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
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 one academic year is 100,000 SEK comprising 60 credits or 50,000 SEK per term comprising 30 credits or 1,667 SEK per credit.

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.

Do I as a EU/EEA student have to prove that I do not need to pay the fees?

You are required to provide proof of your citizenship in order for your admissions application to be processed. (This includes the Nordic countries.) Please note that having temporary or permanent residency in an EU/EEA country does NOT exempt you from paying fees.

For information what documents you can provide and how to submit them please go to the Universityadmissions website

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 SEK

Tuition fee at BTH:

– 100 000 SEK for an academic year comprising 60 higher education credits or
– 50 000 SEK per semester comprising 30 higher education credits or
– 1 667 SEK 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 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 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 should log in to your BTH tuition fee account and follow the instructions for payment. BTH does not send any invoices.

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. Log in to your BTH tution fee account after you have been admitted to find information about deadlines for each semester and how to pay the tuition fee.

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 at your BTH tuition fee account.

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 have to include your reference number on their payment so we know who the payment concerns. The reference number will be found at your BTH tuition fee account.

How do you know I have paid my tuition fee?

When our bank receives your payment, we cross-check your reference number on your payment.

Would it be possible to pay by installments?

You are always required to pay for at least one full semester in advance, i.e. if you have been admitted to a one or two-year programme you have to pay one whole semester in advance. (The autumn term 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 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 logged in to your BTH tuition fee account on the tuition fee payment website you can see if we have registered the payment under My admissions and Payment Plan for the semester you are interested in.  Click on view and you will get more detailed information

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 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?

BTH Scholarships

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

BTH scholarships

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Government offers numerous scholarship programmes for international students. Please find more detailed information about scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute on the following link:

Swedish Institute scholarships

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 at BTH before 1 July 2011, you 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, you are now required to pay tuition fee.

If I have applied for a deferment to a programme at BTH, do I have to pay the application and tuition fees?

You need to pay the application and tuition fee in order to be granted a deferment of your studies. You will only be granted a deferment of your studies if you meet the requirements as stated in the Studentportal

Please note that financial issues are not considered special grounds.

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 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.

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 credit card or 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.