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, and have reached SLU by 20 May – you cannot spread the payment over the semester. It usually takes a couple of weeks for the fee to arrive to SLU, after the payment is made. The deadline cannot be extended due to the regulations of the Swedish Migration Agency. If you have any other scholarships than the SLU, SI or Colfuturo Scholarship, the fees must reach SLU by 20 May. You will be able to apply for a residence permit from The Swedish Migration Agency, once you have paid your first instalment and received a confirmation email from SLU.
The application for residence permit for studies will not be processed if the first instalment tuition is not paid. The application process for the residence permit can take up to 4 months.
You do not need to send in a payment receipt to SLU.
Payment deadlines for each semester
First semester - autumn - 20 May
Second semester - spring - 15 December
Third semester - autumn - 1 August
Fourth semester - spring - 15 December
If your first payment for your programme has not reached SLU by the end of May, you will lose your place in the programme. If you have studied at least a semester in your programme, SLU must receive your tuition fee for the semester before you can start your course. 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.
If you cannot pay your fees
If your tuition fee for your first semester in your programme has not reached SLU by the end of May, you will lose your place in the programme.
If you have already started a programme, and you cannot pay the fee for your upcoming semesters, you cannot begin your studies for the semester. The tuition fee for the semester must be paid in full to be able to begin the studies that semester, you cannot pay part of the fee and study the first course. If SLU has not received your fee by the middle of the semester, you will be suspended from studies.
Note that the Migration agency requires students to be registered on 30 credits each semester. If you are not registered on 30 credits each semester, your residence permit might be revoked, or an application for an extension denied.
SLU have no scholarships for students already in a programme, or other ways of helping students who cannot pay their tuition fees.
Frequently asked questions
Can I pay the tuition fee for the first semester after 20 May?
20 May is the absolute last day the fee can arrive to SLU for you to have a chance to receive a residence permit in time. If SLU has not received your payment by 20 May, you will lose your place in the programme. It is not possible to extend this deadline. Note that not all students who pay before 1 June manage to receive a residence permit in time. The applications are processed in the order they came in to the Migration Agency. You can only apply for a residence permit after you have paid your fee. Please pay the fee as soon as possible to be able to receive your residence permit in time.
How long does it take for the fee to reach SLU?
The transfer time vary greatly depending on the transfer route. Payment made from Sweden usually takes up to a couple of days. International payments usually takes a couple of weeks to arrive into SLU’s account, however it may take over a month. Please pay the tuition fee as soon as possible to ensure that it arrives in time.
Is it possible to pay the tuition fee without making a bank transaction?
The transaction can be made by others, such as an online payment service. Please note that if you need your fee to be refunded, we can only make the refund to the same account the payment was made from. If you use an online payment service you have to collect the fee yourself in case of a refund.
You cannot pay the fee using credit cards or bitcoin.
Can someone else pay the tuition fee for me?
Yes, anyone can make the tuition fee payment. Make sure that your name and birthdate is included in the reference.
Can I pay the fee in other currencies than SEK?
You are welcome to pay the fee in other currencies, such as US dollar, Euro or British pounds. SLU cannot tell you the tuition fee in other currencies than SEK. You can find the current exchange rate at your bank, or by some other means.
I cannot pay the fee for my first semester before the deadline, can you keep my place until next year?
You can only defer your studies if you have paid your fee, and you have a special reason you cannot start this year. SLU will keep your tuition fee until next year.
I have paid my tuition fee, what do I do now?
Wait for the confirmation email from SLU. You do not have to send in your payment receipt to SLU. Apply for a residence permit immediately after you have received the confirmation email from SLU. You can read more about the process in the checklist for international students.
The status on University Admissions still says I have to pay the fee, but I have received a confirmation email from SLU?
The status on University Admissions will not change, even after the tuition fee has been paid. The status on University Admissions indicates that you are a fee paying student.