SDCN members get access to:

Career Support Group every Tuesday

The SDCN Career Support Group is 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. You can choose to come to just one session, or several.

All our Career Support Group sessions can be found in the Event calendar.

Swedish Language Café every Thursday

The SDCN Language Café is a place to learn Swedish by talking, listening and practising, with the help of our excellent language coaches from Swedish for Professionals. The SDCN Language Café is for SDCN members who would like to practise Swedish together with other members in an informal setting where the focus is on speaking without worry of making mistakes. This is an engaging experience that promises to get you talking! Just as for the Career Support Group, you can choose to come to just one session, or several.

All our Language Café sessions can be found in the Event calendar.

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.

Our career events can be found in the Event calendar.

Social and cultural events

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

Our social and cultural events can be found in the Event calendar.

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 or Friday 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. If your questions are mainly related to your CV or cover letter, we suggest you first attend at least one Career Support Group session before you book an Individual Guidance Hour. Request an Individual Guidance Hour by sending an email to [email protected]

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. Currently, you can also join the network with an Individual SDCN Membership. Read more below.

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Temporary membership offer!

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 membership fee is paid by the individuals themselves, please see details below.

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 every Tuesday
  • Swedish Language Café every Thursday
  • Career events
  • Social and cultural events
  • Monthly Fika
  • Individual Guidance Hour
  • SDCN Community on Facebook
  • Newsletter with details of our events

Who can become an Individual SDCN Member?

  • 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)?
  • 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 fee for Individual SDCN Membership in 2022 is 7500 SEK for a full year.

How do I apply for Individual SDCN Membership?

To apply for Individual SDCN Membership, please send the following information to Marie Renard at [email protected]:

  • Your name and personnummer (or your date of birth if you don’t have a Swedish personnummer)
  • Your postal address
  • The name of your partner’s company

We will then get back to you with an invoice, and instructions on how to join.

Member testimonials


"The activities, namely the Career Support Group and the Swedish Language Café, were the best moments of my weeks that were otherwise spent job hunting alone at home!''

Cecilia Göransson, Marketing Coordinator, BDB/MMS

"The SDCN has given me the necessary tools to be able to make my way in this new city and culture, and to be able to establish myself for example: from the job search, as well as to study the Swedish Language.''

Magda Tuset, Administrator, Lernia

"Arriving in a new country it is easy to feel a little disoriented. At SDCN, I found a very welcoming environment and the right people, everyone ready to help me to learn about Swedish society and the working culture of this beautiful city. ''

Enrico Puglisi, System Engineer, CLEEVEN Sc
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