If you are planning to bring your family to Sweden while you study, you will need to find suitable accommodation, organise additional visas or residence permits, and depending on the age of any children you may be bringing, they may have to attend compulsory schooling.
If you are a fee-paying student and have been offered a student room from LiU you should note that these rooms are for a single-occupant only. If you plan to bring any family members with you, please contact the International Office as we cannot provide housing for your partner or family. You need to search for accommodation on your own - check out our Student Accommodation article below or visit student tenant association KOMBO for useful tips.
InsuranceFee-paying students of LiU are covered by the FAS+ Insurance, however, your family members must have their own insurance from their home country. Make sure that you and your family have appropriate insurances for your travel and stay in Sweden, including health and home insurance.
Resident permits or visasBefore you travel to Sweden, make sure that both you and your family members have your residence permits or visas in order. In general, your family should apply for the same type of permit or visa as yourself. If you are a resident of an EU/EEA country and have right of residency in Sweden, this also includes your immediate family.
If you are from a country outside of EU/EEA, your family members will need to apply for a residence permit that will allow them to live and work in Sweden for as long as you have your student permit. Please note that you must also be able to support your family financially during your stay in Sweden for your application to be approved. Read more about the details of residence permits for family members of students at the Swedish Migration Agency website.
Permits for students’ family members