Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Last changed: 14 September 2020

If you are a student who is a citizen of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you are required to pay an application and tuition fee.

As a fee-paying student you are guaranteed housing if you have been admitted in the first admission round. This will be offered to you by SLU.  If you are a fee-paying student who is granted a scholarship you are still guaranteed housing.

If you are a student who is a citizen of a country within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you are not required to pay an application or tuition fee.

As an exchange students or a doctoral student you are not required to pay tuition fees.

SLU charges between SEK 105 000 and SEK 300 000 per academic year (with a maximum of 60 Higher Education credits).  Below is a list of tuition fees for each discipline.

Disciplinary Domain

Tuition Fee (SEK)

Social Science

105 000

Natural Science / Technology

152 000

Landscape Architecture / Design

300 000

Health Science

160 000

Veterinary Medicine

195 000


128 500 

Cost of living

Living costs in Sweden depend largely on your individual lifestyle. You should not count on being able to live on less than SEK 8,370 a month, which is the minimum amount stated by the Swedish Migration Agency. This sum is also slightly less than what Swedish students live on. Therefore, before you leave home, make sure that you will be able to finance your stay. It will save you a great deal of unnecessary stress and contribute to a much more enjoyable study experience in Sweden. For more information about living costs visit Study in Sweden.

Payment of Tuition Fees

An application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) applies to all SLU programmes and courses. To apply, visit

Once you have received notification of admission to a Master’s programme at SLU, you will receive an invoice by email for the tuition fees for the first semester.  Along with the invoice, you will receive information on how and when payment should be made.  Once the tuition fees for the first semester are paid, you can apply for a residence permit through the Swedish Migration Board, Migrationsverket.

If you are a student admitted to courses at SLU you need to contact the Admissions Office in order to receive an invoice. It is only possible to receive an invoice after the selection results is published.

Exemption of paying tuition fees

There are some exemptions for international students from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland, who don't need to pay the application fee and the tuition fee.

Please read more at University Admissions on the webpage Am I required to pay.

Refund of Tuition Fees

SLU does not refund tuition fees, but exceptions can be made in individual cases if it has been established that there are exceptional circumstances. We can only make refunds to the same bank account that the tuition fee was paid from. To avoid problems regarding refunding, we strongly recommend you make a bank wire transfer from an account where you are the registered account holder. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at SLU.


Scholarships are available for fee-paying students admitted to Master's programmes. The scholarships are awarded by both SLU and the Swedish Institute (SI).

Scholarships offered by SLU

For the academic year 2020-2021, SLU will offer approximately 2-6 scholarships. The number of scholarships awarded changes from year to year. 

All students who apply for an SLU Master’s programme as their top priority by the January 15 deadline will receive information about how to apply for a full tuition waiver scholarship. Application instructions will be sent to all eligible applicants within a few days after the application deadline. The deadline to submit your scholarship application will be February 20. A scholarship offered by SLU covers tuition fees only, no living or travel expenses are included.  All fee-paying students, including scholarship recipients, will also receive comprehensive medical insurance through Kammarkollegiet FAS+ during the entire study period. 

You can read the full terms of the insurance on Kammarkollegiet’s website.

We accept scholarship applications for all SLU Master’s programmes, except for the following: Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being, AFEPA, Erasmus Mundus Plant Biology and EnvEuro.

Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute

Scholarships awarded by the Swedish Institute cover both tuition fees and cost of living. There is a number of different scholarships available depending of your background.

To read more about scholarships on offer, visit:  

Scholarships offered within certain Erasmus programmes

Some Erasmus mundus specilisations within Master's programmes at SLU may grant a scholarship. Currently the following programmes have Erasmus specilizations:


Admissions Office

Ask us about: application and admission to programmes or courses at SLU.

Contact the admissions office by email: or by contact form 

+46 (0)18 67 28 00

Telephone hours:
Monday 10-12
Tuesday 10-12
Thursday 13-15

If you have questions regarding tuition fees, contact us by email:

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