Open a bank account in Sweden

International students who are admitted to either a master's programme or are exchange students may need to open a Swedish bank account during their time in Sweden. 

If you are studying in Sweden for more than a year you should be registered in the Swedish population register and receive a personal identity number. This makes it easier for you to open a bank account.

Exchange students who are in Sweden for a limited period of time are not entitled to a personal identity number. This may cause problems when trying to open a bank account. 

The bank SEB will accept international students with or without a permanent residence permit as clients. Bring your Notification of Selection result or  a certificate of registration.

Special offer international students (pdf)

Becoming a bank customer

On the link below you will find guidance regarding which information the bank requires from you when you want to become a customer of a Swedish bank.

Published: Wed 06 Sep 2017.