Extension to complete coursework or master's thesis

If you need more time to complete your study programme, you must apply for an extension of your student visa from Migrationsverket.

NB: You must always apply for an extension before your current permit expires.

The Department can help you document your study progress - contact master@ims.su.se

Extension for seeking employment or starting a business

Recent graduates are eligible to apply for a 6-month residence permit to look for work or investigate the possibilities of starting a business in Sweden.

NB: You must always apply for  an extension before your current permit expires.

The Department can help you document your study progress - contact master@ims.su.se

Financial Requirements

To aviod issues with residence permits and requests for extra documentation to prove that your assets are sufficient for studies in Sweden, and in the worse case scenario, a rejection of your visa application, please ensure that your bank statements always shows enough funds (minimum stated amount determined by the Migration Agency) to last you throughout the validity period for the residence permit applied for. Temporary transfers may cause an application to be rejected as the Migration Agency may request your account history. Stockholm University cannot influence or in any way affect a decision.

Rules and regulations may change, see visit Migrationsverket's website for updated information (link below).