Application and tuition fees
Application and tuition fees introduced in Sweden from autumn 2011
Students with citizenship in a country outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees for their education at Swedish Higher Education Institutions* (see below for exceptions). Tuition fees apply for programmes and courses at first cycle (Bachelor) and second cycle (Master) levels.
*Following a decision by the Swedish Parliament in April 2010, fees were introduced as of the autumn term 2011. Each institution determines the size of the fee based on the principle of full cost coverage.
The application fee amount for applying to the autumn term 2013 will be 900 SEK (Swedish kronor) per student. More information:
Tuition fees at KTH
KTH has decided upon the following fees for the academic year 2013/2014:
- Programmes and courses within all subject areas except for Architecture: 145 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) per academic year (60 ECTS)
- Programmes and courses within Architecture: 245 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) per academic year (60 ECTS)
For shorter study periods, i.e. those not amounting to a full academic year, the fee is 2417 SEK per ECTS credit.
Programme students registered for courses that amount to more than 60 ECTS/annual may be liable to pay additional fees.
Admission to KTH is conditional until the first tuition fee has been paid.
Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes
Please note that special conditions and fees apply for the Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes. For information, please see each programme website.
Who is required to pay application and tuition fees?
In general, individuals who are citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees.
There are some exceptions to this general rule, for instance people who have a permanent residence permit or residence permit for reasons other than studies in Sweden. Exchange students, i.e. students registered at a university outside of Sweden who will be studying in Sweden on a temporary basis as part of an official study abroad programme are also exempted.
For a list of criteria which exempts individuals, meaning they do not have to pay tuition and fees, please visit:
Requirements for students who have started a course or programme at KTH before autumn 2011:
- If you started a course or programme at KTH before 1 July 2011, you may finish that course or programme without paying tuition fees. If you apply for and are given a study place in a different course or programme that starts after 1 July 2011, you must pay a tuition fee for that course or programme.
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