How expensive it can be to study in Sweden? If you are looking for the answer to this question, then you have to go through the whole blog to get the details on every aspect you need to know about.
It has been unanimously reported by many surveys that Swedish universities have one of the most supportive and top-notch higher education centers of excellence. Higher education in Sweden is among the best in the world. The Nordic country is well-known for its excellent education system that focuses more on individual and group studies rather than just delivering lectures. Freedom to learn and the sense of responsibility are the key factors for the development of a student. The number of international students who are enrolled in Swedish universities and colleges is increasing day by day. If you want to be one of those, then you first know about the cost of study and admission procedures as well as the cost of living in Sweden.
Application fees in Sweden
Students who want to apply in any program in Swedish colleges and universities are required to pay an application fee. The application fee and tuition fee are applicable for the students who are not a citizen of Switzerland, EU, EEA, or Nordic country and are planning to study at Bachelors or Masters level in Swede. This fee usually costs around 900 SEK and is paid online while applying for the admissions.
The tuition fee varies widely among different universities in Sweden and even among different programs of the same university. The tuition fee usually costs somewhere between 75,000-250,000 SEK per year. However, business and architect programs are the most expensive programs in Sweden.
You need to pay the application fee while applying for admission and is usually non-refundable non-transferable. Students have to pay the tuition fee as soon as their application is accepted by the university or the college and they have made the offer. The application of your residence permit will not be processed by the Migration Agency if they don’t receive the notification from the university about receiving the tuition fee.
Cost of Living
According to the findings of a survey, the average expense for a student in Sweden is around 8,370 SEK per month. This cost varies according to your location, your lifestyle, and your personal preferences. It can be around SEK 12,000 in Gothenburg and Stockholm and can be as low as SEK 7,500 in Lund.
The best option to start looking for accommodation will be your university or the college. You may get the related information there or the management may refer you to the organizations that deal with student halls or dormitories. Dormitories are the best option for the students to live in as they will meet lots of local and international students there and the prices are low (2,500-5000 SEK per month). Besides this, you can also look for sharing an apartment with other students.
Food costs are also high in Sweden and you should expect to pay around SEK 2,000 per month for the food. This too depends upon your eating habits. You can save your money by buying groceries from a cheap supermarket and cook the food by yourself.
Besides this, you will have to pay for transport if you are living far away from your university or college. Students will have to purchase the related textbooks and they should plan the budget accordingly.
No doubt, Sweden is a beautiful place full of natural beauty and is ranked among one of the top countries to provide high-quality education to the students. The costs are according to the standards and also depends upon your preferences and lifestyle. Students have to plan the budget and should estimate the lump sum cost of the study before applying to any country.