Emigrating to Lund

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Emigrating to Lund

Lund is a vibrant city location in the south of Sweden. It is a busy metropolis of more than 80,000 people, with a strong economy and exciting arts scene. Lund is a very popular destination for UK expats, because of its beautiful location, family-friendly environment and high standard of living.

This guide is designed to help UK expats move to Lund and make the most of their time there. It will share many useful resources and help you make the move to Lund. Let’s get started!

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Becoming a Swedish resident

Obtaining permanent residency is relatively simple for EU citizens. If you are studying in Sweden or have a permanent job, you will be able to obtain residency. If you are an EU resident and you can support yourself financially, you can also stay in Sweden as a permanent resident. Visitors from non-EU countries must apply for a work permit or visa before moving to Lund. You can learn more at the official Swedish migration website.

Finding employment in Lund

Lund has a very successful advanced industrial economy with a low unemployment rate — it is the perfect place to find a job. Workers in Lund enjoy excellent working conditions, with generous sick days, annual holidays, and pension arrangements. Lund has many strong industries, including information technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, scientific research, food production, and education. Theses resources will help you find employment in Lund:

https://www.arbetsformedlingen.se/ is an essential website for finding work in Lund
http://www.thelocal.se/ has job listings from across Sweden
https://www.schepens.co.uk/sweden-resources/finding-work-in-sweden/ has more information on finding work in Lund

The cost of living in Lund

The cost of living in Lund is quite reasonable and more affordable than many cities in the UK. The high wages enjoyed by Lund residents helps to make living in the city affordable. You can expect to pay about 421 € per month for a 1 bedroom apartment outside of the city and 870 € for a 3 bedroom apartment. Add about 30% to that for the cost of an apartment in the middle of the city. A meal at a local restaurant will cost about 9 € for an adult, with meals at fast food restaurants costing about 7 €. Read more about the cost of living in Lund.

Driving a vehicle in Lund

UK residents can use their license in Lund to drive a vehicle for a maximum of 12 months. If you intend to drive for longer than 12 months, you will have to obtain a driver’s license from Swedish authorities. Most UK citizens love driving in Lund, because there are less cars on the road and the roads are very well maintained. It is a less stressful experience for most drivers! The incredible infrastructure in Lund means you can also get around the city on a bike or using public transport very easily. Learn more about driving in Sweden.

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What are the schools in Lund like?

The Swedish government has heavily invested in their education system, making it one of the best in the EU. On average, students attending school in Sweden obtain better educational outcomes than students in UK schools (read our education in Sweden page to learn more). Some of the best primary and secondary schools in Lund:

ISLK Int School of Lund Katedralskolan
Lunds Internationella Skola
Bilingual Montessori School of Lund
Internationella Engelska Skolan Lund

Healthcare in Lund

Sweden has of the world’s best health care systems. Attending a hospital or visiting a doctor is very affordable and the quality of care is excellent. You can expect to pay about 80 crowns per day to stay in a hospital. It costs between 200 to 300 Swedish crowns to visit a specialist. Heath care is so cheap that it is unlikely that you will need private health insurance. Learn more about healthcare in Sweden.

Working conditions in Lund

Workers in Sweden enjoy the same holidays as UK workers, including Christmas day, New Years day, and Good Friday. Swedish workers also enjoy longer annual holidays and more sick days. Read more about holidays in Sweden.


Additional resources for moving to Lund

Here are some useful resources to help you move to Lund:removal lorry emigrating to Lund

Visiting Lund guide
InterNations Guide to Living and Working in Sweden
Just Landed — Sweden Guide
Lund official travel guide
Expat Arrivals — Moving to Sweden
Education System in Sweden
How to Buy a House in Sweden


Make your move to Lund as simple as possible with Schepens

If you want to simplify the process of moving to Lund, hire a professional removals company like Schepens. Our professional team will make your move incredibly efficient, safe, and simple. We have been performing removals to Sweden for many decades and know Lund well.


Schepens currently perform European removals to all the major towns in Sweden, including:

Stockholm, GothenburgMalmoUppsalaVasteras, Orebro, Karlstad,  LinkopingHelsingborg, Jonkoping, Norrkoping, LundUmeå, Gavle, Boras, Skara, Eskilstuna and Sodertalje.


Contact us today on 01794 323558 to get a free, no-obligation quote!

With a new depot located in Jönköping we are perfectly positioned to help with the logistics of your move throughout Sweden

Swedish Depot
Schepens International Ltd
Sommarvägen 16, 555 94
Jönköping, Sweden
Tel: +46 10 551 94 70