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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students to be implemented in 2011

A recent government bill has proposed that tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students will be charged in beginning in the 2011 autumn term. Furthermore, the same bill has proposed that students from outside the EU/EEA region should pay an application fee of approximately 1000 SEK applicable for the 2010 autumn term.

Tuition fees for foreign students to be introduced from 2011

In the 2010 Budget Bill, the Government proposes that foreign students wishing to study in Sweden should pay fees.

"Sweden is currently one of few countries in the world that does not charge foreign students fees. Swedish students who wish to study abroad have to pay. It is not reasonable to expect Swedish taxpayers to sponsor foreign students studies. This undermines the financing of Sweden's higher education institutions," says Minister for Higher Education and Research Tobias Krantz.

The proposal means that foreign students (from countries outside the European Economic Area) will pay for their studies starting in the autumn term of 2011. The universities and higher education institutions themselves will decide how much to charge.

Read the complete details at the Government's Office of Sweden press release

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