17.6 University education

Swedish universities throughout the country offer a wide range of courses and study programmes in English, to which non-Swedish residents may also apply.

University education is free of charge for students who are EU/EEA citizens. Students who are non-EU/EEA citizens, but who hold a residence permit for reasons other than studying (e.g. as a child of a member of a diplomatic mission) do not need to pay the tuition fee for education at a Swedish university. In this context, it should be noted that children of diplomatic mission staff members who are under 23-years of age and who attend an institution of higher education in Sweden on a full-time basis may be granted a visa and/or residence permit issued by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, provided that they continue to belong to the household. University education for all other students is provided at cost price. However, the student may apply for a scholarship that covers the whole, or a part of, the cost.

For general information on admission to university education in Sweden and tuition fees:

University Admissions

For general information on scholarships for Swedish university education:

Study in Sweden


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