Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Below you can find information about tuition fees for international students as well as information on how to make the payment. Answers to the most frequently asked questions about application and tuition fees at Blekinge Institute of Technology can be found in our FAQ.

Information about tuition fees

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. Information for British citizens regarding Brexit can be found on Universityadmissions web site.

Applicants from countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
Students with citizenship in a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay both application and tuition fees. How much you should pay is dependent on the course/programme you are admitted to. The information is available once the application period opens on www.universityadmissions.se

If you have been admitted to a one or two year programme you are expected to pay one whole semester in advance.

If you have been admitted to a single subject course, you have to pay for a whole course in advance.

Included in the tuition fees are 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.

Students that started a course or programme at BTH before 1 July 2011, had the opportunity to finish that course or programme without paying tuition fees until December 31st, 2018 (Transitional  regulations 2010:543). If the studies were not completed by December 31st, 2018, students are now required to pay tuition fee.

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.

False phone calls regarding residence permits
BTH would like to raise your attention to fraud attempt regarding residence permits. It has come to our attention that students have been contacted regarding their residence permit applications. The callers have claimed to be calling from an embassy and/or referred to https://government.se/.

Applications for residence permits (including extensions) are handled only by the Swedish Migration Agency. The Swedish Migration Agency, or the Swedish Embassy, never discuss fees or other money issues over the phone.

If you have received a suspicious phone call, kindly contact the International Office at BTH as well as the Swedish Migration Agency or the the Swedish Embassy.

How to pay your tuition fee

If you are required to pay tuition fee for your studies at Blekinge Institute of Technology, please read the information below.

After receiving the Notification of Selection Result from University Admissions, you must log in to your BTH tuition fee account at the following web page: Tuition fees. Here, you will find the deadline for payments, the amount you need to pay as well as instructions on how to pay. Please note that BTH is not sending any invoices.

If the payment for your first semester is not received by BTH by the deadline as stated in your BTH tuition fee account, you will lose your place on the programme or course to which you have been conditionally admitted.

The tuition fee is to be paid in SEK (Swedish Krona).

If you already are a student at BTH you will be suspended from your studies should the payment not be received on time.

How to log in

To log in you use your Application number and your Personal code number, that can be found on your Notification of Selection Result.

There are two ways to pay your tuition fee

Once you have logged in to your BTH tuition fee account you will get the options to make the tuition fee payment with credit card or via bank transfer. Make sure that you use the payment reference number as stated in your BTH tuition fee account when you make the payment.

We advise you to pay the tuition fee from your own bank account or with your own credit card. Anyone may pay your tuition fee for you  – a family member, a friend, a sponsor. Remember to include your payment reference number on the payment so we know who the payment concerns. The payment reference number is available at your BTH tuition fee account.

If you use your credit card to pay your tuition fee, you need to be aware of that it can take some days before the payment is reflected on your BTH tuition fee account. It does not register automatically when you have made the payment.

After you have paid your tuition fee

Once we have received a verification from our bank that the payment has reached BTH we will register it and you will be able to see that when you log in to your BTH tuition fee account. We do not send any receipts.

BTH notifies the Swedish Migration Agency at the same time that payment has been received so that you can start your residence permit application.

Payment of ongoing semesters of study

BTH does not send any invoices and it is the students responsibility to pay the tuition fee in accordance with the information and deadline in the students tuition fee account.

Terms and conditions

Conditions regarding tuition fees and scholarships can be found at Conditions_tuition_fees_and_scholarships_at_BTH_2020_2020;  the Swedish version can be found at Villkor för stipendier och studieavgifter på BTH_2020
The local Terms and conditions for tuition fees and scholarships will be updated before the autumn semester 2022.

Refund of the tuition fee

The tuition fee may be reimbursed if there are special grounds for a refund. The special grounds can be found in the Terms and conditions: Conditions_tuition_fees_and_scholarships_at_BTH_2020_
The local Terms and conditions for tuition fees and scholarships will be updated before the autumn semester 2022.

Refunds are always made to the same credit card or bank account number as you have used when the payment was made. This applies regardless of whether you have paid from your own account or through another account holder. Any bank/card charges will be deducted.

Any bank charges will be deducted from the amount refunded.

Refunds are made in SEK (Swedish Krona) and BTH does not take exchange rates in to consideration.

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. NB. Tuition fee reimbursements will not include accumulated interest.

A decision from BTH regarding a refund cannot be appealed.

How to apply for a refund

An application for a refund is made via your BTH tuition fee account.

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.

How much do I have to pay in advance?

If you have been admitted to a one or two year programme you are expected to pay one whole semester in advance. (The autumn semester starts in August and ends in middle of January, and the spring semester 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 the payment is late?

If the payment for your first semester is not received by BTH by the deadline as stated in your BTH tuition fee account, you will lose your place on the programme or course to which you have been conditionally admitted.

If you already are a student at BTH you will be suspended from your studies should the payment not be received on time.

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.

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 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 you 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 detailed information about scholarships offered by BTH on the following link: BTH scholarships

Will I have to pay the tuition fee in order to get a residence permit for studies?

Yes, students who are required to pay fees will have to pay for their first semester 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 Agency website.

Will students admitted to internet-based or distance education have to pay tuition fees?

Yes.

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