Stockholm and Uppsala


General information about the City of Stockholm. Already here and want to know What's on in Stockholm? More useful hints can be found at Destination Stockholm.


Let the journey planner at SL (only available in Swedish) give you directions in English how to travel from one place to another within Stockholm. There is a fast train from Arlanda airport to the city centre: Arlanda Express. When chosing a taxi make sure it s a licenced company as your journey otherwise might become very expensive. Arriving by air? Plan your journey by looking at the airport bus shuttle services.


Stockholm International Research Association, SIRAP, is a non-profit voluntary association that was started to bring together international researchers, their families and local patrons. Global Expat Partners supports and assists families in their new lives in Stockholm.


Karolinska institute has compiled information in "Useful facts for visiting researchers".

Language courses

Stockholm University, KTH, and Karolinska Institutet all offer courses in Swedish for incoming students and researchers. Otherwise, choose SFI, Medborgarskolan, Folkuniversitetet, or the Yellow Pages.



General information about the City of Uppsala. Accommodation in Uppsala can be found via Uppsala University Housing Office

Information about preschools in Uppsala. FIF, Families for International Friendship is a voluntary organisation which arranges contacts between the residents of Uppsala and visiting students, guest researchers and other foreign visitors.

Page last updated: 11.11.2015

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