SDCN members get access to:

Career Support Group every Tuesday

A co-working space where you can work on your CV, applications, cover letters, LinkedIn page, etc., alongside other members. This session is headed by someone from Stockholm Academic Forum, who will be able to answer your questions about the Swedish job market, or if not, refer you to someone who can. You can also get feedback on your application materials or practise for a job interview.

Conversational Swedish every Thursday

This session at SDCN, administered by capable language coaches is an engaging experience that promises to get you talking! Regardless of your level of spoken Swedish, you are welcome to practice everyday Swedish expressions on different topics in a friendly, supportive environment.

Swedish language courses

SDCN offers a Swedish for beginners’ course. As a participant, you study in a small group with a skilled and engaging language coach who will explain grammatical concepts, pronunciation, and aspects of Swedish culture. The course is organized 2 – 3 times per year with a limited number of seats.

Career events

On a regular basis, SDCN and its affiliates offers events on different career-related topics, such as LinkedIn workshops, interview training, networking, CV and cover letter writing etc.

Social and cultural events

The SDCN Management Team of volunteers, organizes a wide range of social gatherings, for both members and their families.

Monthly Fika

Whether you just want to have a chat and make new friends, or pick the brains of SDCN members who have lived in Stockholm for a while, we’re looking forward to seeing you at our Monthly Fika that takes place on the last Thursday every month, either for general socializing or to discuss a particular topic.

Individual Guidance Hour

During an Individual Guidance Hour, you will meet someone from the Stockholm Academic Forum team. You can ask any questions you have about Sweden, where to find information, how things work, discuss your career plan, translate something that doesn’t make sense, or just have a chat – about anything really.
Read more and request an Individual Guidance Hour here. 

SDCN Community on Facebook

SDCN has a Facebook group for SDCN members only – SDCN Community. In this closed group, you will find posts about upcoming events and information about different things. SDCN members also often share useful tips with one another, post job notifications, and express opinions about expat life in Stockholm.


A couple of times per month, SDCN members receive an email newsletter with the latest event updates and other useful information.

Who can become a member of SDCN?

To register as an SDCN member, your partner’s employer has to be part of our affiliate program. All the 18 universities in Stockholm are part of SDCN through Stockholm Academic Forum. In the course of 2020, you can also join the network with an Individual SDCN Membership. Read more below.

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Temporary membership offer!

Because of the current exceptional circumstances due to the coronavirus, we have temporarily opened up Stockholm Dual Career Network for individual SDCN membership. That means that expats who have moved to Stockholm with a partner who got a job here can become SDCN members on their own, regardless of whether his or her partner’s employer is affiliated with SDCN or not. The Individual SDCN Membership costs 2000 SEK. This membership will be valid for the rest of 2020.

What does the Individual SDCN Membership include?

With the Individual SDCN Membership you will get access to all* SDCN events and activities, such as:

  • Career Support Group
  • Workshops and seminars/webinars on career and work-related topics
  • Social events and activities
  • Swedish training sessions in the Say-it-in-Swedish Group
  • Access to the SDCN Facebook group with over 600 current and former SDCN members, where you can ask other expats questions and get tips and advice.
  • A personal online guidance hour with a member of staff at the Stockholm Academic Forum.

The membership is valid from the day your membership application is approved until 31 December 2020.

*Please note that access to the Swedish course with Swedish for Professionals is not included, but can be added separately for an additional fee of 2000 SEK.

Is this for me?

  • Have you moved to Stockholm because your partner got a job here?
  • Is your partner employed by a company or organization in Stockholm (or in a nearby location)?
  • Do you have at least a Bachelor’s Degree?
  • Are you a foreign (non-Swedish) citizen?

If you have replied ‘yes’ to all of the above, you are eligible to apply for the Individual SDCN Membership.

How much does the Individual SDCN Membership cost?

The Individual SDCN Membership cost 2000 SEK. Please note that a place at the Swedish course with Swedish for Professionals is not included in this fee, but can be added separately for 2000 SEK per course.

How do I apply for Individual SDCN Membership?

You register by clicking on the “Join” button below. At the question “At which affiliated organization does your partner work”, you select “Individual SDCN Membership”. After you have registered, someone from Stockholm Academic Forum will contact you regarding payment details.