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
Information for British citizens regarding Brexit
The United Kingdom has left the European Union. In the long term, it may affect the opportunity for British citizens to study in Sweden.
The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on 1 February 2020. Transitional rules are in effect until 31 December 2020. During this time, most things will in practice continue as they are now.
Negotiations on the future relationship between the UK and the EU will begin in the spring. Only when negotiations are complete will we know what the new rules will be for studies in Sweden.
Applicants with citizenship from a country other than an EU/EEA country or Switzerland must pay application and tuition fees for higher education studies in Sweden. The fact that the UK has left the EU can eventually mean that UK citizens will have to pay application and tuition fees to study here.
We will provide updated information as details become clear.
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.
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.