Questions about application and tuition fees 

Wondering about application and tuition fees? We've gathered your most-asked questions here. You can also check out our information section on fees - there's lots of information there that can help you with your questions.

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Common questions

All citizens of countries not in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, who study at a Swedish university and who do not have any other kind of residence permit in Sweden other than a residence permit for studies, will need to pay application and tuition fees.

Formal exchange students and doctoral students are exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Students who are registered for a course or programme at a Swedish university at the time they submit their application are not required to pay an application fee.

Read more at Who is required to pay fees

 

No, you can't. Our application review process will not begin until the student has completed the following:

  • submitted an electronic application by the deadline
  • submitted all required documentation by the deadline
  • paid the application fee, if required, by the deadline. 

If you are unsure about your fee status, please see the information provided on this website. If your question is specifically regarding your residency status, contact the Swedish Migration Agency for more information.

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Information regarding residence permits at the Swedish Migration Agency's website

Information regarding who is required to pay application and tuition fees is available right here on Universityadmissions.se. 

Find out if you're required to pay at who is required to pay fees

You can also consult the Swedish Migration Agency´s website if you require special information regarding residency, right of residency, long-term residency, etc.

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Yes, you must document your status as an EU citizen by the deadline.

All citizens of an EU/EEA country (except Sweden) and Switzerland are required to document their citizenship. This documentation must be submitted by the deadline. If we do not receive your documentation by the deadline indicated, your application will be considered late.

Find out more about documenting your citizenship status

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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 began 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.

Information from the Swedish government on Brexit

The university where you have been offered a place and plan on studying is responsible for sending you instructions for paying your tuition fee. You should be contacted soon after you've been notified that you were offered a place.

If you've received your notification and haven't been contacted about the tuition fee after a week or two has gone by, you should contact your university for more information.

Each individual university is responsible for the tuition fee process. You should consult their website for further information. 

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It is strongly recommended that you pay the first instalment of your tuition fee as soon as you have made your decision and received instructions from your university regarding payment. The residence permit application process will not begin at the Swedish Migration Agency until your first tuition instalment has been paid.

It is up to each individual university to decide what the tuition fee will be for each course and programme offered. Information about the tuition fee -including the amount for the first instalment and for the entire course or programme - can be found:

  • in the search results list here at Universityadmissions.se
  • on the website of the university you wish to apply to.

While we understand that the application fee can be difficult for some students to afford, there is currently no financial aid programme in place and no fee waiver programme available.

At this time, all applicants required to pay the application fee must pay it in order for their application to be processed.

If you submitted your electronic application on time, but completed it with your citizenship documents after the application completion deadline, your application will be considered late - even if you got all your other documentation in by the deadline.

Applications are not reviewed until they are complete. Late applications are only reviewed after the on-time applications. There is a possibility that the university you applied to will still consider your application after the deadline. This will depend on the popularity of the course or programme, the qualifications of the applicants, or the policy of the university in question.

Your bank can also transfer funds in US dollars, Euro, or your country's currency. What is important is that you and your bank consider the fluctuations in exchange rates, especially if the transfer takes several days. When the currency that is sent is converted to Swedish kronor, the amount must be 900 SEK. You are responsible for paying any fees that are charged to make this transfer.

In order to assist you when you visit your bank, be sure to print and fill out the form provided on Universityadmissions.se.

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As a Swedish citizen, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Your Swedish personal identification number will be electronically checked when you submit your application in order to verify your citizenship.

If you're currently living outside of Sweden and are not registered with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket), we may not be able to find your citizenship status when we do the electronic check. If this happens, we'll contact you and ask you to document your citizenship. In this case, you need to submit a copy of your passport.

 

For more information regarding the definition of a family member, please see the Swedish Migration Agency's website.

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If you submitted your electronic application on time, but paid your application fee after the deadline, your application will be considered late - even if you got all of your documentation in by the deadline.

Applications are not reviewed until they are complete. Late applications are only reviewed after the on-time applications. There is a possibility that the university you applied to will still consider your application after the deadline. This will depend on the popularity of the course or programme, the qualifications of the applicants, or the policy of the university in question.

You should contact the university where you have been admitted or are currently studying. The university will determine if you are required to pay tuition fees based on current regulations regarding fees and the information you provide to them.

The application fee is 900 SEK (Swedish kronor). The application fee will cover the costs associated with the processing of your admissions application.

You can find out how much that is in your own currency by using a currency converter. 

Go to XE Currency Converter website

The main method of payment is online here at Universityadmissions.se with a credit or debit card. This is by far the best method of payment as it is quick, efficient and secure. You can access the payment service by logging into your account and clicking on 'Application fee'.

We understand that not everyone has access to a credit card they can use. Students without a credit or debit card can make their payment by transferring funds from their bank. You can access instructions for this in your account at 'Application fee'.

We don't suggest you pay through a bank transfer if you have a card you can use. A bank payment takes longer and there are often fees charged for the service.

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Yes, you are. In order to be exempt from paying application and tuition fees, you must have citizenship in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.

Distance courses and programmes – meaning that the student does not have to attend any or very few lectures at the university – have the same rules that apply to regular courses and programmes.

Students who are required to pay application and tuition fees must pay these fees for distance courses and programmes as well.

If you do not document your status or pay your application fee by the deadline, your application will be considered late and will only be processed at the discretion of the university.

If you'll be unable to document your status by the deadline (in your case, you are waiting for a decision regarding citizenship), you must pay your application fee in order for your application to be processed. We must receive your fee by the fee payment deadline (see Key dates for more information).

If you receive a decision regarding your citizenship application, it is possible you may be exempt from tuition fees. You should contact the university where you have been admitted or are currently studying. The university will then decide how to handle your case.

You need to submit a copy of the official document you received from the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) regarding your residency. Please be sure that the document indicates on what grounds your residency was granted.

Please note that a copy of your residence permit card is often not sufficient to document your status, as it usually does not indicate the reason you were granted residency.

You can upload a scan of the original document (the fastest and easiest way to get your document to us) or send it in using the postal service to University Admissions in Sweden.

We understand that not all students have access to a credit card. You can also pay your application fee by electronically transferring funds from the bank of your choice to us. It is extremely important that you have your bank include your reference number. The reference number can be found at 'Application fee' when you log in to Universityadmissions.se. Without this reference number, we will not be able to match the money that you have transmitted to your application. 

In addition, please be sure to tell your bank that the amount sent must be equivalent to 900 Swedish kronor, after all bank fees have been deducted.

With payments made by credit or debit card, we usually register your payment within a few minutes on ‘My pages’. When you make a bank transfer, your bank should be able to tell you how long it will take for the transaction to reach our Swedish bank. Once your transfer has reached our account, this payment is registered within 1-3 working days.

If you've paid the fee and haven't seen a change in your fee status in your account after 10 days, please contact University Admissions.

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