Tuition fee coverage
The tuition fee covers the course or programme that the student has been admitted to and paid for.
For students studying a Bachelor's or a Master's programme, the fee normally covers 30 credits per semester. For students studying individual courses, the tuition fee covers the number of credits in the course. The tuition fee also covers related academic administration and support services, healthcare insurance and Swedish language courses for international students.
The tuition fee does not cover
- Accommodation costs
- Course literature
- Living expenses
Stockholm University does not guarantee an offer of accommodation (housing) for fee-paying students.
All enrolled students at Swedish universities have many rights as well as responsibilities, which may affect their educational experience. The rights of students are regulated in a number of national acts and ordinances as well as in universities’ internal regulations.
The Higher Education Act (1992:1434)
The Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 221)
The Work Environment Act (1977:1160)
The Discrimination Act (2008:567)
Quality of the education and student influence
Swedish universities and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) have a shared responsibility for quality assurance in higher education. Most quality assurance efforts are to be conducted by the universities and all universities are required to have systematic quality assurance processes.
When students are taking part in or have finished a course they will be given an opportunity to describe their experience and express their opinions in a course evaluation. The universities are required to arrange course evaluations and summarise their results and they also have to inform students about these results and any measures that may be adopted because of them. Students can also influence their studies through representation in their university’s decision-making and planning bodies.
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Last updated: March 16, 2021
Source: Student Services