Tuition Fees

Last changed: 16 September 2021

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

Who has to pay fees?

If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees.

For students on Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, the fee covers a full-time study load, or 30 credits per semester. If you intend to take more than 30 credits, you will be required to pay additional tuition fees.

Who does not have to pay fees?

If you are a citizen of a country within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Likewise, exchange students and doctoral students are not required to pay application or tuition fees.

Exemption from paying tuition fees

In some cases, international students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are exempt from paying application and tuition fees. Please read more at University Admissions (Am I required to pay).

The tuition fee covers the course or programme you are admitted to. The tuition fee is not related to the costs for accommodation, academic literature or general living expenses.

Paying tuition fees

An application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) applies to all programmes and courses in Sweden the first time you apply. If you have ongoing studies in Sweden an exemption from paying application fee can be made, due to your registration status.

Exemption from paying application fee can be made is if you have ongoing studies in Sweden. 

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Once you have received notification of admission to a Master’s programme or to a Bachelor´s programme at SLU, you will receive payment instructions by email for the tuition fee for the first semester.

Along with the payment instructions, you will receive information on how and when payment should be made. Once the tuition fee for the first semester has been paid, you can apply for a residence permit through the Swedish Migration Agency, Migrationsverket.

Late admission

If you have been admitted late (after the scheduled selection results), you need to contact the Admissions Office to receive payment instructions. You can only receive payment instructions after the selection results have been published.

Refund of tuition fees

You can get a full refund if you decline the offer of a place on a degree programme before the programme has started, or if you decide to withdraw during the first 3 weeks. We can only make refunds to the bank account from which the tuition fee was paid. To avoid problems with refunding, we strongly recommend that you make a wire transfer from an account for which you are the registered account holder.

For further information, please contact at SLU.


During your studies, you can choose to:

  • take courses within another disciplinary domain at SLU for a maximum of 30 credits during the entire duration of the programme, with no change of tuition fee from the fee for the programme he/she is originally admitted to.

  • go on exchange studies. The fee paid to SLU will be the same as if you were studying the programme you have been admitted to. You can receive a scholarship from SLU during the exchange period, if applicable. If you cannot transfer 30 credits per semester from exchange studies, you must pay for additional courses at SLU to graduate. Make sure you plan your mobility period carefully to ensure that full credit transfer will be possible.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Sweden largely depends on your individual lifestyle. Budget for at least SEK 8,370 a month; this 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 on living costs, visit Study in Sweden.


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: