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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

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.

 

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

The University of Gothenburg does not issue tuition fee invoices. All instalments have to be paid by bank transfer.

For payment instructions please visit How to pay your tuition fee

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.

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.

As soon as a tuition fee payment has been registered by the Division of Finance at the University of Gothenburg and further administered by the tuition fee team, you will receive a formal confirmation of payment.

Please note that it can take several bank/working days for a transaction to be administered.

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 a 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)

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on 1 February 2020. Transitional rules are in effect until 31 December 2020. During this time, most things in practice will continue as they are now. Click on the link below for more information.

Information for British citizens regarding Brexit (External site)

 

The University of Gothenburg is not a participating institution in any of the US Federal Student Aid programmes. US citizens are welcome to apply to our scholarship programmes at the University of Gothenburg instead.

Scholarships at the University of Gothenburg

 

University of Gothenburg is not registered with the Canadian tax authorities and can therefore not accept Canadian loan schemes. Canadian citizens are welcome to apply to our scholarship programmes at the University of Gothenburg.

Scholarships at the University of Gothenburg