SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for university studies in Sweden.
Some tuition scholarships are available for students who wish to study in Sweden. Please note that all students who are required to pay an application fee must pay that fee, even if they've applied for a scholarship.
Paying your tuition fees
Unlike the application fee, which is paid to University Admissions in Sweden, tuition fees are paid directly to the university the student plans on attending.
It is up to each individual university to decide the tuition costs for their courses and programmes.
Information regarding tuition fees can be found in the course search results here at Universityadmissions.se, or on the websites of each school. Each course and programme has information regarding the first instalment, or the amount that first must be paid, and the total fee for the entire course or programme.
Tuition fees are paid to the university
Students should pay the first instalment of their tuition cost as soon as they have been offered a place and have accepted their offer. This information will be provided when the Notification of Selection Results is published. Please see Key dates for further information.
It is important to meet any deadlines for payment of tuition fees that are given to you by your university. They will give you instructions on how to make your payment. This process may differ for individual universities.
When should the tuition fee be paid?
In Sweden, all offers of admission are considered preliminary until the student has paid the first instalment of his or her tuition fee. 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 and pay their first tuition fee instalment to their school.
The easiest and fastest way to apply for a residence permit is to use the online application at the Swedish Migration Agency's website. Here's a link to information about applying for a residence permit:
Conditionally admitted and your tuition fee
Students who are required to pay tuition fees will be listed as 'Conditionally admitted' on their Notification of Selection Results. At this time, our 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.
Please note: There are other reasons why a student may have been conditionally admitted. If this is the case, you will have received information regarding what you need to do in order to finalise your acceptance.
Scholarships are available from the Swedish Institute and individual universities for international students wishing to study in Sweden. The scholarship application process does not take place on this website. Please see the following link for more information about applying for scholarships.
Sweden Government Scholarships for International Students »
Swedish Institute Study Scholarships
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students and are awarded for studies in Sweden starting in an autumn semester. The scholarships are intended for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees.
The Visby Programme Scholarships
The Visby Programme provides a number of full scholarships for master’s programmes in Sweden to students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The scholarship covers the tuition fee, living expenses of SEK 9,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 5,000.
See all scholarships funded by Swedish Institute specific to your country.
University Scholarships in Sweden for International Students »
Blenkinge Institute of Technology Scholarship Programme
BTH scholarship programme for prospective students is available for citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education. This scholarship programme offers scholarships covering tuition fees in part. The available levels of tuition fee reductions are 50% and 75%.
University of Borås Tuition Fee Waivers
The University of Borås offers tuition fee waivers to highly qualified students required to pay tuition fees and who are applying for eligible Masters Programmes at the University. The scholarships are intended to cover the tuition fee by approximately 75%, they are not designed to cover living costs
Chalmers IPOET Scholarships
The IPOET Scholarships are open to citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees and who are applying to Master’s Programmes offered at Chalmers University. The scholarships is a 75% reduction of the tuition fees.
The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship
The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship is aimed at applicants who have to pay tuition fees for their Masters Programme studies at the University. The scholarship covers the tuition fee for the student’s study programme.
Halmstad University Scholarships
Each year, Halmstad University offers a number of scholarships to qualified students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who are required to pay tuition fees. These scholarships are towards Master’s Programmes within any field of study offered at the University. The Halmstad University Scholarship covers 25% or 50% of the tuition fee and will be deducted from the tuition fee.
Karlstad University Global Scholarship Progamme
The Karlstad University Global Scholarship programme aims to attract top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees for studies. Scholarships cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fees.
Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship
The Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarships only cover the tuition fee cost, not living expenses, and only for studies at Master’s level.
Kristianstad University Scholarships
The scholarship will be awarded to citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA who are required to pay tuition fee for studies at Kristianstad University. If granted a scholarship, it will include a full or partial reduction of the tuition fee.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Tuition Fee Waivers
A limited number of tuition fee waivers will be available for citizens from non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries who are required to pay tuition fees and who has applied for a Master’s programme at KTH. If granted a scholarship, the tuition fee will be waived for the total length of the programme.
Linnaeus University Scholarships
Linnaeus University Scholarships are for students who are from a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland and who have applied for a study programme at Linnaeus University. The scholarships usually cover 75 percent of the tuition fee but a few scholarship from the Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business cover 100 percent of the tuition fee.
Linköping International Scholarships
The LiU International Scholarship is aimed at supporting international students with significant academic potential from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees for studies. With LiU International Scholarships, tuition fees are reduced by 25, 50, 75 or 100%.
Lund University Global Scholarship Programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship Programme is targeted at top academic students who are citizens of countries from outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) and are required to pay a tuition fee The scholarships are available for Bachelor’s or Master’s level studies. Scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.
Mälardalen University Scholarships
Every year, Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland who are required to pay tuition fees and who are applying for a master’s programme at the University as their first choice. The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition fee of the programme as long as you follow the normal study plan. The scholarship does not cover living expenses.
Malmö University Master’s Scholarship
The Malmö University Master’s Scholarship (MUMS) is for highly talented students who are citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland and are admitted to an English-taught master’s programme at Malmö University. The scholarship covers the entire tuition fee.
Mid Sweden University Tuition Fee Scholarships
All students who have applied to a study a Master’s programme at Mid Sweden University and who are required to pay tuition fees are welcome to apply for a Mid Sweden University Tuition Fee Scholarship. The scholarship is a tuition fee reduction of 70,000 SEK or 250,000 SEK depending on the chosen programme.
Örebro University Scholarship Programme
The Örebro University Scholarship programme is aimed at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, who are required to pay tuition fees for studies. The scholarship covers full or partial tuition fees but does not cover living expenses.
Skovde University Scholarships
The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students who are attending a master’s programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees. The scholarships are partial tuition fee waivers.
Stockholm University Scholarship Scheme
The scholarship scheme at Stockholm University is aimed at especially qualified students admitted for Master programmes coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees. Stockholm University scholarships cover tuition fees only, which means that students will need to cover their own living costs.
Umea University Scholarships
Umeå University offers a limited number of scholarships to high-achieving students from outside the EU/EEA who are applying for a Master’s degree programme at Umeå University. Selected candidates receive a full or partial reduction of the tuition fee.
Uppsala IPK Scholarships
Uppsala University’s IPK scholarships are targeted to citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland and are towards Master’s programmes offered at the University. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition but not living expenses.