Information about tuition fees
Information about tuition fees
Below you can find information about tuition fees for international students. There are different rules depending on what country you are from.
Applicants from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland:
Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) does not charge any tuition fees for students with a citizenship within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Applicants from countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
From the autumn term 2011, Swedish universities, including Blekinge Institute of Technology, have introduced application and tuition fees for citizens from outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, applying for studies at the First cycle (Bachelor) and Second cycle (Master) level.
Students with citizenship in a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay both application and tuition fees:
- The application fee is 900 SEK (Swedish kronor).
- Tuition fee for the academic year 2019/2020 is 100,000 SEK for an academic year comprising 60 credits or 50,000 SEK per term comprising 30 credits or 1,667 SEK per credit.
Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about tuition fees at Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Information for students from Iran
Due to international regulations, Swedish universities are currently prohibited to pay money to Iran. This might affect you if you require a repayment, so you should be mindful about which account you choose to make a payment from. We recommend that you choose a payment method that works if a refund has to be made.
FAQ - Application and Tuition fees
Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about application and tuition fees at Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Who is required to pay application and tuition fee?
Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are generally required to pay application and tuition fees. Here is the list of member states in the EU and EEA.
Citizens of EU candidate countries are not exempted from fees.
More details regarding who is required to pay can be found at Universityadmissions.se – General criteria.
Who is not required to pay?
You are NOT required to pay application and tuition fees if:
- You are a Swedish citizen
- You have been granted a permanent Swedish residence permit
- You have been granted a temporary Swedish residence permit for reasons other than studies. (Having a temporary residence permit for studies in Sweden does NOT grant you exemption from fee payments)
- You are a citizen of a European Union (EU) country, European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland
- You are a family member of a citizen of an EU or EEA country, or Switzerland, who has temporary or permanent right of residence in Sweden.
- You have long-term resident status in Sweden
- You are applying for or are registered for Third cycle (doctoral) studies. Application and tuition fees are only required for studies at the First cycle (Bachelor) and Second cycle (Master) level
- You are registered at a university or university college outside of Sweden and will be studying in Sweden on a temporary basis as part of an official study abroad programme as an exchange student.
For more information, please see the website of the Swedish Migration Board .
How will EU/EEA students prove that they do not need to pay the fees?
You are required to provide documentation of your citizenship status in order for your application to be processed. After applying to Studera.nu, you have to provide copies of one of the following documents together with your application documents in order for us to verify your status:
- Valid passport
- Valid national ID card
- Valid identity card which clearly states citizenship
All documents must be certified. This means that another person must sign their name, print their name and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original. A friend, relative or government official can provide this certification for you.
All documents have to be sent before deadline to:
University Admissions in Sweden
106 53 STOCKHOLM
Why is education free of charge for citizens from other EU countries?
Higher education in Sweden is financed by taxes and is free of charge for Swedish citizens. As Sweden is a member of the European Union, citizens of other member states have to be treated in the same way as Swedish citizens.
How much does the education cost?
Application fee: 900 Swedish crowns
Tuition fee at BTH:
– 100 000 Swedish crowns for an academic year comprising 60 higher education credits or
– 50 000 Swedish crowns per term comprising 30 higher education credits or
– 1 667 Swedish crowns per higher education credit.
How much do you have to pay in advance?
If you have been admitted to a one or two year programme you should pay one whole term in advance. (Autumn term starts in August and ends in middle of January, and the spring term starts in the middle of January and ends in June)
If you have been admitted to a single subject course, you have to pay for a whole course in advance.
What is the payment procedure?
The application fee should be paid directly to Universityadmissions.se. Detailed information is found on Universityadmissions.se – Paying your application fee .
The tuition fee should be paid directly to Blekinge Institute of Technology. After you have been admitted, you will receive a requisition with instructions about the payment from BTH.
When is the payment for the application fee due?
The application fee is managed by Universityadmissions.se, and all detailed information can be found on Universityadmissions.se – Paying your application fee.
When is the first payment for the tuition fee due?
The payment of the first part of your tuition fee must be made to BTH within three weeks of your admission. In your Welcome letter/Admission letter from BTH you will receive all detailed payment instructions.
How do I pay my tuition fee/remainder of my tuition fee?
All instalments have to be paid by bank transfer, according to the instructions on your requisition.
Who can pay my tuition fee/remainder of my tuition fee?
Anyone can pay your tuition fee for you – a family member, a friend, a sponsor. The important thing to remember is that they need to include your application number on their payment so we know who the payment concerns.
How do you know I have paid my tuition fee?
When our bank receives your payment, we cross-check your application number on your payment.
Would it be possible to pay by instalments?
You are always required to pay for at least one full term in advance, i.e. if you have been admitted to a one or two year programme you should pay one whole term in advance. (Autumn term starts in August and ends in middle of January, and the spring term starts in the middle of January and ends in June)
If you have been admitted to a single subject course, you have to pay for a whole course in advance.
