The university building in Vasaparken with Ukrainian flags
Photo: Johan Wingborg

Regarding the war in Ukraine

The University of Gothenburg shows solidarity with Ukraine and follows the course of events and the consequences of the war in Ukraine closely. On this page, we have gathered relevant information for students, staff and others.

FAQ for prospective and current students

No, applicants that have a residence permit in Sweden for other reasons than studies are exempted from paying tuition fees. However, you're required to provide documentation to prove your status for your application to be processed. Please notice, the residence permit under EU’s Tempo­rary Protec­tion Directive must be issued in Sweden to free anyone from paying tuition fee. For further information, please contact

Link to general information about credit transfer

If you are a Ukrainian citizen and have applied for asylum in Sweden, or a citizen of EU/EEA or Switzerland, you can apply in our second admissions round which is open 15 March to 17 April. You can apply for crediting on previous courses by contacting the Study Counselor of the programme you are interested in. 

If you are a non Ukrainian citizen or a citizen of EU/EEA or Switzerland we do not recommend you to apply in the second admissions round due to the risk of not getting your residence permit in time. In order to apply for a residence permit you need to pay your tuition fee first. If you can't enroll with the programme due to status of residence permit, you can apply for getting your tuition fee refunded for an administration fee of SEK 9000. 

You find our available scholarships here: 

Scholarships and grants

For more information, we recommend that you visit the Swedish Migration Agency's own website with updated information regarding Ukrainian citizens. Go to the Swedish Migration Agency

If you are an enrolled student at the University of Gothenburg and you are facing difficulties paying the tuition fee for the coming semester on time, you can apply for a postponed payment deadline. In such cases, send an email to and describe the reason for your request. An individual assessment is always made.

It is currently possible to pay the tuition fee via bank transaction or card payment (allowed cards are VISA and Master Card). Unfortunately, it is not possible to pay the tuition fee in cash.

You must have an acceptable reason for deferring your studies. These are:

  • Medical reasons
  • Social reasons
  • Other special circumstances such as:
    • Care of children.
    • Military service or civilian service.
    • Student union posts.
    • Postponed leave from your job under the Employee’s Right to Educational Leave Act (SFS 1974:981).

Please visit Deferring your studies for more information.

You need to be fully admitted before any deferment. Your deferment application will not be processed until you are fully admitted. Before fully admitted, you need to pay the first installment.


General questions

Issues regarding tuition fees

Issues regarding admissions

Issues regarding scholarships

Scholars at Risk

The University of Gothenburg (GU) is the coordinating university for the Swedish section of SAR (Scholars at risk). Within this network there are discussions at the national level concerning support measures for incoming researchers from Ukraine. There is also a dialogue with research funders about possible collaborations with Swedish universities in order to increase the number of individuals who can get academic sanctuaries through Scholars at Risk in Sweden.

At present, many inquiries come directly to our researchers from their Ukrainian colleagues calling for research stays in Sweden and the rest of Europe. We also see that there is a great willingness to contribute within the Swedish dormitory, both from higher education institutions and from individual researchers, but also from other actors in the university sector.