending Folkhögskolespåret even if you have not completed all your compulsory school subjects.

Grant and loans from CSN

Studying in Sweden is most often free of charge. You can apply for different types of grants and loans from the Swedish Board of Student Finance (CSN) to cover your costs while you are studying.

What types of grant and loans you can apply for depends on how old you are and at what level you are studying.