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Tuition fees

As a fee-paying student, you must pay tuition fee before you start your studies at the University of Gothenburg. Below is important information on how to pay your tuition fee, about refunds, and frequently asked questions.

Who needs to pay tuition fees in Sweden?

Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees. However, there are some exceptions.

You are not required to pay application and tuition fees for the following reasons:

  • You are a Swedish citizen
  • You have citizenship in an EU or EEA country or Switzerland
  • You have been granted a permanent Swedish residence permit
  • You have been granted a temporary Swedish residence permit for reasons other than studies 
  • You are a family member of a citizen of an EU or EEA country and have a temporary or permanent right of residence in Sweden
  • You are a family member of a citizen of Switzerland and have been granted a Swedish residence permit
  • You are an exchange student
  • You are a PhD student in Sweden

If you are exempt from paying fees, you still need to provide documentation verifying this. 

Further information at universityadmissions.se

How much is the application fee and tuition fee? 

Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay a SEK 900 application fee when applying for courses or study programmes at universityadmissions.se.

The amount of the tuition fee will vary depending on the type of course or study programme. The first instalment is listed on each course or programme page. Use our Course and programme search to find the right amount. Please note that the tuition fee amount applicable to you depends on your year of entry. 

How do I pay my tuition fee?

The approved means of payment are bank transfer or card payment.

After you have received the notification of selection results, an email will be sent to the email address listed in your user account at universityadmissions.se. This email contains information on how to proceed with the payment.

The University of Gothenburg encourage all admitted students paying tuition fees with debit- or credit cards. This applies to admitted students from all countries. The process of money transfer with card transactions is fast and effective, and make room for a more secure resident permit application as the process at the Swedish Migrations Agency cannot start until the tuition fee payment is registered at our account. 

Please note! No administrative fee (SEK 9 000) will be charged for granted tuition fee refunds when the tuition fee payment was made with debit- or credit card.

Instructions for tuition fee payments from Pakistan

The University of Gothenburg has decided to only accept debit- or credit card payments from Pakistan, due to the complicated administrative process of bank transactions between the Swedish and Pakistan financial systems.

Please note! No administrative fee (SEK 9 000) will be charged for granted tuition fee refunds when the tuition fee payment was made with debit- or credit card.

What is included in the tuition fee? 

For our bachelor's and master's programmes the tuition fee includes full-time studies, which is normally 60 credits per academic year (30 credits per study semester). For single subject courses, the tuition fee covers the number of credits in the course.

Fee-paying students at the University of Gothenburg are automatically covered by FAS+ (i.e. no extra fee will be charged for this). FAS+ is an insurance issued under the authority of the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Service Agency (Kammarkollegiet).

The tuition fee includes access to campus facilities such as libraries, computer labs and other study facilities. The tuition fee also includes student services such as study and career counselling, student health care, disability services and other study administration.

Frequently asked questions

These questions are the most frequently asked questions about tuition fees. If you can’t find your question here, you can always send us an email at tuitionfees@gu.se.

To process an application to master's programmes, an application fee of SEK 900 must be paid according the instructions at universityadmissions.se. The application fee is solely administered by University Admissions in Sweden.

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Your notification of selection result (letter of acceptance) is available online at universityadmissions.se as a printable PDF file. The print-out serves as the official document and should be used when you need to present an official copy of your selection results.

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The application process for residence permits is solely administered by the Swedish Migration Agency.

For more information, visit the Swedish Migration Agency's website

When you have been admitted to the University of Gothenburg, you will receive an email containing payment information from the tuition fee team. Please note that you must contact the tuition fee team yourself via tuitionfees@gu.se if you have been accepted from the reserve list.

After you have received the notification of selection results, an email will be sent to the email address listed in your user account at universityadmissions.se. This email contains information on how to proceed with the payment.

Please note that it is not possible to pay the fee before you have received the email from the tuition fee team at the University of Gothenburg. Payments made before receiving the email will not be possible to identify.

In the second admission round, the e-mail containing payment information will be sent out after you have received the final notification of selection results in August.

No, it is not possible to split the tuition fee into smaller instalments. You are always required to pay for each semester in advance. If you have been admitted to a single subject course, you have to pay for a whole course in advance.

We consider your tuition fee instalment to be paid on time if the bank transaction is made before the deadline.

The University of Gothenburg can only provide costs in SEK. Please use a currency converter to find up-to-date exchange rates.

The tuition fee team will inform you if your payment is not complete, and you will then receive payment instructions for the remaining part of the tuition fee.

Once you have paid a tuition fee for one course you do not have to pay again when registering for the same course.

Full-time study within a programme at the University of Gothenburg equals 30 ECTS per semester. If you want to take additional courses outside your programme studies, you will need to pay tuition fee for these courses according to instructions.

If you are obliged to pay a tuition fee but consider yourself to meet one or more of the requirements for exemption to a paying tuition fee, you may request a re-assessment of your fee status. For more information about tuition fees and who is required to pay, read the information above under: Who needs to pay tuition in Sweden?

To request a re-assessment of your fee status, you are required to upload documents verifying your request to your personal account on universityadmissions.se and send a request to tuitionfees@gu.se. The tuition fee team will then re-assess your fee status and notify you of the outcome by email.

Fee-paying students at the University of Gothenburg are automatically covered by FAS+ (i.e. no extra fee will be charged for this). FAS+ is an insurance issued under the authority of the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Service Agency (Kammarkollegiet).

The insurance is valid 24 hours a day in the Schengen area if the insured has a Schengen visa issued by a Swedish overseas authority. If the insured does not have a Schengen visa or if the insured has a residence permit in Sweden, the insurance is only valid in Sweden.

The insurance applies during the period of education and two weeks prior to the start of studies and two weeks after the end of studies. It also applies during direct travel between the home country and Sweden. The insurance is also applies during the summer, as long as the insured person continues their studies at the University after the summer holidays. Click on the link below for more information.

FAS insurance for students who pay tuition fees (external site)