Residence permit

All students from non-EU/EEA countries have to apply for a residence permit/visa to be able to study at Halmstad University. On this page you can find more information about the requirements and application process.

Requirements to be granted a residence permit

  • Granted admission to full-time studies (30 credits per semester) in a programme or courses that require your presence in higher education
  • A valid passport
  • Ability to support yourself for the planned study period
  • Comprehensive health insurance that covers the whole period you are in Sweden if you plan to study for less than one year

If you are admitted to a course/programme of one year or less, the admission letter (notification of selection results) confirms that you are covered by a health insurance from Halmstad University. If you apply through the Migration Agency web application, you can attach your admission letter as proof of health insurance.

How to apply for a residence permit for studies External link, opens in new window.

Study duration

Autumn semester 2023: August 28, 2023 – January 14, 2024

Spring semester 2024: January 15, 2024 – June 2, 2024

One year programme duration (60 credits): August 28, 2023 – June 2, 2024

Two year programme duration (120 credits): August 28, 2023 – June 1, 2025

Four young students sitting outside studying. Photo.

Estimated minimal living costs per month



2 500


2 500–4 000


1 000

Miscellaneous (hobby, clothes, leisure)

1 000–2 000


7 000–9 500

Statement of costs – Business Pdf, 90.3 kB.

Statement of costs – Nordic Welfare Pdf, 90.1 kB.

Statement of costs – Other programmes Pdf, 90.2 kB.