Tuition Fees

Last changed: 13 April 2022

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 tuition fees?

If you are a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need to pay both application fees and tuition fees. The fees for Bachelor’s (first-cycle) and Master’s (second-cycle) programmes are for full-time study, the equivalent of 30 credits per semester. If you intend to take more than 30 credits per semester, you will be required to pay additional tuition fees. 

Who does not have to pay tuition fees?

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you do not need to pay any 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. Read more on the University Admissions website "Who is required to pay".

Tuition fees cover the course or programme you have been admitted to. The fees do not cover accommodation, course literature or general living expenses.

Drop in Tuition fees

Meet an admissions officer for questions regarding tuition fees.

Wednesdays at 12:30-13:30

Zoom link:

Password: Tuition

You can also contact tuition fees by email:

Application fee

There is an application fee of 900 SEK for first-time applications to programmes and courses in Sweden. If you are already registered on a course or programme and studying in Sweden you will not need to pay an application fee.

Paying tuition fees

Once you are admitted to a Master’s programme or Bachelor’s programme at SLU, you will be sent an email with payment instructions for the first instalment of your tuition fees. This amount will cover tuition for the first semester. The instalment must be paid in full by 1 June – you cannot spread the payment over the semester. You will be able to apply for a residence permit from the Swedish Migration Agency, (Migrationsverket) once you have paid your first instalment.

Payment deadlines for each semester

First semester - autumn - 1 June
Second semester - spring - 15 December
Third semester - autumn - 1 August
Fourth semester - spring - 15 December

SLU must receive your tuition fee for the semester before you can start your course or programme. If you pay your fees after the deadline, please check with the course coordinator if and when it is possible to register after the course has started. Please note, this only applies to the following semesters.

Refunding tuition fees

You can receive a refund for your tuition fees if:

  • you are refused a residence permit for your studies;
  • you have been conditionally admitted and do not meet the entry requirements two weeks after the enrolment day;
  • there are other special circumstances that can be supported.

Email to: if you want to apply for a refund. Your email must include a written statement of why are you requesting the refund, and official documentation supporting your reasons for requesting a refund. All documentation must be in English, and any translations must be by a sworn translator.

SLU can only refund tuition fees to the bank account from which they were paid. To avoid any problems with your refund, we strongly advise that you make your payment from an account in your name. The refund process takes approximately one month.

Please contact for further information.

Course selection

If you would like to take different courses to those you ranked at the top of your 30 credits at the time of the second selection round, you will need to contact and tell them which courses you want to take instead. Here are some examples of when you will need to contact

  • If you accept a reserve place after the second selection round
  • If you submit a late application and are admitted
  • If you are admitted to more than 30 credits and want to study courses which are prioritised lower than your top 30 credits
  • If you want to study more than 30 credits.

During your studies

During your studies, you can:

  • Take courses outside your programme at SLU, up to 30 credits, the tuition fees will be the same as those for your original programme.

  • Participate on a student exchange. The fee paid to SLU will be the same as if you were studying on your programme at SLU. If you are unable to transfer 30 credits per semester from exchange studies, you must pay for additional courses at SLU to be able to be awarded your degree. Make sure you plan your exchange carefully to ensure that full credit transfer will be possible. Additionally, you may be entitled to a scholarship from SLU for your exchange period.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Sweden largely depends on your lifestyle. The Swedish Migration Agency stipulates a minimum budget of at least 8 568 SEK per month. This amount is slightly less than what Swedish students receive. 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 make your study experience in Sweden much more enjoyable. For more information about the cost of living, visit Study in Sweden.

Work opportunities

Please do not depend on working to support yourself during your time as a student in Sweden as it is very difficult to find available part-time jobs. Many employers require Swedish language skills, and depending on your university workload, it may be difficult for you to commit to work outside of studies.


Admissions Office

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

Contact us by email: or by contact form

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

+46 (0)18 67 28 00

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