Banking and budget

Credit cards are accepted in most places in Sweden, in particular VISA, Eurocard, MasterCard and American Express. Please check before you leave home that the card is valid during your whole stay in Sweden.  It is a good idea to check whether your bank at home has a Swedish banking partner. We have almost stopped using cash in Sweden.

You should bring your passport, the accommodation contract and a letter of admission from Konstfack to the SEB bank at Liljeholmen, address Årstaängsvägen 21B, (first floor) subway station Liljeholmen. They will assist you in opening a bank account.
You need to call them to make an appointment, phone number 08-639 5440.
Opening hours Monday-Friday 10 A.M to 4 P.M. Special rules, designed by the U.S banks, apply for those residing in the US. 

Please contact the International office if you have any questions:

Getting a free debit card through an app.
There are debit cards free of charge like P.F.C and Revolut. Click here for more information on various cards and how to download the app etc: Best Bank Accounts with Card for Students Studying Abroad (

This is an example on a montly budget for an exchange student. Some programs at Konstfack have material fees. Either you pay as you use material or you pay a sum for the whole semester and are free to use the material as you wish. The amounts below are approximate.

Housing 4.000 - 8.000 SEK
Food 2.000 - 3.500 SEK
Material fees at Konstfack 600 - 2.500 SEK
Transportation 1000 SEK
Insurance 200 SEK
Total 7.800 - 15.200 SEK