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What to pack before moving to Sweden

Soon the first of the newly admitted students will arrive in Stockholm! Are you one of them? Then you should not miss out on today’s blog post about what to pack before moving to Sweden! 🤩 Moving to another country can be very exciting but also a bit scary. What should I bring? What can I get on the spot? Do I have everything? This is why I want to give you a small guidance with this blog post. Of course, everyone considers other things important, but I hope it will help you to navigate through the packing process.

Important documents

First and foremost, make sure that you have all important documents. It is also handy, to put them in a spot that is easy to reach but still keeps the documents safe. These can include:

  • Passport and Visa
  • Flight ticket (or other travel documents)
  • Insurance card (or similar proof)
  • Credit card
  • Accomodation documents

Clothing

Of course you’ll be able to shop any kind of clothes that you might need here in Sweden. However, you should still bring some of your own cloths for any kind of weather. Especially since autumn is approaching soon, it can be handy to bring some rain cloths and some warm sweaters. You can of course bring more winter clothing, if you want to, but it’ll also be easy to buy something appropriate here in Sweden.

Check list for moving to Sweden
Check list for packing before moving to Sweden

School equipment

For university, you’ll most likely use your laptop or tablet during most of the time, so remember to bring it as well as a charger and any other things that belong to your device. Even though I guess nowadays it’s quite intuitive to pack it, but I’ll also mention to bring your mobile phone plus charger. It’s also good to have pen and paper as well as a bag that you can put your school things into when travelling to and from the university, but these are all things that you can also get here in Stockholm if you’d like.

Something personal

Being away from your home, your family and friends can sometimes be hard. For these times, I’ll recommend you to bring something personal, for example pictures or anything that reminds you of your home. Maybe you have a favourite book that you love to read? If it fits into your luggage, you should definitely bring it if you’re not feeling super well.

I hope this helps you with deciding what to bring with you to Sweden. Remember that Sweden is a very sophisticated country, so there is for example no need to exchange money in advance since you can pay by credit card basically everywhere. If you have any questions or are struggling with what to bring, feel free to drop a comment!

Happy packing!
// Maria

4 thoughts on “What to pack before moving to Sweden”

  1. Thank you so much for providing those information. It is of great help to me. However, I am a person from the Gambia. I am about to starts application process, what can you tell me concerning that.

    1. Hi Alagie,

      Thanks for your message! The application for the master programmes starting in 2022 is opening in October 2021. You’ll be able to apply through University Admission. You can find more info about the process here.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!
      // Maria

    1. Hi Phionah,

      Thanks for your message! The application for the master programmes starting in 2022 is opening in October 2021. You’ll be able to apply through University Admission. You can find more info about the process here. Please also check out the website of the programme that you would like to apply for as there might be different requirements for each programme.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!
      // Maria

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