If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland, you aren't required to pay application or tuition fees.
You must document your citizenship
EU/EEA and Swiss citizens are required to provide proof of citizenship in order for their admissions application to be processed - even the Nordic countries.
List of member states in the EU and EEA
Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden
* Switzerland is not an EU/EEA country, yet Swiss citizens are not required to pay fees in Sweden
There are rules that apply for the transitional period, and for after that period is concluded.
During the transitional period
A transitional period has been put in place until 31 December of this year. During this time, British citizens and their family members will continue for the most part to have the same rights as they had before. Among other things, this means that they will be exempt from paying application and tuition fees for higher education studies in Sweden.
After the transitional period
The transitional period expires on 31 December 2020. After this, British citizens and their family members designated in article 10 of the Withdrawal Agreement - those who exercised their right to reside in a Member State before the end of the transitional period, and continue to do so - will not be required to pay application and tuition fees.
British citizens not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement - or any other fee exemptions - will be required to pay both application and tuition fees starting 1 January 2021.
If you're covered by article 10 of the Withdrawal Agreement, you'll need to document your status in order to not pay the application fee.
From 1 December 2020, you can apply for residence status for British citizens with the Swedish Migration Agency. When you receive your residence status, scan the original document verifying your status and upload it to your account here at Universityadmissions.se.
If your residence decision has not arrived
If you've applied for but haven't yet received your residence decision, please scan and upload the following documents in order to document your status:
a scanned copy of your application for residence status for British citizens with the Swedish Migration Agency
an identification card in which your British citizenship and address in Sweden are included
Please note that having temporary or permanent residency in an EU/EEA country does NOT exempt you from paying fees.
How do I document my citizenship?
Provide copies of one - only one is needed - of the following documents:
Valid passport. For the passport to be considered valid, your copy must reach us a maximum of 3 months after the expiration date has passed. (For example, if the expiration date is 5 May, your copy must reach us by 5 August.)
Valid identity card which clearly states citizenship and the card's expiration date. For the ID card to be considered valid, your copy must reach us a maximum of 3 months after the expiration date has passed. (For example, if the expiration date is 5 May, your copy must reach us by 5 August.) Please note that a driver's license cannot be accepted as proof of citizenship.
Official document. Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland who do not have a valid passport or ID card which contains information about both citizenship and expiration date can instead submit an official document which certifies their citizenship. This document must be certified, stamped, and must reach us no later than 3 months after the expiration date has passed. (For example, if the expiration date is 5 May, your copy must reach us by 5 August.) If the document does not contain an expiration date, it must reach us no later than three months after the issue date. Please note that this official document must be officially translated to English, French, German or one of the Nordic languages if it's been issued in a different language.
The safest, fastest and preferred method for you to get your document to University Admissions is by uploading a scan of the original on your account here.
If for some reason you are unable to scan and upload your document, you can send us a copy by regular mail.
If you submit your supporting documentation to us via the regular postal service, use the address below.
University Admissions in Sweden R 312 SE-106 53 Stockholm Sweden
Delivery Service (FedEx, DHL etc.)
If you submit your supporting documentation via a delivery service, such as FedEx or DHL, please use the address below. Do not use this address for regular post.
PostNord Strålfors AB Att: Scanning Järngatan 11 Kaj 26-27 195 95 Rosersberg
Please include the cover sheet found under 'Application' in 'My pages' if you submit your documentation via regular post. Do not include a cover sheet if you upload your identification document.
It is important that you submit your documentation so that it arrives at University Admissions by the deadline indicated; otherwise, your application will be considered late and will only be processed if time permits and there are places available.
When is the deadline for submitting my documentation?
You can find out when the citizenship documentation deadline is for your application round at Key dates and deadlines.
What if I miss the documentation deadline?
Every application round has a deadline for documenting citizenship. If you miss the deadline, your application will be considered late.
Late applications are processed at the discretion of the university after they've considered applicants who submitted their application and documentation on time.
You will only be considered if there are places available. This will depend on the popularity of the course/programme and how many decline their place.