Living in Sweden

The page was last modified: is a portal for people who are new to 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 the Swedish labour market regulations.

More about working in Sweden

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.

More about education and training programmes in Sweden


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

More about housing in Sweden


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

More about finances, taxes and benefits in Sweden

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.

More about learning 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.

More about being a parent in Sweden

Right and responsibilities

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

More about rights and responsibilities in Sweden

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.

More about leisure and recreation in Sweden


Under Society you can read about Swedish society and learn more about what each public authority does.

More about the Swedish society

Care and health

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

More about care and health in Sweden

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.

More about young people in Sweden (in Swedish)

Translated to nine languages

The postal has been translated to the following languages:

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

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