If you're a citizen of an EU/EEA country, have permanent residency in Sweden, or temporary residency in Sweden for reasons other than studies, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. However, there are other costs to consider.

In Sweden, universities and university colleges are open for everyone who qualifies for higher education. If you're an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen, have permanent residency in Sweden, or temporary residency for a reason other than studies, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees at public universities and university colleges. Most private universities are also free for these individuals.

Find out more about application and tuitions fees and what regulations apply at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

There are other fees to consider when studying at a university. Read more about these fees below.

Exception

The independent education providers who have degree-awarding powers for psychotherapy programmes have the right to charge tuition fees.

Fees you may be required to pay

Copies

Universities have the right to charge a reasonable price for the copying of documents. This means they can charge you for copying materials, for example compendiums.

Library

University libraries usually charge a fee if you lose your library card and would like a new one. You'll also be charged a nominal fee for information searches and copying services.

Excursions

It's possible your course or programme has an excursion or trip that is required that results in extra costs for the school or department organising the trip. In this case, the university or university college has the right to charge a reasonable fee.

Student union fee

You're not required to join a student union, but if you'd like to be a member the union has the right to charge a fee.

Students from other countries

Students with citizenship from a country outside the EU/EEA and who do not have a Swedish permanent resident permit or Swedish temporary residence permit for reasons other than studies must pay application and tuition fees.

Budgeting for life as a student

There are other costs associated with studying, including books, housing, meals etc. Find out more at the following link:

Student finances

Page last updated 2017-09-01