Application and Tuition Fees

If you are a citizen of an EU or EEA country or Switzerland you do not have to pay an application fee or a tuition fee to SKH.

Are you a citizen of an EU or EEA country or Switzerland?

Citizens of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the other EU and EEA countries (including Switzerland) do not have to pay an application fee when applying to SKH or a tuition fee if admitted.

If you are admitted to the university you need to read up on what applies to you regarding a residence permit in Sweden.

As an EU or EEA citizen you must verify that you don’t have to pay a fee

If you are not a Swedish citizen you have to show that you are not required to pay an application fee or a tuition fee. You do this by uploading a photo or scan of your valid passport or your valid national identity card, on which your citizenship is stated, to accompany your application.

The categories of students who have to pay a fee

If you are not a citizen of an EU or EEA country or Switzerland you are required to pay an application fee (SEK 900) to SKH. There are some exemptions for citizens of non-EU and non-EEA countries.

After Brexit, the exit of United Kingdom from the EU, special rules apply for some British citizens but the general rule is that as of January 1st 2021 British citizens are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies in Sweden. Read more about the rules for British citizens.  

Please note that we need to have received your payment by the final date of application to be able to process your application.

If you are admitted to the university, you need to read up on what applies to you regarding a residence permit for studies. The procedure of receiving a residence permit for studies can take several months, so make sure to read up on the procedure and what applies to you ahead of time. How long the procedure takes varies with the complexity of the case as well as on whether the Migration authorities need further information from you.

Read more about the exemptions from having to pay application and/or tuition fees.

Read more about how you pay the application and tuition fees.

Read more about tuition fee scholarships

Changes in status during the studies

SKH will assess whether you're obliged to pay a tuition fee during the admissions process for the course or study programmet tyou apply to. SKH will not reassess your status during your studies. This means that if you were obliged to pay tuition fee when you started your studies but have changed circumstances during your studies which concern your status in this regard you can bring this up with SKH for reassessment. If SKH finds that you are no longer obliged to pay tuition fees this change in status means that you don't have to pay tuition fees for the coming semesters within your study programme.