Emigrating to Uppsala

Emigrating To Uppsala | Hints & Tips From Swedish Removal Experts

emigrating to uppsala

Uppsala is one of Sweden’s largest cities and is home to more than 150,000 people. It is a beautiful city that has become a very popular destination for migrants from across the EU. It is easy to see why — Uppsala has a strong economy, high standard of living, and world-class infrastructure. It is also a family friendly city, with a very low crime rate and many green spaces for families to enjoy.

If you are moving to Uppsala in the near future, this is the guide for you! It will share many useful resources to help you emigrate to Uppsala successfully.

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Applying for residency in Uppsala

The rules around applying for a Swedish visa vary based upon the country of origin. Obtaining a visa or permanent residency in Uppsala is easiest for EU citizens. If you are an EU citizen with a job available in Sweden or you have enough money to support yourself, you will be able to move to Uppsala. Expats from other countries must apply for a work permit before moving to Sweden. For more information, visit Sweden’s migration website.

Working in Uppsala

Uppsala has an advanced industrialised economy with a very high GDP. The city has many successful industries including biotechnology, education, professional services, tourism, and manufacturing. It’s a great place to start a new career! Here are a few resources to help you find employment in Uppsala:


Uppsala cost of living

Despite Uppsala being one of the wealthiest cities in Sweden, the cost of living is relatively affordable. On average, renting a 1-bedroom apartment outside of the city centre costs about 4,433 kr per month, with a 3 bedroom apartment costing about 9,250 kr per month. A meal at an inexpensive restaurant costs about 99 kr while a meal at McDonalds will set you back about 70 kr. Read more about the cost of living in Uppsala.

Driving in Uppsala

Any EU resident with a valid driver’s license can legally drive for up to 12 months in Sweden. After this point, you will need to obtain a driver’s license from Swedish authorities. Driving in Sweden is much easier than driving in the UK. There is less traffic on the roads because most people use public transport and ride their bicycles around the city. The roads are well maintained and also much wider than most UK streets. Learn more about driving in Sweden.

Schools in Uppsala

Sweden has one of the top education systems in the EU. It delivers excellent educational outcomes to students and ranks well for science, literacy, and mathematics (read out education in Sweden page to learn more). Some of the best primary and secondary schools in Uppsala include:

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Healthcare in Sweden

Sweden has an excellent healthcare system. The cost of visiting a hospital or going to see a doctor is very low compared to other EU countries. It costs about 80 crowns per day for a hospital stay and between 200 to 300 Swedish crowns to visit a specialist. You probably won’t require private health insurance unless you are interested in visiting a private healthcare facility. Learn more about healthcare in Sweden.

Holidays in Uppsala

Sweden has most of the holidays that the UK has, including Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday. Workers in Sweden also enjoy excellent working conditions with longer annual holidays than UK workers. Read more about holidays in Sweden.


Best suburbs in Uppsala

Some of the best Uppsala suburbs to live in include:

  • Stenhagen
    Stenhagen is a lovely residential suburb that is very family friendly.  It contains a large shopping centre and attractions that are perfect for children.
  • Kåbo
    This is a more expensive part of Uppsala and home to many expensive high rises and villas.  Kåbo is close to the beautiful Stadsskogen natural preservation area.
  • Eriksberg
    This suburb is ideal for young people who are interested in going out to restaurants and nightclubs.  It is close to Uppsala university and many young people choose to live in this area.
  • Sävja
    Sävja is a new and rapidly growing suburb in Uppsala.  It is very close to the E4 motorway, which makes it quite convenient for people who need to commute into the city centre for work.

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Making the move to Uppsala easier

Hiring a professional European removals company can make the move to Uppsala much easier. Schepens will help you plan and execute your Uppsala removal — taking the hassle out of your move. Our company has been performing European removals for over 100 years and love visiting Sweden!

Schepens run removals to and from all major towns, cities and areas of Sweden including StockholmGothenburgMalmoVasterasOrebroLinkopingHelsingborgJonkopingNorrkopingLundUmeåGavleBorasSkara and Sodertalje.


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