If you are a non-EU/EEA student, tuition costs will vary depending on the university and discipline you choose. You can expect to pay between 7,500 – 25,500 EUR/year for a bachelor’s or master’s programme.
Please note that there are no application or tuition fees for:
- exchange students
- PhD students
- Citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees you will receive your tuition fee invoice in your Student Portal in April/May. Your university will provide details on the amount you need to pay. Practically, the deadline to pay the first tuition fee instalment is in May, we strongly recommend that you pay as early as possible, so that you can secure a residence permit in time to start your studies.
Applications for a residence permit will not be approved until the Swedish Migration Agency receives notification from your university that your first tuition fee instalment has been paid. Students should submit their residence permit application to the Swedish Migration Agency as soon as they receive their Notification of Selection Results.
Students who are required to pay tuition fees will be listed as ‘Conditionally admitted’ on their Notification of Selection Results. At this time, the computer system cannot record when a student has paid the first instalment of their tuition fee to their university. Your status will still be listed as ‘Conditionally admitted,’ even after you’ve paid the tuition fee. This is nothing to worry about.
Tuition fee invoices are made available through the Student Portal. Newly admitted students are given information on how to activate their student accounts and then access their University Student Portal shortly after the Notification of Selection Results are announced (i.e. in April for autumn studies, and mid-October for spring studies). You will be able to view and pay your tuition invoice in your University Student Portal.
There are two ways to pay your tuition fee:
- Online payment using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
- Payment by bank transfer
For each following semester of study, a tuition fee invoice is generated in advance of that semester and sent to you via the Student Portal where you can make your payment. Payment is due before the start of the semester as per the autumn and spring timeframes listed above.
Internal scholarships and Swedish Institute Scholarship
Some universities offer their internal scholarships which cover full or part of the tuition fee. Personal expenses are mostly not included. Terms of scholarships and deadlines are different for each university. If you have won this grand, you will receive information by email. In this case, you are only required to confirm that you accept the terms and conditions and that you will take a place in this program.
If you receive a Swedish Institute Scholarship your tuition invoice will be handled directly by your University – no payment is needed. However, if you have received a partial tuition University Scholarship (so-called internal scholarship), the remaining balance of your first instalment will need to be paid by the deadline in May.
Other scholarships and grants
Coming to the other opportunities to study in Sweden with scholarship, it would be better to mention master’s programmes with Joint Degree such as EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Digital, EIT Urban Mobility and Erasmus Mundus. These programs are considered Joint Master Schools and have agreements with top universities in Europe. Each master’s school has its own academic excellence scholarships that award EU-funded scholarships to the best candidates applying under annual selection rounds to get a tuition waiver and monthly allowance for a maximum of 24 months.
If you have been offered “EIT Master Schools” scholarship, you have to follow the instructions below:
- Pay the registration fee for the program to save your place;
- Sign the Student Agreement form;
- Enrol in your first-year university;
- Open a Bank account in one of the European banks or digital banking systems (e.g. Revolut)
- Fill in the bank information form that you will receive from the finance department.
You may be required to submit the proof of holding the scholarship by showing the amount on it.
Contact us in case of any problems with the tuition fee payment or any questions.