Living in Sweden

The page was last modified: is a portal for people who are new in Sweden. You will be able to quickly and easily find information about the Swedish society.

The portal is divided into eleven different sections.


Work contains information about how to find vacant jobs, how to start a business and Swedish labour market regulations

Read more about work

Education and training

In the Education and training section you can read about different education and training programmes and how to apply for a student grant.

Read more about education and training


Under Housing you can read about the housing market and get tips for how to look for a home.

Read more about housing


In the Finances section you can read about paying tax and about various types of benefits and allowances.

Read more about finances

Learn Swedish

The Learn Swedish section contains information about a variety of learning aids and tools you can use to practise Swedish, either on your own or with others.

Read more about learn Swedish

Being a parent

Under Being a parent you can read about children´s development and what rights and obligations you have as a parent.

Read more about being a parent

Right and responsibilities

Rights and responsibilities contains information about rights, equality and about what you should do if you have been subjected to violence.

Read more about rights and responsibilities

Leisure and recreation

In the Leisure and recreation section you can read about Swedish civil society and how to find activities to do in your free time.

Read more about leisure and recreation


Under Society you can read about Swedish society and about which public authorities do what.

Read more about society

Care and health

Care and health contains information about what applies if you become ill, about the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) and what help is available.

Read more about care and health

Young people in Sweden

In the Young people in Sweden section you can read about what it is to be young in Sweden and about how the Swedish education system works.

Read more about young people in Sweden (in Swedish)


Translated to nine languages

The information has been translated to the following languages:

•    Arabic
•    Dari
•    English
•    French
•    Farsi
•    Russian
•    Somali
•    Spanish
•    Tigrinya

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Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

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