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
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 for 2020. Please note that the tuition fee amount applicable to you depends on your year of entry.
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.