Higher education in Sweden is free for students from countries within the EU, EEA and Switzerland. Students from outside the EU/EAA/Switzerland who wish to study in Sweden are required to pay fees from the academic year 2011-12.
Students from within the EU, EEA and Switzerland do not need to pay fees. Students from countries outside these areas need to pay an application fee and tuition fees. The application fee is set nationally at SEK 900 (Swedish kronor).
Tuition fees vary for each study programme or course. The price per academic year for studies at Stockholm University within the Humanities/Social Sciences/Law is SEK 90,000 (School of Business) and within the Sciences SEK 140,000. This pricing structure is of the same magnitude as the prices of other Swedish universities.
In association with the introduction of fees for students from outside of the EU/EEA/Switzerland, the government proposes has established two scholarship schemes, in addition to existing scholarships schemes.
The first scheme is aimed at students in the twelve countries that Sweden has a long-term development partnership with. These countries are Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
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The second scholarship scheme is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland. These scholarships cover tuition fees only, which means that students will need to cover their own living costs, which currently amount to SEK 7,300 per month for ten months of the year.