The challenge

Sweden will need 18,000 awesome talents to work in tech industries every year. Yes, we know it seems hard to achieve. But we also know we count with some of the most innovative and inspiring companies around the world to attract new talents.

How can we help solve this?
Here we introduce our innovative-driven solution:
The talent matchmaking tool.

Based on skills and motivation factors we match companies and international academic talents who are already in Sweden. Yes, we find you a perfect match! So get ready to give your big first impression in a short meet and greet.

Matches in numbers so far







Are you a student?

Look over here! Find the essential steps and opportunities to work in Sweden

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Do you represent a company?

Learn more about how to get started onboarding international students

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Matchmaking activities

Upcoming activities

Past activities

Talent Map Report

What has been the experience so far for tech companies and international talent in Sweden to work together? Find all the answers in the Talent Map Report.

We surveyed more than 100 companies and more than 500 students about the process of working together. Download the report here to find their answers and follow recommendations to improve the current results.

Webinar on the talent map report

Switch to Sweden welcomes everyone interested in learning more about the matching process of international academic talent and companies in Sweden.

In this webinar, we discussed the main findings of the answers from more than 100 companies and more than 500 international academic talents. Some reflections and recommendations were made at the end.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about how we can all collaborate to increase the qualified matches between international academic talent and companies in Sweden!

Are you running out of time and do you want to know what the main results are? Here we share a hint.

Companies and international students must concentrate on mastering 3 areas to work together:

  • Language and culture
  • Migration and administration
  • Integration and retention

You don’t have to become an expert on your own. We are here to guide you on how to carry out this process in which talents and companies can be a long-term match.

Frequently asked questions

We mainly share information and recommendations on what are the best steps to explore a career in Sweden. We also create matchmaking activities with international talents who are already in Sweden and companies on a regional and national level.

We share information and recommendations on the benefits and processes of working with international academic talent. We also invite all companies in Sweden to participate in matchmaking activities to meet potential international talent directly.

You can subscribe to the newsletter for students or companies. There we will share key information to find your perfect match!

The AI Matchmaking Tool works through a question form. The questions cover specific skills and motivational factors. Companies and students must fill out the same form and the answers are compared through the tool.

If there is a high degree of compatibility between the answers, it will be a positive match. If the answers of skills and interests are incompatible (the candidate does not have the skills or motivations that the company needs), then it will not be considered a match.

Through specific matchmaking activities, international students who are in Sweden and companies at a regional and/or national level will be able to get to know each other through a meet and greet. The selection process takes place through the AI Matchmaking tool where student profiles and talent profiles that companies need are evaluated. The idea is to provide a new opportunity to meet new international talents and companies in Sweden. Depending on the conversation, the company and the talent can decide if they would like to keep in touch or start a recruitment process.

We want talents and companies to explore potential opportunities such as job interviews, degree projects, or thesis. However, this process depends on both the company and the candidate.


Tell more about your company!

How does your team work or what do you consider essential to be able to work in Sweden? What is a normal work day like for you and what values and culture does your company have?

We assure you that students would appreciate being able to learn more about working life in your area of work.

Companies want to know who you are!

What are your hobbies and interests? What brought you to Sweden and where would you like to work? We also recommend not repeating information from your CV (they have access to it, don’t worry!).

You could focus more on thinking about how you can contribute in a unique way to each company you meet.

Are you an international student?

If you could see your future, how would your career be? Get ready, knock on some doors and prepare yourself to meet potential companies that can give you a new perspective on working life in Sweden. But first, open your mind and learn everything there is to know about: Sverige!

The key basics to start your career journey are:

  • Learn Swedish language and culture as best as you can (yeap, that means lots of Fika)
  • Do some research about different industries and companies all over Sweden
  • Get the basics covered: CV, Cover Letter, Networking strategies, and extra tips
  • Dive into the Swedish labor culture: teamwork, yes, more Fika and work-life balance

Do you want to be inspired by other international professionals who switched to Sweden? Read our success stories here.

Do you need information about visas or learning Swedish? Take a look at our resource bank.

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Sweden Innovation Days 2023 – International academic talent in Sweden -Opportunities for business growth

In this side event from Sweden Innovation Days 2023, the Swedish Institute and international academic talents working in different areas of technology will share their stories about the opportunities and challenges of working in Sweden.

Switch to Sweden webinar: Lead your career path in Sweden

Based on our interviews with students that successfully got a job in Sweden, we have come up with some key steps on how to increase your chances to start your career. In this webinar, we had the opportunity to listen to Amanda Herzog sharing her career journey from student to employee, she also shared some great advice on this topic. Watch this webinar to feel inspired and start working on your career plan today.

International Professional Community

This is an initiative that aims to support international talents that are already working in Swedish companies. 

The main goal of the community is to learn more about these cases and create their success stories to share with current students.

We also host bimonthly meetings to discuss different topics about living and working in Sweden and invite the community members to network with peers in diverse industries and job roles in Sweden.

Would you like to join?

If you are an international talent that is already working in Sweden you can request to join the community on LinkedIn.

Do you represent a company?

Today, 75% of international students would like to work in Sweden, but only 20% make it through. Why are we losing talent who recently graduated from Swedish universities?

What can we do to supply the talent that is so greatly needed? We have a tip for you: Dare to work differently. Yes it’s true, international talents can help you to:

  • Understand your business and industry in a new way
  • Help you explore new markets
  • Drive innovation and creativity
  • Travel around the world!

We help you to prepare

However, we know that extra guidance is needed when it comes to having multicultural teams. And that’s why we are here!

We can share key information to help you prepare to work with international talent, how to find the right talents and onboard new candidates. Get prepared and learn more from other companies that already have made the journey!

Have a look at our resource bank filled with tips and tricks.

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Advisory board

Switch to Sweden is a project funded by Vinnova

Vinnova is Sweden’s innovation agency. They help to build Sweden’s innovation capacity, contributing to sustainable growth. Their vision is that Sweden is an innovative force in a sustainable world.


Contact us!

Anna Broeders

Project manager

+46(0)725-74 37 00
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Hela Galvis

Hey there! Have a chat with Helen, your communication and integration assistant