Tuition fees to be charged to non EU/EEA applicants, starting classes in the fall of 2011
Tuition at higher education institutions in Sweden have until recently been free of charge. This means that all Swedish students and students from the EU/EEA were educated free of charge, as well as students from outside this area. However, the Swedish Government has decided that starting in fall 2011, tuition for non EU/EEA students will no longer be covered. Thus, all Swedish higher education institutions have been tasked with setting their own fees for non EU/EEA students.
As of Friday, October 15th, 2010, BTH made the decision to impose fees of 100,000 SEK per one year of full time studies (60 ECTS credits). All programmes will be charged the same fees for students from outside the EU/EEA. This decision was made by the Vice Chancellor of BTH, with input provided to her by her management team.
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The official information from www.sweden.gov.se states that:
"The Government takes the position that Swedish higher education institutions should be able to attract students from all over the world and it will therefore establish a scholarship programme to fund tuition fees for highly qualified students. The Government will also establish a special scholarship programme for highly qualified students from certain developing countries. Some scholarships will cover both tuition fees and living expenses, while others will only cover tuition fees."
BTH is also working to find ways to support highly qualified students. More information on this, and other Swedish Government scholarships will be posted as soon as we find out more information.
Here you can find a press release (in English) from the Government Offices of Sweden.