All incoming Exchange students are covered by Kammarkollegiet's Student IN insurance. The insurance is limited and covers for example for necessary and reasonable costs for emergency medical care or dental care when the insured, during the policy term, suffers illness or has an accident. EU/EEA students should primarily use the European Health Insurance Card issued in their home countries. It is very important that you read the terms and conditions carefully so you know what additional insurance you might need. If you need to apply for a residence permit, your Letter of Acceptance is valid as a proof of the Student IN insurance.
What to pack
There are some things that we recommend you to bring:
A mobile phone
On arrival you will be provided with a Swedish SIM-card and a phone number. The SIM-card is compatible with most mobile phones that are not carrier locked.
It is wise, even if you are a European citizen, to bring your passport for identification.
All student housing has got free Internet connection, but you need a network cable in order to connect. There is no wireless connection in the rooms.
One set of towels and bed linen
The University provides you with a mattress for your bed, but there are no pillows, covers, bed linen or towels. ESN Örebro will arrange a trip to Ikea during the Orientation Programme so you can buy those things. But for the first night or nights, you need bed linen and towels.
If you are on prescribed medication it is very important that you bring enough medicine for the whole duration of your stay. The same medicine may not be available in Sweden.
The temperature differs much between summer and winter so you might need different kind of clothes depending on when you arrive here.
More information on climate and weather in Sweden
Örebro University does not only care for your academic progress, but also for your social experience. That is why the University cooperates with ESN Örebro, a non-profit student association run by Swedish students. ESN's aim is to give you a chance to experience as much as possible during your stay in Sweden. They will organise indoor and outdoor activities, cultural events, parties, excursions and trips during the whole semester. ESN is also responsible for all the social activities during the Orientation Programme.
ESN Örebro website
Cost of living
|Student housing||4000 SEK (average, price can vary. Rent is paid on semester basis.)|
|Cell phone||200 SEK|
|Course literature||800 SEK|
|Local travel||300 SEK|