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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are not a citizen from an EU or EEA country of Switzerland you have to pay an application fee and - if you are accepted - a tuition fee.
The following is a list of criteria. If you meet at least one of them, you don't have to pay application and tuition fees. If you do not meet any of these criteria, you are mostly likely required to pay fees.
You are NOT required to pay application and tuition fees if you:
have Swedish citizenship
have been granted permanent Swedish residency
have been granted temporary Swedish residency for reasons other than studies (Having a temporary residence permit for studies in Sweden does NOT grant you an exemption from fee payments)
have citizenship in an EU or EEA country or Switzerland
are a family member of a citizen of an EU or EEA country and have temporary or permanent right of residence in Sweden
are a family member of a citizen of Switzerland and have been granted Swedish residency
Find additional information regarding the definition of a family member at the Swedish Migration Agency.
have long-term resident status in Sweden
have long-term resident status in another country in the European Union and have a Swedish residence permit for reasons other than studies
Find more information for EU/EEA citizens at the Swedish Migration Agency
are applying for or are registered for Third cycle (doctoral) studies. Application and tuition fees are only required for courses and programmes at the First cycle (Bachelor) and Second cycle (Master) level
are registered at a university outside of Sweden and will be studying in Sweden on a temporary basis as part of an official study abroad programme as an exchange student
If you have a right of residence but do not have a Swedish personal identity number (called a personnummer in Swedish), you must submit a document to show:
For more information regarding exemptions from the requirement to pay the application fee and the tuition fee, please contact the Swedish Migration Agency.
Application fees are to be payed to the Swedish Council for Higher Education. Instructions are found here.
If you are admitted to a course or a programme at SKH and are obliged to pay a tuition fee, SKH must have received the payment for the tuition fee for the course or the first semester of the programme no later than on the date stated in your letter of acceptance. Otherwise your place on the course or programme will no longer be available.
SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships to international students. Read more about tuition fee scholarships here.
SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the tuition fee. If you are obliged to pay a tuition fee and are admitted to a master's programme, you have a chance to receive the scholarship. You do not have to send in a special application to be part of the scholarship selection process but please notify us if you have other means of covering the tuition fee so that an other student may receive the scolarship instead. Please note that you need to pay an application fee of 900 SEK (Swedish kronor), which must be received by the application deadline in order for your application to be processed. The application fee is non-refundable.
The scholarship only covers the tuition fee, and SKH does not have any scholarships that cover living costs during studies.
The decision on who will receive the scholarships is taken after the decisions on admittance have been made.