What happens if I pay less or more than required because of the exchange rate?
The payment instructions are that the payment should be made in Swedish Crowns (SEK), to avoid exchange rate problems. However, if for some reason there occurs a difference between the required amount of tuition fee and the actual amount of the fee you have paid the following will happen:
-If the difference is less than 1000 SEK, this difference will be adjusted when you arrive at BTH.
-If the difference is more than 1000 SEK, you will be contacted and the adjustment will be done before arriving to BTH.
How do I know that the payment has reached BTH?
When you have signed in on your account on the tuition fee payment website you can click on the amount for the semester you are interested in. Once you have clicked a new window will open and you will see if we have received the money and on what date it was registered.
Do I need to send a certificate to the Swedish Migration Agency that I have paid my tuition fee?
No. The Swedish Migration Agency will get that information from BTH electronically.
What is included in the tuition fee?
Studies and study related issues such as study administration, study/career counselling, access to the student health professionals at BTH (nurse, counselor, etc.), library access, study and computer labs, assistance in finding accommodation and in opening a bank account, etc.
What is not included in the tuition fee?
Course literature, housing costs, living expenses, etc.
If I failed parts of a course and need to re-register, will I need to pay the full tuition for the course once more?
No. Once you have paid for one course you do not have to pay again when re-register for the same course.
If I apply for a study break of a course that is already paid, will I need to pay the tuition fee for the same course when I come back after this study break?
No. Once you have paid for one course you do not have to pay again after your study break.
Are there any scholarships available?
Please find detail information about scholarships offered by BTH on the following link:
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Government offers numerous scholarship programmes for international students. Please find more detail information about scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute on the following link:
If I have already started the course/programme in Sweden, what are the requirements regarding the application and tuition fees?
Requirements for students who have started a course or programme in Sweden
- If you are a registered student at a Swedish University or University college at the time you submit your application, you are not required to pay any application fee.
- If you started a course or programme before July 1st 2011, you may finish that course or programme without paying tuition fees. If you apply for and are offered a seat in a new course or programme that starts after July 1st 2011, you must pay a tuition fee for the new course or programme.
- If you started a course or programme at BTH before 1 July 2011, you may finish that course or programme without paying tuition fees until December 31st, 2018 (Transitional regulations 2010:543). If the studies are not completed by December 31st, 2018, you have to pay tuition fees from January 1st, 2019.
- Every additional course you choose after 1 July 2011 that is not included in the ordinary programme syllabus of your programme you will be required to pay for. Note that this rule concerns also Swedish language courses!
If I have been granted deferment to a programme at BTH, do I have to pay the application and tuition fees?
If the deferment has been granted before April 24th 2010, when the “Riksdag” (the Swedish Parliament) voted in favour of the introduction of tuition fees, you will not need to pay the application and tuition fees.
If the deferment has been granted after April 24th 2010, when the “Riksdag” (the Swedish Parliament) voted in favour of the introduction of tuition fees, you will need to pay the application and tuition fees.
If I have started my studies at BTH but have been granted a study break, will I need to pay application and tuition fees when I start my studies again?
As long as you have started your studies before 1 July 2011, you will not need to pay application or tuition fees.
Will students paying tuition fees be able to work alongside their studies?
Yes, foreign students will be allowed to work alongside their studies. There will be no restrictions on how much they are allowed to work as long as they satisfy the requirements of their study programme.
Will the introduction of tuition fees affect the requirements for obtaining a residence permit for studies?
Yes, students who are required to pay fees will have to pay for their first term of studies before a residence permit for studies can be issued. Students will also need to show that they can support themselves during their studies. For other rules concerning residence permits for studies, see the Swedish Migration Board website.
Will students admitted to internet-based or distance education have to pay tuition fees?
Can I get a refund of my tuition fee?
The tuition fee may be reimbursed if:
– a cancellation of the studies is caused by the denial of a residence permit
– BTH decides to cancel the education for which the tuition fee was paid
– other special grounds apply
No reimbursement of the tuition fee will be made as a result of: – academic suspension or expulsion carried out as a disciplinary measure,
– withdrawals or leaves of absence from a programme or course, or – a change in status (e.g. citizenship) after the start date of the semester for which the payment is made.
Can the refund be made to any account?
At reimbursement the payment is made to the same bank, account number and recipient name as the tuition fee was paid from.
Do you have an administrative fee for a refund?
An administrative fee of SEK 1000 is applied upon reimbursement. However, if the tuition fee has been paid in time there is no administrative fee for reimbursements due to denied residence permit or education cancelled by BTH (item 16a and 16b in the Conditions regarding tuition fees and scholarships. NB. Tuition fee reimbursements will not include accumulated interest.