Tuition fees and scholarships

Last changed: 16 March 2021

If you are a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Scholarships are available for fee-paying students admitted to Master’s programmes.

Who has to pay fees?

If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees.

For students on Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, the fee covers a full-time study load, or 30 credits per semester. If you intend to take more than 30 credits, you will be required to pay additional tuition fees.

Who does not have to pay fees
If you are a citizen of a country within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Likewise, exchange students and doctoral students are not required to pay application or tuition fees.

Exemption from paying tuition fees

In some cases, international students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are exempt from paying application and tuition fees. Please read more at University Admissions (Am I required to pay).

The tuition fee covers the course or programme you are admitted to. The tuition fee is not related to the costs for accommodation, academic literature or general living expenses.

Paying tuition fees

An application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) applies to all programmes and courses in Sweden the first time you apply. If you have ongoing studies in Sweden an exemption from paying application fee can be made, due to your registration status.

Exemption from paying application fee can be made is if you have ongoing studies in Sweden. 

To apply, visit

Once you have received notification of admission to a Master’s programme or to a Bachelor´s programme at SLU, you will receive payment instructions by email for the tuition fee for the first semester. Along with the payment instructions, you will receive information on how and when payment should be made. Once the tuition fee for the first semester has been paid, you can apply for a residence permit through the Swedish Migration Agency, Migrationsverket.

If you have been admitted late (after the scheduled selection results), you need to contact the Admissions Office to receive payment instructions. You can only receive payment instructions after the selection results have been published.

SLU charges between SEK 105 000 and SEK 300 000 per academic year (with a maximum of 60 Higher Education credits).  Below is a list of tuition fees for each discipline.

Disciplinary Domain

Tuition Fee (SEK)

Social Science

105 000

Natural Science / Technology

152 000

Landscape Architecture / Design

300 000

Health Science

160 000

Veterinary Medicine

195 000


128 500 

Refund of tuition fees

You can get a full refund if you decline the offer of a place on a degree programme before the programme has started, or if you decide to withdraw during the first 3 weeks. We can only make refunds to the bank account from which the tuition fee was paid. To avoid problems with refunding, we strongly recommend that you make a wire transfer from an account for which you are the registered account holder.

For further information, please contact at SLU.

During your studies, you can choose to:

  • take courses within another disciplinary domain at SLU for a maximum of 30 credits during the entire duration of the programme, with no change of tuition fee from the fee for the programme he/she is originally admitted to.

  • go on exchange studies. The fee paid to SLU will be the same as if you were studying the programme you have been admitted to. You can receive a scholarship from SLU during the exchange period, if applicable. If you cannot transfer 30 credits per semester from exchange studies, you must pay for additional courses at SLU to graduate. Make sure you plan your mobility period carefully to ensure that full credit transfer will be possible.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Sweden largely depends on your individual lifestyle. Budget for at least SEK 8,370 a month; this is the minimum amount stated by the Swedish Migration Agency. This sum is also slightly less than what Swedish students live on. Therefore, before you leave home, make sure, that you will be able to finance your stay. It will save you a great deal of unnecessary stress and contribute to a much more enjoyable study experience in Sweden. For more information on living costs, visit Study in Sweden.


Scholarships are available for fee-paying students admitted to Bachelor’s and Master's programmes. The scholarships are awarded by SLU and the Swedish Institute (SI).

Scholarships offered by SLU

For the academic year 2021­/2022, SLU will offer a small number of scholarships. 

All students who apply for an SLU Master’s programme or our Bachelor’s programme Forest and Landscape as their first choice by the 15 January deadline will receive instructions on how to apply for a full tuition waiver scholarship. The instructions will be sent to all eligible applicants within a few days after the 15 January deadline. The deadline for scholarship applications is 20 February.

We accept scholarship applications for the Bachelor’s programme Forest and Landscape and all SLU Master’s programmes except the following: Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being, AFEPA, Erasmus Mundus Plant Biology and EnvEuro.

A scholarship offered by SLU covers tuition fees only, no living or travel expenses are included. You need to pay the application fee even if you apply for a scholarship. All fee-paying students, including scholarship recipients, are also covered by comprehensive medical insurance through Kammarkollegiet FAS+ during the entire study period. You can read the full terms of the insurance on Kammarkollegiet’s website.

Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute

Scholarships awarded by the Swedish Institute are available for fee-paying students admitted to Master’s programmes and cover both tuition fees and living expenses. There are several different scholarships available depending on your background.

To read more about the scholarships on offer, visit:

Scholarships offered within certain Erasmus programmes

Students on some Erasmus Mundus specialisations within Master's programmes at SLU may be eligible for a scholarship. Currently, the following programmes have Erasmus specialisations:



Admissions Office

Ask us about: application and admission to programmes or courses at SLU.

Contact the admissions office by email: or by contact form 

+46 (0)18 67 28 00

Telephone hours:
Monday 10-12
Tuesday 10-12
Thursday 13-15

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