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Welcome to the Newbie Guide to Sweden

New in Sweden? Does everything seem a bit confusing? Here at the NEWBIE GUIDE we help you make sense of everything new.

Just arrived & before

Just arrived? Here we guide you through your first steps in Sweden.

Get started
Swedish

Here we gathered information about your different Swedish learning options.

Learn Swedish
Work

Learn about your rights & duties and what you can do to find a job.

Find work
Housing

Why is it so difficult to find accommodation in Sweden and what can you do to improve your changes on the rental market?

Find housing
Health

In need of medical care? Here you find information on your different medical options.

Your medical options
Driving

Most driving licenses are valid in Sweden – at least for a limited period of time.

Get around
Make friends & get connected

Here you find organisations that will ease our way into Swedish society & language.

Get connected
The Newbie Guide Group

Join our Newbie Guide Group and connect with other Newbies in Sweden.

Join the Newbie Guide Group
Newbie Stories

Meet our Newbies as their share their stories on their first time in Sweden.

Get inspired

The Newbie Blog

The source for everything. Follow our multinational team of bloggers and get a more personal view on Newbie life.

Dear Researcher – welcome to Sweden!

Sweden is (1) the home of the Nobel prizes, (2) the hub for start-ups in Europe and (3) the second European country (after Finland, but don’t tell that to anyone) in resources devoted to research and development (R&D) as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GPD). Sweden is the paradise…

Quiz – how much do you know about Swedish Advent?

December is here which means Advent is upon us, and few celebrate it as much as Swedes. And not only do they abide by many traditional Advent customs but they eat and they drink and they light candles – all to help battle the darkness of December. So the question is – how much do yo…
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