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Application and tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students

Applicants from outside the EU, the EEA and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. However, not all third country students are required to pay fees; information about whether you are exempt can be found at www.universityadmissions.se. Students who are in Sweden as part of an exchange agreement are exempt from application and tuition fees, regardless of their nationality.

Tuition fees at Södertörn University

Tuition fees at Södertörn University are set according to the discipline the course belongs to. Our fees for the academic year of 2020/21 are:

Humanities and Social Sciences: SEK 90,000 per academic year (60 credits), SEK 1,500 per credit
Education: SEK 120,000 per academic year (60 credits), SEK 2,000 per credit
Sciences: SEK 135,000 per academic year (60 credits), SEK 2,250 per credit
Health Sciences: SEK 144,000 per academic year (60 credits), SEK 2,400 per credit
Other disciplines: SEK 120,000 per academic year (60 credits), SEK 2,000 per credit
Education in multiple disciplines (does not apply to education in the Humanities and Social Sciences): SEK 120,000 per academic year (60 credits), SEK 2,000 per credit

Please note that tuition fees do not include living expenses, such as accommodation, food, course literature, etc.

Application fees

Applicants from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland must pay an application fee for higher education in Sweden. This is the same for all Swedish higher education institutions and is SEK 900 (EUR 84/USD 94). For more information about application fees, please visit www.universityadmissions.seexternal link, opens in new window .

Refunds

Tuition fees may be refunded in full, minus any bank charges, in specific circumstances. Södertörn University will only provide refunds after an application for a refund has been received. Decisions about refunds are made by the director of Student Support Services. Money is always reimbursed to the same account from which the tuition fees were paid to Södertörn University.

Tuition fees are only refunded in the following circumstances:

Denial of residence permit

If you have paid your tuition fees but are then denied a residence permit in Sweden and thus cannot complete the admissions procedure, you are entitled to a full refund minus any bank charges.

Change in migration status

According to section five of the Swedish Ordinance on application fees and tuition fees for higher education, following a change in your migration status you should submit documents that support your request to be exempted from payment. Information is available at www.universityadmissions.seexternal link, opens in new window.

If your migration status changes after you have paid your tuition fees, you will receive a refund once the change is registered in the admissions system. In this case, you are entitled to a tuition fee refund for the remainder of the course/programme, minus any bank charges. The important date for Södertörn University is the date on which University Admissions receives the decision of the Swedish Migration Agency, not the date of the decision itself.

Offered a higher-priority alternative

If you no longer have your place at Södertörn University because you have been given a place at a higher-priority alternative or withdrawn before the start of the semester, you are entitled to a full refund of the tuition fees, minus any bank charges.

Conditional admission

You may receive a conditional place on your course or programme if you are not fully qualified when you apply. However, if you do not manage to fulfil the conditions before the start of the semester and then be admitted, you are entitled to a full refund of the tuition fees, minus any bank charges.

Early dropout

If you are on programme and decide to drop out of studying during your first semester at Södertörn University (i.e. before 1 October or 1 March) you are entitled to a refund of half of the tuition fees, minus any bank charges, whatever the reason for dropping out. You must notify the university that you are dropping out prior to 1 October/1 March.

Entry requirements for further courses

If your programme or course syllabus has entry requirements for continuing to the next semester but you cannot meet these requirements, you may receive a tuition fee refund for that semester, minus any bank charges.

Exceptional circumstances

In cases of serious illness or the death of a student, a student’s partner or a close family member, it is possible to apply for a tuition fee refund for a semester that has already begun.

Credit transfers

If you are on a programme and have been allowed to transfer credits from courses at another higher education institution to your programme at Södertörn University, you are entitled to a tuition fee refund, minus any bank charges, that is equivalent to the transferred credits. You should apply for the tuition fee refund before the end of the semester.

How to apply for a tuition fee refund

Applications should be received by Södertörn University soon after the start of the course or programme. However, if there are exceptional circumstances or a change in your migration status, please send your application immediately. Applications must be received in the semester that the course or programme started.

Postal applications should be sent to:
Södertörn University, Central Records Office,
141 89 Huddinge.

Or by e-mail to: registrator@sh.se.

Applications must include:

  • Your full name and e-mail address
  • Information about admission/registration on the course/programme and the tuition fee you have paid
  • The reason you cannot complete the course/programme
  • Supporting documents (e.g. doctor’s certificates, rejection decisions from the Migration Agency)
  • Completed form for payments to foreign bank accounts, with bank account details, home address and the currency in which payment is requested

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28-08-2019