When you move to Sweden, where salaries are high and taxes are high, you should expect prices to be high as well.
It might get very difficult to survive in pricey Stockholm, but you can always look for a part time job to help you out with the bills.
If you speak Swedish there is a whole world of opportunities out there. However, if you are part of the vast majority of students that manage to live in Sweden without knowing Swedish at all, options are more limited.
Here are some ideas:
1: The Local:
Swedish news in English, and they have an English-speaking jobs section you can take a look at.
Babysitting is a great job for international students since a lot of families look for babysitters that can speak other languages apart from Swedish. You can find a family on your own, but there are also some companies that hire babysitters and find families for them. Kids Connection is the one I work for. If you are lucky you can find a family that needs help several times a week. Otherwise you can babysit occasionally.
3: Private lessons for students:
Anna told us already about this in her blog.
4: Teaching languages:
There are always people willing to learn new languages! And being a native is a plus, so maybe what you thought it was a disadvantage can become your ticket to moneyland!
5: Science experiments at KI:
This sounds dubious, but we are not talking Frankenstein here. Most of them do not pay with actual money but with “free cinema tickets” (which is also really good taking into account how pricey is cinema in Stockholm). Obviously, the “riskier” the experiment, the better the reward! You can find information posted on the advertisement walls all over KI.
6: Digital Ambassador:
Yes my friends, we get paid for having this wonderful job! And we also get some free food and hoodies from time to time. So do not hesitate and apply to be one of ours next year!
So don’t be lazy and go out there to find a job! And if you don’t find the one which suits you, create your own!