Costs, fees and scholarships
Individuals who are citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees. There are some exceptions to this general rule.
National application fee
The application fee is 900 SEK (Swedish kronor) and is paid directly to University Admissions in Sweden in order to have the application processed. Students pay one application fee for each semester they submit an application for. Students who are registered for a course or programme at a Swedish university at the time they submit their application for future semesters are not required to pay an application fee.
The tuition fee will vary depending on the type of course or programme. The price per academic year for studies within the Humanities/Social Sciences/Law is SEK 90,000 and within the Sciences SEK 140,000. Some programmes have special prices in the range of SEK 90,000-140,000 and a few programmes offered in collaboration with other universities have higher tuition fees.
The price for each course or programme is available on the course- or programme-page on the online course catalogue.
Payment and repayment of tuition fee
Students exempted from paying tuition
In general, Individuals who are citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees. There are some exceptions to this general rule. Find out more about the exemptions and how to document you are not required to pay the tuition fee.
What does the tuition fee cover?
According to the Ordinance on application fees and tuition fees at higher education institutions (SFS 2010:543), a higher education institution shall charge a tuition fee for first or second-cycle education from those who are not citizens of an EEA member state or Switzerland.
The regulatory document, Rules on payment of tuition fees, includes the national and local rules applicable on payment of tuition fees for first and second-cycle education for those who are not citizens of an EEA member state or of Switzerland.
Living costs in Sweden
Students in Sweden should budget for at least 9,450 SEK per month to cover all of their living costs. Find out more about an average student budget and available discounts for students at Stockholm University.
Stockholm University and the Swedish Institute offer scholarships for master's students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees for studies. In addition, various organisations and foundations around the world offer scholarships for studies abroad.
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Last updated: September 22, 2023
Source: Student Services