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Tuition Fees & Study Costs in Sweden

How expensive is it to study in Sweden?

If you're an EU / EEA / Swiss citizen or if you have been granted permanent Swedish residency, you won't have to pay tuition fees.

For other international students, the yearly higher education costs in Sweden vary depending on the university and program. Tuition fees in Sweden range from approximately SEK 80,000 per year (approximately 7,915 EUR or 9,523 USD as of Feb, 2021) to SEK 295,000 (or approximately 29,188 EUR or 35,117 USD as of Feb, 2021).

Living costs depend on the location of study (bigger cities are generally more expensive) but are approximately 8,568 SEK per month including rent (approximately 848 EUR or 1,020 USD as of Feb, 2021).

You may be eligible for scholarships to study in Sweden. Read more about scholarships at the link below:

Scholarships to Study in Sweden

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Cost of accommodation in Sweden

The types of accommodation available for international students vary by university and city. Your university may provide guaranteed housing for international students but some may not. Most universities should provide some kind of accommodation service or advice - so check with your university first.

Rent and demand for student housing tend to be higher in big cities like Stockholm as well as in traditional student cities like Uppsala and Lund.

Monthly rent ranges between SEK 2,500 and 6,500. The rent you pay will generally depend on several things including city, and size and type of accommodation.

Other costs of studying in Sweden

All students in Sweden need to buy their own textbooks and on average spend 750 SEK/month for this purpose.

Students usually join the local student union for a small membership fee. This gives you access to various student activities and student discounts. Fees range from SEK 50 to SEK 350 per semester, depending on the union.

The cost of healthcare for international students varies depending on whether you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen or not as well as the duration of your studies in Sweden.

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Learn more about how to study in Sweden:

Overview

Sweden is known for its openness toward the international community – and its education system is no exception.

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Entry Requirements

In order to study in Sweden, you'll need to meet general entry requirements in addition to program-specific entry requirements.

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Student Visas

If you're considering studying in Sweden, you'll be relieved to know that Sweden has a clear easy-to-follow process to apply for studies.

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Student Stories

Read about the experiences that other international students like you have had during their studies abroad in Sweden.

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Application Process

Applying to universities in Sweden is a lot simpler than other countries thanks to a centralized application system.

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Swedish Universities

Swedish universities offer degree programs according to the European standard. Browse a full list of higher education institutes in Sweden.

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Swedish Culture

Depending on the country you grew up in, you may or may not be surprised by the differences you encounter while studying in Sweden. So what is it like to study in Sweden on a cultural level?

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Learn Swedish

Swedish is a northern Germanic language and is closely related to Norwegian and Danish. If you do want to learn Swedish, most Universities offer language courses for international students.

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Student Life

Wondering what it's like to study abroad in Sweden? Leaving your country to study abroad is about more than just the classroom!

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Student Jobs

Sweden grants international students the right to work while they study. And if you're from an EU/EEA country, you automatically have the right to stay and work after your studies.

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Scholarships

There are many opportunities for international students studying in Sweden to receive scholarships, both from universities, and from other governmental and private organizations.

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The content of this study guide has been developed in partnership with Study in Sweden.

About Study in Sweden

Studyinsweden.se is a comprehensive, official resource on studying in Sweden for prospective and current international students. Studyinsweden.se is built and maintained by the Swedish Institute, a public agency tasked with promoting Sweden abroad. 

Last update: 08 Feb 2021