Money and Living Cost
All students studying in Sweden are responsible for financing their own housing, food, books, etc. Every student needs to have SEK 73,000 per year to be able to stay in Sweden. More information can be found on the Migration Board's webpage.
You may also need to cover tuition fees (see Tuition Fees and Payment).
You may apply for a BTH scholarship which covers the tuition fee in part or in full. However, a BTH scholarship does not cover your living expenses. For more information about BTH scholarhips, please visit the following link:
Possibility to open a bank account in Sweden
You may open a Swedish bank account, but there are some restrictions and the process of applying for a bank account usually takes time. That is why we strongly recommend all students to bring a VISA or MasterCard from their home country when coming to Sweden. Please visit BTH's Student Centre upon arrival for more information.
Traveller's cheques are not accepted by Swedish banks
Swedish bank offices do NOT accept any traveller's cheques. Thus, we recommend that you use alternative ways of bringing money when you come to Sweden. Here are some recommendations:
- Visa or MasterCard from your home country
- TravelCard which can be reloaded from your home country, and used in ATM machines and in shops in Sweden
Cost of Living
Every student needs to have 7.300 Swedish Crowns/month for 10 months of the year to be able to stay in Sweden. Here is an estimated budget for what your money should cover:
Course literature: 800
Total: 7.300 Swedish crowns
Note that you must also have a valid health insurance!
More details about cost of living in Sweden you will find on the following link: