Studying in Sweden is different from studying in other countries because Swedish universities have an open climate with a strong focus on group work. The Swedish education system focuses more on your academic interests than pushing you to achieve a grade. Swedish universities work to prepare you for a successful future; the job market values ambitious, innovative, and perceptive team players, so Swedish universities attempt to instil these qualities in their students. Degree programs in Sweden offer students the opportunity to mix study and practical work, so that they have first-hand experience in their field when they graduate and enter the job market.

Student living costs in Sweden

Monthly living costs for students in Sweden are a bit above other European country, meaning they would spend on average 860 – 970 EUR/month.

Check the average living costs for these student cities in Sweden:

• Goteborg and Stockholm: 1,200 EUR/month
• Linkoping and Lund: around 1,000 EUR/month
• Uppsala: between 950 and 1,100 EUR/month

Accommodation costs:

One of the most important expenses of students is accommodation. This is why 40% of the monthly students’ expenses is represented by accommodation.

• Students living alone: 508 EUR/month
• Students living with partner/children: 604 EUR/month
• Students living in residence halls: 479 EUR/month

University tuition fees in Sweden:

Students from non-EU/EEA countries pay tuition fees. For instance, humanities, law and social science degree courses cost around 9,700 EUR/year and science programmes are worth around 15,000 EUR/year.

In Sweden you can find more than 38 public & private Universities who can offer you place to study there. Almost all of them are very welcoming and innovative Universities. You can choose any University you would like to study, we would help you get admission if you fulfil necessary requirements.

Student living costs in Sweden

Monthly living costs for students in Sweden are a bit above other European country, meaning they would spend on average 860 – 970 EUR/month.

Check the average living costs for these student cities in Sweden:

• Goteborg and Stockholm: 1,200 EUR/month
• Linkoping and Lund: around 1,000 EUR/month
• Uppsala: between 950 and 1,100 EUR/month

Accommodation costs:

One of the most important expenses of students is accommodation. This is why 40% of the monthly students’ expenses is represented by accommodation.

• Students living alone: 508 EUR/month
• Students living with partner/children: 604 EUR/month
• Students living in residence halls: 479 EUR/month

University tuition fees in Sweden:

Students from non-EU/EEA countries pay tuition fees. For instance, humanities, law and social science degree courses cost around 9,700 EUR/year and science programmes are worth around 15,000 EUR/year.

Up until 2010,  Sweden has been one of the few countries in Europe where you can study for free. The Swedish Government has then passed a law that charges tuition and application fees for students from non-EU/EEA countries to be supplemented by Swedish Scholarship Programs. A significant number of Swedish Universities still offer scholarships in the form of tuition waivers for international students.

Sweden Government Scholarships for International Students

  1. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships
  2. The Visby Programme Scholarships

University Scholarships in Sweden for International Students

  1. Blenkinge Institute of Technology Scholarship Programme
  2. University of Borås Tuition Fee Waivers
  3. Chalmers IPOET Scholarships
  4. The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship
  5. Halmstad University Scholarships
  6. Karlstad University Global Scholarship Progamme
  7. Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship
  8. Kristianstad University Scholarships
  9. KTH Royal Institute of Technology Tuition Fee Waivers
  10. Linnaeus University Scholarships
  11. Linköping International Scholarships
  12. Lund University Global Scholarship Programme
  13. Mälardalen University Scholarships
  14. Malmö University Master’s Scholarship
  15. Mid Sweden University Tuition Fee Scholarships
  16. Örebro University Scholarship Programme
  17. Skovde University Scholarships
  18. Stockholm University Scholarship Scheme
  19. Umea University Scholarships
  20. Uppsala IPK Scholarships

There are some general and specific requirements to ensure your acceptance at any Swedish UniversiAdmission process is bit lengthy in Sweden because Embassy does not issue any student visa. It is the Sweden Immigration Authority who assesses and grant resident permit for studying in Sweden. So you should have enough time to confirm your place at Swedish University within intake deadline. Our experienced admission officers will do on behalf of you if can come in time.

As an international student in Sweden, you’re allowed to work alongside your studies – there’s no official limitation for how many hours you can work. However, it’s important to keep your studies as your first priority – even when you don’t have many classroom hours, you’re expected to spend the equivalent of a 40-hour work week reading and working on assignments.

If you’re still not sure where you want to study in Sweden, you will have to decide before you can start your student visa application process. After being accepted at a Swedish university, you’ll get an acceptance letter required for visa application

Language requirements for your study in Sweden

Swedish universities offer study programmes taught both in Swedish and English. However, most English study programmes are available for postgraduate level, Master’s and PhD courses. English language tests accepted by universities in Sweden:

 

