Tuition fees, living costs and other expenses: what to budget for when planning your studies in Sweden.
Planning your budget is an important part of preparing to study in Sweden. Here’s an overview of the different costs you should include in your budget.
In Sweden, the currency used is the Swedish krona (SEK). We’ve given costs in SEK; use a currency converter like Google or xe.com to find up-to-date exchange rates. In January 2019:
1 EUR = about 10.2 SEK
1 USD = about 9.0 SEK
10 INR = about 1.3 SEK
Application and tuition fees
Application and tuition fees apply for students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA/Nordic country or Switzerland studying at the bachelor’s or master’s level.
The application fee is SEK 900 (last updated January 2019). This fee is paid as part of your online application at Universityadmissions.se.
Tuition fees in Sweden vary depending upon the subject though the average fee for master’s programme is SEK 129,000/year while bachelor programmes are generally less expensive.
A standard range of tuition fees for various subjects is shown below though the exact level may vary (last updated January 2019):
- Social sciences and humanities: SEK 80,000 – 110,000/year.
- Technical programmes and natural sciences: SEK 120,000 – 145,000/year.
- Architecture and design: SEK 190,000 – 270,000/year.
The tuition fees for each programme are listed at Universityadmissions.se and on each programme’s website. Read more about tuition fees and figure out if you’re required to pay fees at Universityadmissions.se.
Adding to these come Living expenses + Health insurance + Student union fees + Textbooks.