Living expenses and funding

The cost of living in Sweden is high. International students must be prepared for this. Karolinska Institutet is not able to offer financial support to students for their living costs. Students have to finance their stay in Sweden with grants, study assistance from their home country and/or personal funds.

Students from EU/EEA countries and students from other countries who hold a valid student residence permit are permitted to work. Note, however, that it may be difficult to acquire work in Stockholm. 

Feasible monthly budget:

Item Expenditure (SEK)
Food  2 200

3 500

Student Union fee, books 200
Local travel 600
Other (insurance, phone, clothing, leisure, etc.) 1 500
Total/Month (SEK) 8 000