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Resident permits or visas
Don't forget to read about the details about Permits for a family member of a person with a residence permit for studies at a university or university college.
If you have children, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the Swedish school system. Some schools have a long queue so it is recommended that you apply for a place at a school in Linköping or Norrköping before you arrive in Sweden. Learn more about arranging schools, daycare and the Swedish education system here.
Schools and daycare in Linköping
Linköping has several international/English schools and daycare centres.
Further, some Swedish schools have international classes for children between the ages of 7 and 16. The child is usually placed into an international class for a year to learn Swedish, and then transferred to a regular Swedish class. You can find international classes for new arrivals at the following schools:
- Tiny Tots Preschool
- Internationella skolan Atlas
- Internationella Engelska skolan
- Age 7-9: Bäckskolan
- Age 7-12: Ånestadsskolan, Björnkärrskolan, Rosendalsskolan and Nygårdsskolan
- Age 14-16: Rydskolan, Skäggetorpskolan and Ånestadsskolan
Children under 5 years old may attend an open preschool (Öppna förskolan), where children and parents can meet and share experiences and make new contacts. Open preschools provide lots of toys and fun activities for the children.
For more information on schools, daycare and preschools, contact Linköping municipality: www.linkoping.se
Administration: Education administration
Visiting address: Apotekaregatan 13 C
Postal address: SE-581 81 Linköping, Sweden
Telephone: +46 13 263800
Schools and daycare in NorrköpingNorrköping’s municipality also offers international classes for children who speak a language other than Swedish. There are, however, no schools or daycare centres that offer English programmes in Norrköping (April 2016). For more information contact Norrköping municipality (website only in Swedish): www.norrkoping.se
Unit: Interkulturella språkenhetenVisiting address: Bråddgatan 11Postal address: SE-601 81 Norrköping, SwedenTelephone: +46 11 150000
LiU's International Office offers practical support to admitted international students. Please contact them for more tips and support on bringing your family to Sweden.