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4th Dec 2022

How Expensive is it to Study in Sweden?

There are a number of reasons why studying in Sweden is a good idea. Excellent education, great living conditions, a reasonably attractive job market (many experts believe that Sweden has the best job market among all the EU nations, although the jury is out on just how attractive this market is to non-EU students), and plenty of scholarships, are some of the reasons why Sweden is a great destination for higher education. Studying in Sweden has many benefits for international students.

Another big reason international students choose Sweden to pursue their higher studies is finances – Tuition and the cost of living in Sweden are considered to be far more reasonable than a lot of other countries offering high-quality education. you can also build your career in Sweden. But is Sweden right for your budget? Let’s find out.

Application Fees

The application fee is SEK 900 (around Rs. 6,500).

Tuition Fees

While the expenses you incur will vary according to your program and the university, the annual tuition can range anywhere between SEK 80,000 and 140,000 (roughly Rs. 5,00,000 – 20,00,000).

Student Union Fees

Joining the local student union is recommended as members of these student unions receive discounts and gain access to a range of activities. Membership to student unions come at a small price, though. Membership fees range anywhere between SEK 50 and 350 (roughly 350 – 2,500).


Textbooks are more expensive in Sweden than a lot of other countries. Students are expected to spend around SEK 750 (around Rs. 5,500) on textbooks. Several students opt to buy used copies of textbooks from their seniors to cut costs.


If you do not have a Swedish identification card or a European Health Insurance card, a visit to a hospital or clinic can cost SEK 1,825-2,300.

Student Visa

To apply for a student visa for Sweden, you will have to pay around SEK 1000.

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