Sweden is a Scandinavian country which is situated in Northern Europe. The country has thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. It borders countries like Finland, Norway, Estonia, Denmark and Latvia. Many students choose Sweden a their study abroad destination because of the many benefits associated with studying in that country which include; higher standard of education, conducive learning environment, working while studying etc. In today’s article, we will be looking at the cost of studying and living in Sweden and how to apply for admission into their university.
Cost of studying in Sweden
The amount of tuition fees you pay in Sweden is determined by factors such as your nationality and course/level of study. If you come from the EU, studying on the bases of exchange program or applying for doctoral studies you will be exempted from paying tuition fees. That means you will be studying without paying tuition fees. However, you will have to pay compulsory student Union fees of 30 Euro per semester.
If you are a non EU or international student, you must pay tuition fees for your study! Tuition fees vary and depend on your course/level of study. Tuition fees starts from 9000 Euros for humanities, Law and Social Sciences and 15000 Euros for Science courses.
Cost of living in Sweden
Now that you have seen the cost of studying in Sweden, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the cost of living in that beautiful country. In Sweden cost of living is a bit higher than other European countries. Students will need to budget around 800 Euro to 1000 Euro per month which will cover the cost of feeding, telephone calls, internet, accommodation etc. Here’s the breakdown:
- Food………………200 Euro
- Phone call/Internet………….30 Euro
- Hobby/Leisure…………….150 Euro
- Accommodation……………370 Euro
If you want to study in Sweden, you need to start your application early enough. Ensure that you abide by the deadlines stated below:
- Mid January: for studies beginning in the fall semester. International students are advised to apply in this January intake.
- Mid August: for studies beginning in the spring semester.
- Mid October: for studies beginning in the spring semester. Non-EU students are not advised to apply in this October intake because they may not receive the residence permit on time.
How to apply for admission
All universities in Sweden accept online application. Click here to begin your application for admission.