  • TOEFL
  • IELTS
  • Cambridge

The following documents are needed in general to apply for student visa

  • 2 recent passport photographs
  • 2 copies of the passport (validity minimum 6 months)
  • Acceptance letter from the University in Sweden & copy
  • 2 Copies of educational degrees; university/college/high school etc (attested by the Foreign Ministry)
  • 1 Letter of confirmation from the sponsor of the studies & copy
  • 2 copies of the Bank statements (the applicant should be able to show an amount of 7300 Swedish Kronor (approximately 3800 Dirham’s) a month for at least 10 months per year, for the entire study period, and a certificate from the bank showing the amount in US dollar, Euro, UK Pounds or Swedish kronor.
    For Example: if applicant intend to study 12 months he must have SEK 87,600 (12 x SEK 7,300)
  • Health Insurance for students whose studies will not last more than 1 year

All documents should be shown in original at the time of submitting the application at the Embassy

Documents for the student visa in Sweden

      • Copies of the pages from your passport with personal information, validity period and the permission to live in another country.
      • The letter of acceptance from the university that states that you have been admitted to a full-time course. If you applied to a PhD degree, the duration of the course must be specified.
      • A copy of the proof that you have comprehensive medical insurance coverage in Sweden (if your study lasts for less than a year). This applies also if the university or university college covers your insurance.
      • A bank statement that proves that you can financially support yourself for a minimum of 840 EUR/month or 165 EUR/month, if you receive free food and accommodation. The document must cover the duration of your study and to be translated in English. You can also attach documents that show that you’ve received a scholarship, student aid or, in case of PhD students -a n educational grant or employment in research.

 

Find out what type of visa you need to study in Sweden

Locally called “residence permit for studies”, the student visa is the document that allows you to enter Sweden and live and study in the country for a period longer than three months.

Depending on how long your studies will last, apply to the following study visas for Sweden:

      • Short stay visa – If you enrol for a study programme that lasts less than three months
      • Long stay visa type D (also called “residence permit for studies”)– If you enrol for a study programme that lasts longer than six months

 

Before applying to the Swedish student visa

There are a few conditions that you need to fulfil, in order to be eligible for the student visa. You can find them below:

 

      • The university study programme you applied to must be full-time.
      • You must have a written confirmation that you have been admitted. List of universities recognised in Sweden
      • You are recommended to pay the first tuition fee rate.
      • If you stay less than one year, you are required to have a comprehensive health insurance.
      • The validity of your passport should have a minimum of six months.

Tips about your visa application

You should apply for the student visa as early as possible, since the regular waiting time is around two – three months. When you apply for the visa at the local embassy, you should also present the original versions of the documents you bring.

      • You will have to go through an interview when you submit your visa application.
      • Make an appointment at the embassy to schedule an interview.
      • Remember to bring your passport and original copies of the documents.

 

Choose you university and course then meet your education counsellor to start the visa application process.

There are two admission rounds to choose from. Which one should I apply to?

Ans: International students have two different admissions rounds they can apply to

      • the First admission round with an application deadline in January
      • the Second admission round with an application deadline in April.

How many course and programme can I apply for

Ans:

For bachelor’s applicants

You can apply for up to 8 courses and/or programmes. You can only be accepted to a maximum of 45 credits per semester.

For master’s applicants

You can apply for up to 4 study programmes, but will be offered a place in just 1.

How will I know if everything is OK with the documentation I submitted?

Ans: If there is any documentation missing from your application, or if there is anything else that you need to do, University Admissions will notify you by sending a message to your account here at Universityadmissions.se. You’ll receive an email at the address you have registered here if you receive a message.

I am interested in scholarship. Where can I find more information?

Ans: The Swedish Institute and Swedish universities offer scholarships to international students. There is a page here on Universityadmissions.se with more information regarding scholarships and links to the Swedish Institute and universities. There is also information on the Study in Sweden webpage.

The status of my application is “Qualified”. Does this mean I’ve been accepted?

Ans: The admission process is a two-step process. First, students are assessed for whether they meet the general and specific entry requirements for the course and/or programmes they’ve applied to. A status of “Qualified” tells the applicant that they meet the requirements and are qualified for the programme.

How do I update my account information?

Ans: You can change your address and other information, such as your telephone number, right here on Universityadmissions.se. Log in and go to your ‘Profile’.

Its past the deadline and I forgot to apply .Is it too late?

Ans: You can always submit a late application. The courses and programmes that are open for a late application will have an “Add” button next to them when you do a search.

What should I do if I don’t want to accept a place?

Ans: If you don’t wish to accept your place, you should decline it here at Universityadmissions.se. This is important as it notifies the university that you won’t be attending and also makes the place free for someone on the waiting list.

What are the entry requirements for studies in Sweden?

Ans: In order to be qualified for the courses and programmes you apply for, you must meet certain general and specific entry requirements.

These requirements differ depending on the level of the course or programme you have applied to – bachelors or masters – and what is required of the university to which you are applying for the specific course or programme.

When do I pay the university admissions application fee?

Ans: This fee of SEK 900 should be paid before the University Admissions application period ends

Can I apply for a scholarship when I’ve already started studying in Sweden?

Ans:No, you have to apply for scholarships in advance so it is not possible to get a scholarship for a program which has already begun.

How do I know if my existing high school diploma/bachelors degree/masters degree is valid in Sweden?

Ans:In general, institutions evaluate degrees on an individual basis. If the transcript is not in English, you  may need to have it translated first.