General information

In June 2021, the Swedish parliament activated the new Aliens Act. This piece of legislation imposes stricter eligibility requirements for non EU/EEA citizens wishing to obtain permanent residence (more information here and here). This includes new requirements on the applicants’  command of the Swedish language and the length of their current contract.

Next month (February, 2022), this act will be debated further. We have a very limited time to make our voices heard by politicians. This survey is carried out by SFS-DK (The doctoral students committee in the Swedish National Union of Students), KTH PhD Chapter, SNPA (Swedish National Postdoc Association) and NJF (National Junior Faculty of Sweden) in order to measure the consequences of the new Aliens Act will have on doctoral students, postdocs, and other early career researchers (ECRs) in Sweden.

We ask you kindly to fill out this survey no matter your background or nationality, since it will provide us with reference data and the necessary information for this and future initiatives. You may have also completed a similar survey in Spring or Summer 2021, but this survey will collect responses from a wider audience so please answer this one as well. Thank you!