Practical information Linnaeus-Palme

Getting around in Stockholm

The Swedish Red Cross University College is located in Flemingsberg, a southern suburb of Stockholm, in Huddinge Municipality. The nearest commuter train station is Flemingsberg.

Stockholm has an extensive public transport system and you can find more information about it at the SL homepage. As a guest within the Linnaeus-Palme programme, an unlimited SL Access card will be provided to you upon arrival.

The public transport system consists of the subway (see map), commuter trains (SE: ‘pendeltåg’), local trains (for example ‘Tvärbanan’, ‘Roslagsbanan’, ‘Nockebybanan’), a tram (from Sergels Torg/T-Centralen to Djurgården, via Kungsträdgården, the National Museum, the Wasa Museum and Skansen), and ferries (Slussen to Skeppsholmen and Djurgården).

Money

The currency used in Sweden is Swedish krona. In Sweden, cash is rarely used and many stores are 'cash free'. All services, such as taxis, entrance fees for museums etc., can be paid with cards. Through the Linnaeus-Palme programme you will receive a per diem that should cover your living costs during your exchange period here. If possible, we strongly recommend you to bring a debit/credit card to which you will get your grant transfered upon arrival. Please bring your international bank account number (IBAN and SWIFT codes) to facilitate the process of paying your grant.

If you should not have the possibility to issue a card prior to your travel you will receive your grant in cash upon your arrival to SCRUC. 

Mobile phone

As a Linnaeus-Palme participant, you will be provided with a mobile phone during your stay here. If you wish to use your own phone we will provide you with a Swedish SIM-card.

Computers and internet access

On the first day of your stay at the university college you will be provided a username and password in order to access the network. As a Linneaus-Palme participant you will also be provided a place to work, in a shared offce, during your stay at the university college. The room is equipped with a lap top if needed. On the laptop you can access internet. Printers and photo copy machines are available.

Food

There is no university canteen at SRCUC but there are various cafes and food courts around the SRCUC area. You might find that eating out is rather expensive, and it is very common for staff and students to bring their own homemade food to the university college. In the faculty and staff room there are fridges and microwaves available if you wish to bring your own food. If you would like some lunch company, the common lunch time is between 12 and 1 pm.

The library

The Swedish Red Cross University College is affiliated with the Södertörn University Library, located at the same campus.

Religious meeting places

Catholicism in Stockholm

Protestant Services in English

Islam in Stockholm

Judaism in Stockholm

Hinduism in Stockholm

Language

The official language in Sweden is Swedish and this is also the common language within higher education. However, an increasing number of programmes and courses at universities are given in English. At the SRCUC a number of courses are run in English.

In general the knowledge of English in Sweden is good and you should not face any trouble communicating during your stay here.

Useful Websites

Visitors guide: 

Visit Stockholm


Telephone directory:

hitta.se

Eniro


Weather:

www.smhi.se


Tickets for events:

Ticnet

Ticketmaster