All packages and regular mail must be sent to your student’s apartment or host family address. The Stockholm School of Economics does not accept student mail. We can only make exceptions for emergencies, such as replacing lost credit cards, cell phones, or passports. In such cases, students must receive prior approval from Carina Kamb Deiaco, Head of Administration, so she can inform the mail room at SSE to accept a letter or package for a particular student. Please understand that any packages or mail sent to SSE without such approval may not be accepted by the mail room, and thus, returned to the sender. Thank you for your understanding.
Please also be advised that it can be very expensive and slow to send packages to Sweden. In addition to shipping fees, packages are subject to import taxes and are often delayed in customs. This includes both personal and commercial packages (e.g., items purchased from an online retailer). For this reason, we recommend that students bring a semester’s supply of any products they will need regularly. (Upon arrival in Stockholm, students also receive a list of suggestions for where to buy common items locally.) If you do send a package, please understand that your student will be responsible for collecting the package from the shipping service and paying any import fees. You can find information about fees from Tullveket, the Swedish import authority, by visiting http://www.tullverket.se/en/.
It is important to note that prescription medication can never be sent by mail. Your student should contact his or her doctor for a semester’s supply of any prescription medication before coming to Stockholm. To fill a prescription after arrival, students must visit a local doctor to have a Swedish prescription issued.